Pinworms are the most common worm infection. These worms are parasites that live in the anus and cause intense itching. This infection is transmitted from one another and spreads easily. Merely touching infected clothing, bedding, food or other items that are contaminated with the eggs can spread the infection.
The worms enter the body when you swallow the eggs and these eggs are hatched in the small intestine. The female pinworm leaves the intestines especially in the night when one is sleeping and deposits hordes of eggs in around the anus where they thrive and breed. This infection generally occurs in school going children and toddlers.
When the child scratches the anus the eggs enter the finger nails and contaminate all the articles and people whom he or she touches. The main symptoms are intense itching, loss of appetite, irritated and sore skin around the anus and loss of sleep.
Natural Ways to Cure Pinworms
Wormwood is a common weedy plant that grows near the roadside in arid uncultivated and rocky ground. Wormwood is very effective in destroying intestinal worms and parasites. The active ingredients in wormwood are thujone and isothujone which kill and destroy the parasites.
Boil a cup of water and steep a quarter teaspoon of dried wormwood powder into it. Drink this tea every morning as soon as you wake up and continue drinking it throughout the day, two teaspoons at a time. You will soon get rid of the worms and sleep peacefully in the night.
Garlic is potent in a multitude of healing and curative properties and is a useful remedy for almost all diseases and disorders. Its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties destroy the parasites quickly and efficaciously.
Swallow two cloves of garlic every morning with water. In addition to this, grind some garlic to form a paste and apply this paste in and around the anus. The paste will destroy all the eggs and eliminate itching.
Castor oil is an age old remedy for several diseases and disorders. It has anti-inflammatory and anti- microbial properties which destroy yeast, parasites and worms and restores the body to good health. It is a well known purgative and deals effectively with all kinds of gastrointestinal problems. Take one teaspoon of castor oil daily. The oil helps in dislodging the parasites from the walls of the intestines and forces them out of the body through the feces.
Coconut oil is the easiest remedy for getting rid of pinworms. It is full of essential nutrients and is potent in antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties which help in eradicating all types of microbes, worms and infections.
Swallow a teaspoon of pure coconut oil every morning and at night rub the coconut oil in and around the anus.
Grate one big radish and squeeze it to extract the juice. Add some salt to the juice and drink twice daily till all the worms are destroyed. Radish cleanses the intestines of all infections and worms helps in expelling them along with the accumulated waste matter within them in the form of feces.