What are Intestinal Worms?Intestinal worms are parasites, which thrive in the intestines of another organism. Parasites enter the human body in one of four ways through food and water, through transmitting agents, such as a mosquito and sexual contact and also through nose and skin. Even though there are thousands of parasites that infect humans, only four are very harmful.
Roundworm (spreads through food and water)
Pinworm (spreads from person to person)
Whipworm (spreads through food and water)
Tapeworm (spreads by eating raw or undercooked meats)
Symptoms of Intestinal WormsWorms can live within our intestines for years without causing any symptoms. But they start troubling us with some of the following symptoms:
Passing a worm in stool
Itching around the rectum (where you excrete solid waste)
Common Causes of Intestinal Worms
Eating contaminated food
Drinking contaminated water
Using human excretion as fertilizer
Poor personal hygiene
Eating raw and uncooked meat
Home Remedies for Intestinal WormsCarrots for Treating Intestinal Parasites:
Carrots are known for treating intestinal worms. Grate 2 pieces of carrot and eat them on an empty stomach in the morning. Doing this daily will not only help get rid of parasites but also prevent parasite attack in the future.
Raw Papaya Juice: Natural Way to Kill Parasites
1 tablespoon raw Papaya juice mixed with 1 teaspoon of honey to be taken, first thing in the morning. This should be followed by a glass of warm milk, to which add 1 teaspoon of castor oil. This treatment should be done for 2 days.
Pomegranate Bark: Toxic to Intestinal Worms
A mixture of pomegranate bark and water should be given thrice a day to adults and children suffering from worm infestation. The bark of pomegranate tree contains punicine, which is highly toxic to intestinal worms.
Pumpkin Seeds: Natural Remedy for Tapeworms
A mixture of ground pumpkin seeds and water can help to expel tapeworms.
Garlic: Anti-parasitic Agent
Garlic has strong anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. Eating 3 cloves of raw garlic per day can help get rid of all types of intestinal worms.
Coconut to Kill and Expel Parasites:
Coconut is another useful remedy for intestinal worms. Take a tablespoon of ground coconut during breakfast followed by 30ml of castor oil after two and half hours.
Wormwood and Olive Oil:
Wormwood is a powerful herb that has been used since ancient times to treat intestinal worms. Drink a mixture of wormwood oil and olive oil to get rid of worms.
Bitter Gourd Juice and Buttermilk:
Have a mixture of a tablespoon of bitter gourd juice with a glass of buttermilk once a day for three days continuously. This is another effective home remedy to get rid of intestinal worms.