Pumpkin seeds for worms

There are many ways to deal with helminths and other intestinal parasites. Medicines are very effective, but their use is often accompanied by side effects. In addition, due to high toxicity, such drugs cause significant damage to the body. Alternatively, folk remedies such as pumpkin seeds for worms can be used to eliminate this problem. The seeds of this useful vegetable act no worse than anthelmintic drugs, but do not cause negative reactions and have a tonic effect.

From what parasites will the pumpkin help?

pumpkin seeds for worms

The main active ingredient that helps remove worms and other parasites from the body is cucurbitin. In fact, this substance is a weak poison that has a toxic effect on eggs, larvae and the parasites themselves that live in the organs of the gastrointestinal tract. Under the action of the component, helminths lose the ability to reproduce, lay eggs and also stick to the intestinal mucosa. After some time, the parasites neutralized by the poison are excreted from the intestines during peristalsis.

To achieve the most pronounced effect, it is recommended to take pumpkin seeds from parasites along with laxatives and make cleansing enemas. During treatment, the following points should be considered:

  • above all, cucurbitin is found in the skin of pumpkin seeds, as well as in the film that separates the skin from the core. This is why doctors recommend preparing decoctions and pumpkin infusions from unpeeled seeds;
  • Cucurbitin does not completely kill the parasites, but only paralyzes them temporarily. To cleanse the body of worms and worms, it will not be possible to do without laxatives, otherwise some of the worms will remain inside. After the end of the therapy, they will start multiplying again.

Doctors claim that cucurbitin has a harmful effect on almost all types of parasites. The substance is able to neutralize millimeter and meter worms. But it will take more time to remove large parasites. Medicines prepared on the basis of pumpkin seeds will help to cleanse the body of an adult and a child from the following types of parasites:

  • Roundworms: whipworms, pinworms, trichinella, roundworms.
  • Tapeworms: tapeworms, pork and beef tapeworms.
  • Flukes: Giardia, Siberian Flukes, Liver Flukes.

Pumpkin seeds also help treat giardiasis caused by the presence of giardia.

Benefits of using pumpkin medicine

pumpkin seed oil for worms

The use of tinctures and decoctions based on pumpkin seeds in the fight against worms has the following advantages:

  • safety. Cucurbitin acts as a toxin in tapeworms and roundworms, but this component is harmless to humans. With it you can drink medicine for adults, children and women who are in position. Subject to all recommendations, the therapy is guaranteed not to cause side effects;
  • availability. Pumpkin is an inexpensive vegetable that is sold in stores all year round;
  • benefit to the organism. Pumpkin seeds contain useful trace elements and vitamins necessary to maintain health.

With regular consumption of the seeds of this vegetable, the body is saturated with:

  • vitamins of group B. Stimulate the activity of nerve cells, have a positive effect on mental activity;
  • unsaturated fatty acids. Strengthen and thicken capillaries, have an anti-sclerotic effect. In the absence of a lack of unsaturated fatty acids, the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases decreases;
  • zinc. It accelerates metabolic processes and strengthens the immune system. Zinc also takes an active part in the process of blood circulation;
  • phosphorus. Responsible for protein and carbohydrate metabolism, maintains acid-base balance. Pumpkin seeds contain 3 times more phosphorus than fish.


There are many ways to use pumpkin seeds from pests. They can be used in the following way:

  • raw, without prior treatment;
  • dried (seeds are dried in fresh air naturally);
  • fried with salt;
  • fried with olive oil and salt;
  • baked in the oven;
  • in oil form.

The seeds can also be used as a basis for making tea. To do this, pour 2 spoons of seeds into 600 ml of hot water and boil over low heat for 30 minutes. After this time, the product is ready for use. Sugar, vanilla or cinnamon can be used to improve the flavor properties of brewed tea.

The classic way to fight worms is to eat a glass of peeled pumpkin seeds in the morning, afternoon and evening. At the same time, it is advisable to use them on an empty stomach. The duration of therapy is 3 weeks. This method of cleaning the body from parasites is especially liked by children, because pumpkin seeds do not perceive them as medicine.

On a note! For the preparation of any antiparasitic medicine, regardless of the chosen recipe, only unpeeled seeds are suitable. Peeled pumpkin seeds oxidize quickly and lose their healing properties.

With honey

pumpkin seeds with honey for worms

Helminths can be removed from the body with a medicine prepared from pumpkin seeds mixed with honey. The bee product in this case acts as a mild laxative and at the same time improves the taste of the medicine. It is necessary to prepare the medicine from the following ingredients: 300 g of peeled pumpkin seeds and a tablespoon of fresh blueberry honey. The main component should be ground in a coffee grinder to a powder state and add honey to it.

