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Many of us are afraid of getting the flu, so we want to incorporate washing with antibacterial soap. While using an antibacterial soap from the drug store can help, harsh chemicals that are often found in these soaps can over dry your skin and may be linked to more serious problems.

Neem soap is a powerful ally in the fight against bad bacteria, flu and cold germs. This naturally antibacterial soap also has strong antiviral properties and a high vitamin E content to help protect against dry skin.

Scientific studies have shown Neem to have properties that are:

  • iconAntiviral – inhibits the growth of viruses
  • Antibacterial – destroying the growth of bacteria
  • Antimicrobial -destroying the growth of microorganisms
  • Anti-fungal – inhibits the growth of fungi
  • Analgesic – providing pain relief
  • Anti-inflammatory – reduce certain signs of inflammation, swelling, or tenderness

Many research studies can be found that document Neem’s antiviral properties and that show that Neem leaf extract inhibits the replication of tested viral strains. Neem’s rich chemical constitution of flavonoids, triterpenoids, and glycosides are believed by researchers to be responsible for the herb’s antiviral potency.

3 Dangers of Chemical Based Antibacterial Soap

  1. According to research, 76%  of liquid soaps and 29% of bar soaps contain chemical antibacterial agents, such as triclosan. Research has found that the triclosan antimicrobial agent used in household soaps react with chlorinated water to produce unacceptably high levels of chloroform, which is known to be a probable human carcinogen.
  2. Scientists have concluded that the constant exposure of triclosan to our bodies may contribute to the increase of antibiotic resistance development.
  3. Triclosan is among the top contaminants found in U.S. rivers, streams, lakes, and underground aquifers.

A Bit of Neem’s Antibacterial History

Native to India the Neem tree has been cherished for centuries. Forefathers suggested at least one tree be planted in front of each home due to the many antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties. Hospitals in India actually sprinkle crushed Neem leaf powder on beds, creating a disinfectant that lessens the spread of diseases.

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Why is Neem Soap so Good?

  1. For all of us germ-a-phoebes, using Neem soap is a natural way to kill germs. Putting Neem soap into your regular routine of washing hands and body will wipe out viruses and bacteria, without the side effects of strong chemicals.
  2. By sticking with botanical soaps and lotions you can meet your family’s antibacterial needs with peace of mind.
  3. Washing with Neem soap will never dry out your skin. Neem is high in vitamin E and fatty acids and will leave your skin feeling nourished and hydrated.

Put Neem to work as your wellness advocate against flu and colds, with all the benefits provided by JustNeem’s moisturizing, healing, and pleasantly scented Neem Soaps.