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Parasite Remedies and Natural Cleanses

Papaya Leaf

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Posted by Cath (Sydney) on 03/16/2018
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Papaya Seeds

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Posted by Teena (Melbourne, Australia) on 10/23/2018 235 posts
5 out of 5 stars

When first I read of papaya seeds for parasites, I swallowed them whole, from one whole fruit, to no effect. I also ate the flesh. Well actually my BM was easier, but I could see many of those large round seeds clearly. More recently I purchased another papaya, this time I crunched up the seeds from the whole fruit (bitter, and very peppery) and I did notice my stool had a fleshy thing attached. I was surprised at this because I had been taking a parasite guard liquid extract of wormwood, cloves, black walnut. With no sighting. I will now be making my own papaya seed tincture with Apple Cider Vinegar as I know this works for me. I have digestion issues, I believe my stomach was not able to open up the whole seeds. If digestion is optimal, then may be able to swallow whole and get benefit. A note, when I was taking the wormwood mix the instructions said to take three times a day, I sometimes also put this in enteric coated capsules for direct intestinal impact. I did not get the results I saw with the one concentrated dose of papaya, and I was not expecting any because of the wormwood. Also, I should have started with a teaspoon of seeds and built up slowly, but because I had been following anti candida diet of no sugar, fruit or carbs, I believed my parasites starved and weakened, and envisioned no herx, or healing crisis, nor was there one.

Papaya Seeds
Posted by Lotusborn (Pahoa, Hi, Usa) on 08/27/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Papaya Seeds for parasites. I have had long standing problems with parasites, some of them pinworms, others never identified but caused a terrible rash around butt and vagina and of course sleepless nights.

A simple and inexpensive cure: I blended 1 cup of papaya seeds with 2 small bananas (it just have to be edible as the seeds are like pepper) and ate the whole thing. I lay there and could feel how it became quiet in there. This might be too strong for some but I was desperate. So, one might want to start with a lower dose as recommended but that is not how I personally operate.

Replied by Jenny From Sydney
(Sydney, Australia)

Hi Lotusborn (or anyone else that might know) did you use the Papaya seeds straight from a fresh papaya? I have been using fresh garlic before going to bed and have seen the "white rice" in my bm that others talk about so would be keen to try your remedy. Thanks! PS I only found this site a couple of weeks ago but love it and thank everyone for their contributions. I already feel better than I have in the last 15 years!

Replied by Jok
(Indianapolis, In)
5 out of 5 stars

I've had much success expelling parasites with papaya seeds. I buy fresh papayas and eat the seeds. I chew 1 to 2 teaspoons then swallow with water. I do this 3 times a day and continue for several weeks.

Using fresh ingredients is always better than encapsulated. For example, wormwood, black walnut and cloves are antiparasitic herbs but if they're not fresh, they won't work. For cloves, they must be fresh, non-irradiated. Usually organic cloves are non-irradiated but if it doesn't say on the bottle, ask to be sure. I grind them myself in a coffee grinder and put them in empty gelatin capsules.


I'm not sure I can go with the claim "If wormwood, black walnut, and cloves aren't fresh, they won't work". Tons of people all over this site have used those ingredients dried and had very good results.

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Jok, I am very surprised to hear that you eat papaya seeds as they seem to be very toxic. I always remove them very carefully before making a juice although I don't remove the seeds of any other fruit! I am confused now....

Replied by Louwrence
(Rustenburg, North West South Africa)

Hi Francisca, Pawpaw seeds also contain enzymes to digest food so it cannot be dangerous.

Replied by Maria
(Gippsland, Australia)

Hi Francisca, My friend whilst living in Nth Queensland was told about this remedy and knows folk who do it for a few days every year as a preventative. They apparently also aid digestion so she used them instead of digestive enzymes. They can be dried and mixed in with whole peppercorns and ground over food.

Replied by Jeane
(Quezon City, Philippines)
5 out of 5 stars

Papaya seeds are indeed used by the natives here in the Philippines as purgative. I have seen some websites recommending that the seeds be air-dried and then pounded, but here in this country the natives just cut open a ripe papaya and then scoop up the seeds and swallow them whole. Chewing is not suggested as the seeds may be too bitter for one's taste.

Papaya Seeds + Oregano Oil

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Posted by Aurelia (UK) on 06/21/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I didn't realise I had parasites until I bought and ate a large papaya and the seeds over the course of 2 days.

Papaya seeds have been used for centuries to cure digestive problems (as I learnt in Thailand many years ago) as well as papaya leaf and the fruit itself. I was also taking (and topically applying) oregano oil to cure a skin infection.

The combination of both of these unknowingly killed and expelled a couple of worms. I'm now doing a 7 day fast, only drinking herbal teas (peppermint and green tea) as well as ingesting essential oils diluted with olive oil - clove, ginger, oregano and taking apple cider vinegar twice a day. I passed a few more yesterday and the day before and can feel more of the blighters moving. I am desperately hoping this may cure my severe food intolerances but the combination is definitely working.