The prepared mixture is consumed in the morning on an empty stomach for 3 days. 3 hours after consuming the mixture, a laxative is drunk. If the treatment is carried out for a small child, the number of components is halved.

with garlic

This recipe has a double effect, it not only helps to remove worms and roundworms, but also cleans the veins and capillaries. To prepare the medicine, you need to fry 200 g of seeds in a pan. Then, grind them in a blender and add 6 cloves of minced garlic and 2 spoons of honey. Mix the resulting product and let it infuse for 10 hours. The medicine is taken in the morning and in the evening in one tablespoon for 4 days. After taking the medicine for 3 hours, it is forbidden to eat.

With castor oil

pumpkin seeds with castor oil for worms

Castor oil is a mild and gentle laxative that, when used with pumpkin seeds, has a powerful anthelmintic effect. To cleanse the body of parasites, you should act as follows: for 3 days in the morning, eat 100 g of peeled seeds and in the evening, 3 hours before bed, drink a tablespoon of castor oil. Alternatively, it is permissible to grind 100 g of seeds and mix the resulting powder with 15 ml of castor oil. When using this recipe, the mixture should be taken before bedtime.

With milk

This recipe is most often used to remove ascaris in children, because of the pleasant taste of the medicine. To prepare it, pour 200 g of peeled pumpkin seeds with a glass of warm milk and beat everything in a blender. The resulting mixture is consumed instead of breakfast for 4 days. After taking the medicine for an hour, you can not drink or eat. After 3 hours, you should take a laxative or do an enema. To consolidate the effect, repeat the procedure the next day. This will help remove the remaining parasites from the body.

On a note! With the simultaneous use of pumpkin seeds with anthelmintic agents, the effect of the latter increases several times.

The doctor's method

The method of cleaning from worms, developed by a specialist, consists of 3 stages. Despite the fact that the technique involves the use of exclusively natural products and ingredients, it is not recommended for children under 16 and pregnant women. This is due to the fact that such cleansing can negatively affect a weakened body. The worm removal procedure includes the following steps:

  • Wormwood. A person should drink 50 ml of wormwood infusion in the morning and evening for 3 days. This plant contains many components that have a harmful effect on tapeworms and roundworms. After the end of this phase, there is a break in treatment for 5 days;
  • pumpkin. This stage involves removing the remaining parasites from the body. To do this, during the week in the morning and evening you need to eat 300 g of peeled seeds. At the same time, they should not be washed with water or something to catch, as this will reduce the therapeutic effect. After 2 hours, you should take a saline-based laxative and do an enema. The phase lasts 7 days, the procedure is repeated every day. To speed up and facilitate the cleansing process, during these 7 days it is recommended to eat light foods of plant origin;
  • the olive treeThis stage is final and consolidates the result. The patient should take a cholagogue prepared from olive oil (250 ml) mixed with lemon juice (100 ml).

If you follow each of these steps exactly, the result will be 100%. This is due to the fact that roundworms and worms are afraid of wormwood and pumpkin seeds, the combination of these ingredients has a harmful effect on them.

Recipe for pregnant women

pregnancy and the use of pumpkin seeds for worms

While carrying a child, women are prohibited from using most medicines. When infected with helminths, doctors advise to stop using folk recipes, as they are gentle on the body and, if used correctly, will not cause side effects. To prepare the medicine, you need to mix 100 g of seeds with 300 ml of slightly warmed milk and grind the ingredients in a blender. The mixture is used for breakfast. After 2 hours, a woman should drink a spoonful of castor oil, which has a mild laxative effect. Such a drug will not only help to remove parasites from the body, but also has a positive effect on visual function, promotes the removal of excess fluids and reduces the symptoms of toxicosis. The effectiveness and safety of the recipe has been confirmed by more than one generation of women, so if toxins are detected in the body, you can safely use it.

Contraindications and overdose

Despite the fact that pumpkin seeds are a natural and safe product, not all patients can use them to fight helminths. This is due to the fact that in some diseases they can negatively affect the functioning of internal organs and systems. It is recommended to refuse therapy with this product if you have the following health problems:

  • an allergic reaction to the components that make up the seeds;
  • open form of stomach ulcer;
  • pancreatitis (especially the therapy is dangerous in the stage of worsening of the disease);
  • severe stage of urolithiasis;
  • diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • individual intolerance to pumpkins.

It should be borne in mind that hydrocyanic acid is included in the seeds, which, if consumed in excess, has a negative effect on the body. That is why it is necessary to use this component within reasonable limits.

If you ignore the rules and consume pumpkin seeds in excessive quantities, the consequences of such treatment may be as follows:

  • nausea and periods of vomiting;
  • violation of the chair;
  • rapid heartbeat and tachycardia;
  • discomfort and pain during bladder emptying.
To minimize the risk of negative manifestations, before starting therapy, it is recommended to consult a doctor who, after examination and testing, will tell you whether it is possible to use the product in a particular case.


Pumpkin seeds are a delicious and healthy product with which you can get rid of almost all types of worms. With proper use, they do not cause side effects and complications. You can consume pumpkin seeds not only as medicine, but also as a prophylactic against helminthiasis.