Worms can enter the body (intestine) due to lack of hygiene, such as not washing hands before eating, dumping feces (human waste) in any place, or flies that settle on the food. The worms lay eggs in the intestine and the worms are already mature issued together with feces. Although the worms seem to be a mild illness, but the worms or larvae can spread and infect other organs, causing more severe disease problems.
Here are some types of worm infections in humans.
Pinworm infection (Oxyuriasis)
Caused by pinworms (Oxyuris vermicularis) also called pinworm, which is a small delicate thread-like worms, white with a length of approximately 3-5 mm in male and female worms of about 8-13 mm. Worm infection is commonly found in tropical and sanitation are dirty, occurred in children aged around 5-14 years, especially with custom insert a hand into the mouth.
This will take some type of worm gut contents, moving and female worms lay eggs in the intestine next to the bottom (around the anus). The eggs will creep out into the anus, causing itching. When carded by hand will stick to the tip of the nail and can be entered into the mouth when inserting the food. Itching, especially at night so that disrupt sleep, also causes iristasi skin, sometimes occurs in girls vagina inflammation.
Bracelet worm infections (ascariasis)
Disease caused by infection with intestinal worms roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides) who live in the human intestine. This worm is classified as major types of worms, measuring approximately 20-30 cm, red and white dice. Roundworm eggs out of the human body along with the stool (feces). Roundworms enter the human body through food contaminated human feces, for example, flies that descend through food or vegetables contaminated with roundworm eggs are not washed clean.
Symptoms or signs of roundworm infection of the stomach feels uncomfortable, lethargic, no appetite, pallor, nausea, body lean, and distended abdomen. Watery stools, sometimes mixed with mucus and blood, the worm looks out in the stool. Roundworm larvae can enter through the blood or lymph vessels, when attacking the lungs can cause pneumonia and cough. While the adult roundworms can migrate to the appendix and cause intestinal inflammation.
Tape worm infection (Taeniasis)
Tapeworm (Taenia sp.) Shape resembles a long thin ribbon, small head and has hooks to attach themselves to the intestinal wall. Tapeworms have many types, but there are three commonly known as the tapeworm meat, fish tapeworm and pork tapeworm. This type of ringworm is caused by consumption of meat (especially beef and pork) containing tapeworm and cook underdone.
Symptoms or signs of tapeworm infection include: stomach began to churn and nausea, sore and sometimes sharp stabbing but will disappear after a meal. Besides pallor, dizziness, loss of appetite, and stool mucus.
Preventive measures that can be done to avoid intestinal worm infections, among others:
- Take care of personal hygiene, food and environmental well-
- Wash hands thoroughly particularly before eating and after defecation,
- Avoid cutting the nails and nail biting
- Wash vegetables thoroughly and cook until meat is cooked through
- Provide adequate toilet facilities, do not defecate at random
- Children should be given de-worming every 6 months
Herbs to combat worms
In addition to modern medicine, worms can also be combated with a natural remedy of herbal / medicinal plants are efficacious as anthelminthik (anti-worm), among others, is the seed nut (Areca catechu), seeds wudani (Quisqualis indica), bark and roots of pomegranate (Punica granatum), pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita moschata), meeting dribbles (Curcuma heyneana), seeds and roots of papaya (Carica papaya), garlic (Alium sativum), ketepeng (Cassia alata), Mindi small (Melia azedarach). The empirical (experience) various medicinal plants are effective against intestinal worms, including also has done research and found to contain the active compounds are efficacious anthelminthik.
In nut seeds contain alkaloids arekolin ie one that functions as a de-worming. Pomegranate rind and root contain alkaloids and tannins are efficacious anthelminthik especially roundworms and tapeworms. Quisqualata potassium compounds contained in fruit wudani can kill intestinal worms. Other active component that is efficacious anthelminthik cacirin glucoside contained in papaya fruit, cucurbitin on pumpkin seeds, diallil disulfide in garlic, and toosendanin contained in the root bark bark dn Mindi.
Here are some examples of herbal recipes to cope with worms.
15 grams of dried nut in the mashed beans + 60 grams of dried pumpkin seeds crushed + 15 grams of dried pomegranate skin. All material is boiled with 600 cc of water (low heat) until the remaining 200 cc, filtered, after the cold water is taken. (For all types of worms).
Wudani beans roasted until cooked, then eaten with a chewed ½ hour before eating. Small children 3-15 seeds a day, adults 15-30 seeds a day, divided for 3 meals. Do it for 15 consecutive days (one Looking for a). After a month of edible Looking for a longer one. (For pinworm, hookworm, roundworm, whipworm).
Meeting dribbles 20 grams + 15 grams of fresh black Intersection + 2 cloves fresh garlic, washed and didihaluskan or blended by adding 100 cc of warm water, filtered, taken in the morning half an hour before meals. (For pinworms and roundworms)
Note: select a recipe and do regularly. to use the pot boiling enamel, peruk soil, pot glass / pyrex.
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