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Updated: Jan 11, 2023

Worms are a common digestive issue and over time, can cause imbalance and irritation to the gut and body system overall. There are varying types of intestinal worms that can be experienced by adults and children alike.


  • Itchiness around the bottom and/or vagina, which is usually worse at night.

  • Redness around the genitals.

  • Restlessness.

  • Sometimes a presentation of worms visible externally.

  • Rarely, nausea and vomiting.

Worms, of all kinds, can be treated effectively with Ayurvedic medicine. This simple clove and cinnamon decoction is a useful home remedy to have on-hand and can be given to children (in a half dose) and adults (full dose) for presentation of worms. However, as always, I recommend you seek guidance from your Ayurvedic Practitioner or chosen health care professional for ongoing care and treatment. Particularly, in managing secondary outbreaks and how to support recovery using holistic strategies. Please click here if you would like to arrange an appointment to see an Ayurvedic Practitioner at The Sattva Centre.


  • 10 gm cinnamon bark powder.

  • 10 gm clove powder.

  • 160 ml filtered water.

  • Cheese or muslin cloth.


Makes 23 ml

  1. In a saucepan, add all ingredients and bring to a boil.

  2. Once boiling, immediately lower the temperature to a simmer and DO NOT cover with a lid.

  3. Allow the liquid to reduce down to 30 ml, turn off heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

  4. Pour the decoction into a glass, via a straining process of cheese or muslin cloth.

  5. Take half of the decoction liquid with 45ml of warm water added in the morning 10-20 minutes before food on an empty stomach and the other half in the evening following the same principles. Please use only half the dosage for children (7.5 ml 2 x daily with 23ml warm water added instead of 15 ml 2 x daily).


The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the science of Ayurveda. If you have an acute or chronic health concern, please consult your chosen trained health care professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner, contact The Sattva Centre directly -

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Debra Meshell
Debra Meshell
Dec 07, 2023

Why cook and reduce the clove and cinnamon in water? it seems that destroys and reduces the natural benefits. doesn't it? i prefer adding clove powdered spice and cinnamon powdered cloves to morning coffee.

(Sometimes i also add,

Pau D' Arco drops, to my coffee.)

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