Getting Rid of Pesky Parasites Naturally
Always consult your doctor if you believe you have symptoms of a parasite infection, including unexplained diarrhea, nausea, intestinal cramping, weakness and indigestion. Other symptoms may range from loss of appetite to facial swelling. Several behaviors increase your risk of parasites, including poor sanitation, international travel, poor hygiene, age and a weakened immune system. Talk to your doctor before starting any alternative medicinal treatment.
Strong herbal remedies can help destroy various stages of parasites within a human body. A tincture of green-colored hulls of black walnuts from the tree Juglans nigra may kills adult stages of parasites. Wormwood from the shrub Artemisia absinthium increases acid in the stomach and produces more bile in order to help kill larval stages of common parasites when taken in capsule form. Ingesting concentrated cloves from the tree Eugenia caryophyllata may destroy the eggs of parasites in your body.
Some alternative medicine doctors urge people with parasites to use all three of these treatments together, but in separate dosages, in order to kill as many parasites as possible. Drugs prescribed by doctors may kill one or two species of parasites, but herbal remedies could destroy up to 100 different invaders.
Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth
Food-grade diatomaceous earth dehydrates parasites and small insects, both inside and outside your body. Spreading this substance in your home kills tiny insects. Swallowing 1 tablespoon of diatomaceous earth per day for seven days may destroy large amounts of parasites in adults. Children should ingest this substance at a rate of 1 teaspoon for every 2 feet of height because a taller child has a longer gastrointestinal tract. A child who is 4 feet tall should take 2 teaspoons of diatomaceous earth per day for seven days. Alternative medicine doctors recommend taking selenium supplements for a week after taking diatomaceous earth in order to cleanse the body of any trace amounts of heavy metals found in diatomaceous earth. Do not ingest industrial-grade diatomaceous earth, as this substance is used to clean swimming pools.
Other herbs can help rid the body of parasites naturally. Add two or three drops of oil of oregano to a glass of water a few times per day. Crushed, fresh garlic produces a substance that may kill tapeworms and roundworms. Let the crushed garlic sit for 10 minutes, and swallow it at bedtime for 30 days to help cleanse your body of parasites. Extra virgin coconut oil produces antifungal properties and may boost your immune system. Take up to 6 tablespoons daily.
Parasites on or within your body include maladies such as ringworm, roundworms, heartworms, tapeworms and hookworms. Parasites may cause your immune system to weaken and are transmitted through food, water, air and contact with infected humans. Humans have several options to treat parasites within their body, including drugs and herbal remedies.