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Herbal Remedies For Pinworms

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Small threadlike worms called pinworms are the most common parasites that infect man. Quite a few herbal remedies can be tried to get rid of these worms. They get transmitted through contaminated food and water and multiply in the intestine of the host. The first symptom that is noticed is itching in the anal region which can progress to skin inflammation and pain. Children who are infected commonly experience irritability and a loss of weight. Information on the herbs that can be helpful is given below.



Few Home Remedies For Pinworms

  • Bromelain is an enzyme present in pineapple that is helpful to kill pinworms if taken internally. Capsules with this extract are also available in the market.

  • A rinse liquid made out of neem leaves can be gently applied on the anal region to clear the infection. Chewing a few leaves everyday is also recommended.

  • Tea tree oil has insecticide properties that are useful. Soaps and creams that contain this oil are to be used.

  • Pumpkin seeds are a good remedy used worldwide for pinworms. A handful of crushed seeds must be boiled in water and this concentrate is to be consumed regularly.

  • Just 2 cloves of garlic when eaten can kill these nasty worms in the intestine. A paste of garlic can also be applied topically.

  • Adding half a teaspoon of turmeric powder in bath water everyday can destroy the eggs of the parasite.


Tips For Managing Pinworms Naturally

  • Maintain strict personal hygiene to prevent recurrence of infection.

  • Wash bed sheets and covers in hot water to kill the eggs.

  • Nails must be clipped and cleaned to avoid spreading infection to others.

  • Hand wash with warm water and soap should be done several times a day.

Herbal remedies for pinworms are not only safe for the adults, they are mild enough to be used on children too. If the condition aggravates despite using herbs, it is time to visit the doctor. 


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Herbal Remedies For Pinworms