Replied by Carolyn
07/19/2019 has a whole parasite protocol. They use mimosa pudica seed caps to encapsulate the parasites. Dr. Klinghardt ( says old methods for parasite control don't work well anymore--not strong enough, and that they also harbor heavy metals in their biofilm. He says if you become ill on a parasite cleanse, you are just making them give off more toxins.


What is the dosage for the mimosa pudica capsules for eradicating parasites? Thanks for the information.

Melba Streiff, N.D.

Parasites are in the body feeding off the toxic chemicals already in it. If you kill them off too quickly before doing a cleanse first, you will get very sick and nauseated from the toxins they are not digesting, as well as the toxicity from the parasites' excrement as well.

Parasite Symptoms

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Posted by Darlene (Parkland, FL) on 04/20/2021
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Filariasis/ Schitosmias:

See if your symptoms match.

1- did you start with just feeling exhausted all the time?
2- heavy feeling in chest but no cold?

3- panic attack feeling like heart racing

4- rashes started to appear

5- started to feel things on you like no seeums or fleas?
6- progresses into crawling?

7- loss of appetite or uncontrollable carb craving?

8- intermittent constipation / diarrhea?

9- insomnia

10- single line lesions? Looks like a scratch

11- bladder, urinary or kidney, genital issues

12- every test is negative?

13- any nodules?

14- you can feel where they are and collect them?
15- they prefer hair follicles- anywhere on the body?

16- you sometimes get a jabbing pain?

17- you get brown marks where you know they are. (hyperpigmentation)

18 you also get red dots

19-all kinds of things come out of your skin and they all look different? Black, white, Sand like?

If you said yes to most of these, investigate 2 parasites. Filariasis and Schitosmias.
Then the different species. Some go intestinal, some bladder and some cutaneous (skin)

both have zootonic species.

In dogs, it's called H Americana.

look up life cycle of Schitosmias and symptoms

life cycle of filariasis and symptoms.

think back - way back - to any places you traveled when looking at the region of each species. Did you swim in a lake? Eat local food abroad? Are you all of sudden remembering a bout of food poisoning?

these things can lay dormant for years.

Step 1 - get the best parasite cleanse you can afford!

look for my other post on Earth Clinic's morgellons page - morgellons =parasite for more details.

best of luck to everyone for a diagnosis and speedy recovery!


Replied by Wendy
(New Zealand)

Hi Darlene, what do you suggest for this condition?

Myself and a couple of family members have schistosomiasis (undiagnosed) as I lived in Peruvian jungle for a couple of years and was exposed to several.

The symptoms are very similar to mite infestation, candida, morgellons, many different parasite infections. it's so varied that it's difficult to target.

You mention other posts you've made.. can you please be specific?

Parasite Testing

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Posted by Tommy (North York, On, Canada) on 09/16/2010

Hello, I'm looking for good labs that do very accurate parasite stool testing. The tests offered here in Toronto are microscope test which are not accurate to distinguish between some protozoa spp. So I need DNA test or antigen test. Thank you very much.

Replied by Mysterymommy
(Oakville, Ontario, Canada)

Did you ever find a lab that does this? I would also like to know.

Replied by Ricardo
(Portland, Oregon.)
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Not sure where one can go for parasite testing, however, I don know through my own experience that if you use grapefruit seed extract oil in water, it will kill parasites in your system. I have use this when traveling aboard to 3rd world countries and have had much success. One can buy this product at any health food store. Good luck

Replied by Anonynous
(Milwaukee, Wi, Usa)

A Parasitologist or any Internist... either could do these tests, BUT there is no test that is very accurate... It's usually only 25% accurate!

Replied by Bioman
(Hull, Mass)

Try labs Phoenix Arizona. Cutting edge testing for biofilm and associated pathogens.

Molly M
(Central Texas)
6 posts

Bioman, I am pretty sure you accidentally typed "Try" Labs instead of the actual name, "Fry" Labs in Arizona. Here's the website,, and yes, they do detailed, comprehensive testing, and are known for their Lyme disease testing.

Replied by Claudette
(Exeter, Missouri, Usa)

There are about 4 parasite testing labs that I know of that will definitely be definative. Here is one I have used recently, located in Arizona:

Parasitology Center Inc. 1-480-767-2522

It is a good place to get started. God bless.

Replied by Sechmeth
(Christchurch, New Zealand)

I used metametrix. They test for DNA in stool, so dead worms are okay as well. They test for bacteria and fungus too, but they are expensive. But they found an answer to my problem!

Replied by Dana
(Philadelphia, Pa)

The only doctor left in the country performing colon wall swab/scape test using sigmoidscope and his own lab is Dr. Kevin Cahill in NY. MANY have finally found cures for their illnesses after years even decades of suffering. Standard medical stool testing will not pick up many parasites unless your stool is teaming with parasites. Parasites live on the colon wall beneath the mucus. This renowned doctor is nearing retirement. See him soon.

