Parasites Treatments: Natural Remedies
Elecampane Inula helenium
Black Walnut *
Castor Oil *
Oregon Grape root *
Prickly Ash *
Pumpkin Seed *
Parasites and worms in humans can be the cause of intestinal discomfort, bloating
gas and chronic constipation.
Parasites can also infest the skin, in cases of
scabies and the scalp in cases of ringworm.
anthelmintic herbs are used
in herbal remedies to treat intestinal worms, often combined with laxatives.
Problems arise when these herbs are overused, the harder the herb is on internal
parasites, the harder it is on the body. Herbs containing thujone, such as wormwood and tansy, can
be toxic if overdosed. Gentler herbs like garlic and agrimony are
much safer, and have fewer side effects, but generally take longer to work.
Take an infestation of parasites seriously, and consult a qualified health practitioner, do not attempt to use home treatments for worms if you are pregnant.
- Agrimony contains the chemical compound agrimophol, which expels parasites. Agrimony is gentle and Tonic to the digestive system.
- Black walnut hulls offer safe worm intervention, but is not intended for chronic or long term use. Avoid herbal remedies including both heartwood and hulls.
- Butternut can be employed as a vermifuge. The expressed oil of the fruit removes tapeworm.
- Elecampane treats parasitic infections, including roundworm, hookworm, whipworm and threadworm and the plant has long been used externally for scabies, herpes and other skin diseases from which it gained its country name scabwort.
- garlic is safe and effective used over time power to kill roundworm, pinworm, tapeworm, and hookworm. Add to pets food in small amounts. Goldenseal combines well with garlic as an anti-parasitic treatment
- Oregon graperoot and goldenseal both contains berberine, which acts against the parasites Entamoeba bistolytica and Giadia lamblia.
- Tansy, like the classic dewormer wormwood, contains thujone, a powerful tool in the hands of a trained professional for expelling round-worm and threadworm. Thujone is hard on the host as well as the parasites and toxic to the central nervous system if taken in too large doses or for too long.