Parasites derive nourishment and protection from other living organisms known as hosts. There are four main types of parasites – protozoa, arthropods, trematodes and nematodes.
Parasites may lead to anemia, allergy, fatigue, itching, constipation, gas formation, stomach bloating and restlessness. Parasites can be removed from the body with the use of some effective natural cures.
Natural Cures for Parasites
Garlic has anti-parasitic properties. Raw garlic cloves (10 to 15) can be boiled in water to prepare soup. Consumption of this soup several times in a day can help in removing parasites from the body.
An individual can chew raw garlic cloves empty stomach in the morning on a daily basis. A paste prepared by crushing raw garlic cloves can also be applied on the affected parts of the body.
An individual can consume roasted pumpkin seeds on a daily basis to protect the body from intestinal parasites. Intake of a mixture made by blending soaked pumpkin seeds (3 tablespoons), onion (half), soy milk (half cup) and honey (1 tablespoon) multiple times in a day can kill parasitic worms in the digestive tract. Pumpkin seed powder (2 teaspoons) can be diluted with water and consumed several times in a day to reduce the growth of the problem. Consumption of pumpkin seed extract can also help in removing the roundworms and tapeworms from the body.
Aloe vera is also known as “Aloe Barbadensis’’. Intake of aloe vera juice (half cup) on a regular basis can help in treating intestinal parasites. Consumption of a natural tonic prepared by mixing aloe vera juice and watermelon seed powder empty stomach in the morning can help in flushing out parasites.
A mixture of aloe vera, psyllium husk and water can also be consumed to obtain effective results. Aloe vera gel can be mixed with turmeric powder and applied on the affected areas to reduce the itching resulting from parasites.
Epazote is also referred to as “Chenopodium Ambrosioides’’. Epazote can cure intestinal parasites, hookworms, tapeworms and roundworms. Tea prepared by steeping dried epazote leaf in water can be consumed on a daily basis to get the desired results. It is important to note that epazote essential oil must not be consumed as it contains toxins.
Pomegranate is also known as “Punica Granatum’’. The anti-parasitic properties of pomegranate bark can provide relief from parasites. Pomegranate bark can be used to prepare tea and consumed multiple times in a week.
Regular intake of a glass of pomegranate juice can help in destroying the worms in the intestinal tract. Pregnant women and nursing mothers should not use this remedy.
Coconut contains lauric acid which can kill protozoa and several species of ringworm and giardia lamblia. An individual can consume a slice of coconut fruit with a glass of coconut juice in the morning on a daily basis to eliminate tapeworms from the body. A few drops of olive oil can be added to a cup of coconut water. This mixture can be taken multiple times in a day to flush out intestinal parasites.