Natural Remedies for Blastocystis Hominis

| Modified on Aug 09, 2016

Blastocystis hominis is a protozoa (parasite) that is found in the gut. While some who have this parasite will not have symptoms, others may have abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and weight loss. Blastocystis can be contracted through contaminated food or water. Natural remedies for blastocystis include clove, black walnut, garlic, probiotics and zinc.

Herbs for Blastocystis Hominis

Black Walnut can be bought in a tincture or powdered form. Take black walnut according to package directions.

Clove is an anti-parasitic herb that you may already have in your kitchen! Clove can be taken as a tea several times a day.  Add 1/4 teaspoon of clove powder  to 4-6 ounces of hot water. Sweeten with honey if desired.

Garlic is a great all around immune booster and is also an anti-parasitic herb. Garlic can be minced and added to salads, spread on toast, or taken off the spoon with a bit of honey. For parasites, try 1 clove of crushed garlic three times a day.

Supplements for Blastocystis Hominis

Whenever you are experiencing problems with your digestive tract, adding some type of probiotic is a good idea. Probiotics can be taken as a supplement or you can make sure to consume yogurt or kefir daily.

Zinc and Vitamin C are important supplements to strengthen the immune system. If you have a parasitic infection, your immune system will need this extra support.

The Blastocystis Hominis Connection to IBS

Blastocystis Hominis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome can have similar symptoms including abdominal cramping, diarrhea, weight loss and nausea. Some studies have linked the blastocystis hominis protozoa to IBS. Others find that the incidence of blastocystis hominis in IBS patients does not significantly differ from the incidence of blastocystis hominis in control groups without IBS.

Unfortunately, many of the tests for parasites miss the presence of this parasite, so one cannot assume they don't have this parasite based on test results. But because IBS sufferers do sometimes have this protozoa, or another parasite in the gut, natural anti-parasite remedies are likely a good idea for IBS sufferers to consider.

Have you used a natural remedy for Blastocystis Hominis? Please send us some feedback!

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Posted by Jerry (Hawaii) on 05/22/2016

Blastocystis Hominis is found in most IBS patients and most doctors, including mine, ignore it. Time to have another look at this connection, as well as all the other symptoms this bug creates.

I have tried mega dosing with fresh garlic while supplementing with antioxidants and had great relief, but was unable to continue.

MMS has had a similar effect along with mostly raw food diet, but again unable to keep it going.

I'm 63, male 6'5'' weight dropped to 165 from normal 185.

Replied by Janet

Jerry, Controlling this is often low d3. I take 15 to 20,000 iu a day. I see you live in a sunny state. 10,000 is produced by the body in the sun for 20 minutes according to Ted here on earth clinic, but he also says when ill you need more.

Secondly you really need to get off of gluten all grains if you can. This stuff is rampant since the introduction of gmo grains and from what I have read Hawaii is a state with way too much.

I have found great relief with holy basil 3x a day. It has been helpful. Gut issues included.

Ted's alkalizing drink is very helpful 1 whole lime or 2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar in a glass add 1/2 tsp baking soda let fizz add 1/2 a glass of water drink 2x a day 1/2hour after food.

There are some great remedies on Ted's portion of earth clinic. I would look at his full IBS remedies to get an in depth answer. Just look under ailments when you get to his segment. Janet

Replied by Jerry

Janet, thanks for the reply. I have been off of grains for six months or so, although I started back with quinoa and amaranth. I was wondering about the vitamin d and feel I could use more. I only eat organic if possible and local. No gm foods ever, no processed foods, no restaurant foods. Tried bovine colostrum and it made me so bloated I stopped for now, although it did seem to have a positive effect on my skin. I'll check out Ted's remedies.