These numbers are shocking enough without considering the damage that they can do. Parasitic infections can lead to blindness, heart failure, seizures, and death. However, there is no need to panic as nature has provided us with some natural and effective remedies to help us fight these parasites. Including the 14 following foods in your diet could make your body a less attractive place to the many parasites in existence.
Garlic is severely potent to parasites and it's especially effective in flushing out parasites such as roundworms and giardia.
Onions contain sulfur compounds that are deadly to parasites. Onion juice is particularly effective for treating intestinal worms such as threadworms and tapeworms. Drink 2 tsp. of onion juice twice daily for around 2 weeks.
3. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Coconuts are packed with nutritional benefits thanks to their natural saturated fats. It's these fats that give extra virgin coconut oil its ability to flush out internal parasites. It detoxifies your body and prevents the development of flukes and giardia. Many people tend to mix the oil into their smoothies or other beverages, but it can be used in numerous recipes.
4. Pumpkin Seeds
Studies have proven that pumpkin seeds have a natural anthelmintic effect on the body's digestive system, meaning that they are able to cure intestinal parasites. They don't kill the parasites outright, but they do help flush them from your body. The reason for this is that they become paralyzed by the compounds present in the seeds, making them unable to cling on to the lining of the intestines.
This tasty fruit contains the digestive enzyme bromelain that helps to clear up certain parasitic infections, such as tapeworms.
6. Papaya Seeds
These seeds are great at ridding the body of intestinal parasites. A recent study revealed that people who were taking papaya seeds mixed with honey got rid of their parasites in 23 out of 30 cases. These seeds have a distinct peppery flavor - they can be eaten as they are, or sprinkled over salads and other dishes.
Almonds have an anti-parasitic effect that helps to soothe intestinal irritation and discourage parasitic growth, according to a study published in The Journal of Ethnopharmacology. This is down to the high concentration of fatty acids in almonds.
Wormwood is a decorative plant that is more commonly known as an ingredient in absinthe. It also has many different health uses. Apart from the ability to aid digestion, gallbladder problems, low libido, and loss of appetite, wormwood can fight off roundworms, pinworms, and other worm-type parasites. It is commonly ingested as a tea or tincture, but most recommend against ingesting it in essential oil form.
9. Aloe Vera
This herb is well-known for its medicinal benefits for all sorts of symptoms, ranging from burns to frostbite, but it can also be used to flush out stubborn parasites. It's available in many different forms, the most popular being gel, juice, powders, and tablets. Pregnant women and young children should consult a doctor before ingesting aloe.
This herb is native to Central and South America and is helpful in the kitchen as well as in medicine. It's believed to help reduce flatulence and flush out parasites such as hookworms and tapeworms. The leaves of this herb should be ground and soaked in tea for ingestion. Don't use the seeds as these are poisonous!
11. Male Fern
You should err on the side of caution when using this plant, as it can be toxic. But, if used in the right quantities, it's one of the most effective parasite cures in the herb world. Since it can be deadly if taken in large dosages, it's recommended that you consult a physician before use.
12. Oil of Oregano
This oil is a very effective parasite cure. Simply add a few drops to a glass of water and take the mixture three times a day. Many people combine oil of oregano with lemon juice to add some vitamins and taste.
We're not talking about the fruit here, although that has many health benefits as well. The bark of the pomegranate tree is often used to treat diarrhea and dysentery, but it is also very effective at flushing our parasites. Again, you should consult a doctor and dose yourself carefully before ingestion to avoid vomiting.
14. Black Walnut Tincture
The laxative effect of this herb helps the body to flush out unwanted parasites, while other compounds in the herb are thought to kill off parasites by enriching the blood with oxygen. It's recommended that you avoid black walnut heartwood, and those who are pregnant or sick should avoid it altogether. As this is a potent remedy, you should use it under the guidance of a healthcare professional.