Neem is also known as AzadirachtaIndica, the “curer of all ailments, the “healing herb” or the “miracle tree.” It may be called by different names but anyone who has ever used this fantastic herb can attest to its benefits for both humans and pets.
Neem has healing and soothing properties perfect for treating acne problems, mosquito bites, rashes, and other types of skin impurities in humans. However, it does not stop there; using neem for petshas also proven to be amazing health benefits.
Let’s Talk About Neem
Neem oil comes from the Neem tree which is native to Myanmar, India, and Sri Lanka. Because of the benefits of the Neem tree, it is now grown in many tropical countries around the world. Neem has been used by ancient Ayurvedicpractitioners treat various conditions.
Neem oil hasVitamin E and Omega-6 and Omega-9 essential fatty acids but its most popular component isthe triterpenes. Triterpenes have antifungal,antihistamine,anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and fever reducing properties capabilities. They also serve as insecticides.
The Benefits of Neem for Pets
Neem soothes your pet’s skin.
Pets, like humans, experience skin problems like irritations, allergies, excessive shedding, red skin, itching, open sores, ringworm, local demodectic mange, hot spots, and many other skin issues. Because Neem is cool on the skin and has soothing properties, it helps keep your pet’s skin and coat shiny, itch-free, and nourished.
Neem is a “Pet First Aid Kit” must.
Other than skin diseases, Neem also boasts of properties that canheal sunburn and all other kindsof chemical or temperature burn. Applying neem oil on the affected skin area soothes and heals the burn quickly.
Neem keeps the pesky mosquitoes away.
Neem, applied topically, is a reliable insect repellant. Gentle and non-toxic, Neem oil can be used to repel and exterminate insects like fleas,mange mites, midges, mosquitoes, and other pesky biters without any side effects. Neem oil keeps your pet’s coat healthy and itch-free.
Neem is a great moisturizer.
The list of benefits ofNeem for petsgoes beyond repelling insects. Pets can also have dry skin because of pollution, food, and other irritants. Dry skin does not only cause itching. Dryness can also lead to dandruff, shedding, and other worse skin problems. Neem is super hydrating which makes it a great moisturizer and conditioner.
Neem is a fantastic cleanser.
Because Neem has antiseptic and antifungal qualities, it makes a great cleanser for your pets. Although, why stop there? Neem can also be used to clean your pet’s beddings, crates, and litter boxes. It does not matter what you call Neem. With all the wonderful perks you can get for using Neem for pets, I think it’s more than safe to call ita botanical miracle.