Archive collection of natural cures and home remedies for intestinal worms:
Intestinal worms can be effectively treated using common prescriptions like flubendazole, pyrvinium or pyrantel. These medicines are usually administered in two to three doses, with a fortnight difference between each consecutive dosage. However there might be situations where natural cure and home remedies may be equally effective.
The following home remedies may be effective for natural treatment of intestinal worms:
Papaya: Papaya seeds are very useful in treating and eliminating intestinal worms. Caricin which is effective in eliminating roundworms is present in ample quantity in papaya seeds. Powder the seeds and add one teaspoon of this powder in a cup of milk or water and drink on empty stomach in the morning, daily. Papaya leaves are also useful for treating intestinal worms. Make an infusion by taking 15grams of dry leaves and add about 250ml of boiling water to it. Add honey to it before drinking.
One tablespoon of fresh unripe papaya juice and equal quantity of honey mixed with three tablespoons of hot water can be taken to treat roundworms. If this is administered to adults, this should be followed by a dose of 30 to 60ml of castor oil mixed in 250ml of lukewarm milk after two hours. For children of seven to ten years of age, half of the dosage is sufficient and for children below three years, one tablespoon of this dosage is sufficient.
Garlic: Garlic is a very useful home cure for intestinal worms. Both garlic and its oil are useful for this purpose. Take three garlic cloves every morning for better results. Crush garlic cloves and the oil can be applied over the skin, as they are easily absorbed into the blood.
Coconut: Coconut is the most effective home cure to treat intestinal worms. Take one tablespoon of freshly ground coconut at breakfast, followed by 30 to 60ml of castor oil mixed in 250 to 375ml of lukewarm milk after three hours, should be taken.
Ash gourd: Shelled seeds of ash gourd promote tissue growth, especially when taken with coconut milk. This is specially effective for eliminating tapeworms.
Pumpkin: Take about one tablespoon of pumpkin seeds, peeled and crushed and add this to 250ml of boiling water to make an infusion and then drink it to expel the worms especially tapeworms from the intestines. It is however essential that the patient should fast for a day and empty the intestines by taking the juice of boiled dry prunes. Drink three to four glasses of pumpkin seeds infusion,the next day.
Pomegranate: The bark, the root and the stems of pomegranate are very effective in destroying the worms. However, the bark is the most effective of all to kill the worms. A cold decoction of the bark in dosage of 90 to 180 ml thrice a day should be given to the patient, at the intervals of one hour, for an adult. For children dosage should be 30 to 60 ml .
Belleric myroblan: Belleric myroblan , mixed with seeds of butea is a very effective in removing all intestinal parasites.It should be taken in doses of one teaspoon thrice a day.
Bamboo: Leaves of bamboo are very beneficial in destroying intestinal worms especially, threadworms. A decoction should be made using the leaves and consumed regularly for better results.
Vasaka: Fruits, bark, leaves and flowers of vasaka tree are helpful in removing the intestinal worms. Boil about 30 grams of bark and the root of vasaka tree in 500 ml of water till it is reduced to one third, to make a decoction. Take about 30ml of this twice or thrice a day for two or three days. The juice of the leaves of the tree can also be taken in doses of one teaspoon thrice a day.
Chirayata: An infusion made of chirayata is very effective in destroying the intestinal parasites.
Indian Aloe: Boil the leaves of Indian aloe in water and extract the juice from it and consume it regularly. This is very effective home cure for intestinal worms in children as the leaves have the properties to kill the intestinal worms.
Turmeric: Turmeric is an excellent home remedy for intestinal worms. Dry powder or juice of turmeric mixed in butter milk or water is highly beneficial for intestinal problem, especially chronic
Indian senna: Leaves of Indian senna is very effective in expelling intestinal worms. Steep about a dozen of the leaves in 60 ml of water and leave it overnight. Strain the liquid and drink in the morning on empty stomach.
Indian acalypha: Indian acalypha is very useful in killing intestinal worms. The juice of the leaves of the herb or its decoction, mixed with a little garlic, is very useful home cure for intestinal worms.
Wormwood: Wormwood is very useful in treating intestinal worms. The flowers are usually powdered and given in doses of 8 to 16 grams for roundworms and tapeworms.
The oil extracted from the plant is also helpful in killing intestinal worms. Mixed with eight times its weight of olive oil, it can be given in doses of 50 to 100 ml. An infusion can be prepared by mixing 2ml of wormwood oil in 120 ml of water, and be given as an enema for killing worms in the rectum.
East Indian rosebay: The root of this plant is used for killing intestinal worms. The milky juice of the plane also has similar property and can be used to kill the intestinal worms.
Parslane: Parslane can be used for diarrhea and dysentery, symptoms of intestinal worms. The seeds relieve the patient of the pain diarrhea and dysentery. They can be combined with fenugreek leaves , mint juice and powdered mango seeds before consuming it.
Calamus: Calamus can also be used as a home cure for intestinal worms. The powdered root can be used for this purpose.
Hyssop: Hyssop is very useful in killing intestinal worms. An infusion made of this herb or the juice extracted from the leaves, can be taken twice or thrice a day. This helps in getting rid of roundworms.
The patient should initially be kept on an exclusive fresh-fruit diet for four or five days. This should be followed by a well balanced light diet of fruits, vegetables, milk and
whole meal bread. Avoid food rich in refined sugar content.
Preventing recurrence of Intestinal worms
Hygiene plays an important role in prevention of growth and transmission of intestinal worms. Few simple steps can prevent recurrences of intestinal worms.
- All family members should undergo worms treatment simultaneously, even if there are no visible signs of infection in some of the members.
- Immediate environment should be cleaned. This would involve disinfection of clothes, bed, toys and others.
- Brush teeth regularly
- Keeping nails short and get rid of nail biting habits in your child
- Wash hands with sanitizer before taking meal and after going to toilet
- Do not shake the bed inside room, as it can spread eggs into other areas of the living room
- Avoid fatty foods like cream, butter, oil and all flesh foods.
- Warm water enema can be taken daily during the all fruit diet to cleanse the bowels of intestinal worms