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Foods to Prevent worms in your tummy!

Ever experience severe stomach pain very often? Do you have to use the washroom immediately after a meal? Experiencing diarrhea, bloating, or vomiting often? Or experiencing anal itching?

The chances are that you have worms in your stomach or intestine. I am sure most of us are aware that you need to deworm every 6 months. If you weren't aware, then I guess now is the right time to begin. There are medications available for deworming that your physician can recommend to you. This blog is on how you can include anti-parasitic foods in your diet to keep the parasites at bay.

The saying "Food is thy medicine and medicine is thy food" is true in many ways. In this context, there are natural foods with anti-parasitic properties that will make sure that parasites don't stand a chance. But food doesn't work like medicine where it acts immediately. Any food to be therapeutic needs to be included in the diet regularly as part of a routine.

That said, in case you are facing symptoms like unbearable stomach ache or severe diarrhea make sure to get medical help and do not try home remedies or the ingredients mentioned below.

Papaya Seeds

There is research suggesting that dried papaya seeds can aid in preventing worms. The best drying method is to air dry it or sun dry it and storing in a dry container after powdering it. 1 tsp of dried papaya seed powder mixed with 20 ml of honey can be consumed daily on empty stomach.


Garlic is not just flavorful but packed with compounds like allicin and ajoene that have antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-parasitic properties. There are various forms in which garlic can be included in your diet. Adding crushed garlic to your sautéed vegetables in the end, right before taking it off the heat helps retain its compounds. Another option is to make a soup with garlic or add it to your tempering.


Turmeric is used not just in your food but also for topical application to heal wounds and cuts. It has a

very good antibacterial and anti-parasitic effect, thus making it a great ingredient for keeping your gut healthy. Be it adding a pinch of turmeric to warm milk or adding turmeric in your dhal, or gravy preparation, this ingredient can be easily incorporated into your diet,

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds have many benefits given that it is loaded with minerals and good fats. But pumpkin seeds also cucurbitin, a compound that has anti-parasitic properties. Snack on pumpkin seeds or top it on your curd or yogurt, or simply sprinkle over your oats or breakfast cereal.

Neem Leaves

Neem is considered one of the most potent natural plants for treating various ailments and is used in many natural treatments. 4-5 neem leaves can be consumed ground into a paste with very little water, dipped in honey, and swallowed. Another way of including neem leaves is boiling it in water and reducing it down to around 30-45 ml and chugging it down. Keep a spoon of honey ready in case your resistance to bitterness is low.

This list of foods is not just limited to anti-parasitic benefits but also has many other health benefits. Like medicines these foods are not for targeted action, so you do not have to worry about them being toxic. Make sure not to overdo the quantity and instead try to incorporate small quantities on a more regular basis.

Hope this list was helpful! Add in the comment how many of these foods you have been regularly using in your diet!

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