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Herbal Remedies For Lice

Added/Modified on August 7, 2016

Head lice is frequently known as ‘’Pediculosis Capitis’’. A louse is generally grey-white in colour and looks like a sesame seed. The problem of lice generally results from close contact with people already having lice. Sharing hats, towels and hair brushes with already infected people can also result in this problem.

Improper hair hygiene may also result in lice. Lice infestation may result in intense itching, red bumps on the scalp and neck and so on. Some inexpensive and simple herbal remedies can help an individual in dealing with the problem of lice.

Rosemary Oil

Rosemary oil can be used as an herb for lice removal. Rosemary oil can be directly rubbed on the scalp. It is important to cover the scalp with a plastic cap to obtain effective results.

Further, rosemary oil should be removed after a period of 6 to 8 hours. To obtain better results, a few drops of rosemary oil can be added to the bucket of water to be used for washing hair. A mixture of rosemary and olive oil can also be applied on the scalp to remove lice.

Neem

Neem can also provide relief from lice. A lotion can be created by mixing neem seed extract with water and applied on the scalp on a regular basis to treat lice. Neem oil can be directly applied on the head 4 to 5 times in a week to obtain the desired results. Neem leaves can also be boiled in water to create a solution. This solution can be used for washing hair to reduce lice and nits.

Lavender Oil

Lice can be removed with the use of lavender oil. This herb has insecticidal properties. A mixture of lavender and coconut oil can be used for massaging the scalp to kill lice.

It is important to rinse hair after 2 to 3 hours of the application of this mixture. To obtain effective results, this mixture is required to be applied on the scalp multiple times in a week.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil can also be used in the treatment of lice. Tea tree oil can be directly applied on the head. This oil should be removed after 60 to 90 minutes of the application to reduce lice. Tea tree oil can also be added to a bottle of shampoo. This shampoo can be used for washing hair in order to obtain relief from the problem of lice. Further, regular use of this herb can also help in preventing the lice infestation.

Thyme

Another herbal remedy for lice is thyme. Thyme is an anti-parasitic herb. This herb is scientifically known as ‘’ Thymus Vulgaris’’. Thyme is antiseptic in nature.

Thyme oil can be mixed with paw paw to create a paste and applied on the scalp to kill lice. The red thyme extract can also be directly applied on the scalp to remove lice. A solution can be prepared by boiling thyme seeds in water and applied (strained) after it has cooled down on a daily basis to obtain the desired results.

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