Worms developed in human body due to parasites residing in an individual’s gastrointestinal tract. Having worms in the stomach is a common problem and almost everyone faces this problem at least once in their lifetime. However, the problem is more common among children who walk barefoot, eat with dirty hands and eat partially uncooked food. Walking in the contaminated areas attracts germs, especially those worms-causing parasites. If partially cooked food is consumed, kids ingest worm eggs and larvae with it. Infected water can also allow some parasites to enter the body.
Parasites of various kinds mainly breed in the intestines. There can be tapeworms, roundworms, pinworms, threadworms, hookworms, and many more to attack children. Although it is important to consult a doctor for identifying the type of worms affecting the child, you may control their breeding using some home remedies. The first thing to do is to give fibrous food to your child. Worms may get out of the body because of rigorous bowel movement. In addition, let your child drink a lot of water so the toxins and chemicals are also eliminated from the body.
An effective home remedy for treating worms is the use of garlic. You can put a few garlic cloves in the shoes of the child. While walking, these will be crushed to produce some oil. This oil is usually absorbed by the body and is then forced to reach the intestines. The garlic oil’s worm-killing properties eliminate these parasites in the intestines. Another remedy can be applied through freshly ground coconut. A tablespoon of it can be given to the child during the breakfast. Then, after 2-3 hours, you should give him/her a dose of castor oil. Repeat this remedy until worms are completely eliminated. Coconut remedy is a cure for almost all types of worms.
Taking a cup of grated carrots in the morning can also treat threadworms. This should be eaten without another food item in your meal. Another effective home remedy for tapeworms is to use ripe pumpkin seeds. Prepare an infusion by peeling and crushing these seeds. However, fasting is necessary a day before giving this infusion. On the fasting day, one has to take the juice of dry prunes that are boiled. This juice makes the intestines empty. After that, three tumblers of the prepared infusion should be given to the person on the next day. Try this remedy for your child only if he/she is old enough to follow this schedule. Else, you may try the other mentioned remedies. All these home remedies are quite effective in treating worms and parasites in children.