I don't have any experience with worms, but maybe someone can say if any of these work:Acidophilus
- restores normal intestinal flora (yogourt? tummy tune-up?)Fresh garlic
- eaten and as a poultice5 lemon pips
, ground and mixed with honey, daily for 5 daysginger teaSenna and cayenne tea
, taken with yogourt to avoid digestive irritation
Cayenne is said to stun the worms and senna is a laxative that will help expel them.
Some info on senna (I didn't know what it was...
) Cassia augustifolia
- the leaves are a very powerful laxative, the pods are gentler
Properties: bitter, pungent, cooling, and purging. It is cathartic, antisptic, antispasmodic and cleansing.
For children: steep 3-4 pods in 4-5 tablespoons of cold water. Take 1 or 2 tbsp at a time. 6-12 pods of adults. OR
Steep 3.5 oz leaves, 1/2 tsp coriander and 1/2 tsp ginger in 1 quart of hot water for 15 minutes. Take 1-4 tbsp at a time. Tastes better cold than hot.Pumpkin seeds/pumpkin extract
- contains zinc, which helps expel wormsSesame seedsFennel sees, flaxseed, butternut bark
- good for bowel and colon cleansingCalendula ointment or witch hazel
to relieve itching
- strengthens immune systemGrapefruit seed extractBlack walnut extract
3X/day - I don't know if it's ok during pregnancyblack pepper oil
, diluted in grapeseed oil, rubbed into abdominal areaOther herbs
: Cascara sagrada, ficus, rhubarb root, slippery elm, thyme Figs, pineapple, pomegranate, and papaya
contain proteolytic enzymes (can digest animal proteins) that are good for treating parasites. You could try making a smoothie with yogourt and some herbs.
Info from: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies, C. Normal Shealy
Prescription for Nutritional healing, James F. Balchhttp://www.mothernature.com/Library/Bookshelf/Books/41/122.cfm
Google "Midwifery today, pinworms" there are a few discussions of their forums
Hope you'll all be well soon!