Replied by Fritzie

Genova Diagnostics (formerly Great Smokies Diagnostic Lab), Asheville, North Carolina has always been recommended by my practitioner.


Posted by Joes (Calgary, Alberta) on 01/11/2015

I am using turpentine to kill parasites in the colon and microbes in body. I have started with a few drops 2x/week. I am interested in knowing what is the limit that a person should work up to? Some use turp with sugar, honey, oil. How would the difference in a carrier affect the use of turp on the body? Is there anything that needs to be considered as far as diet etc that would be helpful? Thanks

Replied by Jeanie

You can find more info on turpentine usage on Dr. Jennifer Daniels website....I also have been using turpentine for my horse.

I found an chart for worming farm animals with the turpentine to oil ratios, 1.5 ml turpentine for every 50 pounds body weight, and for every 1.5 ml you add 7.5 ml oil.....mix it very well with the oil... this shouldn't be taken long term.

Replied by Susanne

Hello Jeanie, you said that you have been using turpentine for your horse. I also have made attempts to give it to my horse. He does not like it. Not on sugar cubes either. How much do you give, and how do you do it? Thank you very much, Susanne


Posted by Ti (Houston, Tx) on 04/23/2011

I will be visiting rural parts of India for sometime and am wondering what is the best way to clean vegetables and fruits, considering their source of water may not be the cleanest.

Anyone tried cleaning with Grape seed extract or similar products that may help keep the bugs out of my system? Many thanks!

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne, Australia)

ACV (diluted in water) is great for cleaning vegetables, and if you get nauseous from something you ate could stave off any sickness.

Replied by Anonymous
(Milwaukee, Wi, Usa)

Diluted bleach and h20 works great. Soak for 1 minute then rinse well.

Replied by Jeane
(Quezon City, Philippines)

Has anyone tried washing fruits and veggies and then soaking them in water with dissolved flour? I've heard this method gets rid of the pesticides that are sprayed on the produce. Used tea leaves soaked in water may do the trick, too.

Pyrantel Pamoate Parasite Killer

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Posted by Wild Bill (St. Louis, Missouri) on 03/25/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Pyrantel Paomoate kills things that turpentine won't. Kills Numerous Parasites. Is Extremely Safe. Should Be Used On ALL Pet Dogs And Cats. Used Worldwide To Kill Pin Worms And Other Nasty Things In Humans.


Pyrantel pamoate is an oral medication used for the treatment of infections caused by intestinal parasites like roundworm, hookworm, and pinworm.

It has been included in the Model List of Essential Medicines by the World Health Organization, though this listing is meant only for human use.

May Treat: Ascariasis · Enterobiasis · Mixed intestinal helminthiasis Dosage is by weight.


Raw Garlic

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Posted by Jean Marie (Essexville, Michigan) on 04/10/2012
5 out of 5 stars

It seems often when I eat raw garlic or onion I get a stomachache. Then when I get a stomachache like that I will do a water enema and I always pass worms. It seems raw garlic and raw onion are great for killing parasites.

Replied by Darryl
(New Orleans)

Can I break it into pieces ands swallow like a tablet?

Replied by Kelly
(Cambridge, Ma)

Absolutely! I chop it into small pieces, let the pieces sit for about 10 min's, then put the pieces on a spoon and wash them down with a few good chugs of water.

Replied by Reesi
(New Orleans, La)

Have u tried Diatomaceous Earth... Ingesting it daily for as many as 30-90 days is supposed to rid u of parasites internally. Giardia have a hard outer shell & that's the requirement for Diatomaceous Earth to work cuz its microscopic jagged edges pierce the exoskeletons of insects & parasite & gradually tears them up, causing them to dehydrate & die. When they (& intestinal worms) ingest the DE, it does the same thing internally. It's worth a try & the health benefits of this natural, organic product could pay off in additional ways as it is a natural source of sillica to help your collagen development &does so much for hair/skin/nails & even cleans your colon! Look it up..... But mind u, all natural remedies involve longer processes to healing.... But who cares if it actually works & isn't harmful? :)

Raw Garlic
Posted by Grant (San Diego, California) on 11/11/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Raw Garlic helped with intestinal parasites

1 large clove of garlic chewed slowly (and painfully) one time in the morning with nothing else in my stomach.

Background Info:

While in Peru I got diarrhea and had chills and a fever. I called the local emergency clinic and a doctor came to see me the next morning. They analyzed a stool sample and found that I had giardia. I was prescribed tinidazol for the giardia and ciprofloxacine for whatever else might be giving me the fever. I took the medication religiously. A few days later upon returning home, my fever was gone, but the diarrhea remained. I went to see my doctor and they took another stool sample. However, since things were so bad, I decided to see what I could do about it in the mean time. Hence the garlic bomb. From the moment I took that first garlic bomb my digestive system has behaved very well, i.e no rush trips to the bathroom. Since it was so effective, I decided to take the raw garlic in the morning and evening until things were entirely back to normal. At this point (3 days later) I am about at 90% normal. 2 days ago I started a detox cleanse kit from trader joes. It consists of fiber pills, degestive pills and a liver pill. Today I am thinking of adding goldenseal to the mix.

