As reported in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Australian researchers studied 126 people with dandruff, which is caused by a skin fungus. Subjects were given either an ordinary shampoo or one containing 5 percent tea tree oil. After four weeks, flaking was reduced 11 percent in the plain-shampoo group, but 41 percent in those who used tea tree oil.
It’s not a miracle cure, but if your dandruff shampoo isn’t working as well as you’d like, add a drop or two of tea tree oil each time you shampoo.
by Michael Castleman, Natural Health
The bark from the most common European elm, Ulnus procera, can be used medicinally. A decoction, made by boiling 1 oz fresh, inner bark in 1 1/4 pints water until reduced by half, is an astringent, soothing wash for wounds, skin problems and for dandruff.
The fresh, bruised leaves can also be used as a healing poultice for wounds or infused and used as a rinse for scurfy skin and dandruff.
From: The Complete Book of Herbs and Spices
For information on individual herbs visit: The Encyclopedia of Herbology
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