Anise oil organically complements the list of some folk remedies for lice that do not have a pronounced effect on parasites, but can be used as a supplement to insecticidal drugs, or as a means to prevent infection with lice.
Generally speaking, the use of anise oil from lice is rarely practiced today, and not always with the sole purpose of destroying parasites:
- It is believed that the oil also has a healing effect on the scalp and hair, so many lice infected women secretly cherish the hope that aniseed oil will really help against lice, and in parallel will make their hair soft and silky.
- Anise oil has a tolerable odor unlike many pediculicidal agents.
- The oil is natural and does not contain "chemistry", which many people today panically fear.
In practice, anise oil acts on lice in much the same way as other essential vegetable oils - it only slows down the process of multiplying parasites, not destroying them and not allowing them to be completely removed.
Consequently, the use of anise oil against lice is rational only in combination with other, more effective means.
Anise oil: all the pros and cons
So, strictly speaking, the anise oil can not be attributed to pediculicidal means in any way: it does not destroy lice in general, regardless of the stage of development. Of course, it is absolutely useless in the fight against nits, which are often not taken even by powerful modern insecticides.
- Anise oil is relatively expensive. 10-ml bottle of it will cost a lover of a sophisticated fight with lice about 75 rubles.
- In this case, it is more difficult to get anise oil than similar low-efficiency oil and also pleasantly smelling lavender oil or tea tree oil.
But on the other side:
- With a certain approach, anise oil can be used as a preventive against lice.
- Anise oil is practically harmless and does not cause unpleasant side effects.
- And, finally, anise oil is really able to revitalize the skin to some extent, and allows quickly to eliminate both the effects of lice bites and skin irritations with pediculicide drugs.
Scientifically proven that anise oil has certain antiseptic properties and is able to suppress the development of bacteria and fungi. However, no serious experiments and studies confirming its effectiveness against lice were carried out.
Nevertheless, anise oil is used as a component of one of the well-known means from lice - Pedikulen Ultra spray. Yes, and with self- deducing lice , you can also apply it, but you need to do it right.
Rules for the use of anise oil against lice
It is believed that to remove lice, pure undiluted anise oil must be applied to the hair and rubbed into the scalp, then hold it for 1-3 hours and rinse thoroughly. Surprisingly, folk healers claim that this way lice are completely destroyed.
In addition, anise oil is recommended to be added to shampoos with regular hair washing.
This approach, perhaps, really will reduce the risk of infection with lice for even clean hair (the smell of essential oil will scare off parasites), but it is unlikely to destroy lice in this way.
Double action on hair
The popularity of anise oil, as a remedy for lice, in the people is due to the fact that this substance is widely used in cosmetology and cosmetic medicine for skin care, in order to support hair growth and normalize the condition of problem areas of the skin. Pediculosis in this context is not seen as a parasitic disease, but as a skin disease with constant itching, staining, scratching and rashes.
It is with them that they wrestle with aniseed oil. Of course, this approach in most cases does not give the desired result: in the treatment of the disease it is necessary to eliminate first of all the cause of it, and then - the consequences. The reason in this case is lice, and they are the least affected by anise oil.
However, if anise oil is used in tandem with another pediculicide drug, it:
- Can to some extent smooth out possible side effects on the skin from the action of the drug itself.
- It allows to accelerate the healing of excoriations and rashes from bites from lice.
This alone makes it possible to recommend anise oil for use during the fight against lice, but not to use it as a sole or primary remedy.
"If lice are being harassed, but not immediately taken out and tortured by their bites, you can spread anise oil on your head. It is believed that the lice themselves are dying from it, but I did not notice it. But the bites and irritations from them with this oil heal much faster. It is good to apply it also with other means from lice - even different shampoos from parasites can cause irritations. Oil just these irritations and removes ".
It is more reasonable to choose pediculicide shampoo for destruction of lice - Parasidosis, Pedilin, NOC or spray - Nyuda, ParaPlus.
You can use a cream - for example, Nix or Nittifor. After treatment of the head or other hairy part of the body, anise oil can be applied to the skin and hair to improve the skin condition.
On a note
Wash aniseed oil from hair can be a daunting task. However, the practice showed that 3-4 head wash with a good shampoo can completely wash the product out of the hair.
Also, the use of anise oil in combination with crests from lice will be effective.
This method of controlling parasites is extremely safe and provides a quick cure for infected skin areas. Optimal, again, first carefully comb out wet hair, and then apply to them and the skin oil, soak for about an hour and rinse. It is important to repeat this procedure daily until the parasites are completely removed (usually it takes about a week).
Anise oil and alcohol: a "nuclear" blow to the lice
Since we are talking about tandems, we can not fail to mention the use of anise oil with alcohol, which has also become a popular tool for getting rid of lice. It is believed that even a home-made solution of 50 grams of alcohol and 30 drops of oil will already provide a pediculicide effect, and special agents with a similar composition are particularly effective.
So, it is very popular as a means of lice spray Pedikulen Ultra, which includes anise oil (6%) and ethyl alcohol (78%). The actual pediculicide component in this preparation is alcohol - it does kill lice . And already aniseed oil provides a positive effect on the skin and softening the irritating effect of alcohol.
"Only Pedikulen Ultra helped us. The son brought lice from the garden, and while we found them, he infected the whole family. Etched Medifoksom, Para-Plus and even kerosene, once burned his husband's head (he was generally sensitive to any chemistry), but finally they were overcome only by Pediculum. A good remedy, no side effects at all, caused lice at a time. "
In addition to alleviating the symptoms of pediculosis, anise oil can be used as a preventive against lice infestation. If you regularly add a few drops to the shampoo, and spread the whiskey and skin behind the ears with oil to the public places, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of infection with lice - the parasites simply will not creep onto the clothes or skin of a man treated in this way. These same measures are quite applicable for children in kindergartens - they should be protected from lice especially diligently.
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