Health, Parenting

Most Effective Home Remedies For Deworming Your Kids

There is no child on this planet who has never put his hand in his mouth, or who has never picked up handful of dirt just for the purpose of knowing it’s taste. Our kids play outside, their nails catch worms when they play, they pick up dirty things lying on the floor, they forget to wash their hands before eating even after regular reminders. There are numerous such things which create a possibility that they might get infected with worms.

The process of killing those intestinal worms through medicines is called Deworming.

Symptoms Of Worms:

Symptoms of worms in kids are so mild that they very often overlooked by the parents. Although these days all the doctors recommend that parents should give their child deworming medicines at regular intervals, yet there are many instances when parents forget the doses and overlook the symptoms too. Here are a few symptoms which can make you understand that your child is having worms in his stomach.

  • Stomach aches
  • Loss of appetite and regular hunger strikes
  • Weight loss
  • Constant feeling of being hungry
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Anemia is common if your child has hookworms
  • Rash (usually hives), itching in the anal region
  • Blood in the stool and frequent episodes of diarrhea
  • Irritability and troubled sleep
  • Frequent and painful urination
  • Cough

The parents should never ignore these signs and they should keep a check on their deworming schedules to make sure that their bodies are absorbing appropriate nutrition. If the worms are left untreated for long, they can cause malnutrition and can result in significant weight loss.

Home Remedies For Deworming Your Child

Although parents prefer the medicines to deworm their children, yet there are many parents who cannot give their children the medicines as they are prescribed for children above two. If your child is not yet two years old or you are a believer in home remedies then you can try the following things. They have the capacity to effectively remove infections from ones body. You can give these home remedies to your kids even while you are using medicines as these will only help in preventing the reoccurance of worms.


Garlic is the most effective remedy against parasitical worms. Raw garlic has amino acids which contain sulfur. It helps in killing the parasitic worms and flushing them our of your kids body.

How to use?

  • Eating three cloves of garlic on an empty stomach easily flushes out worms from your intestines
  • Crush 2 garlic pods and boil them in milk. Give it to your child before he goes to bed at night.

Carom Seeds or Ajwain

Carom seeds have thymol in them which makes them a very effective remedy for deworming. Along with jaggery carom seeds can also prevent the occurrence of worms.

How to use?

Take a cup of water, add 1/4 tea spoon carom seeds along with the same quantity of jaggery. Boil it till the time the water is reduced to one fourth cup. Consume it daily for 15 days to deworm.

Raw Papaya

An enzyme called Papain found in raw papaya acts as an anthelmintic to destroy worms in ones intestines. It not only removes worms from the intestines, it deworms the stomach too.

How to use?

  • Ground papaya seeds and add a table spoon of the powder to your child’s milk in the morning for three days.
  • One tablespoon of raw papaya and one table spoon of honey on an empty stomach in the morning also work  wonders in killing the worms.

Bitter Guard

Well, we all know how biter guard has the capacity of healing almost every disease in our body. This miracle veggie can help you deworm your child as well.

How to use?

Mix a cup of bitter gourd juice with water and honey and give it to the child at least twice a day.


Turmeric is very effective when it comes to deworming a child. It has anti parasitic properties, and it acts as an antiseptic too. It can remove the intestinal worms on regular consumption.

How to use?

Give your child a glass of turmeric milk atleast 15 days in a months. It would do the trick in five days but the regular use will prevent it from happening again and again.


Clove has anti parasitic properties which can deworm your child within three doses. It not only kills parasites and worms, it kills their eggs too and gives you a good intestinal health.

How to use?

  • Soak one tea spoon of cloves in a cup of hot water for 20 minutes.
  • Drink the water atleast three times in a week.

Here are the things you can take care of to make sure that your children stay away from getting any worms or parasites in their stomachs or intestines.

  • Wash The hands of your kids regularly before and after eating food. Teach them this habit and ask them to remind you for washing hands. The sense of responsibility gives children a boost of morale and they will remind you every time you forget.
  • Wash all the fruits and veggies properly before eating.
  • Never eat semi cooked meat and veggies.
  • Don’t eat the fruit which is evenly partially infested with worms.
  • Keep the toilets of your house very neat and clean.




  1. Very interesting. I live in US and am unfamiliar with some of the herb names. Do they have another name Carom Seeds or Ajwain,. Is bitter gourd the same as bitter melon?

    • Kriti Sharma

      Yes, bitter guard is same as the bitter melon. You can just google the herbs and find the manes with which you can search for them in the states. Carom seeds are grown in India mostly, so you can find then in a store which sells Indian food items.

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