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KUTAJARISHTAM – Ayurvedic Medicine For Intestinal Worms

kutajarishtam - medicine for stomach worms

Kutajarishtam is a self-generated alcoholic preparation. The formulation is explained in the textbook ‘Bhaishajyarathnavali’.

Primary Ingredients

  • Kutajam (Holarrhena antidysentrica)
  • The plant shows anti-diarrhoeal, anti-diabetic, antihyperlipidemic, anti-urolithic, antimicrobial activities etc.
  • Draksha (Vitis vinifera)
  • The dry fruit shows antioxidant, cardioprotective, antimicrobial, antiviral and hepatoprotective activities.
  • Madhuka (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
  • This plant has many medicinal properties like antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. In addition, the plant also shows antitussive, antiviral, antiulcer, hepatoprotective and antiallergic activities.
  • Gambhari (Gmelina Arborea)
  • The plant shows antioxidant, antihelminthic, antimicrobial, anti-diabetic, diuretic, cardioprotective, antipyretic and immunomodulatory activities.
  • Jaggery
  • Dhathaki (Woodfordia fruticosa)

Method of Preparation

Coarse powder of herbs added to water boiled and a decoction made. To this decoction, jaggery and Dhathaki added. The mixture is kept in an airtight container for one month for fermentation.

Indications of Kutajarishtam

Kutajarishtam and Intestinal Worms

Kutajarishtam is effective in the management of worm infestations. Kutajarishtam is effective in children and adults. In addition, Kutajarishtam, along with Krimighna Vati, is useful in the treatment of intestinal worms.

Kutajarishtam and Diarrhea

Kutajarishtam is effective in the treatment of loose motions and dysentery.

Kutajarishtam and Digestive power

The formulation strengthens the digestive power. As a result, it improves absorption and appetite. In addition, the formulation is also effective in the treatment of malabsorption.

Kutajarishtam and IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder affecting the large intestine, and the symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, or both. Kutajarishtam is effective in the management of IBS. 

Kutajarishtam and Fever

It is effective in the treatment of chronic fever.

Dose

  • One should take medicine only under medical supervision.
  • Commonly 15-30 ml once or twice daily after food or as advised by the physician.
  • For children, 5-10 ml or as directed by the doctor

Contraindications

  • Pregnant women
  • Lactating mothers
  • Type2 diabetes mellitus

Side effects

  • A high dose may cause constipation and acidity

Home Remedies for Stomach Worms

Adding the following herbs to your diet helps to reduce the chance of worm infestation.

  • Hingu (Asafoetida)
  • Lasunam (Garlic)
  • Pappaya

Types of Intestinal Worms

Common types of intestinal worms that cause worm infestation in humans are

Pinworm

Pinworm infestations are the most common roundworm infestations.

Pinworms are white, tiny thread-like worms. They live in the rectum (the last part of the bowel). Another name of pinworm infection is enterobiasis or oxyuriasis.

Pinworm infections spread quickly. They are most common in children between the ages of five and ten.

Round worm (Ascaris lumbricoides)

Ascariasis is a roundworm infection of the small intestine caused by Ascaris lumbricoides.

Roundworm eggs live in soil contaminated by feces, and the eggs get into the body through the mouth. The infection spreads through infected feces.

Hookworm

The two major types of hookworms that cause infection are Necator americanus and Ancylostoma duodenale. The egg of hookworms reaches the ground after passing through human feces. Finally, the larvae reach the human body through the skin.

Hookworm infections spread from the soil that contains their larvae. The larvae enter your skin, travels through the bloodstream, and reach the lungs. They are carried to the small intestine when we cough them out of the lung and swallow them.

Trichinosis worm (Whipworms)

Trichinosis is one of the most common worm infestations occurring in humans.

The cause of trichinosis infection is eating undercooked meat that contains larvae. The larvae reach the intestine and travel to muscles and other tissues.

Tapeworm

Tapeworm is a flatworm. It looks like a long white ribbon.

Humans get tapeworm infection by drinking contaminated water and eating raw or uncooked food. Tapeworms remain in the intestine and produce eggs. The larvae migrate to other parts of the body to form cysts.

Flukes

Flukes are types of flatworms. They enter the human body by drinking contaminated water and eating watercress and other freshwater plants raw. They live in the human intestine, blood or tissues.

 Symptoms of Worm Infestation

  • Abdominal pain
  • Intestinal cramps and colic
  • Diarrhoea
  • Loose stools containing blood and mucous
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss

In addition, each worm infestation shows specific symptoms

Pinworm infestation

  • Itching around the anus
  • Rash around anus
  • Painful urination

Roundworm infection

  • Diarrhoea
  • Passing worm with stools
  • Dry cough
  • Fever

Hookworm infection

  • Wheezing
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Anaemia

Trichinosis infection

  • Chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Joint pain
  • Swelling of the face, eyes
  • Breathing problems
  • Heart problems

Tapeworm infection

  • Allergic reactions
  • Seizures
  • Jaundice
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Eating too frequently
  • Malnutrition

Fluke infection

  • Inflammation and blockage of bile ducts
  • Large liver

Worm Infestation in Children

One of the common disorders occurring in children is worm infestation. Children often complain of stomach aches when worm infestation occurs.

How do children get affected by worms?

  • When exposed to the contaminated environment
  • Direct contact with dirty water or soil
  • Children who roam in muddy areas barefoot
  • Contaminated food
  • Inadequate handwashing
  • Dirty hands and toys transmit these parasites to the child’s mouth and then to the gut.

How to prevent Worm Infestation?

  • Keep surroundings clean
  • Healthy habits
  • Proper hygiene
  • Wash vegetables and fruits thoroughly
  • Drink boiled clean water

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