Parasites are micro-organisms that live in the human body, often in the intestines. These parasites feed on our blood and essential nutrients in our body. The most common types of parasites are tapeworms, pinworms, hookworms, roundworms and threadworms.
These worms enter the body through the skin or the consumption of contaminated water and food. A person suffering from parasites often experiences symptoms of weight loss, under eye circles, bad breath, anemia fatigue, gas, dysentery etc.
It is very important to get rid of these worms as they mostly affect children. Although, it is to be noted that adults can suffer from parasites too. Here are a few natural cures for treating parasites.
Treating Parasites Naturally
Pumpkin seeds have been used for curing both roundworms and tapeworms. Grind some pumpkin seeds and add them to fruit juices. You can also add mashed pumpkin seeds to a glass of soy milk or some onion.
Garlic is known to have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It is an effective cure for parasites in the intestine. Chew 3-4 raw garlic cloves every day to prevent and cure pinworms and roundworms.
Carrots are known to cure parasites. Grate a carrot and have it with some honey. A small cup of grated carrot every morning in an empty stomach will help you ward off pinworms and threadworms. This treatment not only eliminates the worms but also prevents them from breeding in the intestines in future.
This tropical fruit works wonders when it comes to treating parasites. Both unripe papaya and its seeds are used to treat roundworms. Mix one tablespoon of unripe papaya juice with a tablespoon of honey and some warm water. Two hours after having this concoction, have 2 tablespoons of castor oil with a glass of warm water.
Continue this treatment for 2 to 3 days to get relief from parasites altogether. Another treatment for parasites is by grinding the black seeds of a ripe papaya and mixing it with some warm water or warm milk. Have this first thing in the morning or before you sleep at night. This remedy cures parasites fast.
Coconut is used to treat parasites since ages. Have a tablespoon of fresh grated coconut every morning for at least a week. You can also drink coconut water along with the grated coconut.
Pomegranate is very effective for getting rid of worms in the stomach. Have pomegranate juice or eat it whole. Including pomegranate in your everyday diet will keep you away from parasites in the future.
Castor oil works effectively to naturally cure parasites. Have 2-3 tablespoons of castor oil mixed with a glass of warm milk. Have this every day for a week. You will notice all the worms in your stools. Do remember to do this continuously for 7-9 days.
These were a few effective and simple natural cures for intestinal parasites. These remedies not only help you to cure parasites but also prevent them from entering the body and breeding again. However, if you are following these natural cures for children below 7 years of age, it would be advisable to consult a doctor.