Replied by Grant
(San Diego, California)

This is a method for taking raw garlic ... the garlic spring roll bomb.

Crush 1 clove of garlic onto a small piece of a softened Thai spring roll sheet. Roll it up into a small garlic burrito - then down the hatch. It goes down real smooth without getting any garlic on the inside of your mouth.

Replied by Jonny
(Milwaukee, WI)

I'm sorry but ONE clove of garlic isn't going to do anything whatsoever. I've eaten garlic plenty of times in the past and I still have my tapeworm.

Replied by Txex2000
(Sf, Ca)

What works for one person may not work for another... I have a very sensitive system and 1 clove of garlic sent my whole body into a major purge. It's definitely working! But to your point, there are many types of parasites and likely several methods are needed to remove them entirely. Thanks to everyone for your valuable input.

Replied by Vasilisa
(New York, Ny)
1 out of 5 stars

I've been suffering from Giardiasis for almost 1. 5 years. I got it in Sarasota, Florida when I was swimming in the swimming pool of my husband's parents. Oh My God! I've visited 10 doctors in 4 states (Fl, RI, MA, NY) and they couldn't find anything. I've gone through 2 endoscopies, almost 30 stool samples, blood tests, Ultra sound and CAT scan of my abdominal area. I am Russian and I had to fly to my mother country to get help from Russian doctors. Sorry for that but American doctors are money diggers. In Russia my blood was tested and antibodies showed that I had Giardia. I had terrible symptoms:red spots (allergic reactions) on my face, brown pigment spots, painful gallbladder, pain under my belly button, irritated bowel syndrome, yeast, hair loss, fragile nails, numb tongue (Iron deficiency), cracked lips (vitamin B deficiency), malabsorption, bloating, chronicle fatigue, depression, aggressiveness etc. The doctor-infectionist prescribed many different antibiotics (Metronidazole, Albendazole, Tinidazole, Nifuroxazide ) along with herbs to stimulate my gallbladder, pancreas and clean my liver. They helped for a while but they killed all my intestinal flora. Now I drink tea with Birch leaves (russian remedy for parasites) 3 times a day, eat only organic food, take 1 tbs of Flax seed oil a day, drink aloe Vera juice, eat raw garlic 3 cloves a day, mix Spirulina with organic goat yogurt, eat Coconut oil 3 times a day, take probiotics, get shots of Vitamin B complex and Vitamin B12 once a week, eat beef because I have anemia. I don't eat sugar, bread, canned food. Did garlic help me? Nooooo. Am I cured? Not yet:-((( I am struggling for my health cursing Florida and my husband's parents who mocked me everyday because I didn't swim in their swimming pool. Then I decided to shut them up and you know the result. C-- Pharmacy in the USA sells only crap. I bought Selenium there. God, it was mixed with yeast. I have to be very careful what I buy in the USA. It takes time for me to find clean organic products without starch, GMO, yeast, gluten, sugar. It drives my husband crazy but I want to L-I-V-E and be healthy again. After reading some posts I am going to buy MSM. Thank you.

Replied by Vasilisa
(New York, Ny)

It makes me laugh that I am a human being (Homo Sapiens) can't do anything with one tiny cell protozoa Giardia. I just wanted to give advice to those who suffer from parasites.

1. Wash your hands ALWAYS!!!

2. Clean your apartment or house with bleach. Do laundry every week and wash the sheets in hot water.

3. Get rid of pets. I love pets but my health is very precious to me.

4. Eat and cook at home.

5. Eat organic food, especially vegetables and fruits, different cereals like brown rice, buckwheat, corn (polenta), barley etc to get essential minerals.

6. Don't eat junkie food from fast food, don't buy frozen food. Parasites like it.

7. Avoid alcohol, sugar, canned food. Don't drink black/green tea, coffee, energy drinks (any stimulators). Avoid milk!!!! If you need calcium, please drink Yogurt without sugar or Kefir.

8. DON'T TAKE MULTIVITAMINS while you are killing them. As a russian doctor said to me that I would feed them and my treatment wouln't be effective.

9. Take probiotics to restore intestine flora.

10. Be persistent with doctors. You have to convince them that you are not just crazy. After 1.5 years of struggling I was able to find an infectionist in NYC and convince her that I had Giardia. She prescribed me Flagyl. It was a little bit late because the parasites had damaged me a lot.

11. Be prepared that it will take a long time to get rid of them because they don't want to leave the host's body with plenty of vitamins and food.

