(Last Updated On: February 4, 2021)
Have you seen some of your friends, who eat more but stay thin?
Have you ever thought about where the food in their tummy has gone?
Okay, their metabolism factor may be great, but they never put on weight. The main reason, they may suffer from intestinal worms.
Have you experienced stomach upsets very often?
Do you find yourself suffering from fatigue? Then please get ready for the bad news. There is a chance, you harbor the wily intestinal worms in your holy tummy. They are gobbling up the food at a fast pace and your body has gone shorn of nutrients. Did the thought give you the creeps? Well, it did to me. But I solved the problem with the help of home remedies.
What are intestinal worms?
They are best known as parasites located in the gastrointestinal tract. There are many types, but the most common are whipworm, tapeworm, pinworm, and roundworm. Would you believe that some worms can suck blood? Well, they do, and it promotes loss of blood and iron deficiency.
In the process, the immune system takes a hit and your body becomes prone to simple infections. And we think that mosquitoes are the only organisms to suck blood and swat them to death? Is it not true?
How do they get inside our bodies?
They enter via various methods. Thro transmission agents such as mosquitoes and through our facial organs like the nose. Some also enter via the skin. The most common causes are poor hygiene, weak immune system, drinking contaminated water, exposure to parasite-infected areas, and consumption of undercooked, raw meat.
Usually, the infection occurs more in tropical/subtropical regions. But, infections can happen all over the world.
Symptoms of worms
- Stomach pain
- Bad breath
- Frequent hunger pangs
- Infrequent bouts of sleep
- Leg pain
- Nutritional disorders
- Weight Loss
A parasite is best defined as an organism that feeds off other organisms such as humans or animals.
Tapeworms – they can grow to a staggering 10 feet if conditions are favorable. Yes, they can live in humans for many years.
Flukes – the worm which finds easy shelter in tissues, blood as well as intestines.
Hookworms – Usually, the major source of infections are soil (infected) and human feces. They are smaller than half an inch. They are more commonly found in small intestines.
Pinworms – also called threadworms. They are found mostly in children. Usually, their place is in the colon and rectum.
Trichinosis Worms – They are roundworms and get passed mainly through animals. If you consume undercooked meat containing the larvae of these worms, then you can suffer from different symptoms.
Intestinal parasite infections may be quite hard to detect, and you may not know even if you are harboring these worms. Although most of the time, there are no symptoms, infected individuals may develop mild symptoms like the ones given below.
If you are infested with tapeworms, then the symptoms are
- Allergic reactions
- In the case of flukes, you can suffer from fatigue and fever.
The symptoms of hookworm infections are
- Itching skin
- Itches in skin
- Pinworms will cause an itching sensation in the children around their anal areas.
Trichinosis – They travel via the bloodstream and can cause various symptoms. Some are
- Tenderness in muscles
- Swelling of face
- Inability to respond to light
How To Get Rid Of Worms In Humans Naturally
Agreed, there are many over-the-counter medications and prescribed medicines for intestinal parasites. However, you need to take conventional medication for getting rid of intestinal worms.
Following are some easy methods to get rid of intestinal worms
One of the easiest natural remedies to expel intestinal worms. A good anti-parasite agent. The oil is the best way to cure the symptoms. Drink one teaspoon of coconut oil on an empty stomach. The oil contains medium-chain triglycerides which can boost the immune system as well as expel the parasites from the body.
Known for its anti-parasitic qualities since the ancient ages. It has amino acids containing sulfur. It is the main reason for the antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial qualities. The popular method is to consume three raw garlic cloves on an empty stomach in the morning. Do the same for one week. You can get rid of all intestinal worms. The other antibacterial compounds are ajoene and allicin.
3. Unripe Papaya
The treatment, you can find in the ancient Ayurveda texts. Unripe papaya fruit has the enzyme papain, known for its anthelmintic properties. The seeds of papaya contain a medicinal substance known as ricin. It can easily expel intestinal worms.
