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Quassia remedy for head lice

Other Names: Quassia, Bitter Ash, Bitter Quassia, Picrasma Excelsa
Traditional Usages:  Loss of Appetite,  Cirrhosis of the Liver, Eliminate Worms, Indigestion, Anorexia, Constipation, Anemia, Anxiety, Sedaitve, Skin Wash for Scabies, Fleas and other Parasites,
Resources: US, West Indies, Suriname
Parts Used: Bark, Wood, Leaves
Health Warning: Long term use as a treatment should be avoided.

Quassia – Herbal remedy for Head Lice: Infuse one teaspoon of the bark of quassia in a cup of boiling water. Let it cool down and apply on the scalp. Leave for 10-minutes then rinse and blow dry.

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