12. Watch the movie "Food incorporation". It will reveal the truth.

Replied by Tommy
(North York, On, Canada)

Hi Vasilia,
Regarding your Giardiasis, there is an herb that has some activity against it it's called sarcosephalus but I don't know where you can get it. You are supposed to drink the tea from the leaves of this herb. It's also called African peach or guinea peach. Good luck.

Replied by Tommy
(North York, On, Canada)

Hi Vasilia,
If you cannot get sarcosephalus leaves, try to find a vet who can give you the vaccine GiardiaVax. The reason why the vaccine against Girdia is available for animals and not for human is because the pharmaceutical industry is not interested in ending the problem once for all. A vaccine against Girdia for human means for them less sales of Flagyl, Nitazoxanide, and other medicines as well. Good luck.

Replied by Tommy
(North York, On, Canada)

Hi again,
From the little research I did about Giardia is that is difficult to treat without a proper diet and the appropriate gun. You mention that a person with Giardia should avoid tea. I think that the green tea is very good against parasites. It has a lot of Tannin which will denature them, as Ted explained in another post. You can try Sweet annie and vidanga ( Ayurveda antiparasite) if the sarcosephalus leaves are not available for you. You can also take caprylic acid which is a very good antiparasite and will give you energy. So you don't crave a lot because caprylic acid can provide energy for you and the bug cannot use it ( It's amazing!! Is it?)

If the above doest work than try a combo of :

Ornidazol, Quinacrine, Paromomcyn for 2 weeks ( doctor think that 4 days is enough but that is far from the truth. You have to continue killing them until there are just few cysts that the immune system can handle them). Or Flagel, Furazolidone, Bacitracin Zinc ( I'm trying to avoid cross resistance as much as possible). If you start feeling better, don't let the temptation of starch overcome you and switch the treatment from defense into attack ( Taking immune booster such AHCC, Iodide, L-arginine and L-glutamine to build the tight junctions in the gut). Good luck.

Replied by Vasilisa
(New York, Ny)

Hi! Did you suffer from Giardiasis? I curse that day when we moved to FL. As russian doctors explained to me I have to avoid tea. I drink tea - a mixture of herbs to stimulate my gallbladder. I even tried a russian remedy for giardiasis "Birch Tar". One russian homeopath doctor recommended to mix 10 drops of tar with milk and drink it twice a day for 10 days, then rest for 10 days and repeat this procedure 3 times. Parasites like milk and when they eat milk they eat TAR also. I've tried it only once. It was so nasty that I stopped. I need to start it again.

Since I've got Giardiasis in the USA, I think I have to try american remedies because russian ones don't work. I've taken Ornidazole also - no effect. All chemical pills help me for 10 days. When I stop taking them, I get the same symptoms in 10 days. 10 days is their cycle. I've read many forums in my language and doctors say it is not possible to get rid of Giardiasis. I'll die eventually. I have vitamin B and Iron deficiencies. It's terrible. I hardly have energy to go to a grocery shop to buy food. I can't work... Only spirulina saves my life a little bit. I am so angry at american doctors. They could have helped me in the beginning. Only after 1.5 years one american doctor agreed with me and prescribed Flagyl. I doubt that it will help me because I've already taken Metronidazole. A russian doctor told me that Giradiasis demages a human being's body about 90% opening doors to other diseases, viruses etc.

It is just beginning of hell.... After reading some posts on this site I take Organic Coconut oil 3 times a day and I take MSM also. It's been 2 weeks and I don't see any improvements. I am going to buy Golden-seal and Black Walnut hull. If somebody had experience with Giradiasis, please share it with me. I'll appreciate it very much. P. S. Personal THANK YOU to Tommy from North York, On, Canada. I don't give up!

Replied by Tommy
(North York, On, Canada)

Hi Vasilisa,
It's my pleasure if I can help you. That what earth clinic is here for. I mentioned to you that one week or 10 days treatment won't work. You are dealing with a protozoa that has cyst resistant to the anti parasite. You have to continue the treatment for at least 4 weeks. Milk is not good. It feeds the parasite but I never know about tar with milk. You have also to take more than one anti parasite. When you take one at once, you give it a chance to become resistant and we don't want to get to that situation. I think that you might have more than one parasite. If you can afford a comprehensive DNA stool test from Methamerix that will be the best for you. Blastocystis hominis is the worst parasite and it modulates the immune system to the point that we start having no B cells producing the IgA.

In the mean time, try Vidanga ( Ayurvedic herb) and Bai Tou Weng Tang ( Pulsatilla Decoction)from a Chinese herbalist. Also try sweet annie tea with that. For your energy you need to take Caprylic acid. This acid taken by the athletic because it delivers more energy than glucose and it kills the parasites and fungus also. Avoid grains. In your other post you mentioned that grains can be taking but that is not good. Grains are rich in Starch which is a polymer of glucose and more glucose means more colonies of the protozoa. You can also take colloidal silver. For the best results, you have to take these herbs together( Vidanga, Sweet annie, Bai Tou Weng Tang). Don't take capsules. You have to make a tea or a decoction of these herbs. If nothing works than use the treatment I described before for AT LEAST 4 WEEKS. Could you tell me the treatments you took before? and for how long? Did you take Bactrim?

