Anthelmintic Tea: Get Rid of Parasitic Worms with Simple Healthy Teas

From the Editor of Inward Bliss....

My interest in the subject of parasites began with my long stays in Asia where I periodically live and work.

Fortunately, in my naive days I had the benefit of my husband's childhood experiences traveling and living in Asia. He made me aware of the do's and dont's when it comes to eating and drinking and the risk of picking up some sort of parasite in Third World places.

First Parasite Attack

The first occasion that I contracted a mild abdominal parasite was on the eve of the New Millenium in Bali, Indonesia at a fabulous buffet spread!

First Rule: No Shell Fish

My husband warned me not to eat the heavily spiced prawns. We were too far from the sea. In the tropical heat, they couldn't possibly be fresh.

They tasted fine but ignoring his sage advice I had just a tiny taste.

Coffee Grounds to the Rescue

Fortunately what followed was a mild case of cramps and diarrhea. And it was the locals at our hotel who gave me an effective remedy: eat the thick residue of finely ground coffee found at the bottom of a cup of Bali Kopi, followed by a bowl of simple white rice and a banana.

My Second Experience

The second time I contracted a stomach bug was in Kuala Lumpur at a fine restaurant. Even though every dish on the table was shared, I was the only one who came down with terrible stomach cramps and diarrhea that would not stop...until an expat neighbor offered me a dose of the Hulda Clark remedy: a tincture of wormwood, green black walnut hulls and cloves.

Wormwood Works!

The relief after the first dose was almost immediate.

Perhaps because I am now wise to the sources of parasites or because I regularly include antiparasitic foods in my diet, I haven't had a parasite encounter since but I never leave home without my

Now Wormwood Complex

And I've shared it often with the unwise and hapless victims of parasite attacks.

Ginger Tea

The strong oils in this versatile spice make it an effective remedy for killing worms but unlike antithelmintic drugs that cause harmful side effects, Ginger is safe.

  • Grate or finely chop a piece of the root of fresh Ginger.
  • Place in a cup or a teapot and cover with steaming just-to-the-boil water.
  • Steep for as long as you like but at least 10 minutes.

Optional Ingredients

When you add these optional items you boost the anthelmintic properties and get an enjoyable spicey tea.

  • Add a stick of Cinnamon to a cup or 2 sticks to a pot.
  • Add whole cloves: as many as you like but as a guide 12 to a cup or a teaspoon to a pot.

Notes and Directions

Preparation time is 15 minutes.

  • The portion you use depends on your taste preference. I like a strong Ginger tea so I use 1 to 2 thumb-size pieces in a 3-cup teapot. Make it milder for children.
  • To make tea in a single cup, try 1/2 a thumb-size piece or approximately 1 tablespoon.
  • I prefer the juicy root of young Ginger but old Ginger is just as good!
  • A little honey may make it more interesting to children.
  • Use left over Ginger tea in fruit smoothies.

Health Benefits of Ginger

Do you ever wonder why the Japanese are so fond of pickled Ginger? Perhaps because, as reported in Ginger: Common Spice and Wonder Drug, it is a potent remedy against the dangerous anisakis worm which is found in raw fish.

In addition to its anthelmintic properties, the antioxidants in Ginger boost the immune system.

Studies show that it is very effective against inflammation, reducing the pain and swelling of arthritic patients.

It is one of the best nausea treatments for travel sickness being more effective than dramamine and one of the safest and most effective remedies for pregnant women with morning sickness.

As a carminative, it sooths the digestive tract and eliminates gas. It has antifungal properties, acts as an expectorant, aids detoxification and lowers cholesterol.

Like the book says: Ginger is a wonder drug.

Learn more about getting rid of worms in humans.

Contributing Editor Gigi Gerow

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