4 Health Cautions You Should Know before You Use Neem

Neem is an effective medicine when taken in small doses by adults. But large doses through mouth can be lethal. It can harm the working of kidneys and livers. For children, even small doses are unsafe. There may be serious side effects including vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, blood disorders, seizure, loss of consciousness, coma, brain disorders, and even death in the worst case scenario.

During pregnancy, avoid Neem as there can be a chance of abortion happening upon consumption. There is also some evidence that Neem can harm sperm, so there is a possibility of reduced fertility.

When having an organ transplant, avoid Neem, as it might decrease the effectiveness of medications used to prevent organ rejection by the body.

Neem consumption might lower blood sugar levels. Hence be sure to monitor blood sugar levels if you have diabetes.

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Stop using Neem at least two weeks before surgery, if you have one scheduled. Since Neem may lower blood sugar levels, it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery.

If you have any ‘auto-immune diseases’ such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systematic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), etc. consuming can increase it’s symptoms. This is because Neem might cause the immune system to become more active.

During pregnancy, avoid Neem as there can be a chance of abortion happening upon consumption. There is also some evidence that Neem can harm sperm, so there is a possibility of reduced fertility.

When having an organ transplant, avoid Neem, as it might decrease the effectiveness of medications used to prevent organ rejection by the body.

Neem consumption might lower blood sugar levels. Hence be sure to monitor blood sugar levels if you have diabetes. Stop using Neem at least two weeks before surgery, if you have one scheduled. Since neem may lowe blood sugar levels, it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery.

Conclusion

Neem is a very powerful and strong anti-bacterial substance. Although Neem is said to be very effective against a lot of diseases, and skin conditions, it is also true that most of these claims have insufficient evidence to support their stand. Thus always consult a specialist first. Be it ayurvedic or antibiotic, it is always better to try the prescribed set of medicines first before turning to alternatives.

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