The most common type of parasites are those found in the intestine and are the cause of many medical problems including constipation, weight loss, increased appetite, diarrhea, sleeplessness and rashes in the anus due to continual scratching. Parasites are very common in young children and enter the body when we consume uncooked or partially cooked non-vegetarian dishes.They can also be contracted via unhygienic contact with an already infected person or animal. Ancient medicine has made use of herbs to successfully treat the cause of parasites and to help with their elimination from the body.
Effective Herbal Remedies For Parasites
This is the best and most effective herbal remedy for all kinds of parasites because it contains the compound allicin. Allicin has very strong antimicrobial effect and kills the infection causing parasites and their eggs. Use fresh garlic for treating the parasites; consume 5-8 grams of raw garlic daily. To treat parasites in young children make paste of fresh garlic and apply the paste around the anus and the genital areas. Leave for a couple of hours and then wash using lukewarm water. Repeat the treatment every two hours in children to relieve them of the parasites and the uncomfortable itching.
Black walnut tree, or butternut tree, is used in the treatment of parasitic infection because the bark of the tree has very strong anti-fungal properties because it contains tannins and jugalones, both of which are anti-parasitic. Black walnut can be easily brought from any herbal store and the tablets should be consumed as per the manufacturer’s directions. You can even consume extract of the black walnut for treating parasites.
Almost all parts of the pomegranate tree contain alkaloids that have proven to be useful in the treatment of parasites including the intestinal tapeworms. The medication for parasites is prepared using extracts of the pomegranate bark, root and the stems. Buy herbal powder from any health store and prepare herbal tea by boiling a teaspoon of the powder in a cup of water. Boil for 10 minutes and then strain. Drink this one cup of water in three doses. The treatment can be used by both adults and children.
Wormwood is a medicinal plant whose flower bud is called wormseed and is beneficial in treating parasites and intestinal worms. Herbal supplements kill the parasites and their eggs present in the intestinal tract but should be used in combination with natural laxatives so as to eliminate the dead microbes from the body. Wormwood supplements should always be used under medical supervision because of the high risk side effects involved.
Pumpkin seeds are widely used for treating both tapeworms and roundworms. Studies have revealed that the extract of the seeds contain enzymes that prevent the parasites from feeding on the nutrition meant for our body thereby stopping the supply of fuel to them. This ultimately kills the parasites. Mix crushed pumpkin seeds with fresh and sugarless orange juice and drink at least 25 ounces of the concoction for three days. Use a natural laxative to cleanse the intestines off the dead bodies of the parasites.