Parasites are plants or animals that live on a host (another plants or animals). They steal nourishment from the hosts without benefiting or killing them. However, in rare cases, parasites are deadly to people who are weak and, most especially, to babies.
Parasites are classified into different forms: worms and flukes (round worms, tape worms, hook worms), amoebas, spiral-shaped organisms (e.g. Lyme disease), as well as yeast and fungi. These aforementioned parasites are very common and bothersome. For more information you can read about it here.
- Signs and Symptoms of Parasites in Humans
- What is a Parasite Cleanse Diet
- 15 Remedies to Get Rid of Parasites
Signs and Symptoms of Parasites in Humans
A person with mild case of parasites only has few to no symptoms at all. As a matter of fact, a number of people walking down the street have parasites without even knowing they have them. The organisms can be obtained from foods that are not cooked well or areas that have been touched by the infected.
The most common places where there could be parasites are public toilets. Some areas have parasites in them because they have been touched by the infected person. And in case you have touched the place, you could be infected as well. So, always wash and clean your hands thoroughly.
Different parasites can cause various signs and symptoms. For example, protozoal organisms can cause constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, rectal itching, weight loss/gain, fatigue, and intestinal bleeding.
Worms and flukes, which are common in America, can cause bloated stomach, malnutrition, dark skin, and cravings for fat instead of something sweet or sugar. Candida albicans (yeast and fungi) can cause bloating, weight gain, and other related symptoms depending on how severe or mild they are.
If your symptoms or signs are just mild to moderate, you could do simple precautions on how to get rid of parasites. Nonetheless, if they are severe or they persist, see a doctor immediately.
What is a Parasite Cleanse Diet
Parasites are extremely troublesome as they steal nutrients from your body causing malnutrition. They can get into our body from eating raw or undercooked foods and drinking unhygienic drinks. If they are not eliminated, they can multiply and can cause discomfort and gastric problems.
More often than not, you will know you have them whenever you see worms in your stools and whenever you feel stomach problems.
The only natural way to get rid of bad organisms is to follow a parasite cleanse diet. This is very easy to follow. In fact, the remedies above are considered among parasite cleanse diet and foods. If you always incorporate the foods in your diet, you will never experience discomfort caused by intestinal parasites.
You could also obtain parasites from touching areas that are infected. Hence, always wash your hands before and after eating or drinking. Do not eat raw foods and always cook them perfectly.
15 Remedies to Get Rid of Parasites
Follow these remedies to completely eliminate parasites or prevent them from occurring/multiplying:
The seeds of the papayas are thought to have significant effects in eliminating and treating harmful intestinal organisms because of the caricin (a special substance found in papaya seeds). This substance can get into the stomach and kill parasites. Caricin is found in average quantity of papaya seeds.
· Papaya seeds for terminating bad organisms for good
Get ample quantity of papaya seeds and grind them to make a powder. Add a tablespoon of powder into a glass of warm milk and drink it daily, preferably in the morning on an empty stomach. Papaya leaves are also beneficial for this purpose. Make an infusion with the leaves. Get 15 grams of the leaves and place them into a pot. Boil them and strain after. Before drinking the infusion, add honey to taste first.
Like papayas, pumpkin seeds have nutritional contents that provide vitamins and minerals in humans. But they are also known to have efficacious benefits in disposing parasites. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, pumpkin seeds do not kill the organisms but paralyze them so they will not hold onto the intestinal walls, as they regularly do during the bowel movement.
· Pumpkin seeds to paralyze parasites
Get a tablespoon of the seeds. Peel and crush them. Then add the crushed seeds into a boiling water of 250 ml to create an infusion. Cool it down and then drink the infusion to expel the organisms, especially tapeworms. It is recommended that you should fast first for a day or empty your stomach by drinking the juice of dry prunes (boiled). On the next day, drink 3 to 4 glasses of infused pumpkin seeds.
Vasaka, also known as Malabar nut tree, is renowned in the entire India as an Ayurveda medicine. Amazingly, all parts of Vasaka can treat all forms or intestinal parasites. Use the leaves, the bark, or the fruits of the tree to make a decoction on the treatment of the bad organisms.
· Boil any parts of Vasaka to make a decoction
Here, we use the barks and the root of Vasaka tree. Add 30 grams of the barks and the roots into a 500 ml of water. Make sure the water has been reduced to one third when creating a decoction. Drink 30 ml of it twice or thrice daily for 3 consecutive days. The leaves can also be used and boiled to create the same purpose. Drink a tablespoon of the juice of the leaves three times a day.
Wormwood is considered one of the bitterest herbs out there. Its bitterness drives the parasites away and kills them for good. The herb has been used for centuries as a vermifuge, a medication capable of evacuating parasitic intestinal worms. It gives tonic effects on the gallbladder, liver, and digestive tract. It also eases bloating stomach and gas as well as restores the full vitality of the intestines.
· Use wormwood for intestinal worms
Wormwood is available in powdered form that you can buy from a local drugstore. The powdered form is extracted from the flowers, and it is usually given in doses: 8 to 16 grams to execute tapeworms and roundworms. You can also create an enema to kill parasites in the rectum by preparing and mixing 120 ml of water and 2 ml of the wormwood oil.
Parslane is one of the most common plants of the world. It can be found in almost all continents. It is rich in nutrients and vitamins and is known to treat dysentery and diarrhea due to intestinal parasitic conditions.
The plant has antibiotic, antiparasitic, and antifungal properties that kill parasites fast. In fact, it has been used in China to treat appendicitis and dysentery without a need for surgery at all.
