Can you believe this? It is estimated that 85% of Americans have an internal parasite problem! (1)
Parasites are organisms that live in or on a host organism. They gain an advantage at the expense of the host. Internal parasites live inside the body and feed off of food or blood. Worms, coccidia, and blood parasites are all types of internal parasites. They come in many different shapes and sizes and can cause numerous health problems when left untreated. For example, some consume your food, leaving you hungry and unable to gain weight. Others feed off of your red blood cells and cause anemia. Some lay eggs and cause itching, irritability, and insomnia. (2)
What Causes Parasites?
Your risk for getting intestinal parasites can become greater due to these certain factors:
- International travel
- Poor personal hygiene
- Visiting or living in an area known to have parasites
- Having a weak immune system
- Poor local sanitation
What Are The Symptoms?
Unfortunately, parasites can live in the intestines for years without causing symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they can appear as any one of these: (3)
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Gas or bloating
- Stomach pain or tenderness
- Feeling tired
- Weight loss
- Passing a worm in your stool
Natural Treatment For Parasites
Yes, internal parasites can trigger multiple health problems. Fortunately, herbs are one way to strengthen the body and treat intestinal parasites; however, they should be used under the supervision of a health care professional. These are the seven best herbs for treating parasites naturally. (4)
1. Black Walnuts
Both the hull and nut “meat” of black walnuts have the ability to cleanse the blood and the intestines. In fact, black walnut hull is an excellent natural remedy for fungal infections. Simply juice black walnut hulls and use the liquid to kill off internal parasites. (5)
Cloves have powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. Clove essential oil kills internal parasites by destroying the eggs that worms lay in the intestinal tract. It’s the only herb that can destroy parasite eggs completely. Clove is even more powerful when combined with black walnuts and wormwood. (6)
Thyme is one of the best herbs you can use in order to stimulate your thymus gland. It awakens the body’s natural defensive system while hindering the growth of parasites. It works by destroying intestinal microorganisms. Thyme is a natural antibacterial that inhibits the growth of bacteria in the body. (7)
This perennial shrub has bright yellow-green flowers. Those who practice herbal medicine use the leaves and flowers for stomach issues. While wormwood is not recommended for pregnant women or nursing mothers, it does work well for treating intestinal worms. It also has antimicrobial properties that help clear up infections.
Garlic can do wonders for internal parasites, thanks to its powerful anti-fungal properties. Furthermore, it’s able to destroy dangerous microorganisms and stimulate the elimination of heavy metals from the body. Garlic also repels ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes. (8)
6. Oregano Oil
Oregano oil is loaded with antioxidants that prevent damage from free radicals. It is not only anti-parasitic, but also anti-fungal, antiviral, and antibacterial. Wow! This powerhouse essential oil works by resetting the the microbial environment in the intestinal tract.
7. Diatomaceous Earth
Food-grade diatomaceous earth can absorb methyl mercury, E. Coli, viruses, and endotoxins. It also has the ability to destroy intestinal parasites, balance intestinal flora, and absorb harmful toxins. (9)
Check out the video below for more information on how to use natural herbs to kill internal parasites!