Neem Leaf has been promoted as a natural male contraceptive. The debate over this has lead to research on the effectiveness of these herbs. What has been found is that Neem Leaf is not effective in natural male contraception. Only the oil of the Neem Seed has been shown to have any spermicidal affects.
In in-vitro experiments, Neem Seed Oil was shown to immobilize sperm cells within 30 seconds of contact with the oil. These studies were shown to be affective in a lab setting, but not in a real-life setting.
This means that while in lab studies show the oil has positive affects in birth control, no real life studies have supported this.
What is Neem?
Neem comes from a flowering tree native to India, Pakistan and Malaysia. The Neem Tree is called the life giving tree because of its ability to survive in harsh climates.
Neem Leaf is a widely available herb that is has potent anti-bacterial and insecticidal properties. Neem is a natural bug repellant. The natural oil doesn’t kill bugs like traditional insecticides, but instead repels them away.
This herb has shown great evidence in naturally reducing the symptoms of diabetes. Neem acts like insulin after being digested in the body.
Neem is also a natural ingredient in many hair and skin care products. Neem is really an all-around wonder herb. The benefits of Neem to the body are great and widespread.
Neem and Contraception
History records the use of Neem Seed Oil for contraceptive purposes. Around the first century B.C., Charaka, the Indian physician, gave a detailed method for using Neem Seed Oil for contraception. Cotton soaked in Neem Seed Oil was kept in the female vagina for fifteen minutes before intercourse. This killed the sperm. Neem Seed Oil as a source of contraception is nothing new.
Neem Seed Oil for contraceptive purposes should been done the same way it was done by ancient Indian physicians. Applying the oil to cotton or other natural fabric and inserting it into the women for 15-30 minutes can be done for contraceptive purposes.
This method is not guaranteed in preventing pregnancy in women. The only sure way to prevent pregnancy is abstinence. While some natural methods may be helpful, it is not recommended to solely rely on this one method.
Pregnancy prevention should be discussed openly between partners. Whatever method you chose, make sure to know the effectiveness. Not every birth control method guarantees pregnancy prevention.
If you are interested in Neem and its potential contraceptive effects, look for Neem Seed Oil at your local health food store or Herbalist.
Dherbs offers this formula to naturally support female contraception efforts:
Remember that this and most other contraceptive methods do not protect against STDs. Be aware of the danger of STDs and be proactive in preventing them.