5 Herbal Remedies to Get Rid of Parasites

5 Herbal Remedies to Get Rid of Parasites

The word parasite sounds just like what it is, nasty. An interloper, something that lives in or on a living host, sucking on any available nutrients even if it means burrowing into your liver.

Most  parasites you can actually live with completely unaware of their microscopic existence. Other parasites can create minor to major systemic upheaval that is rarely considered the cause and may lead you to a barrage of medications you probably don’t need.

These 5 herbal remedies to get rid of parasites are some good options that may be able to  cleanse your system and get it running on all cylinders once again.

Always check with your physician and naturopathic doctor before taking alternative remedies.

How Do You Feel?

If you have parasites there’s a chance you haven’t felt well for sometime. You cannot put your finger on it but you are sure your body is trying to give you clues that it is under attack.

The symptoms below are according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. To be a potential parasite infestation, you would have to suffer with one or more of these on a chronic basis. This means that you experience them more often than not, for a long period of time.

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Gas or bloating
  • Dysentery (loose stools containing blood and mucus)
  • Rash or itching around the rectum or vulva
  • Stomach pain or tenderness
  • Feeling tired
  • Weight loss
  • Passing a worm in your stool

You can ask your doctor for tests that may confirm you have parasites. These tests would consist of examining your stool samples; performing the “Scotch tape” test where tape is touched to the anus several times and then inspected under a microscope for eggs; or an X-ray of your intestines after drinking barium, a metallic compound that shows up on the image.

Herbal Remedies

Nature is a giant doctor’s bag and these 5 herbal remedies to get rid of parasites just may do the trick.


This herb is a powerhouse remedy for a laundry list of ailments.

Early in the 21st Century medical missionary Albert Schweitzer used garlic to treat amoebic dysentery, a dangerous intestinal parasite condition, in his patients in Africa.

Dr. Subhuti Dharmananda, Director of the Immune Enhancement Project in Portland, Oregon successfully used raw garlic on AIDS patients for parasite removal.

Garlic must be sliced and allowed to stand for about ten to twenty minutes before consuming so its healing compound, allicin, can activate. Three cloves, three times per day for about one week is the recommended dosage.


The perfect herb with the perfect name for ridding your system of, you guessed it, intestinal worms. Wormwood has strong antimicrobial properties capable of treating stomach problems caused by intestinal worms while killing them at the same time.


The essential oil of this potent herb has shown to kill parasitic eggs embedded in the intestines.

Health Impact News reports that,

“Researchers in India found that the essential oil of clove possesses significant activity against this parasite [protozoan parasites] when tested with mice.”

Oil of Oregano

The smell might remind you of pizza but oil of oregano is way more than a cooking ingredient. In fact, some consider it is as powerful as taking penicillin.

A study of this incredible oil was published in Phytotherapy Research (May 2000) stating that,

“Oil of Mediterranean oregano…was orally administered to 14 adult patients whose stools tested positive for enteric parasites. After 6 weeks of supplementation with 600 mg emulsified oil of oregano daily, there was complete disappearance of [parasites].”

Papaya Seeds

Papaya has always been a staple for maintaining optimal digestive health but for parasites, the seeds of this tropical fruit just may be highly effective. Those who ate papaya seeds and honey showed a significant reduction of parasites through their stool samples.

A study published in the Journal for Medicinal Food (2007 194-196) conducted by researchers in Nigeria concluded that,

“Our high stool parasite clearance rates of between 71.4% and 100% are an affirmation of the effectiveness of C. papaya seeds against intestinal parasites.”

These 5 herbal remedies to get rid of parasites could be just what you need to clean out your system. Talk to your doctor about this herbal protocol and always follow a clean, healthy diet.