· Parslane for salad dressings and other purposes
Usually, parslane is added to a vegetable salad, side dish, stew, soup, and herbal medicine. You can also use the seeds to add flavor to your dish. Or you can juice it with wheatgrass for a delicious, fresh green drink every after meal. The properties from the plant will help dissolve harmful organisms in your stomach and execute them through bowel movement.
Coconuts contain multi-chained fatty acids (MCFAs) that prevent the microscopic organisms to grow and multiply in the stomach. MCFAs in coconut oil are effective in killing giardia and tapeworms. The property found in the coconut oil is easily absorbed by the body so it can fight against infestation. Symptoms related to parasitic infestations will gradually be reduced and treated.
· Ingest coconut every day
To effectively terminate microscopic organisms in the intestines, ingest one tablespoon of freshly ground coconut during breakfast. Afterwards, prepare a concoction using 30 ml or 60 ml of castor oil and mix it into a 375 ml of warm milk. Drink it three hours after you consume the coconut.
Pomegranate is also very effective in killing microscopic organisms. The barks, stems, and roots can terminate them, but the barks have the most powerful termination of parasites.
· Create a pomegranate decoction
Make a pomegranate cold decoction with the barks. Drink 90 ml or 180 ml three times a day at one hour interval for adults. Only 30 to 60 ml of decoction should be given to children.
Garlic has antiseptic, antibacterial, and antiparasitic properties that can reverse dysentery, diarrhea, colitis, and other parasitic infestations. While it is known to have potent effects, it does not affect the good bacteria in the body. It only executes microscopic harmful organisms and then restores balanced gastrointestinal tract.
· Add garlic to your current diet to ward off parasitic infestations
Simply add garlic to any recipe you make so you will always have a happy tummy. Also, you can chew and eat garlic cloves every morning to avoid getting symptoms caused by parasites. Another way is to crush garlic cloves and put them above your skin. The oil is easily absorbed by the body.
9. Ash Gourd
Ash gourd is also called fuzzy melon, winter melon, and white gourd. It has big vegetables like pumpkins. It serves as a laxative, which can flush out all toxins and parasites in the body. It reduces inflammation and relieves various symptoms caused by parasitic infestation.
· Ash gourd seeds with coconut milk
Crush the seeds to make a powder from and mix it into a glass of coconut milk. Drink this every day because it can eliminate parasites, especially tapeworms. Also, it can promote tissue growth in the intestines.
It is no wonder that many people incorporate tomatoes to their dishes regularly. Tomatoes have beneficial nutrients and are considered efficacious parasite cleanse-diet foods. These vegetables are rich in antioxidants that feed the body organs with nutrients and expel harmful bacteria.
· Make it a habit to eat raw tomatoes
Toss sliced tomatoes to your salad or eat them raw first thing in the morning. You can also eat them anytime you want to as long as they are fresh and not cooked. They can prevent parasitic and fungal infections in the body.
11. Lemon Seeds
When you make lemon juice, do not throw the seeds. They have antiparasitic properties that can kill parasites in your stomach. They prevent stomach upset caused by the infestation as well.
· Chew lemon seeds and eat them
You can chew lemon seeds until they are soft and can be ingested. Do not take them whole. You can also make a paste by crushing the seeds with water. Consume the paste on an empty stomach so it will get rid of the parasites that caused intestinal aches.
12. Lime Water
Like lemon, lime also contains the same nutrients and benefits. Particularly, its antiparasitic and anti-inflammatory properties can eliminate parasites in the body.
· Prepare a lime juice as your daily drink
Mix lime juice with water and store it into the refrigerator. Drink 1 to 1.5 liters of the juice daily. It helps flush out all toxins and parasites in the body. It is advisable that you drink it on an empty stomach for one week to achieve effective results. Or better yet, drink it every day because it provides essential nutrients and keeps your intestinal tract clean.
Carrots contain beta carotene and vitamin A — powerful vitamins not only good for eyesight but also for cleaning the digestive tract. Like any vegetables, carrots can be tossed into your salad.
· Consume carrots on a daily basis
Aside from tossing carrots into your green salads, you can also eat them directly. Or, you can create a carrot juice mixed with honey to taste. To effectively eradicate parasites, make sure you consume carrots in any form first thing in the morning. As for carrot juice, ensure that it is soft enough to gulp down. If the juice is too thick, it may be uncomfortable to drink.
14. Milk and Castor Oil
The combination of milk and castor oil makes it a powerful vermifuge. It serves as an enema to excrete bad substances in the body. However, do not give castor oil to children below five years old.
· Gulp down a glass of milk with castor oil
Add two tablespoons of castor oil to a glass of lukewarm milk. Drink this every morning on an empty stomach. This stimulates bowel movement and eradicates parasites.
15. Apple Cider Vinegar
Ingesting apple cider vinegar might be too sour to gulp down. Yet it is worth drinking since it increases stomach acids to prevent the growth and occurrence of intestinal parasites. It completely kills all bad bacteria in your stomach and destroys any larvae contributing to uncomfortable symptoms.
· ACD for eliminating parasites and its larvae
Larvae of parasites can be obtained from the foods you eat. After eating, drink a little amount of ACD mixed with water so it will kill any larvae that you accidentally eat.
Nearly all people have parasites in their body, and they are just mild and moderate. They are naturally eliminated when the person is healthy and eats a lot of vegetables and fruits at the same time.
The 15 remedies help in eradicating parasites. When they are taken regularly, you will prevent yourself from getting harmful microscopic organisms. Before anything gets real intense or severe, follow a parasite cleanse diet.