How to kill worms in humans

Updated February 21, 2017

Intestinal worms are parasites that can live inside the human body. Although uncommon, intestinal worms can survive in the human body for several weeks, and they normally produce an array of digestive problems such as abdominal pain and nausea. Humans develop intestinal worms by ingesting their unhatched eggs found in contaminated food or water. But fortunately, there are several ways to kill worms in humans and alleviate uncomfortable symptoms.

Eat plenty of raw fruits and vegetables. Detoxifying the body is a quick way to kill worms in humans. Stay away from red meats, and rely on fruits and vegetables such as apples, grapes, green beans and spinach.

Drink plenty of water. Drink water to quickly detox and remove toxins from your body. This can speed your recovery. Drink between eight and 10 glasses of water a day.

Buy yoghurt. Yoghurt contains live cultures. This healthy bacteria can get rid of worms, and restore your digestive health.

Experiment with carrot juice. Carrot juice contains a natural digestive enzyme, which can eliminate worms in your body. Drink 1 to 3 glasses of carrot juice daily.

Take garlic capsules. Garlic is an effective cure for worms in humans. Eat two garlic cloves a day, or buy garlic supplements from your local health food store.

Talk to your doctor about anti-parasite medications. If your body doesn't respond to home remedies, make a doctor's appointment and obtain an anti-parasite medication to kill the worms.

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Valencia Higuera is a freelance writer from Chesapeake, Virginia. She has contributed content to print publications and online publications such as, AOL Travel, and ABC Loan Guide. Higuera primarily works as a personal finance, travel and medical writer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/journalism from Old Dominion University.