Herbal Remedies for Parasites

By | January 24, 2014

Herbal remedies for parasites offer a natural, gentle method for ridding the body of parasitic infection. Parasites are insidious creatures that can live undetected in the human body for years; currently, one in six individuals living in North America have a parasitic infection. While medicines exist for the elimination of particular parasitic infections, natural alternatives do not have the same risks of unwanted and/or intolerable side effects.

Symptoms

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Signs of parasitic infection include:

  • Weight loss
  • Flatulence
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Itchy skin/nose/anus
  • Skin rashes
  • Mucous in stool
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sleep disturbance

Beneficial Herbs

A variety of herbs can help rid the body of parasite infection. Herbs and the parasites they target include:

  • Artemisia – pinworms and malaria
  • Prickly Ash – pinworms
  • Echinacea – trichomonas
  • Garlic – general parasitic infections
  • Barberry – malaria and giardiasis
  • Black Walnut – worms
  • Cloves – larvae, before hatching
  • Goldenseal – giardiasis and malaria
  • Agrimony – trichomonas
  • Oregon Grape Root – malaria and giardiasis

When using herbal treatments for parasites, it is advantageous to employ a combination of herbs to ensure all parasites, at any life stage, will be eliminated.