Parasite Cleanse is an herbal remedy that helps eliminate intestinal parasites. There isn’t much research to support their use, but some herbs, seeds, and extracts may be helpful for you.
This article explores natural ways to get rid of parasites. It also discusses some common parasites, their causes, and what they look and feel like.
Natural remedies to get rid of parasites
Some studies have shown that some natural remedies can help get rid of parasites, such as:
There is evidence that a diet rich in minerals such as vitamin A, selenium, and zinc can improve natural defenses against parasitic infections.
Some research suggests that certain plants may contain compounds that can be converted into herbal medicines that treat and eliminate parasites.
There is limited research showing that certain herbs can help clear the parasite if you already have an infection. Note that most studies involve animals rather than humans.
More research is needed to confirm that any natural treatment can effectively kill parasites.
This compound can be found in plants such as European barberry (Berberis vulgaris). Several studies have shown that berberine can reduce parasites.
A 2014 report in the Iranian Journal of Parasitology found that berberine, derived from berberine, protects against tapeworm infection. Berberine can also be from plants such as goldenseal and coptis.1
In a 2015 experiment, a group of school children in a Kenyan province ate rice with papaya seeds for several months. Other groups were given rice with added antiparasitic drugs or plain rice without any treatment.
After the experiment, the papaya seed rice group had 63.9% less roundworm eggs. The number of eggs in the group that ate medicated rice was 78.8% lower. Students who ate unprocessed rice had generally higher egg counts.2
Pumpkin seeds are rich in amino acids and fatty acids. In particular, they are rich in berberine, cucurbitin and palmatin. These are all amino acids that are toxic to certain parasites.
An animal study published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences in 2016 found that pumpkin seed extract reduced the number of eggs and adult parasites in mice.3
It is important to note that the parasites studied infect mice, not humans. This parasite is studied by scientists because it acts as a parasite that infects humans.4
In a study conducted on mice, an extract from the sweet wormwood bush killed, paralyzed, and injured adult tapeworms and eggs.5
Many drugs are derived from compounds in the wormwood plant.6 However, more research is needed before the plant itself can reliably treat infections.
Change your diet to eliminate parasites
Natural medicine experts believe that stomach acid helps protect against parasites. They recommend that you:
Avoid coffee, sugar, alcohol, and refined grains
Include more garlic in your diet7
Increase the amount of carrots, sweet potatoes and pumpkin. These foods are high in beta-carotene, which your body converts into vitamin A. Vitamin A helps your body fight off helminths8
Replenish the “good” bacteria in your gut with probiotic-rich foods like yogurt
Eat foods rich in C and B vitamins
Avoid raw meat and fish
Some natural medicine providers offer colon cleansing or detoxification services. It involves combining a high-fiber diet with colon cleansing supplements. These supplements include psyllium, beetroot, and flaxseed.
Currently, there is no evidence that your diet or detox can prevent or treat parasitic infections.