Herbs that can be used as a Vermifuge

What are Vermifuges?

Vermifuge herbs are used for expelling parasitic worms from the intestine. They work by different mechanisms, the end result of which is spastic paralysis of the worms. These herbs come under the category of anthelmintics that act by either killing the worms (vermicides) or expelling them (vermifuge).

The ideal vermifuge herb would have a broad therapeutic index, making sure it is more toxic to the parasite than to the host. They can be anticestodal (act against tapeworms) and antinematodal (act against flukes and roundworms).

What are the benefits of Vermifuge?

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Vermifuge actions come in handy for expelling:

  • Tapeworms
  • Roundworms
  • Flukes

3 Herbs Recommended as a Vermifuge



Wormwood is an excellent vermifuge and serves as a main ingredient in many antiparasitic formulations. It is brimmed with various antioxidants that not only help in expelling the worms but also reduce the severity of the diseases caused by these parasites, such as malaria and schistosomiasis.

Take Wormwood Tincture or tea at least three times daily to remove these parasites from your system.



Black Walnut

Black Walnut

The black nut is time and again employed as a vermifuge to destroy and expel the parasitic worms from the system. Apart from expulsion, it also helps in treating the infections caused by the parasites. Some people also used it as a gargle to kill the bacteria residing in the mouth.

Use its tincture to get rid of the nuisance and other related diseases.




Clove is a powerful vermifuge that works by directing a corrosive effect on the cuticles and teguments of the parasites. Historically, clove tea was consumed to get rid of intestinal parasites. Its antioxidative and anti-inflammatory action helps in cleansing the worms from the intestine and relieves the pain. Use clove tincture or oil for killing the worms.

Other Medicinal Plants that are Vermifuges