PS: Don't take hydrogen peroxide because Giardia has catalase and it resists it more than human cells.

Replied by Laura
(Philadelphia, Pa)

Hi Vasilisa, I hope you are doing well. I wanted to share with you with a recipe I read in russian health magazine The Healthy Way of Life (available in NY), #10 from Oct 2012. On p. 85 one woman shares her success curing Giardia with horseradish. She grated 1 tsp. of horseradish, mixed it with either sour cream or vegetable oil and took it in a morning and at bedtime (1 tsp each time) for 5 days. The only contraindication she mentioned was kidney problems. Hope this helps. God Bless!

Replied by Sue
(Montana, US)

This may be late news, but to Vasiisa: giardia lives in cool/cold running water like streams. It is not found in Florida in a pool. It needs high oxygen. Try another approach to find the cause of your illness.

Good luck! Gut problems are miserable and frustrating. I had giardia from my city's water supply, from a creek, in 1983. I have had decades of misery from the damage.

Replied by Adrienne
(Hamilton, Ontario)

This is for Tommy in North York, but anyone free to jump in. I have Blastocystis, not sure how bad. Would the concoction you recommend also work for that? Where did you come across the information that this parasite is particularly damaging? Thank you.

I am currently only using DE, but have more ideas from these pages about what to add in. My symptoms are lots of gas, fatigue, achy muscles and joints. And sometimes itchy anus. I guess there are other parasites too then?

Replied by Traci

Grant - Wow!!!! Love your idea/solution. I've downed huge amounts of raw garlic many times in my life. Very good to know. Even a flattened piece of bread would work if one doesn't have the thai wraps on hand. VERY COOL IDEA - even for extremely bitter herbal extracts. For my cat too! Smoother even than a pill. Capsules are a pain to fill. This sounds faster.

Replied by Rob
(Somewhere in Europe)

Re: the idea of this garlic spring roll bomb

This idea sounds great.

However, speaking from my own experience, chewing the food is not optional. You need to thoroughly masticate your food before you can digest it. If you don't masticate your garlic, your body won't be able to digest it. Speaking from my own experience, if there is undigested garlic, then the body will generate a garlic-smelling gas that is a lot more offensive than garlic breath.

Roundworm Infection

Posted by Anonymous (Dallas, Texas) on 01/21/2013

Help? Is it true that natural treatments for roundworms "scatter" the infection? It's been 9 months of natural remedies and I can't beat it. It gets better then gets much worse and feels like it spreads beyond the GI tract. Good results with natural products but they don't eliminate the problem. Daily intake of reputable anti-parasite remedies have become ineffective. Do I need albendazole? Looks like ascaris. My MD and GI doc didn't believe me and wouldn't test the samples I brought them. My wellness chiro has me on bromelain, garlic, etc. but no complete healing. Help? I'm hopeless at this point. Thank you.

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
2080 posts

Give a couple doses of otc Pyrantel Pamoate a try. This will kill all adults. Ascaris eggs sometime reenter the body and live in the lungs; in this case you will need Albendazole. Other worm types are very likely; in this case try otc Fenbendazole as it is a broad-spectrum otc wormer (I am having good results with). Be sure to eat a fatty meal w/Albendazole or Fenbendazole.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Anon from Dallas, read up on Black Walnut Hull and Wormwood. Munching on pumpkin seeds is also supposed to do the trick. Read up on it.

Replied by Om
(Hope, B.c. Canada)

This problem can be cured with chemical medicine but it is very poisonous. May be once a year but not more. The best idea would probably be powdered fresh cloves. Just the bud, not the stalk and use a pestle to crush the buds. Keep doing it, using your judgement. The very smell of fresh cloves kill the eggs. However, adding wormwood tea tree times a day in a jigger or using wormwood/black walnut tincture for some time would be a good regimen.

Colloidal silver water works very well. It needs to be used for a month or more; the worms will be killed in the eggs. Use all and create a protocoll. Parasites are vicious creatures that take the joy out of life and can kill pets easily and cause many symptoms in people. A miserable affliction. My feeling over the years is that most people have parasites but are in denial. Parasites are everywhere. After the treatment take one teasp. turmeric and a teasp. whey powder in six oz. water to repair the damage done internally. Do for a little while as this treatment has many benefits.

Colloidal silver has to be taken in larger amounts, say, three fluid ounces. Best to make your own. Os

(Dibden Purlieu, Uk)

You use Wormwood, is that Common Wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium) or Sweet Wormwood (Artemisia Annua)?

