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#1 of 4 Old 06-11-2008, 02:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I bought some neem oil this morning at a local health food store. They told me it would do wonders for my excema. I've used it twice today. I decided to look it up online & I can't tell if it is ok to use during pregnancy. Does anyone know the answer? Please help. I'm getting myself so worked up.
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Is it oil, soap, or lotion? From my understanding the soap and lotion are safe topically. You don't want to take Neem internally though. I'm not sure about the oil. I am currently using the soap and lotion because I broke out in a terrible rash all over my legs and arms. It really is helping to soothe the rash.
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I don't see why it wouldn't be okay. Neem is very healing and nurturing.
I use it- I have a massage bar with neem as a main ingredient.

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Is it just pure neem oil? I personally, wouldn't use it if it is concentrated oil because it is a bio-pesticide and that can cause reproductive harm.

Neem oil is great for eczema though but I would use something else for now if it is pure neem oil. Especially since it is known to prevent pregnancy.

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Packed with the antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antihistamine, antiseptic, spermicidal and immune-system stimulating components nimbin and nimbidin, neem is said to do everything from repelling insects to preventing pregnancy. India's neem tree is practically a first-aid kit in itself.
read the rest of the source here.

Here's another link that mentions neem as an abortifacient.
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