Herbal Remedies for Worms

Several types of worms can infest the human digestive tract, and specific symptoms are associated with each one. Pinworms are one of the most common worms in children throughout the world. The worms inhabit the upper large intestine, but the female emerges from the anus at night to lay eggs. Intense itchiness often accompanies the infection. When the patient scratches the anus, the eggs go under the fingernails and can be swallowed by the same patient, causing reinfection, or they can be passed to other children.

An infection of pinworms is often not serious, and at times is best treated with courses of garlic syrup and other antiworm remedies. Calendula and plantain cream or salve is helpful around the anus to control itching.

Herbs Used To Treat Worms

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Garlicantiparasitic, anthelminticfresh cloves with food
Quassiaantiparasitic, anthelmintictincture
Rueanthelmintictincture, tea
Sweet Annieantiparasitictincture
Wormseedanthelmintictea
Wormwoodanthelmintictea, tincture
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