If there is one thing we all like natural it’s sex. The less incumbents the more enjoyable, but we tend to think that we have no choice but to rely on big pharma for our contraceptive needs, when in fact nature has at least one plant solution for every one of our needs. Indigenous peoples in Africa and India knew of the contraceptive properties of neem tree for over a millennia.
A 1985 study  has shown that neem is a powerful spermicidal agent. Amazingly, human sperms become completely immobile within 30 seconds of contact with neem oil, thus when neem oil was applied inside the vagina, before sexual intercourse, it successfully averts pregnancy.
“Both neem paste and neem oil can be used as effective deterrents of pregnancy. They have to be applied locally on the vagina” says Dr Neelam, a professor at Department of Prasuti Tantra, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. When asked if there were any risks involved, Dr Neelam said, “None. If anything, it is beneficial for the vagina since it prevents infections of any type.”
Furthermore, even after extensive use of neem oil as a contraceptive, fertility is NOT adversely affected, rather women can conceive without any complications once treatment discontinues. Regular usage of neem oil is a cheap, natural and an effective method to prevent pregnancy.
Neem oil causes no irritation or discomfort as chemical-based spermicidal foams do, rather it doubles as a lubricant and even offers an added degree of protection from sexually transmitted diseases. The only draw back is the funky scent that is neem oil’s signature.
How it Works
Soak a cotton ball in neem oil and insert into the vagina, just long enough for the oil to absorb into the vaginal walls. Then remove the cotton ball and dispose. This will prevent impregnation for up to 5 hours.
Neem oil gives off a pungent scent that takes getting used to, especially when used intimately. When combined with normal body juices, the effect is a pleasant funk that dissipates before it can be a distraction.
Another study conducted on the subject in 1983 showed that neem could be just as effective if taken orally. According to the test, mice, rats, rabbits and guinea pigs were fed an extract of fresh green neem leaves (a bitter tonic). There was a 66.7 percent reduction in fertility after six weeks, 80 percent reduction after nine weeks and 100 percent after 11 weeks!
The method is absolutely safe as it didn’t affect sperm production in the animals tested, nor did it affect the sexual performance or libido. They regained their fertility in 4-6 weeks after the treatment was stopped.
Neem oil has the most diverse set of properties known to any oil. It is equally effective as a fungicide, bactericide, germicide, pesticide, and insecticide, thus it can be used to treat the following:
- Skin related disorders such as acne, eczema and rashes
- Fungal infections, such as ringworm
- Organic pesticide
- Organic repellant
Neem oil grows wild in India and parts of Africa and the extraction of the oil is pretty basic, thus its becoming more widely available as the world invests more stock in the knowledge of many of the world’s indigenous cultures. Here in Ghana we produce a pure, undiluted version of the neem oil, available to all interested. Click here.
1. Sinna, K. C., & Riai, S. S. (1985). Neem oil: an ideal contraceptive. Biological Memoirs, 10(1), 2.
2. Upadhyay, S. N., Kaushic, C., & Talwar, G. P. (1990). Antifertility effects of neem (Azadirachta indica) oil by single intrauterine administration: a novel method for contraception. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 242(1305), 175-179.
3. Sadre, N. L. V. Y., Deshpande, K. N., & Mendulkar, D. H. Nandal. 1984. Male antifertility activity of Azadirachta indica A. Juss (neem) in different species, 473-482.