Six Natural Remedies for Parasitic Infections

Many people say using certain natural remedies within a proper diet could help get rid of parasitic infections.
Six Natural Remedies for Parasitic Infections

Last update: 01 May, 2021

Parasitic infections are more common in rural or developing areas than in developed areas. They can easily enter the body through the mouth or skin (depending on the type of parasite).

Infection usually occurs when people consume contaminated food or water. However, it can also occur when engaging in sexual activity involving contact between the mouth and anus.

In this article, we’ve included six natural remedies for parasitic infections that are highly effective at both preventing and combating this condition.

Natural remedies for parasitic infections

According to popular beliefs, the following remedies can help get rid of parasitic infections. However, there’s no scientific evidence to support these beliefs.

Therefore, the most advisable thing to do to treat a health problem, of any kind, is to have a medical check-up and follow the professional’s recommendations.

1. Garlic

Some garlic which is a remedy for parasitic infections.

It’s said that eating garlic as part of a healthy diet, due to its allicin content, could help get rid of parasitic infections.

One of the best-known diets in the world has garlic as the main ingredient: the Mediterranean diet. Check with your doctor to see if this is the right choice for you.

2. Papaya seeds to treat parasitic infections

People say that pulverized papaya seeds can help get rid of parasitic infections since they contain anti-parasitic properties.

  • To take them as a remedy you need to crush or mash them and eat them on an empty stomach for several consecutive days
  • You can also mix them with the juice of the papaya

3. Pumpkin seeds

Furthermore, people also say that eating pumpkin seeds (natural, roasted, fried, or salted) can support intestinal transit and, at the same time, facilitate the elimination of parasites. This is because antiparasitic properties are attributed to the seeds.

It’s said that if you’re already infected, it’s recommended to consume 30 raw pumpkin seeds every day on an empty stomach. You can also crush them and eat them for breakfast.

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4. Ginger

Some crushed ginger in a jar.
Ginger root is famous for its gastronomic and medicinal applications. In general, it improves the quality of the diet due to its nutrients.

According to a study published in 2015, ginger has antiparasitic properties effective against Toxoplasma gondii, Giardia lamblia, Trypanosoma brucei brucei, and Blastocystis species.

  • If your doctor authorizes its consumption, you can drink a ginger infusion in the morning, after breakfast.
  • To use it as a preventative, you could use it in moderation as a condiment for various dishes, sweet as well as savory. It enhances the flavor and increases the juiciness of food.

5. Cloves

Clove is a spice with a powerful smell. People include it in various recipes, but it’s still unknown whether it can actually help fight microbes, bacteria, viruses, and parasites. However, many people recommended consuming it to eliminate the latter.

Chew a clove in the morning on an empty stomach every day. This will supposedly help to get rid of parasites and their eggs.

6. Apple cider vinegar

Some apple cider vinegar which is good for parasitic infections.

Some people believe that drinking a little apple cider vinegar diluted in water every day could get rid of parasitic infections. However, scientists haven’t proven this remedy to be effective recommendable. Still, there are those who encourage it.

We recommend pure, organic apple cider vinegar, without filtration, and which isn’t pasteurized. This way you’ll be sure that the enzymes and probiotics it contains are still intact.

Medication for parasitic infections

Regarding the treatment of parasitic infections, Dr. Richard D. Pearson comments that “some drugs (antiparasitic drugs) are specially designed to eliminate parasites. In addition, certain antibiotics and antifungal drugs are effective against some parasitic infections”.

However, there’s no drug that’s effective against all types of parasites, so not all cases can be treated in the same way. Hence the importance of having a medical check-up and following the professional’s instructions.

In some cases, the infection will clean on its own and won’t require treatment.

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