The intestinal worm is the parasite thieving in the gastrointestinal tract. Depending upon the species mostly mature worm lives in the intestine. Intestinal Worms is the generalized term used to describe roundworms, pinworm, and flatworm, etc.
Depending on the feeding habit worm can thrive in the various part of the human gut. Usually, the blood-sucking worm-like the Tapeworm, pinworm gets attached to the human intestinal wall. The roundworms like Ascaris live in the lumen of the intestine.
There is the various mode of infection among them unhygienic condition is of prime concern. Unhygienic condition like not washing the hand before eating food, after working in the field, eating in the open air contaminated with eggs of helminths. Uncooked meat increases the chance of the tapeworm infection. Walking in the barefoot increase the hookworm infection. Sharing the cloth and bed seat also increase the transmission of the helminths eggs.
The presence of helminths in the intestine is marked by bowel upset, itching in the anal region, abdominal pain, constipation, flatulence, weakness, weight loss etc. the symptoms depends on the specific parasite infested in the body.
The wildest used diagnostic procedure is to analyze the stool sample for the presence of the egg of the worm and the adhesive in the anal area to search the eggs of the parasite.
There are the wide varieties of the drugs available to eliminate the parasite from the body. Several alternative methods, when applied in an adequate manner, can be effective.
Natural ways to get rid of the Helminths:
1. Neem Tree
Neem has the antibacterial and antifungal character. It has been traditionally believed that consuming the neem leaf causes the intestinal worm to get rid of the body.
2. Pumpkin Seed
Pumpkin seed has various health benefit among them is to get rid of the worms from the body. It generally advised consuming the roasted pumpkin seed for a couple of weeks to get an adequate benefit.
Papain and bromelain are the digestive enzymes in the papaya create noisome to the intestinal worm. Raw papaya is lush with enzyme papain that can be detrimental to the intestinal worm. It is advised to consume raw papaya for at least a week to get the benefit. Ayurveda has been using raw papaya to expel the worms from the long time back.
4. Pomegranate Tree Bark
Consuming the paste obtained from the bark of pomegranate tree can help to get rid of the intestinal worm. It is advised to take the paste for a couple of days on empty stomach.
Making 1 to 2 garlic clove paste and drinking with the cup of water can expel the worms. The allicin compound in the garlic acts as the potent parasitic repellent. It is normally advised to consume garlic daily for a week. Due to innate high sulfur content consuming the high dose of garlic can create noisome.
Consuming ten gram of paste of the raw ginger mixed with the water for a couple of days can eliminate the intestinal worms of various types.
The host-parasite relation is the complex topic. The advice given here is superficial anyone with the serious health problems needs to consult with the physician.