Deworming (Purgation)- An Ayurvedic Way

Purgation is the process of inducing bowel movements by herbal combinations. When administered after preparing the body, Ayurvedic therapeutic purgation is effective to address a group of specific illnesses. As the herbal combinations are taken through mouth and detox happens through anus, the herbs come in touch with the whole alimentary canal.

Doctors can suggest you Panchkarma therapies. Basti with medicated oil, sesame oil, or mustard oil removes worms better in older children. Niruha basti with a decoction of herbs like amla, saunth, dadim twak, daruharidra is also effective.

Benefits of Ayurvedic Therapeutic Purgation

  • Pitta imbalance- Ayurvedic therapeutic purgation is the detox for pitta.
  • Skin diseases.
  • Inflammatory diseases like arthritis, IBS, Crohn’s disease, etc.
  • Inflammatory issues of digestion eg. Chronic mouth (aphthous) ulcer, acid peptic disease, chronic diarrhoea, etc
  • Pitta imbalance in mind (anger issues, frustration, overwhelming, burn out, etc.)

Procedure of Ayurvedic Therapeutic Purgation

  1. Improving the metabolism with herbs.
  2. Internal lubrication with herbalized ghee or oil is carried out to process the toxin. It helps to relocate the deep-seated toxins and separate them from tissues.
  3. Steam therapy will be administered for 1-3 days.
  4. After that the herbal mixture that suits your imbalance/body type will be given to cleanse your gut.
  5. Special diet will be recommended to attain optimum results.

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Avoid diet rich in only carbohydrates i.e refined flour, packed fruit juices and all sugars
  • Increase intake of pomegranates, raw garlic, beets, pumpkin seeds and carrots, all of which have been used traditionally to kill parasites.
  • Eat more fibre, which may help get rid of worms.

Lifestyle Changes (Vihar)

  • Avoid holding natural urges especially that of urination and defecation.
  • Avoid defecating in open fields.
  • Follow cleanliness habits and good hygiene

Some Simple Ayurveda Home Remedies

  • Mix Vidanga powder (Embelia Ribes) with honey or warm water and make your child drink it every day in the morning.
  • Taking the concoction of dry ginger (adrak), black pepper (kaali mirch), pippali (Piper longum) and honey for 15 days also reduces worms.
  • Tulsi leaf juice with honey or peach juice and honey is also helpful.
  • Food like ajwain (caraway), black pepper (kaali mirch), asafoetida (hing), black salt (kala namak), dry ginger, garlic, turmeric are good for deworming. Take ajwain mixed with a pinch of salt on empty stomach for a week to eliminate worms.
  • Always drink boiled water. Give your child to drink coconut water or water medicated with ajwain or vidang.
  • For children up to age of 4-5yrs, soak a piece of cotton in sesame oil or groundnut oil and place it at the anus to reduce itching.
  • A decoction of nagarmotha, daruharidra, and drumstick bark along with the powder of piper longum and vidanga helps to remove worms as well.

With these simple ayurvedic remedies and a positive change in lifestyle and diet, you can keep your child healthy and worm-free. Ayurveda is highly reliable for purgative and deworming functions.

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