Natural Remedies

Parasites - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Parasites. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Colloidal Silver

Posted by Laura (TX) on 02/04/2021

The city I live in is downstream from a county that has a quarter of a million milk cows. I was having stomach issues for a few days when they announced on the radio that there was an outbreak of Cryptosporidium in our city. But they were saying that it was caused by unwashed lettuce and hamburger! I knew that was a lie; because of my food allergies I would have had to eat them outside of my home as they were things I ate infrequently. It took the city several weeks to tell the public that the infection was caused by the water they provide. I had already started taking colloidal silver (I make my own as I use it often for gut candida), and although it took a lot of CS and about 3 weeks I beat it without going to the doctor. The bulletins the city was putting out said that there are few, if any, prescribed medications that are effective against that particular pathogen.

Papaya Leaf

Posted by Cath (Sydney) on 03/16/2018

Hi there, I have had numerous parasites including blasto. Papaya leaf capsules kill parasites for me every time. I take one 3 times a day with meals. The length of treatment depends on the bug but I would do 7 weeks to be sure as you have to kill all the eggs even after the parasites are dead. Good luck, you will feel so much better after! I used antibiotics once for parasites and never again because the papaya leaf works so well and is good for your gut.

Black Walnut

Posted by Kasra (Tehran) on 05/16/2017


We found a rescued dog, skinny, we could touch his ribs when we took him home and bathed him, as he ate and drank anything in the streets there were no doubt that he had worms, so by what I read here in earth clinic long time ago, I had made a walnut tincture out of walnut hulls and absolute alcohol ( 99.9 % ) which had been resting for about 1.5 year. Decided to give it a shot, why not, a natural remedy with no side effects, so if it doesn't help it won't harm if I try it on him for a few days so ; we added 1 teaspoon to his food for 3/4 days ( we're still giving it, we're at day 6 now ),

Consequently :

-before walnut tincture he peed with a normal consistency but after, he started having diarrhea for about 3/4 days in a row
-his stool became so loose and many tape worms started emerging out of his bowels, by day 1 all alive and moving, by day 4 I found some dead /some moving .
-before walnut tincture, he just took pee once a day but after, he had bowel movements for about 3/4 time a day .
- we found blood in his stool

After 4 days, unbelievably, he peed with a normal consistency, no blood, no tape worms! People are shocked when we tell them the story, we're in shock as well .
thanks earth clinic and everyone posting here.

Wormwood, Black Walnut, Cloves

Posted by Ilovelife (Tucson, Az) on 11/15/2013

Regarding parasites, this combination is the one that I KNOW will work for killing all parasites. This is my journey, but if you have an ailment that isn't responding to anything then maybe try this first...

In 1995 I was 27 and living in NYC when one day I had an itchy circular patch on my upper arm.

I ignored it for months (as I didn't have health insurance) until that itchy patch spread...covering my upper left arm and my right leg up to my thigh. It looked like a massive sore. Finally I went to one of the best dermatologists in NYC... and he said, "you have Eczema with a secondary fungal infection. Take "..." for the fungal infection, but your ECZEMA IS INCURABLE. Take these topical steroids. You will have this for the rest of your life!

I took the fungal treatment, but after doing research on the side effects of topical steroids, I decided the side effects were not worth it, especially considering the steroids were really expensive and I would need many tubes of them as my eczema covered a large portion of my body.

I ended up quitting my job because of my discomfort-both legs were so swollen from edema it was hard to put on my shoes, the itching was so unbearable I could not ignore it, my sores weeped and oozed. I was embarassed to be out in public.

So I dedicated 100% of my time to finding a cure.

I read, researched, and tried every "natural" and "herbal" cure I could find...without an income I was exhausting my credit card. I was juicing daily and was on a 100% raw food diet. My credit card went from $0.00 to maxed out in 9 months. Nothing helped.

Then I ended up volunteering at a "natural health colonic clinic" on Sundays, so I could get free colonics. They helped a little, but after the first few the results stopped. Then, after about a month I 'found' a tape of Dr. Hulda Clark speaking about parasites, and wondered if this was my solution.

1 week later, going to a health seminar, I met someone who I spoke to about my issues and they thought I had parasites, and gave me a cloves, walnut hull and wormwood tincture.

