A simple home-remedy for head-lice. Take a bunch of fresh Mehendi (Henna) leaves (Though fresh leaves are preferable, if you cannot procure it you may use pure henna powder as well.) with a little water and grind it in a mixie to make a fine paste. Add 2 grams of camphor (Kapur) powder (buy from here) to this mixture. Apply this on your hair and leave it on for half an hour or so and then wash your hair. This helps get rid of nits as well as head-lice. Henna (Mehendi) with its peculiar smell and antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties is quite capable of repelling human parasites like lice while camphor too being a moth repellent and an antimicrobial agent with anti-itching properties is proven to be toxic for mites and parasites.
Caution: This remedy is not suitable for children below 12 years. Especially, it’s highly recommended that henna (for hair) shouldn’t be used on children less than 12 years.
P.S: You might also want to check other home-remedies for head-lice.
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(Contributed by Vini)
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