aren’t you glad you live in an era when you can just pop a pill to get rid of worms? nursemyra has been looking at old time remedies and home remedies for ridding the body of parasites…..
The pin-worm, inhabits the rectum, and may be destroyed by injecting into it a strong solution of salt, or decoction of aloes, and when it is allowed to pass away, the rectum should be anointed with vaseline, butter, or lard. (This immediately makes me think of Last Tango in Paris)
The real cause of intestinal worms is faulty living. The eggs, taken into the human body through food and water, can breed in the intestines only if they find there a suitable medium for their propagation. This medium is an intestinal tract clogged with morbid matter.
Garlic has been used from ancient times by the Chinese, Greeks, Romans, Indians, and Babylonians for expelling intestinal worms. Both fresh garlic and its oil are effective. One method of administration was to place a couple of cloves fresh garlic in each shoe. As the person walked, the cloves got crushed, and the worm-killing garlic oil was absorbed by the skin and carried by the blood into the intestines easily, as it possessed a powerful penetrative force.
The seeds of ripe pumpkin are useful in intestinal worms, especially tapeworms. One tablespoon of the seeds should be peeled and crushed, and then infused in 250 ml of boiling water and drunk. It is necessary to first fast for a day and empty the intestines by taking the juice of boiled dry prunes.
An infusion of the wormwood herb can be prepared by mixing 2 ml of wormwood oil in 120 ml of water, and be given as an enema for killing worms in the rectum.
Diatomaceous earth is a powder that can be mixed with any beverage. It’s very fine earth that is ground up small and it won’t harm humans but is deadly to worms. The jagged edges of the granules act like razor blades that literally hack the worms to pieces inside of you. Mix a tablespoon of the powder in any beverage and drink it once a day for a few days (tastes a little like dirt, but not too bad).
Eat a few tomatoes in the morning on an empty stomach to throw out the worms. Eat only raw pineapples for three days to kill tapeworms.
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recently, scientists have been studying the use of worms as an actual cure. It is possible that drinking the eggs of a certain type of worm can help fight against the effects of multiple sclerosis. And here Dr Michael Eades writes about combatting the nasty but very clever guinea worm with the help of ex US President, Jimmy Carter. This story is not for the squeamish.
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