By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD (Ayu), PhD (Ayu)
In children, pinworm is a common health complaint. Even few adults are also repeatedly get this complaint. Quite interestingly, the incidence remains in little higher range among the people who eat leafy vegetables excessively or regularly. Pinworm is commonly known as threadworm and seatworm.
Though wormicides like Mebendezole, Albandezole, Piperizine citrate etc are prescribed, they produce their effect only for certain period of life. After 15-20 days once again the same complaints like nausea, itching in the anus, discomfort during defecation, indigestion, mal-absorption etc are complained.
Here is a most effective, safe and cheaper home remedy for this kind of complaint.
Papaya seeds 2 fist full (50 grams)
Honey or jaggery
Method of preparation
Dried papaya seeds are taken and make into fine powder.
Method of administration
5 gram (3 gram in case of children of below 8 years of age) of powder is mixed with 1 teaspoon of honey and licked, early in the morning on empty stomach.
After 10 minutes,
1 pinch of table salt or Rock salt (1 gram) and 2 pinches of turmeric powder (1 – 2 grams) is added to a cup of warm water and is given to drink.
How long it should be practiced?
5-7 days regular medication helps to overcome the complaints of pin worms.
When to repeat?
If the complaint doesn’t persist, the medication may be repeated in between. Or else, after 1 month, same is repeated for 3 consecutive months.
There after once in 3 months if this is administered, surely it relives the problem of pin worms.
This acts as laxative, carminative, digestive, liver stimulant (cholegogue), wormicide, antipyretic etc. Also it improves the digestion and metabolism of the body.
We need to practice such simple and effective safe formulation in our practice. This is one of the easiest ways to remain away for chemical molecules for our simple illnesses.
Consult Dr Krishnamurthy
What about other parasites?
The above one is specific for pinworms, as per the experience of Dr Krishnamurthy. If other parasites are involved, then medicines that are mentioned in the below article are useful.