Medicinal Plants that play a role as Anthelmintics
Some of the plants which are used for treating the disorders caused by the intestinal worms are
Biological Name : Carica papaya
The seeds of papaya has anthelimintic properties. When the seeds are given with honey, they expel the round worms. The leaves also have anthelmintic activity.
2. Baibirang (Cottom)
Biological Name : Ambelia tsjeriam
The dried fruit of the plant constitutes the drug. The drug is effective against round worms and tape worms. The drug also has anti-bacterial and anti-tubercular activities.
Biological Name : Euphorbia hirta
Euphorbia is effective in removing worms in children. It also have anti-bacterial and anti-tubercular properties.
4. Gandhpura Ka Tel, Oil of winter green
Biological Name : Gaultheria fragrantissima
Gaultheria is useful against hook worms. The oil of wintergreen is useful for the preparations for killing or repelling mosquitoes, flies and other insects.
Biological Name : Mallotus phillippaensis
Kamela is chiefly used for destroying tape worms. The powder is taken with milk or curd. If one dose of kamela is unable to expel worms, the dose has to be repeated. Sometimes the dose of castor oil may be required to expel the dead worms. Kamela is also useful for skin diseases and hairs of fruit reduce fertility.
Biological Name : Curcuma longa
Take one gram of haldi powder with warm water, twice daily for killing pin worms and round worms.
Biological Name : Ananas comosus
Fresh juice of the leaves or even leaves acts as powerful purgative, anthelmintic and vermicide.
Mixture of chuhara, ajwain and baibarang in equal proportions if taken (6g) with honey daily twice or thrice, clears worms in children. The worms attach themselves to the wall of the intestine and they cause slight but persistent loss of blood. This leads to anaemia, which is not severe but deteriorates the normal condition of the patient. General hygiene is essential and bare foot walking should be discouraged.
- Ayurvedic – Krimghna, Vati/Vidangarista
- Unani – Kirmar
- Homeopathic – Santonine Complex