Nutrition

Neem Detox and the Itchy Rash

detox rash left chest, near arm pit

The Neem supplements my doctor prescribed, in addition to a few other Ayurvedic herbs, have already started to cause an itchy rash between my chest and arm pits. Don’t worry, though. It’s a sign my body is expelling toxins. It can be uncomfortable, as you can imagine ladies (when my bra rubs against it), as well as terribly unflattering. But it doesn’t last forever.

The Neem detox will be in two stages to make sure parasites are not only killed off (and flushed out of my system to prevent the re-absorption of toxins), but also to rid my system of any eggs that may have been left behind.

5 thoughts on “Neem Detox and the Itchy Rash

  1. Has your neem rash cleared up? I got some neem shampoo to try and treat my psoriasis on my scalp and I have been breaking out on my face and scalp. I am not sure if it is detox or a bad reaction to neem.

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    1. All throughout the Neem detox (both 2-month rounds) the rash would come and go. I’m over two weeks post second round, and my rash is finally fading out.

      I’m not sure what shampoo you’re using. It could have other ingredients that are causing you break outs (assuming you mean acne). How long have you used it? Is it helping with the psoriasis at all? If not, I would suggest returning it.

      Perhaps someone at The Raj can help, or put you in touch with an Ayurveda doctor in your area http://theraj.com/

      I wish you well,
      Jasmine

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      1. Thanks for your reply. I’m using Theraneem Naturals shampoo and conditioner. The psoriasis in on my nose and eyebrow, so I used a little shampoo on my face as well as my scalp. My scalp has little scabs now, hopefully from healing and my face is broken out in acne. Blech. I’ve only used it 3x now.

        I love your blog. I’m also trying to figure out what my life-long health issues could be from. Mine seem to point to the mthfr mutation.

        I am also thinking of going paleo. I am gluten-free already. Your postings are very inspirational :)

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      2. I’m happy to hear you’re thinking of trying Paleo. If you do, remember to completely remove grains, not just gluten (there are many gluten-free products on the market that aren’t what they claim. Gluten-free has become the new Fat-free label, designed to lure consumers in).

        Regarding the shampoo, I’m wondering if trying a topical neem oil to treat areas of your face would be better, one without added ingredients. But honestly I have no idea if neem is used to treat psoriasis, which is why you may want to contact an expert.

        If you are interested in Paleo, I highly recommend Robb Wolf’s book, “The Paleo Solution.” Robb grew up watching his parents struggle with illness, and went on his own journey to get well. I watched my mom go through bleeding ulcers and breast cancer, and I knew the way I was eating and living was more than likely putting me on the same path. We each have to find our own way, and the beauty and challenge of Paleo is it’s not a one-size-fits-all lifestyle. You have to tweak to find what works best for your body, mind and spirit.

        I hope you find the answers you seek.
        Jasmine

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