Helminths are parasitic worms that no one is immune to infection. According to statistics, more than 80% of the world's population is infected with worms. Medicines should be used in helminth infestation. Folk remedies for the treatment of worms in humans are often used as adjunctive therapy. But before you start treatment, you need to understand why helminth parasites infect the body and what their symptoms are.
The routes of infection depend on the type of worm, but most often the infection occurs for several main reasons, described below:
- poor hand hygiene;
- close contact with pets;
- the use of bad fried meat;
- intake of fish that has undergone insufficient heat or salt treatment;
- drinking untreated water;
- consumption of poorly washed fruits and vegetables.
Each of the factors causes its own type of helminthiasis. The parasitic worm, depending on its species, has a body of different sizes and its own structural features. These types of helminths are treated with folk remedies and medicines.
Types of worms and characteristic symptoms
The most common types of helminths are:
- liver fluke;
- pork tapeworm.
Ascaris and pinworms live in the human gut and have similar symptoms. Infection occurs through contact with a sick person who spreads the parasite's eggs into the environment through contact with objects.
These types of parasites are characterized by the following symptoms:
- lower abdominal pain;
- rare stools followed by constipation;
- itching in the anus;
- poor appetite and nausea;
- increased irritability.
All these signs clearly indicate the presence of uninvited guests in the body. If you do not remove the worms from a person in time, then in the future this will lead to serious health problems.
Opisthorchiasis and hepatic fluke choose the main human digestive gland, the liver, as their habitat. Invasion occurs when eating fish of the cyprinid family, which has undergone poor processing during cooking, frying or salting. Also, these types of parasites can be transmitted through unprocessed meat. Typical signs of flukes are:
- broken chair;
- pain in the right hypochondrium;
- nausea and bitterness in the mouth.
Subsequently, these worms in humans lead to chronic pathologies of the liver and bile ducts, from which it is then almost impossible to get rid of. Removing helminths from the body of this species is quite a complex process and requires inpatient treatment. Metals can be cured only with the help of drugs.
The main carriers of Trichinella are mammals. Consumption of poorly processed meat from domestic pigs, bears and wild boars causes infection in humans. Symptoms of infection in humans are rapidly developing allergic reactions, damage to blood vessels and joints. During this period, there may be a rise in temperature to 39 degrees and more, as well as muscle pain. Folk anthelmintics allow you to paralyze Trichinella and remove them from the body.
Vlasoglav, which causes a disease such as trichuria, has similar symptoms to pinworms and roundworms. The invasion occurs by getting the parasite's eggs through contaminated soil, vegetables, fruits and dirty hands on which the larvae have fallen. To remove the parasite, it is necessary to use anthelmintics for humans.
Swine tapeworm causes such a dangerous type of helminth infestation as cysticercosis. Infection can only be transmitted from person to person or badly fried beef. This type of parasite can cause severe intoxication and an allergic reaction. The tapeworm most often parasitizes the organs of the digestive system, but its larvae can affect other organs, including the brain. In humans, the parasite is difficult to treat with folk remedies.
Depending on the type of helminth infestation, a specific anthelmintic is prescribed, which is best used in combination with diet therapy and herbal medicine. The traditional method can be used in conjunction with non-traditional, which allows you to remove worms in folk ways.
The treatment of worms with folk remedies is carried out in most cases when the parasites affect the human digestive system. But most effectively they help eliminate the worms that inhabit the gut. You can get rid of worms in folk ways while taking medication.
The remedies for worms in adults are slightly different from those that can be used in children.
You can treat worms in adults with herbal decoctions for oral use. Enemas are used only if the worms inhabit the intestines.
Folk recipes often contain the following herbal ingredients:
- onion and garlic.
Tansy is a remedy against worms, which is most often included in anthelmintic recipes. The herb has an excellent anthelmintic effect and is able to quickly repel parasitic worms. At home, a drink is prepared from crushed leaves and inflorescences of grass in this way: a tablespoon of the plant is brewed in a glass of hot water. Drink three doses before meals. You can remove helminths with tansy within two weeks. Sensitive to it are roundworms, pinworms and whip.
