Even though it is normal to have them cycle through our bodies, it is important to cleanse ourselves of parasites at least once a year. If not, the parasites will grow, multiply, and may infect systems in your body. What systems?
Well, parasites aren’t picky. Sure certain parasites will stick to certain parts of the body: loa loa (the African Eye Worm) lives under the skin and appears in the white parts of your eye; tapeworms like to create blockages in your intestines; and Naegleria fowleri swims up through your nose and works on destroying your brain.
Don’t Let It Get Under Your Skin
Parasites can be found anywhere, from fresh water to infected or undercooked food. From the amazon jungle to your backyard barbeque, protect yourself by flushing your body of these parasites with herbs and natural remedies.
Now, some parasites can go through their entire life cycle without affecting your day-to-day life. Some, on the other hand, can lead to inflammation, pain, infection, and disease. Parasites can infect your:
The pathogens introduced by parasites could lead to diabetes, poor cardiovascular health, asthma, seizures, chronic fatigue and a host of other disease. Some studies support certain parasites leading to cancer.
A centuries-old cure for intestinal parasites, wormwood can be consumed in liquid extract, in capsule form, or as a tea. It increases the acidity of the stomach and encourages the production of bile.
WARNING: Pure wormwood oil is toxic – do not ingest.
Garlic is a great natural parasite killer, because you’ve already got some in your kitchen. Fresh garlic is excellent for tapeworms and roundworms (the most common parasite in humans.
Crush one clove, let sit for 10 minutes and consume before bed for at least a month.
Oil of oregano
Add 2-3 drops to a glass of water with fresh lemon juice. You can do this remedy up to three times a day.
Extra virgin coconut oil
Coconut oil has a ton of uses, from cleaning your teeth to cleaning your gut. It provides your immune system with a boost that helps your body fight against parasites, as well as being a strong antifungal agent.
Ingest six tablespoons of coconut oil a day.
Black walnut tincture
Traditionally used for ringworm and fungal infections, black walnut helps kill parasites at the adult stage. But if used in combination with wormwood and common cloves, you’ll be able to kill parasites at all stages, ridding the body completely.
According to Cathy Wong in Natural Remedies for Intestinal Parasites, herbalists recommend grinding 25 ounces of the seed and combining it with fresh juice. Consume immediately. Two to three hours later, a laxative is taken to sweep the intestines.”
Other helpful remedies include:
Another way to keep your intestines clear of parasites is to eat a high fiber diet. Even better, add psyllium husk, flaxseed, chia seed and beetroot. Activated charcoal draws toxins to, traps them, and removes them from your body. Vitamin A (carrots, sweet potatoes, orange squash) protects against larvae penetration. Vitamin C and zinc are important for parasite control as well, so freshly squeezed juice is a great idea.