Worms are parasites that live in the gastrointestinal tract. Common
in children, the types of worms include: tapeworms, threadworms, hookworms,
pinworms, or roundworms.
Improper disposal of human waste, walking barefoot on contaminated
soil, and ingestion of the eggs or larvae from uncooked or partially
They cause loss of appetite and loss
of weight, diarrhea, anemia,
colon disorders, and rectal itching. Worm infestation also causes
poor absorption of essential nutrients. Because the worms tend to
come outside of the anus in the warmth of the bed, check this area
of the child after going to sleep if you suspect worms.
An old folk remedy: cut up an onion and soak it for 12 hours
in a quart of water; then squeeze the juice out and take for four
days. This juice will kill and expel the worms. Take as much juice
as possible, fasting while taking it.
There are many herbs that kill worms. Check with the doctor about
prescription medications to kill the worms.
Herbal Medicine Formulas and Recipes
Garlic capsules, 2 capsules 3 times per
day, (odorless garlic), for adults. Pumpkin extract, contains zinc,
aids in expelling worms.
- Aloe, false (rattlesnake-master)
- Aloe vera
- Agrimony, small-flower
- Areca nut (betel nut)
- Ash, prickly
- Balsam fir
- Bergamot, wild (purple bee-balm)
- Betony, wood
- Bistort root
- Black-eyed Susan, root
- Buckbean (bogbean)
- Buckthorn bark
- Butternut bark
- Beech, American
- Cardinal flower
- Carrot, wild
- Castor Bean
- Cayenne pepper
- Fern, male
- Fern, female
- Ipecac, American
- Indigo, wild
- Mulberry root
- Oak, white, bark
- Oak, Jerusalem
- Pau d'arco
- Poplar, berk
- Pumpkin seed
- Quack grass
- Queen Anne's lace
- St. John's wort
- Sesame seeds
- Strawberry leaves
- Thistle, Canada
- Walnut, black
Personal hygiene is important. If you scratch the anus, the worm
eggs can be transmitted to anything that is handled.
Use sodium chloride (table salt), a heavily salted diet, for children
with pinworms for one to two weeks. Use areca nut (betel nut) for
tapeworm. Drink male fern (aspidium) in a tea three times daily. Pinkroot,
wormseed, and wormwood are good for all types of intestinal worms.
Eat black walnut extract, pumpkin and sesame seeds, fig juice or figs,
and chaparral tea or tablets on an empty stomach 3 times
Do not eat meats that are not fully cooked or meats that are left
out of the refrigerator for too long. Avoid pork until the disorder
is corrected. For severe infestation use high colonics.
Children should be under a doctor's care.
Children get roundworms more than other types. Because of the associated
nutritional deficiency, one must take large amounts of all supplements.
A well-balanced diet is important.