The word parasite sounds just like what it is, nasty. An interloper, something that lives in or on a living host, sucking on any available nutrients even if it means burrowing into your liver.
Most parasites you can actually live with completely unaware of their microscopic existence. Other parasites can create minor to major systemic upheaval that is rarely considered the cause and may lead you to a barrage of medications you probably don’t need.
These 5 herbal remedies to get rid of parasites are some good options that may be able to cleanse your system and get it running on all cylinders once again.
Always check with your physician and naturopathic doctor before taking alternative remedies.
How Do You Feel?
If you have parasites there’s a chance you haven’t felt well for sometime. You cannot put your finger on it but you are sure your body is trying to give you clues that it is under attack.
The symptoms below are according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. To be a potential parasite infestation, you would have to suffer with one or more of these on a chronic basis. This means that you experience them more often than not, for a long period of time.
If you are unsure as to whether you are dealing with parasite infestation or otherwise, here are the top ten signs to watch out for:
-Sudden development of iron-deficiency anemia
-Aching muscles and joints
-Teeth grinding while sleeping
-History of traveler’s diarrhea as a result of traveling abroad
-Sudden case of constipation, IBS, and gas
-Sleeping difficulties such as insomnia
-History of poisoning and still experiencing digestive problems
If you are currently suffering from any of these symptoms, there’s no reason to be alarmed. There are many natural ways on how to combat parasite infestation.
Here is a list of eight powerful herbs and food items that you can either use or consume to eliminate parasites in your body.
Kill Parasites with these 8 Natural Herbs and Foods
This herb is a powerhouse remedy for a laundry list of ailments.
Early in the 21st Century medical missionary Albert Schweitzer used garlic to treat amoebic dysentery, a dangerous intestinal parasite condition, in his patients in Africa.
How to use garlic:
Garlic must be sliced and allowed to stand for about ten to twenty minutes before consuming so its healing compound, allicin, can activate. Three cloves, three times per day for about one week is the recommended dosage.
2. Black Walnut and Hull
The black walnut’s green hull and nuts boast the powerful function of getting rid of disease-causing microorganisms that invade the bloodstream. The hull of black walnut is potent in getting rid of fungal infections. The juice extracted from green hulls on the other hand is effective in killing parasites. When treating parasite infestation, make sure to use green hulls only.
How to use black walnut and green hull:
Black walnut and hull are ideally used in tincture form and applied internally as per direction. These items are commonly found in internal cleansing products.
The perfect herb with the perfect name for ridding your system of, you guessed it, intestinal worms. Wormwood has strong antimicrobial properties capable of treating stomach problems caused by intestinal worms while killing them at the same time.
Thyme is an excellent choice when there is a need for thymus gland stimulation. The thymus gland is one of the major glands found in the immune system. It delivers the right amount of stimulation that in turn increases the body’s defenses against disease and ailments. Oil extracted from thyme not only controls the growth of parasites, but also kill them immediately while in the intestinal tract.
How to use thyme:
Thyme is ideally used dry or fresh and can be added as a seasoning herb along with other fresh herbs such as rosemary, oregano, and majoram among many others.
The essential oil of this potent herb has shown to kill parasitic eggs embedded in the intestines.
Health Impact News reports that,
“Researchers in India found that the essential oil of clove possesses significant activity against this parasite [protozoan parasites] when tested with mice.”
6. Diatomaceous Earth
Food-grade diatomaceous earth treats a wide variety of illnesses as it absorbs toxic substances and disease-causing microorganisms including E. coli, methyl mercury, organophosphate pesticide residues, and drugs to name a few. This herb can kill intestinal parasites in a short span of time while at the same time balancing out your intestinal flora too. It easily gets rid of toxins which may be causing your health serious harm. In addition, this wonderful herb is commonly used for intestinal cleanses due to its powerful healing properties.
How to use Diatomaceous Earth:
Diatomaceous Earth is indicated orally if used to treated parasitic infections. Ideally, start the treatment with this herb at 0.5 tsp and then working up to 2 tablespoons mixed with at least 4 ounces of water. Diatomaceous Earth should be taken with an empty stomach and should then be followed by high intake of water.
7. Oil of Oregano
The smell might remind you of pizza but oil of oregano is way more than a cooking ingredient. In fact, some consider it is as powerful as taking penicillin.
A study of this incredible oil was published in Phytotherapy Research (May 2000) stating that,
“Oil of Mediterranean oregano…was orally administered to 14 adult patients whose stools tested positive for enteric parasites. After 6 weeks of supplementation with 600 mg emulsified oil of oregano daily, there was complete disappearance of [parasites].”
8. Chinese Goldthread
Coptis chinensis or Goldthrea is one essential herb in traditional Chinese medicine. It is has been used for hundreds of years in the treatment of various infections, including those that are fungal, bacterial, protozoan, and viral in nature. It is a powerful herbal ingredient with amazing, broad-spectrum qualities.
How to use Chinese Goldthread:
You can make a simple tea infusion with Chinese Goldthread. They are commonly found in many Asian groceries and drugstores.