Agrotonomy Tower Farms is focused on eco-friendly gardening and farming practices. When it comes to pesticides, insecticides, or fungicides, we only use natural products that are compatible with organic farming and gardening standards. This is why we use neem oil:

Neem oil is a natural oil featuring a wide range of uses that dates back thousands of years in traditional Indian medicine, Ayurveda. Extracted from seeds of the neem tree, a fast-growing evergreen tree native to the Indian subcontinent, neem oil has diverse applications, including cosmetics, soaps, lotions, and agriculture for pest and disease control.

One of the most benefits of neem oil is its antifungal and antibacterial properties. Azadirachtin, a compound in neem oil, is effective against harmful bacteria and fungi, including E. coli, Salmonella, and Aspergillus. Therefore, it is an excellent natural remedy for several skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

Neem oil is made from the extracted from seeds of the neem tree.

Neem oil is also effective against various insect pests, making it a natural pesticide in agriculture. It prevents harmful insects such as aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites from reproducing and ultimately killing them by disrupting their hormonal system. Additionally, neem oil serves as a natural alternative to synthetic insecticides, effective against mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks.

Agrotonomy recommends using Triple Action Neem Oil from Southern AG as a natural pesticide.

Neem oil’s skin-nourishing properties make it popular in cosmetics. High content of essential fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acids moisturize and protect the skin, while antioxidants can shield it from environmental damage. Neem oil is also a natural conditioner for hair, helping prevent dandruff and promote hair growth. It can be added to shampoos, conditioners, and hair masks.

While neem oil has several benefits, it should be used with caution as it is potent and may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions. 

Additionally, neem oil is not for ingestion. While it is used as an oral remedy in traditional medicine, ingesting neem oil can cause severe side effects like nausea, vomiting, and liver damage.

Neem oil’s versatility and natural properties make it an excellent remedy for skin conditions and agricultural pests. However, caution should be taken when using it, and a patch test should be conducted before applying it to the skin or hair.

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