Home remedies to deworm toddlers
Worm infection in children is a kind of intestinal infection. It is caused by worms, which is an intestinal parasite. The worms can make home in your child’s intestine and eat up on his nutrition, leading to infection and stomach pain. These worms lay eggs and multiply in your child's body making the situation worse. On the occasion of World Deworming Day 2022, here we have some simple and effective home remedies that can help in deworming toddlers.
Raw papaya contains papain, an anthelmintic enzyme that helps in getting rid of intestinal worms. Papaya and its seeds can act as effective home remedies for deworming toddlers. A good way to give it to your kid is by crushing the papaya seeds and mixing them in warm milk or water. If you give it to your child empty stomach in the morning for three days in a row, it will provide instant relief.
Another simple and effective home remedy to deworm toddlers is coconut. Coconut is especially useful to get rid of threadworms. It has extremely strong anti-parasitic properties that can provide instant pain relief as well. There are many ways of using coconut, including, give your toddler a tablespoon of grated coconut everyday during breakfast atleast for a week.
Pumpkin seeds have cucurbitacin present in it, which contains anti-parasitic properties that damage both roundworms and tapeworms, this they are not able to hold on to the intestinal walls, flushing them out from the body. Take a tablespoon of roasted and crushed pumpkin seeds and mix with a tablespoon of honey. Consume this after breakfast daily to deworm the body.
Turmeric is also an amazing home remedy to get rid of intestinal worms in toddlers. It contains anthelmintic properties that can help in damaging the worms and the eggs laid by them. Give your kid a glass of warm water or buttermilk and add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to it. Keep giving this everyday for atleast 5-7 days to destroy all the worms and deworm the body.
All parts of the pomegranate plant including the leaves, stem, bark, and root contain anthelmintic properties. It also has punicine present in it and is very effective to get rid of intestinal worms. Boil a small piece of pomegranate bark in one cup of water. Boil it for 5-10 minutes. Let it cool. Then, make your child drink this in liquid three times a day with small time intervals in between. You can also give two tablespoons of pomegranate juice to him.
Carrots have good amounts of vitamin A present in them. It plays the role of an effective immunity booster. Grate a carrot in the morning ansa give a cup to your child on an empty stomach atleast for a week. Make sure to not give any other food along with the carrots. You can get rid of threadworms easily with the help of this simple home remedy. You can give him carrot juice, in case he is not ready to eat grated carrot.
Garlic is known as a natural dewormer for children. It is one of the best home remedies to provide relief from extreme itching, caused by intestinal worms around the rectum. You can use garlic or its oil for deworming toddlers. You can crush some raw garlic cloves and add some petroleum jelly to create a paste. Rub this paste on the area around the anal of your child for relief in a few days.
Neem or also called Indian Lilac contains anti-parasitic properties and can damage intestinal worms in toddlers. There are different easy ways of giving your child neem as it has bitter leaves. You can take honey and warm milk and add powdered neem leaves into it. Make your kid drink this atleast twice a week. Another way is to roast neem leaves in ghee make your child eat it with rice.