“Is antifungal soap even important to use? Why not just use regular soap?”
We’ve all had these thoughts at one point or another. But, we’ve never really had them answered. Until now. Once my questions about anitfungal soap were answered I made the transition to only use antifungal soap. Both for my hands, feet and body.
First, let’s get a few definitions to better understand the importance of antifungal soap.
Antifungal: Destroying or inhibiting the growth of fungi.
Fungi: “Fungus” is the general term for a group of microorganisms that include yeast, molds, and mushrooms. Fungi are found all over in our environment; they surround us at all times and even live on our skin. Many fungi are harmless or even beneficial, while others can cause significant health problems that include hallucinations and death. Nail fungus, ringworm and athlete’s foot are all common fungal infections of the skin.
Antifungal Soap: A soap that destroys and inhibits the growth of fungi.
Where does Fungus Cultivate?
Fungi are mostly found here-Absence of air flow
- Moist environments
- Warm temperatures
- Absence of air flow
- Dead and decaying matter
Feet, head, armpits, and groins are the most common places where fungi can grow on your skin. Fungi that grow on skin, hair, and nails are called dermatophytes. The most common dermatophyte is called Trichophyton rubrum. That’s the fungus that usually causes Athlete’s Foot.
Why Neem for Fungus?
Gedunin and Nimbidol, natural compounds found in the leaves of the Neem Tree, are powerful anti-fungal agents, which have been clinically proven to destroy fungi.
Neem is a tree with an incredible variety of beneficial properties. Every part of the tree contains some level of active compounds, which have been found to be useful in organic and natural cosmetics, medicine and agriculture. The Neem tree originates from India and is part of the culture’s traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Neem Oil is derived from the seeds of the Neem fruit. Neem Oil and Neem leaves are the most common forms in which Neem is used since they are renewable. Harvesting the Neem Oil and leaves does not harm the fast-growing tree. Steeped in the traditions of time, Neem is becoming indispensable to those looking for an effective natural remedy in the West.
Because of Neem’s natural anti-fungal agents, nail fungus, ringworm and athlete’s foot, to name a few, can be prevented with the use of Neem Soap.