Natural Remedies that May Help Eliminate Parasites
Parasites are a lot more common than we think, and they’re difficult to diagnose because the symptoms they cause can be confused with other things, like excessive appetite, tiredness, or anxiety. They’re also related to some neuronal diseases, which is why it’s convenient to know the symptoms.
Below, we share the most common symptoms of parasites, of which. We also talk about natural foods and remedies that may help treat them naturally.
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The most common symptoms
- Appetite disorders (excessive or lack of hunger).
- Swollen eyes.
- Anxiety or nervousness.
- Stinging at the end of the nose, the eyes, or the anal area.
- Dilated pupils.
- Intestinal disorders (constipation, diarrhea).
- Insomnia for no apparent cause.
Some illnesses like epilepsy, autism, or Alzheimer’s could be related to the presence of parasites.
You must follow a strict diet in order to eliminate parasites, as parasites feed off certain foods. It’s absolutely fundamental to completely avoid:
- Sugar and sugary foods.
- Milk and dairy products.
You should also reduce your consumption of refined carbohydrates (white rice, pasta, baked goods, among other things).
Garlic is a medicinal food that acts as a natural antibiotic and that may help reduce your risk of certain illnesses.
For those that do tolerate it well, you can eat it raw in the morning.
Pumpkin seeds are one of the most potent foods around that may help reduce your risk of and eliminate parasites. You must eat them raw, without toasting, and preferably in the morning before you eat breakfast.
Also, you can make a vegetable drink similar to Horchata by grinding 50 grams of pumpkin seeds with 250 cc of water. You can sweeten the drink with a bit of stevia.
Oregano essential oil
The most effective essential oil that may help eliminate parasites is oregano, but when you buy it you should specify that it’s for oral use because, if not, it could be toxic.
Take one drop daily, preferably on an empty stomach, blended with a bit of vegetable oil.
Intestinal parasites alter the gut flora and frequently proliferate if this flora is imbalanced. That’s why it’s good to eat probiotics to repopulate gut flora and to fight parasites.
You can buy them in pharmacies or herbal stores and take them temporarily.
Thyme and chamomile infusions
Even though infusions are a rather gentle remedy compared to extracts, they may help complement treatment. Prepare one liter of thyme and chamomile infusions a day to drink throughout the day.
Grapefruit seed extract
This extract can be bought in herbal stores and has demonstrated its ability in several studies to kill or inhibit the growth of a large variety of potentially harmful bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. It’s also rich in vitamin C.
Take according to package instructions.
You can make a papaya shake by adding the seeds, water, and a bit of Stevia to sweeten it. Drink it in the mornings before breakfast.
Homemade syrup that may help eliminate parasites
You can prepare a homemade syrup with the following ingredients:
- 100 grams of pumpkin meat
- 500 grams of crushed garlic cloves
- 500 grams of honey
Cook the pumpkin in two liters of water, until the water reduces to half. Remove from heat, add garlic, and let it set for 2 hours. Afterward, add honey and strain. Drink two spoonfuls a day.
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- If you have pets at home you should deworm them periodically, according to the vet’s recommendations. Pets can pass parasites through contact.
- It’s also important to know that if someone in your family has parasites, they could have also passed them to other family members, which is why everyone should follow through with the treatment.
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