Best Natural Deworming Medicine | Pills For Adults & Children

This homemade natural deworming tablets are very very effective. I am sure many South Indians must have heard or used this remedy for deworming naturally. This remedy was so common for deworming few years back, but nowadays no one uses this method.

Last week, when I was reading research papers on neem, I was surprised because they had done a study on the effect of neem for deworming and it has been clearly been proven that neem is one of the cheapest, best and natural dewomers for both humans and live stock. I was surprised because science is proving what our elders have known for years and this method of deworming has been practiced for years.

It is a good idea to deworm regularly with natural medicines and this deworming medicine can be used for both adults and children. The main problem with deworming is we tend to forget the date, so I use a simple reminder for deworming – my son’s quarterly, half yearly and final exam holidays are the times that I remind myself to deworm.

What Is Natural Deworming Pills?

It is a pill made of tender neem leaves, dry ginger, carom seeds and crystal salt (kal uppu in Tamil). In some homes, they only use the neem leaves and the salt. We call homemade pills kulikaikal in Tamil and usually different herbs are dried, powdered and made into pills.

These pills are very effective and usually they are made during summer months, as we need plenty of sunlight to dry these pills. Since they are made of neem leaves, these deworming pills are very bitter, but they are very very effective in deworming.

Natural Deworming Pills Benefits:

This dewormer is very effective in killing the intestinal worms very effectively. The only problem is the bitterness of the neem, for that we use different tactics to make it easier to swallow the medicine. Inserting the medicine in a ripe banana is one good way to swallow this deworming medicine.

This medicine (usually 3 pills) has to be taken on an empty stomach. These pills are easy to make and I prefer to make it fresh each time, I use it for the family. Try to use tender neem leaves for making this medicine, as the bitterness is less and it is also easier to grind it smoothly.

Dry ginger and carom seeds are also best ingredients for rectifying all the problems of the stomach. I prefer using all these four ingredients for making this deworming medicine, as I think it makes it even more effective, but if  you want you can also use only the neem and salt. Also try to sun dry it well, so it is easier to swallow. Make the pills the size of green peas, so it will be easier and quicker to sun dry and swallow.

Natural Deworming Medicine Recipe:

1. Collect fresh tender neem leaves, wash to remove any dirt and take it along with crystal salt in a mixer.

2 Add a small piece of dry ginger (sukku in Tamil) and carom seeds to it. You can also dry grind the dry ginger, carom seeds and salt first to make it into a powder and then add neem leaves and grind to a smooth paste.

3. Grind to a smooth paste, if you want you can add tiny little amount of boiled water to make it easier to grind. Traditionally ammikal was used to grind this to a smooth paste.

3. Make equal sized rounds, the size of green peas and arrange it in a plate.

4. Sun dry till crisp. Once dry, take three pills on an empty stomach.


  • Try to swallow it like regular pills, but if you are finding it very difficult, insert it in a tiny piece of banana and swallow it.
  • Try to use very little water for grinding, else it will be hard to make rounds.
  • Always try to dry it in bright sunlight, to make it dry properly.
  • In the picture, the pills look larger, but they are actually smaller in size.



  1. Aparna Roy
    November 27, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    The lady who cared for me when I was a baby( and several years after that) used to feed me a bitter decoction of Har sringar leaves. It killed the worms and gave me restful sleep.

  2. Anonymous
    January 15, 2015 / 10:25 am

    I have dried neem powder,can we also use that

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 16, 2015 / 8:21 am

      I have never tried with dried neem but give it a try, I am sure it will be effective………

  3. Pavithra Chalamalasetti
    February 21, 2015 / 9:07 am

    Wonderful information, had couple of doubts1. How frequent should we use this 2. Can it be consumed without drying

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 21, 2015 / 4:09 pm

      Pavithra,You can use it once in 3 months, even if you consume it monthly once it will do no harm. You can consume it without drying but it will be very very bitter and very hard to swallow..

  4. Anonymous
    April 30, 2015 / 5:54 pm

    From which age we can give it…. Do we need to give on empty stomach n is there anything we need to follow on that day having food

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 1, 2015 / 6:12 pm

      You can start giving it from 3 years onwards. It has to be taken on an empty stomach and there are no food restrictions…

  5. Anonymous
    May 4, 2015 / 11:54 am

    Hi Ramya, My daughter is 19 months old. She is not eating properly and biting her teeth. These are the symptoms of worming i guess. So shall I give the above pill for her??? Do advice.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 7, 2015 / 5:52 am

      Although you can give a small pill for her, it will be very difficult to make her swallow these pills as they are quite bitter. Most of the time they will cry and spit it out 🙁

  6. ashwini purushothaman
    June 15, 2015 / 12:53 am

    I have been in search of blog like this… too good work!!!Keep going!!

  7. Anonymous
    August 23, 2015 / 7:11 pm

    Will natural Sea Salt work or is it specific

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 27, 2015 / 4:19 pm

      Natural sea salt will work well too…

  8. Anonymous
    September 3, 2015 / 2:31 pm

    Where does one find neem leaves?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 8, 2015 / 5:45 am

      Fresh neem leaves are not sold in the markets. If you can't find fresh neem leaves, try with neem leaf powder…

  9. Bettina Veith
    April 8, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    …take three pills on an empty stomach. Once a day three pills together or divided up?thx

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 29, 2016 / 10:36 pm

      Take 3 of these natural deworming pills together on an empty stomach

  10. aurora
    May 6, 2016 / 5:00 am

    How many days should we take this ?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2016 / 2:30 pm

      Take 3 of these natural deworming pills together in one day…

  11. Deepak
    June 26, 2016 / 12:12 am

    what about Neem tablets/capsules from Himalaya Drug Co. in India ? Will those be effective too for natural deworming for people and doggies ? Please advise.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 8, 2016 / 4:41 pm

      I have not tried store bought neem capsules for deworming but you can give it a try…

  12. Anonymous
    March 24, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    Ramya the last three comments are advertisements not real comments kindly delete them.I am not clear what kind of neem are to be used here and in this blog. At the tip of the branch are very tiny soft baby leaves which I was told by some this leaf is to be used only, not the ones that are more towards the middle and bottom of the branch. However, some told they use these bigger mature leaves for eating found at the middle and bottom of the branch. Please clarify.You are telling take three tiny pills I assume in the morning only on empty stomach all at once?

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