I took it and WITHIN 1 WEEK MY SYMPTOMS WERE REDUCED BY ~75%! It was then I did further research and found that PARASITES ARE AN UNRECOGNIZED EPIDEMIC; (salads are the main culprit-Normally your stomach acid protects you (up to a point) from many parasites, but with age, your acid decreases and your barrier of protection diminishes...)

I read that "native" tribes knew of parasites and "de-wormed" themselves every 6 months, that our ancestors put cloves in ham not for the taste, but to drive out the parasites...

I went to a holistic Dr. and he confirmed that I had parasites, and prescribed the same formulation I was taking!


Once you do that for 2 weeks and eliminate the possibility of parasites, then you can move on to filling nutritional deficiencies.

Coconut Oil

Posted by Soneeta (Santa Cruz, California) on 04/04/2013

I grew up on an island in the South Pacific where coconut grows pretty much anywhere so I was used to eating the meat, drinking the water, cooking in the oil, my mom massaged it on our bodies and hair. Since we came to the States in the 70's until few years back we switched to EVOO and Canola for cooking and salad dressings, mostly eating American diet. Both my parents died young, one older sibling died of prostrate cancer, sister is dying of cancer so I began paying attention. My grandparents lived into the 90's and my parents younger siblings are still living in UK, Australia and NZ but the ones who lived here are all dead. Well found out several months ago that I have parasites so got back cooking with coconut oil, drinking milk/juice and massaging my head and body with it etc. At first I had violent reactions even diherrea, some cramping, fever like sysmptoms but now am doing better. Skin feels softer, hair is darker, no more headaches, gut is doing good so far. Scary things have been dropping out of my body. We also used to take Castor oil once a month to cleanse our guts, haven't tried that yet but am going to.

I am learning a lot from this site, Thanks everyone.

Vitamin C for Rat Lungworm Disease

Posted by Leila (Hilo, Hi) on 10/29/2011

I would like to follow up that I am now 100% cured from this because of my intravenous vitamin C treatments! Thank you so much to Eileen, my naturopathic nurse and Dr. Jackie Hahn in Hilo, Hi. Good luck to any fellow sufferers, I hope you find this in time.

Symptoms of Rat Lung Worm Disease are a lot like migranes or shingles. If you're unsure, ask your doctor to check for parasites in your meninges. If he won't, a vitamin C IV never hurt anyone. Thanks.

Vitamin C for Rat Lungworm Disease
Posted by Leila (Hilo, Hi) on 05/13/2011

Vitamin C for Rat Lungworm Disease

There's not ailment category for this disease yet, but please create one.

Many suffer from this horrible parasite that eats your brain and spine in Hawaii and other tropical areas. 40-60 Grams of vitamin C every 3 days is slowly curing me. Some are cured after one treatment, others need it for a year. Holistic doctors usually offer it, sometimes even your doctor will do it if you ask.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by Anonymous (USA) on 02/02/2009

Apple cider vinegar saved my life. One tablespoon drank of apple cider vinegar every day rids human organs of parasites that attach to our organs & eat us alive from the inside out. They secrete toxins that make us ill or cause other illnesses to form. After drinking this consistently, I no longer have severe acid reflux, and indigestion that none of the rx worked for me, I've taken them all. Also i no longer have tightness or pain in my gallbladder, liver, or pancreas. Over the years, i've had tests run on my gallbladder, liver heart, four colonoscopies, and endoscopes and no abnormalities were seen because parasites go in&out of the walls & escape visual detection until it is overgrown. All people get parasites, parasitic worms, bacteria from mosquitos, water, airborne, coffee beans, food, salads, walking bare feet. Parasites do not like any type of vinegar environment, and they run & expel thru bowel movements visibly unseen. This is a simple way to stay healthy, lower healthcare costs. I wish to be posted anonymously.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cathy (buffalo, mn 55313) on 07/28/2005

After using ACV for just 1 1/2 wks I am passing parasites!!It looks to be a couple of different kinds but LARGE ones!I am taking 1/4 cup 2 to 3 times per day mixed with purified water along with 2 tsps. ground flax seed.The flax seed must be ground and drunk quickly or it will just fall to the bottom as sediment.I haven't been able to find any organic ACV so have just been using store brand but WOW.I have also lost 5 lbs.