Antiparasite:Vermifuge, Anthelmintic

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Herbs that cleanse the body of intestinal worms and parasites are called anthelmintic (expel) or anti-parasite. They may also be called vermifuges (stunning) or vermicides (killing). The harder the herb is on internal parasites, the harder it is on the body, so use these cleansing herbs sparingly. Herbs that are antiparasitics are not generally recommended for long term or chronic use. Some herbs like tansy and wormwood can be toxic if not used with proper care and respect. Remember anything that can kill a tapeworm has the potential of being harmful to the host; human, canine or otherwise.