As a retired public school teacher, I can attest to the need for naturally safe and effective treatments for head lice. Therefore, the following statement is significant:
"Researchers have compared the effectiveness of a coconut oil and anise spray versus the commonly prescribed permethrin lotion for the treatment of head lice. The coconut oil/anise spray was significantly more effective at treating head lice, successfully curing 82 percent of cases, compared to the 42 percent cure rate of permethrin lotion."
Neem oil as cure and preventative: