Contact Allergy to Neem Oil

Dermatitis. 2017 Nov/Dec;28(6):360-362. doi: 10.1097/DER.0000000000000309.


A case of allergic contact dermatitis from neem oil is presented. Neem oil (synonyms: Melia azadirachta seed oil [INCI name], nim oil, margosa oil) is a vegetable (fixed) oil obtained from the seed of the neem tree Azadirachta indica by cold pressing. Contact allergy to neem oil has been described previously in only 3 patients. The allergen(s) is/are unknown.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Dermatitis, Allergic Contact / etiology*
  • Glycerides / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Terpenes / adverse effects*


  • Glycerides
  • Terpenes
  • neem oil