Neem has a proven ability to prevent pregnancy. It has also been shown to work well both before and after sex.
Chemical spermicides contain an active ingredient called nonoxynol-9, which can cause unwanted side effects including genital burning and dryness or rectal and vaginal irritation.
Fortunately, Neem oil has been proven to be an excellent natural spermicide and contraceptive being at the same time natural, safe and very beneficial for women suffering with vaginal thrush (candida overgrowth), inflammations, or bacterial infections.
According to the results of a 1985 study, human sperm becomes completely immobile within 30 seconds of contact with neem oil! When neem oil was applied inside the vagina, before sexual intercourse, it could successfully avert pregnancy.
According to a 2013 study conclusion, “1-5 ml (5ml = 1 teaspoon) of Neem Oil of oil is used for intravaginal applications. The plant oil had antifertility, antihyperglycaemic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, antiulcer, estrogenic, immune, contraceptive, antibacterial, insect repellent, and skin treatment effects.”
2013 Study Abstract: “Neem Oil is of various medicinal uses, such as a contraceptive for intravaginal use, a mosquito repellent, and treatment of vaginal infections, treatment of gastric ulcers, cardiovascular disease, malaria, rheumatism and skin disorders, external applications for treatment of septic wounds, ulcers and boils, treatment of allergic skin reactions, asthma, bruises, colic, conjunctivitis, dysmenorrhoea, fever, gout, headache, itching due to varicella, kidney stones, leukorrhoea, psoriasis, scabies, sprains and muscular pain, and wounds. In conclusion, the plant oil had antifertility, antihyperglycaemic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, antiulcer, estrogenic, immune, contraceptive, antibacterial, insect repellent, and skin treatment effects.” (>)
Several studies showed that Neem oil appears to be a safe and very effective contraceptive, before and after sex. In some studies it 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.
In the first century B.C., Charaka, the Indian physician, gave the following instruction for using Neem oil for contraception: “Cotton soaked in neem oil was kept in the vagina for fifteen minutes before intercourse. This killed the sperm.”
Currant 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.
In addition neem oil acts as a lubricant, and it may also offer protection from vaginal and sexually transmitted diseases.
Neem is well known to be a powerful antimicrobial herb. There has been strong evidence found in a number of studies that leads us to believe that neem can be successfully used against gonorrhoea, syphilis, Chlamydia, herpes simplex-2 and possibly even HIV-1.
Neem also proved to have antifungal properties. Studies conducted before 1992 are not available online but they indicate that neem controlled fungi that causes athlete’s foot, ringworm and candida, the organism that causes yeast infections and thrush.
NEEM OIL 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 after inter-course will prevent implantation.
NEEM OIL AS 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 al, 1987).
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 gelatine 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.
However, some women became pregnant when their husbands were taking neem leaves (capsules or tea). It also shows that this contraceptive method is not 100% effective. Therefore, for the best results neem oil should be applied into vagina as a spermicide before intercourse.
As a male contraceptive take two times a day 1 capsule (1000 mg) with neem oil for 6 weeks to become fully effective. After 6 weeks without neem, full fertility should be renewed.
– Mittal A, Kapur S, Garg S, Pharma M, Upadhyay SN, Suri S, et al. et al. Clinical trial with praneem polyherbal cream in patients with abnormal vaginal discharge due to microbial infections. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynecol. 1995;35(2):190–191.
– Gp.Capt.K.C. Sinha and Lt. Col. S.S. Riar. 1985. Neem oil-an ideal contraceptive. Biological Memoirs 10(1 an 2):107-114.
– Gp. Capt. K.C. Sinha and Lt. Col. S.S. Riar. 1985. Neem oil—an ideal contraceptive. Biological Memoirs 10(1 and 2):107-114.
– Other antifertility effects of neem are summarized in Jacobson, 1988, pages 145-147.
– National Academy Press, NEEM, A TREE FOR SOLVING GLOBAL PROBLEMS.