and can cause nervous system problems, even convulsions
... To make matters worse strains of lice are becoming resistant to lindane, so it may not even work.
"A natural alternative is made from pyrethrums, a compound found mainly in chrysanthemums, though this is
not a gentle substance either."
So what I have used as a headlice treatment
very successfully is the following recipe:
" 2 ounces vegetable
20 drops tea tree
10 drops each essential
oil of rosemary, lavender and lemon
(rosemary is the
Put this in the hair for
1 hour with a towel or shower cap." Also I would recommend adding this
to a gentle shampoo, and wash the hair and put a shower cap on the head for 10 minutes then rinse.
I use this as a prevention, when ever
I hear that headlice is in the area.
3- Make sure to wash and vacuum everything
that comes into contact with the head of the child ideally EVERY DAY.
4- When doing any type
of treatment it is necessary to follow-up on at least a weekly basis. Headlice, from hatching to death live for 25 days,
the females lay 50 - 100 eggs. The adults can't survive more than 2-3 days without a host ... but the nits can survive
2 weeks without a host, and eggs hatch 1 week after being laid. After hatching it is 2 weeks before the females
are mature enough to lay eggs.
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* - From a wonderful book, "Herbs of Health and Healing, by
Kathie Keville, Director of the American Herb Association" .... it recommends only non-toxic herbal recipes. Please
do not be naive about herbs, they are chemical compounds.
Always consult your physician this is not meant to replace any doctor’s