Parasite Remedies: Q&A

Last Modified on Sep 27, 2011

Is Wormwood a Good Remedy for Parasites?

09/27/2011: Mindy from Bellefontaine, Ohio : Ted, I feel my husband and I can learn so much from you! My husband has had all of his fillings now replaced. Yesterday was the last appointment.! YAY! So now we are ready to go forward on a regaining health protocol.

He has been very sick for 4 years. Looking back, longer, but the last 4 have been a kicker.

He was tested and is high in many metals. With that, we know his parasite levels have to be off the chart! We are in the process of collecting info on what is the best and safest to use. So far we have made our own Black Walnut tinture. We want to add the traditional cloves and wormwood, cayenne pepper, pumpkin seed, MSM, Pau d' Arco... But I keep reading how wormwood is really not safe, especially in an oil form. Can you give me a definition on this?

We eat very well, always room for improvement, but do rather well. In short, we juice wheat grass we have grown ourselves. Drink green smoothies, try to eat a raw as possible for maximum nutrition. We do not take a lot of suppliments only because we dont we dont see where they benifit too much. We just try to consume what God has made for us. As unaltered and fresh as we can.

We need help, and there just seems to be so many different opinions on what is safe and helpful. What are your thoughts on wormwood?

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: The mentioned "toxicity" was based on thujone at more then 35 mg/kg, and you are consuming at one bottle a day, which is 20 mg. That would be toxic, but proper dosing that is a couple of drops to several drops is often non toxic even if you were consuming up to 1/2 of the bottles (but I wouldn't try it) and at that level it isn't even toxic. So based on instructions given in a bottle, I don't think there is any manufacturer recommends the bottle dose per day. So if you were to follow instructions on bottle, it appears unlikely to be toxic, and also the use is mostly deworming, so you wouldn't be consuming the rest of your life. As to me, I favor artemisinin the active component and in a capsule form, is taken one or two capsules a day of 180 mg. should also be ok. The reason is obvious there's little or no thujone if its artemisinin form.
10/03/2011: Kelly from Catawissa, Mo, Usa replies: Take a tblsp or 2 or food grade (very important) diacmateacous earth from feed store. It will worm you safely for everything!!! Do you worm your pets???

Sister with Suspected Hydatid Infection for 13 Years

09/12/2010: S. from Cyprus: Dear Ted,

My sister has been bedridden for 13 years with suspected hydatid infection

Two months after returning from a 6 month tour of Australia including sheep rearing areas 13 years ago (please note this was her second tour as she had completed a similar tour of Australia 6 years previously, again visiting sheep rearing areas) my sister began developing watery ammonia discharge from genitourinary tract for a period of 3 weeks. Parasite infection has never been diagnosed but the genito-urine doctor concluded at the time that the blood results were not normal and unable to diagnose, gave my sister metronidazole as a precaution (5 tablets 400mg each, total 2000mg taken all in one go in August 96). She says that it is only after taking the metronidazole (approx 5 days later) that the abdominal pains began. Over the years pain has moved up to upper abdomen. For approx the last 10 years she has more or less been bedridden. She can now walk to bathroom and back. Abdomen is swollen and if she lifts anything or does anything physical then abdominal pain flares up and spasms transfer to legs. If she pushes or pulls peritoneum connecting tissue hurts consistent with membrane damage. Over time walking, sitting and standing have become increasingly difficult, uncomfortable and painful. 

In 2005 my sister had standard ELISA test with results negative (although she was not given the actual score) and the treating doctor there said that he would like to be informed if hydatid was subsequently found.  She has not undergone Rapid ELISA, IHA nor Casoni but has undergone MRI, CT and ultrasound over the years which showed multiple cysts on liver, one on pancreas, some on womb, one on ovaries, two on lower spine (cysts first appeared on scans four years after second tour) but doctors decided against biopsy saying best left alone, said there was calcification in the system but never mentioned whether all cysts were calcified, so still no diagnosis

My mum and sister are convinced that it is a parasitic infection and agreeing with the general view that patients know their own bodies I continue to pursue on their behalf the parasite infection theory. My sister is looking at taking established safe herbal remedies eg. apple cider vinegar, black walnet, iodine etc which I feel may be a good idea.

Based on the above information which remedies would you suggest Ted?

Once again so sorry to throw this on you – you must be so busy so please write if and when you can.

