Home Remedies for Intestinal Worm Treatment

Written by Lari Warjri, B.A. | 

Article Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Jul 16, 2019

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.

They are:
  • 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 Worms

Worms can live within our intestines for years without causing any symptoms. But they start troubling us with some of the following symptoms:
  • Stomach pain

  • Diarrhea

  • Dysentery

  • Weight loss

  • Tiredness

  • 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

  • Poor sanitation

  • Using human excretion as fertilizer

  • Poor personal hygiene

  • Eating raw and uncooked meat

Home Remedies for Intestinal Worms

Carrots for Treating Intestinal Parasites:

Carrots are known for treating intestinal worms, as they are rich in fiber. Munch 2 carrots on an empty stomach in the morning. Doing this daily will not only help you get rid of parasites, but also prevent parasite attack in the future.

Carrots Help Get Rid of Intestinal Worms

Raw Papaya Juice: Natural Way to Kill Parasites

1 tablespoon of raw papaya juice mixed with 1 teaspoon of honey needs to be taken, first thing in the morning. This should be followed by a glass of warm milk, to which 1 teaspoon of castor oil needs to be added. 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 the 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 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.

Garlic Kills 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. Castor oil needs to be taken after two and a 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.

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Vicvic, Uzbekistan

Try Albendazole [for typeworm cleansing a cluster with woodworm potion would be good] also black seed oil is very helpful ( black cumin or Nigella)

kushal007, India

i have worm in stomach ,every time i take medicin it feels like that they are cured ,but afer some month it start irretateing me againg,tell me the best medicin and how to take it. currenty i m usseing X worm or cipla

PS1972, India

Which tablet is suggested for treatment of intestinal worms?

verma56, India

my 3yrs old daughter is not gaining weight.due to tape worms. in stomach.

jackymaame, Ghana

I eat a lot but i am loosing weight everyday.i feel nausea.. Please help me