Head lice from the point of view of Ayurveda
The head louse is a tiny, wingless parasite that lives in human hair and feeds on blood from the scalp. Head lice are one of the most common problems, especially in children, but adults can also get affected. The parasites reproduce quickly and aggravate the situation by causing red bumps on the scalp, as well as an itchy sensation, and scratching can lead to infection. Head lice are easily transmitted from person to person and are sometimes difficult to get rid of. Lice breed by laying eggs called nits, they look like tiny yellow, tan dots before they hatch. Lice lay nits on hair shafts close to the scalp, where the temperature is perfect for keeping warm until they hatch. Nits are the hardest to get rid of because they are very viable. According to Ayurveda, good hair health is a symbol of balanced doshas in the body. Any imbalance in the doshas leads to different diseases of the hair. Ayurveda has a very effective remedy, that works well and gives fast and effective results to deal with head lice. Ayurvedic treatment is completely safe, and it can be used for kids and adults.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat Head lice
Ayurveda offers various methods to get rid of head lice. These methods include internal medications, shampoos and herbal tinctures made from natural remedies, hair masks and a special comb for external therapies. Cleansing techniques are used to provide a complete cure and prevent recurrences.
As long as the lice are topical, Ayurveda recommends abstaining from milk and dairy products, a vegetarian diet and abandoning sour and sweet foods is recommended. Although Yoga has no direct contact with lice removal from the head, it helps reduce stress and anxiety.
If you are having difficulty getting rid of head lice, we suggest you make an appointment with one of our Ayurvedic doctors.
More tips for prevention and Ayurvedic treatment of Head lice :
- Massage the scalp twice a week with onion juice, leave it on for two hours before washing it off
- Apply petroleum jelly to the scalp, cover your head and leave it overnight
- Take 10 leaves of neem and tulsi and blend them to make a paste, then add coconut oil, apply it on the scalp and leave the mask overnight
- Make a hair mask of 2 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tbsp camphor, keep it overnight
- Mix salt and vinegar, spray on the hair and keep for 2 hours, then wash it off
- Take 10 cloves of garlic and make a paste, add lime juice and apply on the scalp, keep for 30 minutes and then wash it off, repeat weekly