Although there are countless herbs that are used to treat parasite infections, using them without addressing the root causes and following a healthy lifestyle is useless.
The first step towards curing a parasitic infection is working with a professional/ functional medicine doctor and practicing a holistic lifestyle for a while. It is so because boosting the immune system is critical for healing an infection.
Experimenting with herbs is one of the last steps. This article focuses on some of the best natural foods and herbs for healing the parasitic infection.
Most people fail to notice the signs of parasites. Here are some of the signs you need to watch out for:
- Hungry all the time
- Sore/stiff joints
- Memory problems
- Breathing problems
- Itching – especially around mouth, nose and anus
- Bleeding gums
- Skin ailments like rashes, hives, itchy dermatitis, ulcers, sores, lesions, eczema, etc
- Mood disorders like anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts
- Cravings for processed and sugary foods
- Anemia or iron deficiency
- Loss of appetite
- Food allergies
- Persistent digestive problems
- Chronic fatigue/ constantly tired
- Sexual dysfunction in men/ menstrual cycle problems in women
- Cravings for foods you know are bad for you
- Teeth grinding and drooling during sleep
- Restlessness or anxiety
- Recurrent yeast infections
The Parasite Cleanse Diet: The Best Foods and Herbs for Parasites
Garlic is one of the most effective herbs when it comes to eliminating unwanted organisms from the body. It has the ability to destroy more than 60 types of fungus, 20 types of bacteria, and some types of powerful viruses.
This household herb has a long history of killing parasites and keeping secondary fungal infections in check. It detoxifies while stimulating removal and provides antioxidants which protect against oxidation. Allicin and ajoene are the active compounds in garlic which kill off parasites.
To get the most of it, use it juiced or crushed. Begin with one clove and increase the amount gradually.
Cucumber seeds have been long used to eliminate tapeworms in the digestive tract. The powder of cucumber seeds can be used to both prevent parasite infection and treat tapeworms.
Being a veggie, cucumber is packed with enzymes which kill tapeworms. Take cucumber seeds, grind them, and add a teaspoon to a smoothie on a daily basis.
While papaya is not advised when dealing with parasites, it does have an ability to kill off many parasitic worms, such as tapeworm and intestinal worms.
The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends a mixture of honey and papaya seeds, which has been shown to clear stools of parasites. The best would be to remove the skin and ferment in ACV for a day. You will get 8 oz. of the cultured papaya.
Cloves contain eugenol and caryophyllene, both of which are potent antimicrobial agents. They travel through the bloodstream, destroying parasites and parasitic larvae.
Clove is extremely effective in killing cholera, scabies, malaria, tuberculosis, and other parasites as well as species of Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, and Shigella. It is recommended to consume it along with wormwood and black walnut hulls.
Raw Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds have the ability to kill the eggs as they are packed with a natural fat which is toxic to the eggs. Cururbitin in the seeds exhibits anti-parasitic activity as it is capable of paralyzing worms. Chinese researchers used these seeds to treat schistosomiasis and tapeworm infestations.
In addition to these herbal remedies, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, and green hulls of black walnut are also extremely effective in treating parasites.