Study of the Effectiveness of Some Raw Plants and Materials in the Treatment of Pediculosis in Najaf province Iraq
Keywords:pediculosis, raw plant, sodium chloride, mercury, vinegar
Head lice are a public health problem and resistance to over-the-counter medications is a source of concern for many. The current study was conducted to evaluate the activity of three plants as a natural alternative to medical pesticides to treat pediculosis in Najaf province ,Iraq. It was noted that the Lawsonia Inermis plant (Henna paste) mixed with mercury has scored the highest effectiveness for killing lice in two hours from the first use by 100% followed by the Allium cepa juice mixed with Curcuma longa plant, where the rate of killing 80% of the second use and finally vinegar mixed with sodium chloride (food salt) by 46.66%. our suggestion that these blended Materials give better results than if they were alone and are excellent alternatives to medical pesticides.
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