The Top Five Herbs to Kill Intestinal Parasites
Intestinal parasites are becoming more of a problem due to global trade and global travel. The pharmaceutical drugs used to kill parasites are strong and can be harmful, which is probably why doctors do not want to prescribe them. Parasite testing methods are only 30% accurate, so many who are infected never get a prescription. Herbal remedies for parasites are becoming more popular due to the difficulty getting diagnosed and prescribed, and because of their safety.
Black Walnut extract is produced from the green hulls of black walnuts. It should always be taken along with wormwood and cloves for a complete parasite treatment. Black walnut kills many types of intestinal parasites, but is not strong enough to deal with large Ascaris or to kill tapeworm completely.
Wormwood tincture, derived from Artemesia absinthium, has been used for centuries to treat intestinal parasites. While wormwood kills some parasites, it is most useful in "stunning" the larger worms, causing them to let go of their grip on the intestines so they can be purged. Wormwood is the only herb of the three recommended for cleansing that crosses the blood/brain barrier, and for that reason, should never be used for more than 4 weeks. Longer use can result in severe side effects.
Oil of Cloves
Cloves do not kill parasites, but they do kill the eggs. When parasites die, they release millions of microscopic eggs into your intestines. If these eggs are not killed, the infection can become even worse. Using cloves together with the wormwood and black walnut is a "triple threat" that destroys all stages of a parasite's life cycle.
Diatomaceous earth (DE) is made up of the silicate shells of diatoms, a major class of phytoplanktons. DE kills parasites by a death of a million cuts. DE's crystals have very sharp edges which cut up a parasite's outer shell, causing it to dry up and die. DE is used to tackle the larger intestinal parasites, such as Ascaris and tapeworm.
Virgin Coconut Oil
Virgin coconut oil, the oil pressed from the meat of the coconut, not derived from the copra, contains large amounts of Lauric Acid. This lauric acid is deadly to quite a few intestinal parasites, and has been used for many years as a parasite preventive and treatment in tropical countries.
Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a traditional treatment for tapeworm. Its bark contains an alkaloid called pelletierine that has a paralytic effect on the parasite, making it easy to expel. According to herbalist Henriette Kress, you can prepare the bark as a tea and drink it for several days, until the entire parasite is expelled. Take a laxative before and during this process to aid in eliminating the tapeworm. Pomegranate bark may cause vomiting and, in high doses, it will depress the central nervous system. Consult an herbalist or medical professional before taking pomegranate bark. Do not take this herb if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Pumpkin seeds contain numerous beneficial constituents like amino acids, carbohydrates and fatty acids. Also, they have a high vitamin and mineral content. Pumpkin seeds provide natural remedy for roundworms and tapeworms. According to the University of the Maryland Medical Center, Ascariasis, a disease caused by roundworms, affects nearly 1 billion people globally. Mashing pumpkin seeds and mixing it with a juice of your choice will help you get rid of roundworms. Alternatively, mix pumpkin seeds and onions with soy milk to help your body fight roundworms.
Garlic is known for its qualities to fight roundworms, giardia lamblia and pinworms. Giardia lamblia infects the gut, disrupting functions of your digestive tract. According to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC), giardia has been primarily responsible for waterborne illnesses in the United States. Garlic, young birch leaves, linden tree ashes and cognac are recommended for treatment of giardia lamblia. Mix grated garlic with horseradish. Add 1/2 liter of vodka to 50g of this mixture. Filter the mixture and consume it twice a day before meals to get rid of giardia
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