Natural remedies against intestinal parasites

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1. Overview


Intestinal parasites are often caused by poor hygiene, water sources or infected animals. Most commonly, these include protozoa, pinworms and tapeworms.

Intestinal parasites can cause coughing, pain, bloating, cramps, vomiting, bloody stools and diarrhea. It is strongly recommended to talk to your doctor and to conduct specific investigations to determine the presence and type of parasite.

Natural remedies for intestinal parasites can be as effective as drugs, but without their harmful side effects.


Contents

1. Overview
2. Garlic
3. Goldenseal – Hydrastis canadensis
4. Black walnut
5. Wormwood
6. Pumpkin seeds
7. Grapefruit seed extract
8. Diet


2. Garlic

Garlic is effective against Giardia, trypanosomes and Plasmodium. Garlic is available both as capsules and tablets, but is also very effective in its raw form – cloves of garlic.


3. Goldenseal – Hydrastis canadensis

The goldenseal herb (Hydrastis canadensis) has been used since ancient times to treat infections of mucous membranes in the body, such as the respiratory tract.

Preliminary studies suggest that berberine, the active component of goldenseal plant is also active against entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia and Plasmodium.


4. Black walnut

Black walnut is a popular remedy used to treat ringworm and athlete’s foot. Juice of immature black walnut bark is used to treat parasites and fungal infections.


5. Wormwood

Wormwood has been used for centuries as a base remedy for intestinal parasites. Research suggests that it would be effective against ascaris lumricoide, Plasmodium, Schistosoma mansoni, and Giardia.

Wormwood contains sesquiterpene lactones, which is thought to weaken parasite membranes. Wormwood can be consumed as capsules, tea or liquid extract, but avoid pure oil because this is toxic.


6. Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds have been used as traditional herbal remedy for pinworms and tapeworms. Experts recommend adults use over 350 grams of pumpkin seeds mashed and mixed with a little liquid.

Two or three hours after eating pumpkin seeds will use a laxative to help cleanse the intestines. Clinical safety and efficacy of pumpkin seeds has not yet been scientifically studied.


7. Grapefruit seed extract

Grapefruit seed extract is available in liquid form at health food stores. Although preliminary research could assume antimicrobial and antifungal properties there were no concrete results in their effectiveness for parasites.


8. Diet

Experts recommend following some diet tips that might be useful in eliminating intestinal parasites. To do this, it will consume:
- Raw garlic
- Pineapple that contains a digestive enzyme called bromelain that helps to remove tapeworm
- Seeds of papaya are rich in enzymes that help digest proteins.
- Carrots, sweet potatoes, zucchini – are foods rich in beta carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, which increases the resistance against penetration into the body of intestinal parasites.

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