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Published: 1993-01-01


According to the September 1991 issue of the Sustainable Agriculture Newsletter, some small farmers in the Philippines are using ipil ipil seeds (Leucaena leucocephala) to deworm young goats. About 50-100 young seeds are removed from the pods and are pounded to form a paste. This is mixed with 5-8 ounces of water and given to the goats as an oral drench. The laxative effect kills or expels the ascaris (Ascaris lumbricoides) and other stomach worms.


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