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Neem – The Village Pharmacy
While Equiderma products contain many amazing essential oils and extracts, Neem is the major component in all our formulas. We find plant medicine fascinating and believe for every ailment nature has provided a solution. Neem is one of the plants that covers a vast number of ailments and imparts incredible benefit to those who discover it. The ancient Neem tree of Asia has been a source of Ayurvedic natural medicine for thousands of years. The Sanskrit name of Neem, Arishtha, means “Reliever of sickness, and the Neem tree is known as “The Village Pharmacy.” Every part of the tree is used medicinally. A deeper look into the medicinal benefits of the Neem tree makes the respect it garners quite clear. Neem oil is an antfungal, antibacterial compound which contains nimbidin, nimbin and quercetin—three anti-inflammatory agents that soothe the skin and reduce redness and irritation. Because of these properties, it’s a wonderful ally in the battle against skin disease. Loaded with antioxidants, fatty acids and Vitamin E, Neem quickly penetrates the outer layers of the skin making it extremely effective in healing wounds, improving skin quality by boosting collagen and keeping bacteria, fungus and secondary skin infections at bay. It plays an important role in why Equiderma Neem products are so effective and healing.
Biological Effects of Neem Oil on Biting Insects
Neem oil has many complex active ingredients. Rather than being simple poisons, those ingredients are similar to the hormones that insects produce. Insects take up the Neem oil ingredients just like natural hormones. When Neem enters the system, it blocks the real hormones from working properly. Insects forget to eat, breed, and they stop laying eggs. Some forget they can fly. If eggs are produced they don’t hatch, and the larvae don’t molt. Obviously, insects that are too confused to eat or breed will not survive. The population plummets, and they slowly disappear. When used in and around the barn – the cycle is broken. Neem oil does not hurt beneficial insects. Only chewing and sucking insects are affected. It is certainly fascinating. Telesis extracts these compounds to make grooming products that protect from free radicals, reverse skin damage, knock down bacteria and fungus and give your horse a beautiful, healthy and vibrant coat.
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