Remedies for stomach worms

Home Remedies For Stomach Worms

Intestinal worms are a common problem from which thousands of people suffer. Having parasites in stomach could lead to weight loss, loss of appetite, vomiting and constant tiredness. These worms live as parasites in intestinal wall and interfere in our health causing many discomfort.

Reasons for worms’ infestation in our systems are

  • Eating raw meat
  • Eating unwashed soiled vegetables
  • Unhygienic environment,
  • Drinking contaminated water
  • Improper sanitation
  • Weakened immune system

Presence of intestinal worms can lead to weight loss, abdominal pain, bloating, gas stomach ache,  fatigue etc. These worms are common both in children and adults. Intestinal worms can cause serious health issues in pregnant women.  Many over the counter top medicines are available to get rid of the worms. It is highly recommended to take at least once a year one of these medicines to get rid of  parasites from the system. Sometimes home remedies can also help without causing any side effects and help to take out tapeworms, pinworms, whipworm, fluke worms from the intestine. These simple home remedies are listed below.

  • Neem leaves: Biting and chewing fresh neem leaves helps to get rid of worms. Neems are generally known for their antimicrobial properties. Healthy neem leaves can be chewed or paste made of the leaves can be consumed morning in empty stomach.
  • Garlic: Garlic has pungent odor. Eating raw garlic in empty stomach followed by drinking glass of water acts on stomach worms.  Drinking garlic tea also helpful.
  • Other herbs: Herbs like anise, curled mint, black walnuts, barberry are good remedies to stop growth of the worms in stomach. Tincture extracts of these herbs with alcohol or glycerin, powdered form – all are helpful remedies.
  • Pumpkin seeds: Presence of a chemical called cucurbitacin in pumpkin seeds has a different effect on worms. This chemical paralyses the works. Grind few pumpkin seeds with coconut and water. Drink this liquid in empty stomach before morning coffee/tea for about a week.
  • Papaya and seeds of papaya: Unripen papaya is highly recommended for treating intestinal worms. Cut raw papaya, add a tsp of honey and glass of warm milk and blend like smoothie and drink in empty stomach. Likewise, consuming a mixture of papaya seeds and honey clears stool with parasites. To flush the system drink warm water.
  • Beets, carrots, and pomegranate: including beets and carrots in daily diet is good for removing intestine worms. You can make beet juice, carrot juice, carrot salad to include in your daily diet.
  • Pomegranate: Drinking pomegranate juice without sugar or eating pomegranate is good for this condition. Prepare paste of pomegranate skin, add little honey, and consume.
  • Probiotics: Probiotics like yogurt help keep digestive tract health. It keeps stomach flora in balance.
  • Turmeric: Add a teaspoon of turmeric to a glass of buttermilk and mix well. Drinking this daily will hep to get rid of worms.
  • Healthy immune system: Include foods rich in vitamin D, Vitamin C, and zinc in your diet. Take Vitamin supplements to fulfill your daily needs. Compromised immune system will invite sickness. It will become difficult to get rid of parasites if you have weakened immune system. Learn to strengthen immune system.
  • Diet: Go for simple carbohydrates and less fat foods. Avoid sugar and sweets. Such foods support growth of the worms.

It is recommended to take medicines to avoid growth of intestinal worms. If you have a weakened immune system due to surgery or age or stress and exposed to such conditions where parasites can get into your system, then chances of getting parasite infestation is high. In such cases avoid traveling, watch for poor sanitation and poor hygiene as these places harbor intestinal parasites. Practice washing fruits, vegetables, and your hands thoroughly before eating food.

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: January 11, 2023

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