Neem as contraceptive

What products should men/women use of neem as contraceptive? Is it neem oil taken orally or neem leaf tincture? Neem oil vaginally for women? Etc. I'm very interested in trying this but want to make sure that I'm getting the right products. Thanks.

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by: Birgit

"What products should men/women use of neem as contraceptive?"


"Is it neem oil taken orally or neem leaf tincture?"

You should not take either.

"Neem oil vaginally for women?"

This question and the previous are all covered on the website, some more than once.

You should not take neem oil at all. I say it in the footer and on many, many pages on this site. Neem tincture is also not recommended for internal use at all.

From Taking neem leaves internally:

"Neem leaf extracts and tinctures: if a plant contains toxic substances, then these are usually concentrated in tinctures and extracts. Different extracts will contain different concentrations of different ingredients, depending on the solvent used and the method of processing.

Neem extract is mostly known for its promising medicinal uses, but in some experiments neem leaves extracts have produced nasty side effects in laboratory animals. Unless you know exactly what you are taking and what you are doing, don't self medicate with extracts. The use of extracts should be left to experienced Ayurvedic doctors."

Nowhere do I recommend the use of neem for contraception.

From Neem as a contraceptive:

"But we know nowhere near enough about those and other possible effects of neem oil when taken internally.

The great majority of the studies of neem birth control was done on rats, some studies used guinea pigs, rabbits or monkeys.

Obviously you can not, under no circumstances, take results from animal studies and apply them to people!

All the information on this page is for information only. To satisfy your curiosity. No more. Men or women, as interesting as all these studies are to read, do not attempt to self experiment with neem oil internally!


Seriously, I do not recommend the use of neem oil as a contraceptive at all. The research is fascinating, but we simply don't know enough about it yet."

I repeated the warnings again when someone else asked about it: Neem oil for male birth control

Regarding the use of neem oil as a vaginal contraceptive, here is another reader question about the use of neem oil as a vaginal contraceptive.

Try Tinospora
by: Bill Jencks

Tinospora cordifolia, also known as Guduchi within Indian Ayurvedic Medicine has been used for centuries. Apart from all its other many benefits - this plant can also be used as a male contraceptive -- it is totally safe when taken internally as an aqueous decoction(according to the research).

Among its other benefits, Guduchi is a immuno-booster(increases the killing ability of microphages), immuno-modulator(supports and improves the debilitating immune effects of cancer chemotherapy), anti-diabetic, anti-malarial, emmenagogue, anti-fever, hypoglycemic, hypolipidaemic, antistress, diuretic, antimicrobial, memory tonic, hepatoprotective, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, removes kidney stones, anti-arthritic and anti-rheumatic.

Guduchi is highly regarded as an adaptogenic Rasayana (rejuvenator) herb in Ayurvedic medicine and it is used within their well known Chaywanprash and Triphala herbal preparations.

Do not take Guduchi if you are pregnant as it is also an abortifacient. Do not take medicinal drugs for high blood pressure, diabetes or slimming pills at the same time as this herb. Best to consult your doctor when unsure.

Small Study done on HUMANS using NEEM for Birth Control
by: Anonymous

Tinospora cordifolia
by: James

Sir, I am unsure if you have any knowledge of this herb. I believe someone else mentioned it. This is a vine which sometimes grows on Neem trees though not always. it is also an immune system booster though unlike neem, this herb seems safe (from what I have read) to be consumed internally. I was wondering if you could shed some light on the topic. I (and many others here) are distressed at hearing the damaging potential of the pill for both women and the environment.

Till the time, I read your words on the dangers of ingesting Neem internally, I had been planning to begin taking it orally (under the supervision of a naturalist) as a means of contraception. Do you have any further detail on how the animal tests failed and if there were any negative signs before they died?

Anyhow I am now reading about the Tinospora cordifolia. I would like your input on the subject if you can give some. I very much want to turn the burden of contraception into a gift of good health. Who wouldn't?

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