-the three most common worms found in the body are: thread or seat worms (Oxyuris vermicularis), round worms (Ascaris lumbri) , and the tape worms (Taeince-Taenia solium, bothriocephalus latus)
-the thread or seat worm is rather easily destroyed or expelled because it is usually found in the lower bowel and does not adhere to the intestinal wall.
- the roundworm is most likely to be found in and clinging to the intestinal wall and can cause considerable harm and discomfort especially in children
- the difference in the action of a worm medicine often depends on medicinal dosage given and how soon after the bowels are moved - thus a large dose of amtihelmintic, if it remains in the intestine, will destroy while a smaller dose will merely expel the worm. ALMOST all antihelmintics are potent and must be respected as such. Generally in the case of thread or seat worms, an enema is sufficient(ie. plain enema)
-the Tapeworm is more obstinate but the foregoing procedure will also work, using male fern or pomegranate as the antihelmintic. Continue taking the remedy a few days after the worm sections have ceased to pass and use lobelia along with an antibilious cathartic. Dr. Shook gives some good advice:
(paraphrased-it is unnecessary to fast a day or two before taking Tapeworm remedy, being a parasite, the worm cannot be starved) Eat for a day or so foods the Tapeworm dislikes, such as onions, garlic, pickles and salted fish. This weakens the worm so that when the remedy is taken, the tapeworm can be expelled more easily.
Aside from this excerpt Doc Christopher cited in one of his old videos a more rustic procedure for getting tapeworm out; constructing a make-shift toilet the underside which consists of a large bucket which contains heated milk. The patient sits on the topside until the worm comes out. The gist of this is, the fumes rising from the milk lure the worm to exit and the patient is warned that when the worm first begins to exit, resist the urge to panic, instead allow the worm to proceed at its own pace until into the bucket. He cited examples using this method that lured feet-long worms into the bucket. Panic at the sight / sensation of such a worm beginning to exit might break or pull apart the worm before it is entirely out.
*note-none of these remedies mentioned the use of the given herbs being added to enema liquid but instead taken by mouth only as herb , tincture and or tea.