The compound is formulated from Azadirachta indica, Achillea millefolium and diatom flour.
It acts in four ways to rid animals, garden and buildings of flies, fleas, lice, ticks, mites, spiders, beetles, ants and more. The neem tree contains a chemical, azadirachtin. It is an active insecticide, a repellent and a potent-antifeedant and ecdysis inhibitory compound.
Neem herb has found broad use as a wound healing agent and has reported antimicrobial properties. Yarrow is a repellent to many parasites and diatom flour desiccates many insects.
The combination of these processed herbs is a very effective external parasite dust which also presents disinfectant and healing properties to lesions and other irritations secondary to infestation.
The dust rids mammals of parasites and a teaspoon or two on your window sash or sill eliminates flies, beatles and other bugs in home or office very effectively. It is safe for use in your garden as well.
The manner of application which has yielded success is to sprinkle the dust from head to tail along the spine and brush against the hair to bring the dust into contact with the skin. This should be done under dry conditions. One to two ounces is enough to dust a large herbivore (e.g. a horse). The dust should cover the saddle to midlateral.
Even engorged ticks have disappeared by the next day post dusting. The ingredients singly are nonmutagenic and nontoxic to mammals, fish and birds. It is expected that in compound they also are harmless in the form and concentration in this product.
We did not invent botanical medicines and we do not recommend that the use of botanical medicines should be undertaken on the strength of our restatement of historical usage and documented research.
We do restate well documented traditional efficacy and the results of ongoing research. Personal experience is included where deemed appropriate.
Regardless of the merits of any plant medicine, side effects do sometimes occur. These may be real or imagined. Always seek the counsel and advice of qualified medical professionals and use caution with any medication, plant derived or otherwise. We do not accept responsibility for the use or misuse of any product put forth or any information provided.
This research is being conducted by the Veterinary Research Council, Inc., of which, Dr. Fox is Treasurer.