Strongyloidiasis is a parasitic infection that usually affects the tropic and subtropic region. It is one of the major soil-transmitted infections hence the people exposed to contaminated soil with infective larvae are more prone to it. When people with bare skin come in contact with fecal contaminated soil having strongyloides stercoralis larvae, infection is caused. This parasite has a dual quality of attaining adulthood both in soil as well as human intestines. This article is all about the Strongyloidiasis infection and herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda to treat this infection.


Strongyloides stercoralis is a nematode or roundworm which causes an infection called Strongyloidiasis. S.stercoralis parasite is an organism which gets its nutrients from living in the bodies of different species and this species or organism is called a host. Strongyloidiasis is more common in the rural areas and nursing homes of tropical and subtropical areas where the climate is warm. Maintaining good personal hygiene can help in preventing this parasitic infection.

Stercoralis enters the human body through penetration of the skin from where it directly enters the lymphatics. Eventually filariform larvae of the parasite enter the venous system and get carried to the pulmonary capillaries in the body. Then this parasite enters the alveoli, leaving the blood vessels and travel up to the airways and down in the esophagus reaching the small intestines.

Signs and Symptoms

Strongyloidiasis produces no signs and symptoms in half of the patients. However when the complaints are present, they are

  • Pain and burning in upper abdomen
  • Loose stools or alternating constipation and diarrhea
  • Rashes on the body especially on groin, trunk or buttocks
  • Near anus red hives
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Cough and wheezing
  • Weight loss


The obvious cause of Strongyloidiasis is an infestation of a roundworm parasite called S.Stercoralis. Any species can be affected by this widely present parasite in soil, however humans are the major one to get infected. This parasite is usually found in warm regions like tropical and subtropical areas but in temperate climates also its presence is reported in some parts. A complete worm cycle is completed after the person comes in contact with the larvae of the parasite present in the soil which penetrates into the skin of the human.

People at Risk of Getting This Infection

Although anyone can get infected by S.Stercoralis parasite, there are certain factors which increase the chances of getting it.

  • Travelling or living in tropical areas like Africa
  • Living or travelling to the areas where the sanitary conditions are not good or the public health services are not good
  • Person being in regular contact with the soil either due to job or other reasons
  • People not maintaining good personal hygiene
  • People having weak immune system due to certain health conditions like AIDS


There are certain tests that can be performed to diagnose the S.Stercoralis infection like

  • Sputum culture
  • Duodenal aspiration
  • CBC (Complete blood count)
  • Blood antigen test
  • Stool test for presence of parasite or ova

Treatment of Strongyloides Infection

Strongyloidiasis is a parasitic infection hence conventionally antiparasitic medicine is given to eliminate the worm from the body. The main drug used here is Ivermectin which kills the worms in small bowels. However the treatment is prolonged if the infection has already spread to various parts of the body.

Ayurveda offers various amazing herbs that have natural therapeutic properties of killing and eliminating the parasite from the body and treating the infection naturally. Nature itself has given anti parasitic properties to certain herbs that act by killing the worms present in the body while there are also herbs which enhance the immunity of a person that prevent various infections and diseases.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda produces a wide range of herbal medicines and products which are used to treat various health ailments in various parts of the world. It is a renowned herbal pharmaceutical company where the products produced are purely herbal, vegetarian and organic. All these herbal products pass different quality check parameters so the genuineness of the product is maintained. Expert MD Ayurveda doctors are involved in the formulation as well as prescription of these herbal medicines. For Strongyloidiasis, Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies that kill and eliminate the worms from the body as well as boosts the healthy functioning and immunity of the body.

Product List

  1. Wormistop capsule
  2. Mahashankh vati
  3. Sanjivani vati
  4. Digesto plan syrup

Product Description

1. Wormistop capsule

These herbal capsules are formulated and prepared using four amazingly potent herbs like Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Vidang (Piper retrofractum) and Palaash (Butea monosperma). Wormistop capsules work by killing the parasite present in the body and eliminate it naturally. These capsules can help in killing and eliminating any type of worms present in the body.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

2. Mahashankh vati

It is the combination of medicinal herbs and minerals that synergistically work to impart the digestive, analgesic, antipyretic and appetizing effect on the body. Mahashankh vati is prepared from Nimbu (Citrus limon), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Saikharika (Achyranthes aspera), Amla (Phyllanthus emblica), Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Samudra lavana (Common salt), Saindhava lavana (Rock salt) etc.

Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water

3. Sanjivani vati

These amazing herbal tablets not only aid digestion but also prevent and clear the endotoxins accumulated in the body. It balances the Kapha and Vata dosha and clears all the channels of the body, strengthening the digestive fire to clear the worms or toxins from the body. It is prepared from Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vacha (Acorus calamus), etc.

Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water

4. Digesto plan syrup

Herbs like Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Marich (Piper nigrum), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Pudina (Mentha piperita), Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum), Pippali (Piper longum), Shatapushpa (Anethum sowa) etc are used to prepare Digesto plan syrup. As the name suggests this syrup helps in aiding healthy digestion and treating ailments like indigestion, constipation etc.

Dosage- Take 2 teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water

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Strongyloidiasis is a parasitic infection which is common in tropic and subtropic regions with warm climates. Humans are the most common species to be affected through contaminated soil consisting of larvae of the worms. Worms penetrate the skin and get into the human lymphatic system which eventually reaches the small intestine. This infection, if left untreated can be widespread in the body. However, the herbal remedies discussed in this article help in killing and eliminating the worms from the body, treating the infection.

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