Intestinal Parasites are regularly proven to be the cause of many undiagnosed gastric symptoms. They are easily contracted and spread from infected water, soil, pets and unwashed vegetables.
The most common contraction of parasitic worms is through the food we eat. We recommend the following precautions:
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These are some home based remedies that have be helpful to try:
The following herbs contain anti-parasitic values and ading them to your diet may also decrease your chances of becoming a host to parasites.
Tribulus Terrestris (also know as puncture vine)
Tribulus Terrestris is an anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial and anti-viral herbal supplement that grows in tropical climates around the world. It contains active phytochemicals including X steroidal saponins that are able to dramatically enhance immune function.
Berberine is a very bitter-tasting, yellow, plant alkaloid found in the roots, rhizomes and stem of Oregon Grape, Barberry, Golden Thread and Turmeric. It is an effective anti-microbial, anti-parasitic and anti-viral and has been used throughout Asia for centuries, to remove parasites.
Artemisia Annua (Wormwood)
Wormwood, derived from the bark and known to kill parasitic worms, thus the name, has powerful antimicrobial effects and has been used in the treatment of malaria and intestinal parasite infections.
Juglans Nigra (Black Walnut)
Black Walnut is used extensively as an intestinal anti-parasitic herb but it also possesses anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and is widely used by herbalists to combat an over production of fungus and yeast in conditions like Candida Albicans.
Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi
Commonly grown throughout Asia, North America and Europe, Uva Ursi is a strong antiseptic and has a long history of medicinal use dating back to the 13th Century. The leaves are commonly used in the treatment of urinary and gastrointestinal infections because of its additional diuretic, and astringent properties.
Grapefruit and other Citrus Seed Extracts
These seed extracts are strong anti-bacterial antiseptics and are specifically used to reduce fungal overgrowth in Candida and Geotrichum.