19 Best Home Remedies To Get Rid Of A Hookworm Infestation

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  1. IRON THERAPY

16The worst-case scenario of this infestation is blood loss. To prevent the worsening effect of hookworm infections, the host should have enough iron supplements combat this effect.

  1. RHUBARB

17Rhubarb helps expel the killed parasites, its larvae, and eggs by stimulating the colon movements for excretion. It is not an addictive laxative compared to other stimulants.

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  1. PAPAYA SEEDS

18If you think that only the flesh and its leaves have antihelminthic properties, papaya seeds have its purpose as well. The caricin substance in the seeds helps expel the worms.

  1. SANITATION

19Prevention is better than cure. If you have gotten rid of the hookworms successfully, it is better to maintain proper hygiene and clean environment to avoid the infestation from recurring.

 

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References:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hookworm_infection
http://www.healthline.com/health/hookworm
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/218805-overview
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hookworm/Pages/Introduction.aspx
https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/hookworm/gen_info/faqs.html

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