By Dr Maria Theologides
Parasites love sugar and everything that turns into sugar. So the best way to starve the parasites is through using healthy fasting and cleansing strategies while eliminating as much sugar and grains as possible from the diet.
Several herbs and foods act as very strong anti-parasitic agents. Extra virgin coconut oil is loaded with medium chain triglycerides that enhance the immune system in its battle against pathogens. Raw garlic and onions provide sulfur containing amino acids that are anti-parasitic. Eat six tablespoons of raw, extra virgin coconut oil, one whole clove of garlic and one large red onion daily to help parasite proof your body.
Dried oregano and especially essential oil of oregano are extremely volatile and anti-parasitic. Use two to three drops of oregano oil in water with fresh squeezed lemon and drink this three times a day. Clove works just as well so you could also substitute or use clove oil with oregano oil. Ginger, wormwood, black walnut are also commonly used in anti-parasitic strategies.
Fasting with fermented drinks such as fermented whey from grass-fed cows and fermented ginger, kombucha, coconut kefir, apple cider vinegar, etc. are powerful tools to help destroy parasites. Many holistic health coaches recommend a three to 21 day low calorie, liquid diet that is rich in fermented beverages, water and fresh squeezed lemon. Probiotic supplements are highly recommended to help destroy parasites and re-inoculate the gut.
After the cleansing period, it is especially important to utilize high quality, fermented raw dairy and vegetables. Raw, grass-fed fermented dairy products like amasai, cheese and kimchi, sauerkraut, and fermented veggies should be used abundantly. These foods are rich sources of L-glutamine, an amino acid that helps rebuild the gut. These fermented foods also contain very powerful strains of good bacteria, organic acids and enzymes that act to keep parasites out of the body.
Green Hull Black Walnut
Black Walnut oxygenates the blood to kill parasites. The brown stain found in the green husk contains organic iodine which has antiseptic and healing properties. It is also used to balance sugar levels and burn up excessive toxins and fatty materials.
Cloves contain one of the most powerful germicidal agents in the herb kingdom. It is an effective stimulant and aromatic for the lungs and stomach, and helps increase blood circulation and promote digestion and nutrition. Oil of cloves is a diffusive stimulant, often used to relieve toothache and remedy bad breath. Also good for: low blood pressure, bronchial catarrh, colitis (mucous), diarrhea, dizziness, dysentery, earache epilepsy, gas nausea, pain, palsy, spasms, vomiting, stimulating sexual drive.
- Vitamins: A, C, & B complex
Pumpkin seed is taken to eliminate many varieties of worms. Native Americans are known to have chewed pumpkin seeds as an aid in deworming.
Gentian Root helps stimulate circulation, strengthen the system, and strengthen the muscles of the digestive organs. It is also good for convalescence, especially in the cases of extreme weakness, and is excellent for ridding the body of parasites. Also good for: anemia, counteracting the effects of poisons, stimulating the appetite, strengthening the blood, bruises, constipation, urinary infections, vermin, worms.
- Vitamins B-complex & F
Hyssop contains an essential hormone oil to help build resistance to infectious disease. It has been used for poor digestion, breast and lung problems, coughs due to colds, nose and throat infections, and has proven useful for mucous congestion in the intestines. Also helps with: asthma, regulating blood pressure, bronchitis, external bruising, chronic catarrh, eternal cuts, dropsy, ear ailments, epilepsy, fever, jaundice, kidney, liver, and spleen problems, external lice, lung ailments, hard phlegm, muscular and external rheumatism, worms.
Black seed has many medicinal properties including anti-neoplastic activity. It is also antibacterial, antifungal and antihelminthic (parasitic infection fighter), and has an immune-enhancing effect on the human T-cell production and helps to balance and stabilize the immune system. It aids in the healing of acute and chronic illnesses, regulating blood pressure, enhancing bile and breast milk production, and stimulating sperm producing tissue. Also helps with: arthritis, asthma, gastrointestinal complaints, proper kidney and liver function, circulatory problems, resistance to disease in general.
- Crystalline nigellone
- Amino Acids
- Oils (fixed & volatile)
- Crude Fiber
Cramp Bark is considered one of the best natural remedies for regulating female disorders. It is excellent relaxant for the ovaries and the uterus, and is commonly used as a uterine sedative and anti-spasmodic. It is also recommended for preventing nervous diseases of pregnancy, after-pains and cramps. In Russia, the berries are used for regulating high blood pressure, heart problems, coughs, colds, lung and kidney problems, as well as stomach ulcers.
Peppermint helps to cleanse and strengthen the entire body. It can also be useful for bowel problems, and helps assist the salivary glands in digestion.
Thyme is a powerful antiseptic and a general tonic with curative powers. It has been used for anemia, bronchial and intestinal problems, and as an antiseptic for tooth decay. It destroys fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, and skin parasites such as crabs and lice. It also kills abdominal worms. Also good for: bowel problems, bruises, catarrh (inflammation of mucous membranes of the nose and throat), coli, diarrhea, indigestion, epilepsy, fainting, fever, gastritis, external gout, headaches, heartburn, hysteria, internal infections, laryngitis, leprosy, lung congestion, mastitis, suppressed menstruation, nightmares, paralysis, promoting perspiration, rheumatism, sciatica, sinus problems, throat problems, uterine problems, warts, whooping cough.
- Vitamins B-complex , C & D
- Sodium (trace)
Fennel acts as an appetite suppressant and diuretic, and helps to stabilize the nervous system and expel waste material from the body. Fennel improves digestion, and has also proven helpful with coughs and persistent bronchitis due to its mucus-countering and anti-convulsive properties. Also helps with: abdominal cramps, female disorders, gas, gout, intestinal problems, promoting lactation, nervous disorders, pin worms, spasms.
Grapefruit Seed Grapefruit Seed, well known as an anti-fungal agent, kills many different types of parasites and assists the body in producing beneficial bacteria.