• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2022, Volume: 15, Issue: 36, Pages: 1823-1826

Original Article

Madre de Cacao and Sunflower as Human Lice Eradicator

Received Date:03 February 2022, Accepted Date:21 June 2022, Published Date:22 September 2022


Objectives: To control human lice by using the natural resources in the locality of the city of Tabuk in the form of plant extracts (Gliricidia sepium and Helianthus annuus extracts). In addition, the researchers wanted to prove the effectiveness of using the Madre de cacao and sunflower extracts. The ultimate aim of this research is the introduction of reliable lice eradicators to the locals of Tabuk City boundaries who can’t afford to buy commercialized lice eradicators. Methods: In every treatment, it has a constant level of recommended volume of mixed extract of Madre de cacao and sunflower. The purpose was to observe the effectiveness of the mixture and to determine the most effective ratio of mixed extract volume. Each trial possesses a time interval of five days. The total number of lice was determined by adding the number of lice died and the number of alive after the application. Findings: Madre de cacao and sunflower are effective in eradicating human lice. The appropriate ratio of combined Madre de cacao and sunflower extract in eradicating human lice is 1:1. Novelty: This kind of natural lice eradicator is safe for the health of human beings due to its low toxic level. Human lice infestation is a big factor that may disturb the academic performance and health of children. So, these organic extracts may help address this health problem of kids.

Keywords: Madre De Cacao; Herbal Treatment; Chemical Tretment; Lice; Sunflower Extract


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