Natural Remedies That You Can Try At Home
If you’ve already contracted a parasitic worm, you may be interested in natural and home remedies to rid your body of the parasite. A parasite cleanse through diet and supplements is done without prescription medications, however, there is little research on the effectiveness of treating an infection through dietary methods. For the best results, try to include some of these foods as part of your regular diet.
Common Foods you should include in your diet
Papaya Seeds – Try a mixture of papaya seeds and honey for seven days. After a week, you may notice that your stool is free of parasites.
Pumpkin Seeds – Pumpkin seeds are high in amino acids, fatty acids, and the compounds berberine, cucurbitine, and palatine. They have been used to rid roundworm and tapeworm infections, especially when combined with areca nut extract. You can also try mashing the seeds and adding them to a juice of your choice, or mix the seeds with onions and soy milk.
Garlic – Garlic has been used to treat roundworms and pinworms. It works by controlling fungal infections that breed parasites and that serve as a source of food and energy for worms. Garlic may also aid in boosting your body’s immune system.
Pomegranates – Research has shown that pomegranates inhibit parasite growth, and the extracts of the rind have been found beneficial and effective in fighting malaria as well.
Cinnamon – Take 1/2 tsp of high-quality cinnamon powder in water up to three times a day.
Try cooking with these and there is even a tea you can drink!
Apple Cider Vinegar – Apple Cider Vinegar is high in B-vitamins, helps neutralize the body’s pH, and improves digestion. Start with 1 tsp up to 3 times a day about 30 minutes before each meal.
Olive Oil – Choose high-quality olive oil, such as extra-virgin oil, to help control fungal infections that provide a source of food for parasites.
Wormwood – Tea prepared from wormwood seed is commonly used to get rid of hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms. It works as a tonic for the digestive tract, however, it is not recommended for long-term use.
Possible Side Effects of Home Remedies
As with any treatment, there are several possible side effects that you may experience. These include flu-like symptoms, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, stomach cramps, and nausea. Not all foods and supplements are safe for everyone, so consult your doctor if you currently take any medications, are pregnant, or breastfeeding. Parasitic worms can be very dangerous to humans, so it is important to have blood work and other tests are done to confirm that the remedies have worked and that you no longer have a parasite.
Foods To Avoid
In addition to adding good foods into your diet, it is also important to avoid certain foods that allow parasites to thrive and grow. Here are several foods to cut out now:
- Sugar – Parasites feed off of sugar and sugar lowers immune function.
- Processed foods – Processed foods are high in sugar and provide a high amount of energy for parasitic worms.
- Alcohol – Alcohol does not allow your immune system to function properly and therefore limits your ability to fight off illnesses and pathogens.
- Wheat – Many grains, especially those with gluten, break down into sugars and cause inflammation and a food source for worms.
- Raw meat and fish – Raw foods have a higher chance of being contaminated with parasitic worms than cooked meats and fish do.
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