Research is progressing well on finding native plants with anthelmintic properties.
Galen is said to have invented hiera-picra, which he employed as an anthelmintic; it is still used in England as a domestic remedy.
Malefern, santonine, thymol and other anthelmintic remedies are prescribed.
Its chief use is as an anthelmintic to destroy the Ankylostoma duodenale.
The plant is poisonous, acting as a powerful local and general stimulant, diaphoretic, emmenagogue and anthelmintic; it was formerly employed both internally and externally.
Oil of turpentine (Oleum terebinthinae) is administered internally as an anthelmintic to kill tapeworm.