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Lice Liver Lymph System

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Although there have been good commercial products available for a number of years, parasites have a way of developing immunity to our best efforts. Because lice lay eggs which later hatch out, it is necessary to repeat alternative treatments at least twice at appropriate intervals.


Bruise a handful of Anise seed and add to 4 oz of petroleum jelly. Use a double boiler to gently simmer at low heat for at least an hour.
Strain and pour into appropriate ointment container and let set up. Apply to affected area and cover with saran wrap for one hour before washing out.
(Also see How To Make a Salve)


Use either petroleum jelly or mayonnaise in the hair, covering well down to the roots. Wrap the hair in saran wrap for 1 hour. Wash hair (may require two washings). This will smother the lice. Follow up with a fine toothed comb to remove eggs. It should be repeated to get any eggs left behind that could hatch out.

Any problems of the liver must be attended by a medical professional. The most important herb to assist and help heal the liver is Milk thistle. Dandelion is also a good liver herb.

  1. Combine ¼ oz chicory flowers, ¼ oz sweet woodruff, ½ oz dandelion root, ½ oz speedwell. Use 1 tsp in ½ cup boiling hot water, steeped 8 minutes. Take 1 cup daily in mouthful doses.
  2. Combine 1¼ oz restharrow root, ¼ oz alder buckthorn bark, 1¼ oz yellow gentian root, 2 oz peppermint. Use 1 tsp in ½ cup boiling hot water steeped 8 minutes. Take 1 cup daily in mouthful doses.
  3. Keep on hand a tea made to your own taste that is composed of any combination of dandelion, chicory, licorice, turmeric, ginger, anise, caraway, celery seed, dill, clove, fennel, mint, rosemary and vanilla beans (for taste). Obviously, not all are used, but some of them according to personal taste. Use 1 tsp per cup of boiling water, steeped 7 minutes and take 1 cup daily.
  4. Drink dandelion tea daily.
  5. Combine ½ oz juniper berries, 1 oz dandelion root, ¼ oz marshmallow root, ¼ oz ginger root. Simmer herbs in 1 pint of water for 10 minutes, then cool and strain. Take ½ cup 3 times daily.
You will need tinctures of the following herbs
Milk thistle
Fringe tree bark

Combine 2 tsp milk thistle tincture, 1 tsp vervain ticture, 1 tsp balmony tincture, 1 tsp fringe tree bark tincture to create a compounded tincture. Take 1/2 tsp 3 times a day and gradually build upto taking 1 tsp 3 times a day.

Cleansers for the lymph system are

A fruit based diet is essential.

©1998 by Ernestina Parziale, CH