What is the most important thing that you need to know about parasites in humans? Two things. They can be hard to diagnose and they can make you feel ill...from a general unidentifiable malaise to seriously sick. How does something like "profound anaemia" sound? Scary. Parasites in humans may also be indicative of a weakened immune system. For some reason, people who are sick with say Crohns or HIV are more apt to be infected by parasites. Parasites in humans occur when parts of the body are in a condition that is most suitable for parasites. An impacted colon, for example, is the perfect environment for parasites to thrive.
Parasites are designed to leech off their host. It means that they will take from you what they need to survive and they will try to do this without killing you. If you are a parasite, killing your host is not a good survival tactic.
Consider the hookworm, an insidious parasite in humans. It sucks your blood from your intestinal wall. If a hookworm can stick around long enough it will make you anaemic and extremely ill. Hookworms used to be limited to certain geographical areas but they are now well established all around the world and it is estimated that over 1 billion hookworm infections occur annually.
There are a wide variety of symptoms that occur as a result of parasites in humans. Already mentioned is a general malaise or anemia. Other symptoms include sleeplessness, restlessness, irritability, grinding teeth, itchy anus, gastrointestinal discomfort, stomach pain, gas, diarhhea, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, loss of weight. Symptoms vary according to the type of parasites in humans and more than one type of parasite can be present.
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A wide variety of herbal remedies to treat the affliction of parasites in humans have been documented, many dating back centuries.
There are three key ingredients that are consistently referenced as being most effective against parasites, in particular, worms. They are:
These three remedies are described below in detail along with a list of other remedies that are shown to be active against parasites in humans.
There are 180 herbs in the genus Artemisia. These herbs are characteristically bitter in taste and include:
- Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua) used to fight malaria and intestinal amoebas.
- Common Wormword (Artemisia absinthium) used as an ingredient in liquors (absinthe, vermouth, wines) and to treat intestinal worms. Native to Europe, Asia, Africa.
- Wormseed, Levant (Artemisia cina) the English plant, use to treat children for roundworms including pinworms (aka threadworms) but not effective for tapeworms.
The Wormseed, American (Chenopodium anthelminticum) is not a member of the Artemisia genus but is an anthelminitic (expels worms) and was commonly used in America to treat worms in children and its oil has been used successfully against hookworm.
Freshly ground cloves are effective against several parasites including worms. It can be used as a tea or ground cloves added to fruit juices. Grind your own cloves to ensure that they contain the active ingredient. According to Hulda Clark's The Cure for All Cancers wormwood and black walnut hulls are effective against adult and maturing worms but only cloves are effective against their eggs.
Black Walnut Hulls
It is an extract of the green hull of the black walnut that is most effective against a wide variety of parasitic worms.
Other Herbs and Spices Effective Against Parasites in Humans
- Ginger - effective against the anisakis worm, carried in raw fish.
- Garlic - effective against roundworms including pinworms, and giardia. Include garlic in your juicing regimen.
- Turmeric - strong worm killing compounds, eat curries or juice and drink down with lemon juice and water.
- Pumpkin seeds - eat one ounce a day.
- Pineapple - to get rid of tapeworms, do a 3 day pineapple fast.
- Papaya - the pulp will kill worms but eating the seeds is even more effective.
Pineapple and papaya both contain protein-digesting enzymes which act to kill worms.
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