Medicinal plants for crab lice

Herbal  remedies for crab lice

Phytotherapy:  Herbal remedies to treat crab lice

Among the main herbs we can use to get rid of crab lice, or diminish crab lice itching, we can distinguish the following:

Peppermint preparations are suitable to reduce crab lice itching
  • Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) (Clean the affected zone with the liquid from the infusion of the dried plant.)
  • Aloe (Aloe vera) Aloe possesses antiseptic, germicide, anti inflammatory, moisturizing and regenerative properties. Applied on the skin, it turns out to be one of the best remedies against bites of insects (Use aloe juice to rub the affected bitten parts)
  • Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) (Wash the affected part with the decoction of 30 g of dried plant per liter of water) (See toxicity of pennyroyal)
  • Mint (Mentha spp.) Mints can be used to diminish lice itching and avoid lice approaching. (scrub of the young plant above the skin)
  • Parsley (Petroselinum hortense) (Decoction of the dried plant. Wash the affected parts to keep off flies and crabs.)
  • Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) (Apply hazel water on the bites)
  • Anise (Pimpinella anisum) (Mix equal parts of anise oil and alcohol. Rub the affected part to ward off lice or crabs.)

Natural repellents for crab lice

Garlic oil is very effective against crab lice

To prevent or repel the attack of skin parasites, especially fleas, flies, lice, crab lice, and mosquitoes, we can use pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium). If a branch of this plant is scrubbed on the legs or other body part, these parasites will go away or will not dare to approach.

Another good way is to make a decoction of a couple of tablespoons of its dry leaves, place the liquid in a spray bottle and spray the affected area. In this way we will get a good natural repellent.

Crab lice treatment natural product

The following formula can also be very useful to be used instead of commercial crab lice killers:

Natural crab lice killer



  • Mix all the ingredients.


  • Apply it three times a day for thee consecutive days.
  • Remove the eggs exhaustively with a lice comb

Note: In order to avoid possible contagion, people living with you should follow the same treatment. The same should be applied to your classmates.

This treatment should not be applied on children. One should try this preparation in a little zone of the skin to test skin reactions, before using it on more wide zones.

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

30 March, 2024

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