Pediculicide effect of a Eucaliptus globulus L formulation
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Rev Chilena Infectol. 2016 Aug;33(4):433-437. [Pediculicide effect of a Eucaliptus globulus L formulation]. [Article in Spanish] Avello M, Fernández P, Fernández M, Schulz B, De Diego M, Mennickent S, Novoa P, Pastene E.
INTRODUCTION: Pediculosis capitis is a public health problem with a high prevalence. The emergence of parasite resistance to conventional pediculicide is of great concern worldwide.
OBJECTIVE: To develop alternatives pediculicide, effective and safe, based on the essential oil of Eucaliptus globulus.
METHOD: Through bioassays active concentrations ranges of the essential oil were established, and proceeded to develop a standardized, stable, pharmaceutical form, evaluating its effects on our population.
RESULTS: The results showed 100% effectiveness; short time of death, ovicidal action, activity on the adhesion of the egg, and low toxicity.
DISCUSSION: In addition to great effect, the inability of the parasite to become resistant to the chemical composition of the essential oil makes this formulation an alternative to the problem of head lice solution.