Coconut Oil and Head Louse

The studies below found some significant facts regarding health effects of certain food.  This is an attempt by us to interpret the findings so that it could be implemented in everyday health practices.  It has to be understood that good eating habits are necessary for optimal health and that means that a variety of good foods have to be consumed every day.  We do believe that some food has medicinal value and could be used to help in the prevention and support of treatment in certain illnesses.  However, if it is not part of a good nutritious diet, it might lose its value.    Although we do believe in the power of natural food, we absolutely do not claim to cure any disease through the consumption of specific foods.

Ian F Burgess, Elizabeth R Brunton, Nazma A Burgess. Clinical trial showing superiority of a coconut and anise spray over permethrin 0.43% lotion for head louse infestation.   ISRCTN96469780. Eur J Pediatr. 2010 Jan ;169(1):55-62. Epub 2009 Apr 3.

Permethrin is the most widely used for head louse, but it seems that there is some evidence of resistance from several countries and anecdotal reports from Germany suggest that permethrin lotion is now less effective. In this study the researchers compared the use of the conventional treatment with that of coconut oil and anise spray. They concluded that, although permethrin lotion is still effective for some people, the coconut and anise spray can be a significantly more effective alternative treatment.