(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 can start troubling us with some of the following symptoms:
• Stomach pain
• Weight loss
• Passing a worm in your 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 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.
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 1 teaspoon of Castor oil has been added. This treatment should be done for 2 days.
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.
A mixture of ground pumpkin seeds and water can help to expel tapeworms.
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 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 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.
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.