Intestinal parasites can be found everywhere -- in soil, food, water and even in the air. Scientists have identified more than 3,200 varieties ranging in size from microscopic to several feet in length. While these parasites live primarily in the intestines, they can travel to other parts of the body, including the lungs, liver and brain. These parasites can live in the human body for years without causing any obvious symptoms, making diagnosis and treatment nearly impossible. Some people with parasitic infections can experience fatigue, recurrent diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, weight loss or even weight gain. Some parasites can remain in a person’s intestines indefinitely and not cause any major health problems, while others may cause illness or death if not removed. There are several methods that have proven effective in killing intestinal parasites.
There are a variety of herbs that have been proven effective at eliminating intestinal parasites. They include black walnut hull, wormwood, cloves, gentian root and thyme. Taking any of these herbs alone, or together, should kill off any parasites residing in the intestines in about a week.
Garlic, which is also a powerful antioxidant, is an excellent way to rid the body of parasites. It is best to take garlic alone rather than in a prepared meal for best results. Other foods that kill parasites include cranberries and raw cranberry juice and pumpkin seeds. Incorporating these foods into a healthy diet will help kill off any parasites living in the intestines. Probiotics and foods rich in beta-carotene are also helpful because they restore gut health and make the intestines less impervious to parasite larvae.
Colloidal silver is ionic silver micro-particles suspended in pure water. It is touted as a safe and effective anti-fungal, germicidal agent, antibiotic and infection-fighting compound. The ionic silver is absorbed through mucus membranes and essentially chokes parasites.
For people with serious parasitic infections or infections that have not responded to any other treatments, visiting a doctor may be the solution. A stool test can be ordered that will determine what types of parasite eggs are being shed from the lining of the intestines. Once the doctor has determined the type of parasite causing the problem, he or she can prescribe an appropriate medication to eliminate them.