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Round worms, tape worms, hook worms, thread worms and giardia are the common parasites found in human intestines. Ova of these parasites find their way into the human body through food and drink, and they grow in the intestines if they find the atmosphere conducive for the purpose. According to Ayurveda, the intestine of persons who indulge in eating excessive sweet or sour things provide a congenial condition for the growth of these parasites.

The symptoms of the presence of worms vary according to their types. All of them cause impairment of digestion. Hook worms suck the blood of the patient and anaemia sets in. There might be acute pain in the stomach with either constipation or diarrhoea. The round worm is responsible for cough, vomiting, nausea and loss of appetite. These worms are excreted through the stool, alive or dead. Some of them are microscopic and some others are visible to the naked eye. Urticaria, fever and bronchitis also occur in such patients.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Intestinal worms: Vidanga and palasha (Butea monosperma) are the drugs for the treatment of this condition. The seeds of these plants are used in powder form. This powder is given in a dose of one teaspoonful three times a day with a cup of warm water. The bowels of the patient should be kept clean, and he should regularly be given laxatives.

Among the things available in the kitchen, haridra is very useful in the treatment of this condition. The powder of the rhizome of this plant should be given to the patient in a dose of one teaspoonful three times a day mixed with a cup of milk. Regular intake of this creates an unfavourable atmosphere for the living and growth of these worms inside the intestine. These worms, therefore, come out with the stool. Haridra also plays an important role in the cure of urticaria and fever.

Diet to taken by Intestinal worms patients: The patient should avoid taking food which is difficult to digest. Indigestion creates a congenial atmosphere for the growth of these worms. Bitter things like bitter gourd, neem flower and bitter variety of drumstick are exceedingly useful for these patients. Sugar and other preparations of sugarcane juice should be avoided. Haridra and garlic should be added to all vegetable preparations in sufficiently large quantities.

Other regimens: Observation of a day's fast every week is very useful for both the prevention and cure of intestinal worms. The intestinal worms patient should never suppress the urge for defecation. He should keep his bowels always clean.