Neem & Birth Control
NEEM OIL - DIRECT USE
Several studies showed that neem oil appears to be a safe and
very effective contraceptive, pre and post coital (before and after
compilation of researches here> (until 2005).
The way it was applied in the studies it almost was 100%
effective in preventing pregnancies. During in vitro experiments,
neem oil also totally immobilized sperm cells within 20 to 30
seconds of being in contact with neem oil.
It is nothing new... "In the first century
B.C., Charaka, the Indian physician, gave a detailed method for
using neem for contraception. Cotton soaked in neem oil was
kept in the vagina for fifteen minutes before intercourse.
This killed the sperm."
Newer studies showed that neem oil contraceptive indeed
kills sperm in the vagina within 30 seconds and remains active for
five hours. It causes no irritation or discomfort like the
chemical based spermicidal foams do. (Apart from the awful smell.)
In addition neem oil acts as a lubricant, and it may also
offer some protection from vaginal and sexually transmitted
diseases. Neem is well known to be a powerful antimicrobial herb.
Neem oil, when applied vaginally, has been shown to be very
effective against several sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s).
There has been strong evidence found in a number of studies that
leads us to believe that neem can be successfully used against
gonorrhea, syphilis, Chlamydia, herpes simplex-2 and possibly even
HIV-1. Research is underway, and more research is needed to see how
neem can be of value in fighting these and other STD’s.
NEEM OIL - USE AS A LUBRICANT
To prevent pregnancy, use a water based vaginal
lubricant with ten-percent neem oil added. Apply before
intercourse to give the surface of the vaginal wall time to become
coated with the material. If there was no neem lubricant available
during intercourse applying the lubricant soon sifter inter-course
will prevent implantation.
NEEM - CONTRACEPTIVE FOR MEN
Neem leaf tablets ingested for one month produced reversible
male antifertility without affecting sperm production or libido
(Deshpande, 1980) (Sadre, 1984). In India and the United States,
exploratory trials show neem extracts reduced fertility in male
monkeys without inhibiting libido or sperm production (Sharma, et
In a test of neem's birth control effects with members of the
Indian Army, daily oral doses of several drops of neem seed oil in
gelatin capsules were given to twenty married soldiers. The effect
took six weeks to become 100 percent effective, it remained
effective during the entire year of the trial and was reversed six
weeks after the subjects stopped taking the capsules. During this
time the men experienced no adverse side effects and retained their
normal capabilities and desires. (Vietmeyer, 1992) There were no
pregnancies of any of the wives during the period of the study.
For long term birth control for men it appears that a very
minute amount of neem oil injected in the vas deferens provides up
to eight months of birth control. The tests revealed no
obstructions, no change in testosterone production and no anti-sperm
antibodies. The local lymph nodes showed increased ability to
respond to infections indicating an immune response may be
responsible for the birth control effect in men as it is in women.
However, you must take into account about the evidence that
some women became pregnant when their husbands were taking
neem leaves (capsules or tea). Then, it also shows that this
contraceptive male method is not 100% effective. And the best
option would be combining it with the use of neem oil as a
Precautions: Taking Neem oil internally is not
recommended, specially for children. Neem oil can be made safe for
consumption, but the normal raw or refined product that you buy for
use around the garden, or even for external applications on the
skin, is not intended for internal use. Some studies showed that it
is totally safe, even in higher doses, but others showed that
extended internal use can have side effects.
Important: Since everyone's body is different and
reactions to products can vary from extremely positive to extremely
negative, use of any product or even food should be curtailed
immediately if any side effects or changes in bodily function
appear. This holds true for neem and any other herb or new food.
Test your own tolerance or sensitivity to neem in small incremental
steps, first on the skin, then in minute quantities orally. Again,
if any sings appear of intolerance for neem, stop its use
immediately.- John Conrick.
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