Replied by Anonymous
(Dallas, Texas)

Thanks, everyone. Started on Reece's otc medicine last year according to directions. Worked a little. Upped it to weekly then daily and it worked a lot but I started getting dizzy, numbness in legs, heart racing. Had to stop. Switched to Humaworm, then Purify, then raw garlic all day everyday, then [herbal] products. All good products but nothing is eliminating the parasites completely. Guess it's layers of GI tract cleansing. I don't know. I'm scared of the damage from all the herbs over so many months, worried the worms are hiding elsewhere in the body that the herbs can't reach, and worried this will be the death of me. Thanks for your help. Very kind of you.

Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)

The old time remedy is Wormwood, as a vermifuge it was always considered the best, but the most horrible to taste, the active ingredient is Absinth which is in the oil, (green fairy). They just made a tea of pontic wormwood and held there nose as it went down.

Replied by Anonymous
(Dallas, Texas)

Got Wormwood and have taken it over the last 24 hours. Great results except already feeling dizzy/blurred vision. Maybe I'm taking it incorrectly? Two gel caps on empty stomach at AM and again at PM.

Should I be scared of Wormwood? What about ingesting Castor Oil? Should I be drinking Kombucha or probiotics to rebuild immune system? Thanks, everyone, again for your help. Blessings to you.

Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)

I wouldn't be too worried about wormwood, in the older recipes for absinthe, it was the achohol that did the real damage. (re vincent van gough) Although thujone, the active ingedient, can be overdone. A chemist that drank about an ounce of it fell to the floor unconcious but when recovered had no long term effects. If you feel peculiar on the amount that you are taking cut it back a bit, but in the old herbal, it says all of the plant is beneficial for clearing out worm infestation the yellow flowers and tops even better .. about an ounce is steeped in boiling water overnight and four tablespoons if taken spaced througout the day should clear them out.

The ancient romans and and even up to modern times, it was used to consume vast amounts of food without feeling sick, its also increases the flow of juices in the body and is a good nerve tonic. You'd need to ingest a lot of the natural plant to overdo it, but you say you are using the capsules, if they are pure thujone, it might be wise to check the dose and strength. But seeing your still concious!! It might just be the worms dying off that's causing the main problem. Drink plenty of water if that's the case.

Replied by Om
(Hope, Canada, B.c.)

Working with a number of animals, I have now found the only cure for roundworm. Colloidal silver, as it works for me. It pays to make one's own using distilled water. Then try dosage as it fits your purpose. I needed a cup full and sometimes noticed panic in the gi tract. Use as long as necessary. Colloidal silver protects all organs and once the treatment is over, use turmeric in powdered whey to repair the damage. (one good teasp. each).

Colloidal silver gets into the blood stream and so into the lungs and other organs. At other times reduce the dosage to much less. It can take up to two months for some people. My animals drink it too. Read up on CS. Good luck. OS

Replied by Anonymous
(Dallas, Tx)

UPDATE: Thanks, ya'll, for the advice. Just wanted to tell you your advice did help but then I added carrot seed oil and the Trio Kit (which has diatomaceous earth, enzymes, bentonite clay) by YL and now feel 99% healed... Cautiously optimistic. I'll give it a few more weeks. The total regimen included these two items, plus wormwood, silver, castor oil, pineapple enzymes, super garlic doses, and ghost peppers.

Replied by Nadine
(Union Grove, Wisconsin)
14 posts

Would you be able to tell me on what web site you can find a good colloidal silver maker..Thank you.


Posted by Marcin (Toronto) on 11/26/2015

I have been battling parasites for a few years, experimenting with various foods and their effects on my body. I have tried dozens of foods that are considered antiparasitic, and it is only now that I realize that for me, raw sauerkraut is the strongest of them. What I consider a good indicator of the effectiveness of the antiparasitic food is the passing of a foul smelling gas (rotten egg smell) and various pains and movements in the intestines. Sauekraut produces both of those. Digesting sauerkraut can be a very painful and foul smelling experience but it clearly shows that it is battling the parasites. You can get raw sauerkraut at a Polish or German supermarket.

I am still struggling with the problem of parasites so do not consider it a cure. However, I read on a Polish website an interesting story about curing the tapeworm infestation with sauerkraut. One man was hospitalized because of his tapeworm infection. He refused to take the drugs and for 16 consecutive days he fasted on the sauerkraut juice and he healed completely. 16 day fast might be an extreme idea but drinking the sauerkraut juice is promising. I would recommend that the juice is drunk through a straw as it can damage the teeth enamel and cause a toothache when chewing, especially of the back tooth.

Replied by Timh
2080 posts


Another fact to consider is that krout is a Cabbage is a source of cellulose and hemicellulose fiber, of which is not easily or completely digested which makes it beneficial for colon health. This incomplete digestion yields a very valuable nutrient Butyric Acid which is used readily by the colon as a source of fuel. Butyric Acid also has a specific & strong rotten egg odor and has been used by radicals in bombs (stink bombs) in settings like abortion clinics as a means of protest or retaliation. Normally the Butyric Acid would be consumed mostly and leave little odor. So either a good colon cleanse and/or parasite cleanse would prove beneficial in addition to the Kraut.