You can note down the procedure.
- One tablespoon of raw papaya juice with four tablespoons of hot water and honey.
- Just drink the morning with an empty stomach.
The other method.
- Grind papaya seeds into powder.
- Mix two teaspoons with a cup of warm milk.
- You can follow the procedure for three days.
Prepare a drink by mixing papaya seeds powder, one teaspoon of coconut oil, coconut milk in one cup. You can also mix one teaspoon of honey. Drink in the morning for one week.
4. Pumpkin Seeds
Long used since ancient times. The medicinal component in pumpkin seeds is cucurbitacin. It has anti-parasitic properties to paralyze unwanted organisms. So, they cannot hold onto the intestine walls and can get eliminated from the body.
- Roast the pumpkin seeds.
- Crush them.
- Mix one tablespoon of honey and pumpkin seeds.
- Consume every morning on an empty stomach.
5. Indian Lilac (Neem)
One of the best anti-parasitic medicine. In the olden days, people used to clean their teeth with the bark and twigs of this tree. It not only kills the parasites but can also remove toxins created from the dead bodies of the organisms.
- You can take one tablespoon (dry neem flowers).
- Fry it with butter or ghee.
- Consume them with boiled rice.
- Be careful. It will have a bad taste.
- Grind the neem leaves to a fine powder.
- Now consume one teaspoon with one cup of water.
- Do this activity every week on an empty stomach.
- Then give a break of one week.
- Then repeat.
Pregnant women should refrain from doing this activity.
This vegetable has a rich quantity of beta-carotene. This component can easily destroy the intestinal worms’ eggs. The other ingredients such as zinc and Vitamin C can support the immune system. The procedure is as follows –
- You can grate the carrots
- Consume them on an empty stomach in the morning.
- Refrain from consuming other food in the morning.
- Practice this habit every day for at least a week to eliminate intestinal worms.
The medicinal component is called eugenol. Known for its anthelmintic and germicidal properties. The intestinal parasites including their larvae get destroyed.
- Take one teaspoon of cloves.
- Make them to the fine powder.
- Now boil the powder in a bowl with water for ten minutes.
- Steep the mixture.
- Now consume them three times a day for the week.
Another powder, that can be easily found in the Indian kitchen. An excellent remedy for intestine worms. Medicinal benefits are relief from nausea, gastric problems, and abdominal pain. All the mentioned are symptoms of intestinal worms.
- Take one teaspoon of turmeric and mix it with half a cup of buttermilk.
- Take the mixture for three days.
- The medicinal component is curcumin known for its antimicrobial properties.
Another ingredient that is commonly found in Indian recipes is ginger. Though they add a unique taste to the dish, they can also help in flushing the intestinal worms. The procedure is as follows –
- You can add ginger (two pieces minced into small pieces) to a cup of water.
- Stir completely and boil the mixture in a bowl.
- Keep the flame in simmer for five minutes.
- Strain. Let the mixture come to normal temperature.
- The medicinal component is gingerol and it also enhances the digestion process.
Cinnamon is one of the Natural cures for parasites and fungus. Cinnamon is used for many
common health issues including, nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, intestinal colic, and digestive atony associated with cold & debilitated conditions. it has been found to help treat vomiting and nausea in adults. it contains mind astringency properties.
11. Neem leaves
Neem leaves are mostly used in India for many health conditions. it has been found effective in curing parasite worms. there are few anti-parasitic properties found in neem leaves which quickly destroy worms in the stomach. neem also detoxify the human body and clears out toxins.
Pomegranate leaves and fruit contains an anthelmintic compound in high amount, also called
punitive, both these can clear out many types of parasitic worms. it has been used for centuries in many countries.
The above-mentioned remedies can no doubt enhance the cleansing process in the intestines. It can also expel the worms in the stomach. You can also do them in the diet. You can consume more carrots, pineapples, green leafy veggies, and fish rich in fatty acids. And as a rule, refrain from consuming too much-refined carbohydrates and sugar.
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