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Coconut and Castor Oil for Pinworms


Pinworms live in the intestines, and are the most common parasitic worm in humans. Infections typically occur when a person touches bedding, food, or other items infected with eggs, and then puts their fingers in their mouths. Symptoms mainly include intense, persistent itching around the anus, especially at night, and irritation and discomfort from scratching the affected area.

Coconut and Castor Oil to Eliminate Pinworms


  • Shred or shave fresh coconut and eat 1 tablespoon in the morning. Follow up three hours later with one tablespoon of castor oil. Repeat daily until symptoms are gone.

Why It Works

Coconut kills the pinworms, and castor oil acts as a laxative, flushing out the dead worms.


Pinworm infections may require an anti-parasite medication. Please contact your healthcare provider if symptoms persist. Be sure to wash all bed linens, underwear, and pajamas often to prevent re-infection, as these are common places for eggs to remain.

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