There are many ways to get rid of worms. Pharmacological drugs are highly effective, but they are very toxic and therefore cause significant harm to the body. As an alternative, you can use traditional methods. The most effective, simple and safe product against worms are pumpkin seeds. They have pronounced anthelmintic properties, contain many useful components, and have a general strengthening effect.
The benefits of pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds- an extremely useful product. They have a detrimental effect on helminths due to the content of cucurbitin. In different plant varieties, its concentration is 0. 1–0. 3%. This amino acid is a real poison for worms. At the same time, it is absolutely safe for the human body.
In terms of anthelmintic properties, pumpkin seeds are second only to products prepared on the basis of male fern. But the use of the latter is undesirable, since the use of fern leads to serious side effects and has a lot of contraindications. It turns out that pumpkin seeds are the most effective and safe anthelmintic plant.
In addition to cucurbitin, pumpkin seeds contain many vitamins and microelements. They enrich the body with vitamins B, E, PP, ascorbic acid, potassium and calcium salts, as well as phosphorus, and replenish iron and magnesium deficiency. This helps restore the normal functioning of the body, which has suffered as a result of worm parasitism.
Pumpkin seeds are indispensable in the process of anthelmintic therapy, because the oils they contain cleanse the body. They remove toxins accumulated in the body as a result of helminth activity. This is extremely important for restoring immunity.
Pumpkin seeds have a choleretic and laxative effect. This promotes the rapid expulsion of worms and ensures that they do not begin to decompose inside the body.
To get the maximum benefit from pumpkin seeds, you need to use the unrefined product for treatment. It is necessary to peel it immediately before use or preparation of medicines. Fatty oils contained in grains quickly oxidize in air, which leads to a loss of healing properties.
What parasites will pumpkin help with?
Cucurbitin contained in seeds destroys all types of parasites: from millimeter to meter long. When it enters the body of worms, they lose the ability to actively move and attach to the walls of the intestines and other organs. As a result, the helminths are paralyzed and quickly eliminated from the body.
Pumpkin seeds will help get rid of:
- roundworms (nematodes) – pinworms, whipworms, roundworms, trichinella;
- tapeworms (cestodes) - bovine and pork tapeworms, tapeworms;
- flukes (trematodes) – Siberian fluke, Giardia, liver flukes.
In order for pumpkin seeds against parasites to be as effective as possible, you need to use them correctly. The largest amount of cucurbitin, poison for parasites, is contained not in the kernel itself, but in the film adjacent to the peel.
This is another reason why shelled seeds should not be purchased for anthelmintic recipes.
Recipes with pumpkin seeds against worms
There are a lot of antiparasitic folk remedies prepared on the basis of pumpkin seeds.Let's look at the most effective recipes.
Recipe with castor oil
Divide 100 pumpkin seeds into 4 equal portions and consume them throughout the day in 4 doses. Every time after eating, you need to thoroughly chew and eat a portion of unrefined grains. After an hour, during which you cannot drink or eat, castor oil is drunk. 1 teaspoon is enough. For complete cleaning, the procedure is repeated 3-4 days in a row.
Recipe with honey
Grind 300 g of peeled seeds in a blender or coffee grinder. For a teenager, 150 g is enough. The resulting product is diluted with chilled boiling water. The result should be a creamy consistency that mixes with honey. You need to take 1 teaspoon or tablespoon, depending on your taste preferences. The finished anti-worm medicine is eaten on an empty stomach. It should be consumed very slowly, over 1 hour.
After 3 hours, a salt-based laxative is drunk. Additionally, it is worth doing an enema. The procedure is carried out once. A week later it happens again.
Recipe with honey and soda
Roast pumpkin seeds and grind in a meat grinder. Mix 1 cup of crushed kernels with the same amount of honey, add 1 teaspoon of soda. The resulting mixture must be infused for 10 days in a glass container. When it is infused, take 1 teaspoon in the morning on an empty stomach for 7-10 days. You can have breakfast only after 3 hours. During the procedure, it is advisable to do enemas every evening. This will help cleanse the body faster.
Recipe with garlic
Fry 200 g of seeds with skins without adding oil, cool, grind in a coffee grinder and mix with garlic. It is enough to chop 5-6 cloves of garlic. Add 2 tablespoons of natural honey to the resulting mixture. It should be liquid.
The medicine is infused for 12 hours. It can be taken in the morning, 1 tbsp. spoon on an empty stomach. After this, you cannot eat anything for at least 3 hours. This remedy will help get rid of helminths in 3-4 days.
Recipe with milk
Grind 200 g of raw pumpkin seeds, previously peeled, and add milk. The result should be a thick paste. It should be eaten in the morning on an empty stomach, without eating or drinking anything else. Only after an hour you need to drink a glass of clean water. After another hour, drink as much water as your body requires. When another 2. 5 hours have passed, you need to take a laxative, maybe castor oil, and after 30 minutes do a cleansing enema. This will help remove intestinal worms in one go. After 1–1. 5 weeks, repeat the course.
Recipe with cocoa
Mix 100 g of peeled pumpkin seeds, it is better to take last year's kernels, with 50 g of cocoa and grind everything in a mortar to a powder. Add enough water to this mixture to make a stiff dough. It is divided into 20 equal parts, each of which is formed into a flat cake.
