How to Get Rid of Worms in Humans

To get rid of worms in humans you need two things: an anthelmintic and a way to detox your intestine and colon to get rid of the worm debris.

An anthelmintic is a treatment...a drug or an herb, a spice or some type of food...that will kill and expel parasitic worms. It derives from the word helminth which means worm.

According to Dr Hulda Clark that which kills adult worms won't kill the eggs and vice versa. So you may need to take more than one remedy. And what is absolutely required is something that will cleanse both the intestiine and the colon.

What's Wrong with These Anthelmintic Drugs?

On Wikipedia you will find a list of anthelmintic drugs such as Albendazole, Mebendazole, Niclosamide, Ivermectin, Pyrantel pamoate and so on.

Naturally in life threatening cases a potent but risky drug may be necessary. But are you going to risk serious injury to your child for a simple case of pinworms or tapeworms?

Check the adverse reactions to these drugs. Many of these drugs have caused some sort of serious adverse reaction. Here's just a small sample: aplastic anemia (marrow suppression), acute liver failure, seizures.

And here's a list of the less serious reactions: dizziness, fever, nausea, headache, vomiting, hair loss, vision problems, stomach pain, bruising, mental confusion, mood changes. While the serious reactions are rare, they can be devastating.

Foods to Get Rid of Worms

The foods in the following list will kill worms, create an environment in the gut that makes it difficult or impossible for worms to survive or will help expel worms.

  • Garlic - fresh and raw. Chop it up. Mix with honey and take before meals.
  • Pumpkin Seeds - snack on an ounce of raw seeds between meals.
  • Papaya contains the worm-killing enzyme papain. Eat fresh papaya alone between meals or in combination with other worm-killing fruits, spices and seeds.
  • Pineapple contains the worm-killing enzyme bromelain. Eat fresh pineapple alone between meals or as for papaya above.

Herbs and Spices to Get Rid of Worms

  • Cloves - make a tea or add to fruit smoothies.
  • Cinnamon - make a tea or add to fruit smoothies.
  • Ginger - use freshly grated to make an anthelmintic tea. Add cloves and cinnamon.
  • Turmeric has 4 strong worm killing properties. In India, they mix turmeric with warm milk.

Essential Oils to Get Rid of Worms

Mix any one of the following essential oils with sesame or olive oil and apply around the anus to sooth and prevent pinworms from laying their eggs.

  • Basil
  • Lavender
  • Thyme

Recipes With Anthelmintic Properties

Considering the fact that both garlic and basil have strong anthelmintic properties why not make fresh and delicious pesto. Delicious as a spread, serve on pasta or use to make a salad dressing. Use pumpkin seeds instead of or in addition to pine nuts.

Turmeric is used in curries. So make and serve often a delicious batch of curried lentils.

In his book the Green Pharmacy, Dr James A Duke recommends a fruit smoothie of the fruits that contain worm-killing enzymes along with spices already mentioned on this page.

Simple, Gentle and Effective Elimination of Worms, Their Toxins and Debris

While taking remedies that kill the worms, it is essential to gently detox the intestine and colon. Here are two simple yet effective alternatives.

Stir 1 teaspoon of Psyllium Seeds in an 8-ounce glass of water or juice and drink immediately. Drink plenty of healthy liquids (water, herbal teas or natural unsweetened juice) throughout the day. If you don't get adequate liquids, psyllium seeds will have the opposite effect: constipation.

Before going to bed, put 1 to 2 tablespoons of Flax Seeds in a cup and pour boiling water over it as if making tea. In the morning before breakfast, stir. Then let the seeds settle and drink the liquid.

Both of these remedies are gentle yet effective.

Natural Anthelmintic Alternatives to Pharmceuticals

The following herbs have been used for centuries as a treatment for getting rid of worms in humans:

  • ground cloves,
  • wormwood,
  • green black walnut hulls

There are many references that date back hundreds of years testifying to the effectiveness of these three herbs. And the controversial Canadian Doctor Hulda Clark claims that the combination of these three herbs will eliminate more than 100 types of parasites.

Fresh Green Black Walnut Hull and Wormwood Complex
Wormwood, Green Black Walnut Hulls, Cloves plus Others
Wormwood, Licorice, Agrimony, Cina
Wormwood, Black
Walnut Hulls, Tansy,
Garlic, and Others

Caution Advised

As with all medicinal remedies use essential oils, spices and herbs with caution. Start with small amounts to test for allergic reactions.

Contributing Editor Gigi Gerow

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