Alternative treatments include wormwood-based infusions. At home, a decoction of herbs is prepared as follows: a teaspoon of crushed plant is poured into a glass of hot, boiled water. The drink should be infused for one hour and only then drained. Take 2 tablespoons before meals up to three times. The plant is considered highly toxic, so it should be taken with extreme caution. Wormwood decoction is often used in anthelmintic therapy, as it is possible to remove worms very quickly. Its anthelmintic effect lies in the fact that the infusion paralyzes the parasites and they lag behind the intestinal mucosa. It is strictly forbidden to use helminths in children.
Ferns are also on the list of worm control herbs. It is most commonly used to expel tapeworm, which includes swine tapeworm and bovine tapeworm. The grass belongs to many poisonous plants, so it is used with extreme caution. Folk medicine offers to prepare the following medicinal drink at home with this plant: 1 tbsp. l. crushed plant is poured a glass of boiled water. After a quarter of an hour you can take 1/4 cup on an empty stomach. It should be noted that herbal medicine does not help expel helminths, but only paralyzes them. Therefore, after taking the drug, it is recommended to take an anthelmintic drug.
Effective folk remedies include herbal remedies. The most popular recipe, which is prepared at home to expel roundworms and pinworms, is a decoction of tansy, bitter wormwood and chamomile. Each of the herbs is taken in equal proportions and mixed. From the resulting collection you will need 1 tbsp. l. a mixture that is mixed with boiling water. In the evening drink half a glass of the drink, and the second - on an empty stomach in the morning.
The following folk remedy against worms in humans helps in the fight against flukes: tansy, centenarian, wormwood, mint leaves and buckthorn bark are taken in the same amount and mixed. Take 1 teaspoon of components from the mixture and boil in boiling water in an amount of 1 cup. This method is not suitable for expulsion, but the active components of the plant paralyze the parasite and allow it to come out after taking anthelmintics.
Onion infusion is also often used in the treatment of helminthiasis with folk remedies. To prepare it, the fruits are cleaned, crushed, placed in a half-liter jar, which is half filled with the resulting slurry, and the other half is poured with vodka. After 10 days the tincture can be taken 1 tbsp. l. before eating.
It is worth remembering that in the expulsion of worms folk remedies without the use of drugs may not help. A phytotherapist can tell you how to get rid of worms by folk methods.
Folk remedies with the help of herbal medicine in children are not welcome. Methods of treatment for children include the use of the following herbal and natural products:
- garlic and onion;
- pumpkin seeds.
At home, prepare a decoction of unripe, peeled walnuts, which is taken in an amount of 1 tbsp. L and pour freshly boiled water in an amount of 1 cup. This decoction is mainly used to remove pinworms. The resulting drink is taken half an hour after cooking on an empty stomach. The treatment lasts for 10 days.
Pumpkin seeds are a popular folk remedy for treating worms that can get rid of worms. Every morning a child on an empty stomach should be given a handful of raw seeds.
You can treat roundworms and pinworms in a child with onion broth, for the preparation of which you will need a glass of boiling water and a large chopped onion. The decoction should be infused at night. The next morning it is taken in half of the volume obtained.
With the help of garlic you can fight the parasites that inhabit the intestines of children. Crushed head of the plant is poured into a glass of milk, which is boiled over low heat for a quarter of an hour. Allow to cool, take half a glass orally.
Folk remedies against worms in humans, both children and adults, can be used only after approval by the attending physician. To date, there are many available remedies for helminthiasis that can be purchased, even if one does not have much money. It is unlikely to get rid of worms with folk remedies without the use of anthelmintics. The treatment of worms is prescribed by a specialist in infectious diseases or parasitologist in adults and a pediatrician in children. Only a specialist will be able to choose an effective and correct treatment regimen. It is also necessary to remember that it is necessary to get rid of worms in time to prevent the development of chronic diseases on the background of helminthiasis.