Please help if you can Ted 

Thank you

09/19/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: Dear S:

I would likely use something of cayenne peppers, tannic acid, borax and black hull walnut as the most likely herbal supplements to take to kill the parasites. The cayenne peppers are an irritant to these kinds of possible tapeworm, while tannic acid has an astringent effect, reducing the viability of the worms as well as denaturing their eggs. A bentonite clay would no doubt dehydrate them, but has a problem of constipation if taken in large amounts. The tannic acid has some constipation effect, but the sorbitol added will prevent the constipation as it is a laxative, while sorbitol is somewhat of an antinutritient for the worms. Borax acts as a birth control and prevent their egg laying, but is non toxic to mammals, but somewhat toxic to the worms.. The dose for tannic acid that I like is 1/2 teaspoon of tannic acid plus 1teaspoon powdered sorbitol in one full glass of water and drink this three times a day. It's possible to add borax on top of this at a low dose such as 1/8 teaspoon in that glass of water. When borax is added, it is still taken three times.

As for bentonite clay that has to be taken on other days, and see which ones work the best or try them on alternate days, is possible also. For example, A bentonite clay powder is dispersed at 1/4 teaspoon in a cup of water making sure all has been dissolved and is taken three times a day. You can premixed them so this would come to about 3/4 teaspoon or 1 teaspoon in a glass of water. It is taken at 1/3 glass of water three times a day.

As for the regular meals and food, I would likely add a lot of spices, especially cayenne pepper, black pepper, cinnamon, thyme, and oregano as the most obvious choice. Those are added to meals to make it very spicy that reaches your maximum pain threshold that you can take. This will undoubtedly irritate the tapewom, and with the tannic acid or bentonite clay it will cause them to dehydrate. It's possible to take larger doses of bentonite clay at which the risk is constipation, but it would no doubt dehydrate the parasites.

As for black hull walnut tincture, I haven't quite tested this, but should work, but the dose can be 10 drops three or four times a day.  Bloodroot tincture is also possible as it is also an irritant for the parasites.


P.S. Assuming you did have successes, on the last day, I will likely flush out the remains of parasites with 1 teaspoon of sea salt and 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water. This will also relieve some of the constipation effect from bentonite clays and tannic acid. The procedure may be repeated since beginning to remove the tapeworm by taking the tannic acid/bentonite clays/borax with very spicy hot meals all over again.

07/24/2013: Kricket from Stafford, Va replies: I am battling hydatid and after 2 years of an outbreak, along with other infections (bab, lyme, candida, other parasites) the only thing that has been working for me is doing both herbal and pharma combo. I am taking albendazole 400 mg 2x/day and biltricide/praziq 50mg/kg of bodyweight once. I am on my 3rd 30day round of these meds. Take the 7-10 break in between each month. Got my dianosis via energy medicine and drugs from online. Ridiculed by reg docs about even having parasites because I live in America and everything we import miraculously dies at our borders.... I have an herbalist working with me on everything else. The one miracle herb combo that boosted my immune system are the medicinal mushrooms. Cordyceps, shitake etc. I was bedridden for almost 2 years but am now just getting around. I will keep you in my prayers and would like to know how you are doing. If the drugs/herbs don't work, I'm sure Jesus still heals! Bible diet is very helpful. NO SUGAR!!!!!! ***Start with the herbs first!!! You may be able to avoid the pharmaceuticals if your immune system is restored and the die off of starting them all together will make you wish you were not here anymore! Done that multiple times. GO SLOW!

Cloves Kill Fungus, Parasites, and Bugs?

12/03/2006: Bea from Cleveland, OH: Hi Ted, I've been reading thru Earth Clinic for a few days now and I love it. I am glad I discovered it. I have a question. I am trying to do a parasite cleaning by taking clove and wormwood with black walnut in tincture form. I also have acid reflux symptoms and I used to have stomach pain until a few days ago. I know the clove kills the parasite eggs, but would it kill fungus and bugs also? If I have fungus or a bug, should I try licorice tincture instead of clove? Thanks.

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: Dear Bea: Clove is well known to have fungicide capabilities too. Please review this patent and you will know:

Black walnut hulls are most well known for larger parasites and quite powerful, but a tincture form is best taken only in drops also. Wormwood (or artemisia) is also well known for parasites.

In my opinion the parasites for acid reflux is often the fungus and sometimes the helicobacter pylori.

Whatever the problems getting spices from local supermarket, of clove, thyme, oregano and cinnamon. The four musketeers would help kill them. To use this properly add them along with your food - you must use all four of the spices together.

Acid reflux occurs at fermentation whenever the food is in the stomach. To reduce fermentation the four musketeers should stop that.

To allow the food to be digested quickly enough without spending too much time fermenting in the stomach, taking at LEAST 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to 1/2 glass of water twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening before bedtime would help. Howeve,r the optimum dose I estimate, whenever you are sick rather than the maintenance dose mentioned lies closer to 1 teaspoon - 2 teaspoon of baking twice a day on an empty stomach.

If your condition is a fungus issue causing the acid reflux a medium size pinch of borax added to drinking water should help kill it.

01/19/2011: Ray from Geneva, Fl replies: Ted, Can you recommend a good doctor that checks for parasites or Wrong diagnosis of lupus In Fla? Ray



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