The Top 5 Herbs for Parasite Cleansing

Parasites aren’t just a problem in underdeveloped countries or places with suspect drinking water. Their presence is widespread, and the disgusting reality is that many parasites are living inside your body. The medical definition of a parasite is, “any harmful organism that lives off a host organism.” It’s a weird thing to think about, but parasites do live inside animals, like us. The most common parasites include viruses, worms, bacteria, protozoa, and fungus.

Parasites are most often found in the digestive system, where they have constant access to nourishment. But, parasites may also be found in the liver, blood, pancreas, and even the brain. Parasites are detrimental in that they can cause disease by weakening your immune system, steal nutrition, and release waste into your body. Fortunately, there are simple herbs that are internationally recognized for their powerful anti-parasitic properties.


The Top Herbs for Parasite Cleansing

1. Wormwood

One of the most highly prized anti-parasitic herbs, wormwood is found in most pre-formulated parasite cleansing supplements. This herb has been used for centuries and gained notoriety in the 18th century for being the active ingredient in the green-glowing drink called absinthe. It’s a digestive aid and can fight both pinworms and roundworms.

2. Black Walnut Hulls (Green)

Black walnuts taken when the fruit is green are another component of an effective parasite cleansing formula. This comes from the black walnut tree and is taken from the green hulls holding the nuts. It’s known as a digestive aid and is said to support a “healthy intestinal mucous membrane.”

3. Clove

Clove is a high-powered spice that has been used for over 2,000 years in traditional Chinese and Indian medicines. It has strong parasite cleansing properties and is also an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anesthetic.

4. Diatomaceous Earth

Food-grade diatomaceous earth has a wealth of benefits and is heralded as a useful agent against many conditions by many of its advocates. In addition to encouraging digestive health and being included in many parasite cleanse products, it has detoxification benefits, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, increases bone strength, and can aid in weight loss.

5. Anamu

Anamu is a South American plant also known as garlic guinea weed and guinea henweed. It is particularly useful for intestinal health, which makes it great for the removal of parasites. It also has antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antitumorous benefits.

Many of these plants can be made into teas for your own parasite cleanse. As with all natural remedies, do your own research into possible side effects and interactions to ensure you have a positive experience.

-Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DABFM

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