The day before using this remedy you need to fast. During the day you are allowed to drink only water or green tea without sugar. The next morning you should start taking the prepared cakes. They are eaten 1 piece at an interval of 10 minutes. A few hours after taking the last lozenge, you need to do an enema.
Repeat the procedure in a month. For the purpose of prevention, this recipe can be used once every 6 months.
Recipe with dill
A decoction of dry pumpkin seeds and dill has an anthelmintic effect. They are mixed in equal proportions and poured with boiling water. For 1 tbsp. spoon of mixture 1 liter of water. The broth is infused for 5–10 minutes and filtered. The resulting product is diluted with boiling water and drunk as tea three times a day. Continue treatment for 7 days.
Recipe with a decoction of oak bark and buckthorn
Eat 300 g of raw seeds, pre-peeled and crushed, washed down with a decoction of oak and buckthorn bark. To prepare it, mix 0. 5 teaspoon each of buckthorn and oak bark, add 100 ml of water and leave. After 2 hours, take a saline laxative, and after another 30–40 minutes, do an enema.
Pumpkin seed decoction
Grind 500 g of unpeeled seeds and pour 1 liter of water, you need to take cold liquid. Cook for 2 hours in a water bath, without bringing to a boil. Squeeze out the seeds and drink the resulting decoction for 1 hour. After 2 hours, take a saline laxative. With this recipe you can get rid of worms in one go. They will come out in 3-5 hours.
Recipe with a decoction of garlic and milk
Eat 100 peeled pumpkin seeds, an hour later drink a pre-prepared garlic-milk decoction. To prepare it, 0. 5 heads of chopped garlic are poured with 1 glass of milk and boiled. The broth should cool down. Repeat the procedure a week later.
Pumpkin seeds for children and pregnant women
Since pumpkin seeds do not have a negative effect on the body, they can be given to children of all ages as an anthelmintic. How many pumpkin seeds you need and how to take them depends on the age of the child.
General recommendations for the number of seeds for preparing anthelmintic products intended for children:
- 5–7 years – maximum 150 g of kernels;
- 8–10 years – maximum 200 g;
- 11–12 years – maximum 250 g;
- over 12 years old - dose as for adults.
To get rid of helminths in children, you can use recipes as for adults, reducing the number of seeds.
It is better to give children under 5 years old not kernels, but milk extracted from pumpkin seeds. To prepare it, you need to grind 150 g of peeled seeds in a meat grinder, or you can use a blender. The resulting mass of powder-like consistency must be poured with 2 cups of hot boiling water and boiled in a water bath for 2. 5 hours. Turn off and leave the kernel pulp to infuse overnight. In the morning, strain it and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Oily spots will appear on the surface. They should be collected, and the remaining milk should be given to the child to drink on an empty stomach. Repeat the procedure in a week.
Important!Pumpkin seeds will help against worms and during pregnancy. Women who are expecting a child should carefully choose anthelmintic drugs.
Tablets are completely contraindicated for them, since they are too toxic, and among the plants there are many that can negatively affect the development of the fetus. Pumpkin seeds do not fall into this category. They are safe for the fetus and the expectant mother. Let's look at a few recipes for taking them:
- Eat 2-3 tablespoons of peeled and crushed seeds on an empty stomach. Do not eat or drink anything, and after 2 hours drink 2 tablespoons of olive oil. It will act as a laxative and the worms will come out.
- Grind 100 g of peeled seeds and add 50 ml of water to them. Mix the ingredients and divide into 4 parts. Drink 4 times a day after meals. The course of treatment is 10 days.
- 30 minutes before meals in the morning and evening, eat 0. 5 cups of pumpkin seeds, chewing well. Repeat the procedure throughout the week.
In addition to the antihelminthic effect, pumpkin seeds help pregnant women get rid of heartburn and toxicosis.
Reviews about anthelmintic treatment with pumpkin seeds
- "I spent 2 years treating a rash on my hands without success. At first the doctor said that it was due to liver problems, but after a course of treatment the allergic reaction did not disappear. Antiallergenic drugs helped little. Then I took a test for helminths, and roundworms were detected. This was extremely unexpected. Since my liver was already tired from long-term treatment, I decided to treat myself with pumpkin seeds. I ate half a glass of peeled kernels on an empty stomach. After 2 weeks, a repeat analysis showed the absence of worms. "
- "I treated my 6-year-old son’s pinworms with pumpkin seeds. After he was diagnosed with parasites, he was prescribed pills. But I am against pharmacological therapy, so I tried folk recipes. I gave the child pumpkin seeds with milk. The procedure was repeated for 4 days. After this, my son's condition improved. We took the test again and it confirmed recovery. "
- "I started losing weight rapidly. However, the diet did not change. I went and got examined and found worms. Mom decided to treat me with pumpkin seeds. To do this, I bought a pumpkin myself, took out the seeds from it, dried them, peeled them and mixed them with honey. I ate this gruel on an empty stomach for a week. The weight returned to normal after that. "
Pumpkin seeds will help get rid of all types of worms. Moreover, they do not cause side effects and have virtually no contraindications. In order for the treatment to quickly bring the expected effect, exclude fatty foods from your diet while using them. Additional use of cleansing enemas will also help.