Good luck on only foods and neglecting herbals or Turpentine in eradicating the para's. Also in the antiparasite food category and recommended as an only fast for a few days is Pineapple.

Lastly, in the event of Tapeworm infestation it is well known they are in the "monster" category of their own, particularly beef or fish tw's, so I would jump to no premature conclusions on their eradication as they are very difficult to remove, produce up to a million eggs daily which are ever present in the colon & feces, and they can live up to 15 yrs.

Replied by Marcin

Thanks. However I am done now with my approach of curing myself using foods only. I am actually taking turpentine with castor oil right now as recommended by Bill, gradually increasing the dose - I started with 1 drop and worked up to 5 drops as of today.

I have nothing against allopathic drugs for parasites and I would gladly use them, but the problem is that even if such drugs exist, no doctor I met acknowledged that parasites are the issue because stool tests did not show anything.

However, I have high hopes for the turpentine protocol.

Replied by Timh
2080 posts

OK Marcin you are moving forward, and as I have already "been down this trail" in ORH terms, let me add more info.

In my severe para condition of which I am finally getting the upper hand, in the natural category what I have found most effective is a three small sugar cubes saturated w/ Turpentine plus a few drops of liquid Neem fallowed 30 minutes w/ Zapping and another 30 minutes w/ a host of antipara herbs like Black Walnut, Clove, Wormwood, Garlic, Oregano with a half spoon of Milled Flax to gently purge the colon clean and again fallowed by Zapping. This done 1x or 2x daily for a few weeks should make for a complete kill. Side note on the Turpentine. Adding Castor Oil to T keeps the mix in the gut where it will be most effective for the intestinal paras, but it prevents the T from dispersing throughout the body to get those in hiding. So, it would prove most effective to rotate the T/CLO one day and T next day.

If you have indoor/outdoor pets that are not regularly de-wormed you will get reinfected after all the hard work of removing them from yourself, so it is very important to de-worm your pets regularly (and all members of the houshold for that matter). I sometimes use small amounts of naturals for my pets, but I periodically use pharmaceuticals like either Pyrantel Pamoate or Piperazine for instant kill on adult Ascaris, and occasionally Ivermectine for the juveniles (if needed). A combination of Albendizole/Fenbendizole is standard effective against tapeworm class paras. These drugs can be purchased otc at pet sections in retail stores or better or lower priced on online retailers, or if you can budget it, leave that responsibility to your local veterinarian.

Replied by Marcin

Thanks Timh, this sounds like a good protocol. I will try it and post my results after some time.

I have been using neem, not liquid but making an infusion out of neem powder and clove powder. I have been also taking Black Walnut and Wormwood tincture recently. However combining and using these remedies in a more systematic fashion sounds like a better idea.

Replied by Timh
2080 posts

M: You are welcome and just a few more items need mentioning.

Many people, including Deirdre here on E.C. have had great success w/ a product called HumaWorm.

Because of the insidious nature of parasites, one must be sure to treat all members of the household.

If aggressive treatments prove only marginally successful, it will be necessary to also do an heavy metal cleanse as paras bond to the hm's.

Let us know what's working for you.

Replied by Marcin
(Toronto, Canada)

I am currently taking the Humaworm. What were your experiences with it?

Replied by Fritzie

What KIND of turpentine? Painter's turp?

EC: Hi Fritzie, please read Earth Clinic's Turpentine therapy page here for recommended brands.

Schistosomiasis Treatment

Posted by Share (Seattle, Wa) on 04/19/2013

Schistosomiasis - Cause for many Diseases

Recently, one of my Uncle's best friends died of MS. The family wanted an autopsy since they disagreed with the MS diagnosis - findings: Schistosomiasis infection.

His Doctors did not perform a proper workup (very common today): history, differential diagnosis, physical and labs. This infection can be definitively diagnosed by many tests (stool smear, urine concentration tests, blood tests, Antibody detection, ELISA, PCR, tissue biopsies: e.g., liver; colonoscopy, cystoscopy, endoscopy). They did not listen to him.

Years ago, the young man, an engineer, worked in Africa building water wells as mission work. He picked it up from contaminated water. Schistosomiasis is far more prevalent in the US than truly appreciated. It is a Trematode, commonly called a "fluke". Snails are the carriers. The parasite penetrates the skin.

Disease occurrence: Asia, South America, Africa, Carribbean, Middle East or, anywhere where there are freshwater snails (NW!).

Risk factors: water snails, contaminated drinking water, bathing or swimming in contaminated water, urine, feces, sewage, international travel.

Many cases of MS, Transverse Myelitis (with flaccid paraplegia), Bladder cancer, CNS lesions, Cerebral granulomatous disease, male menstruation, Plumonary or Portal Hypertension, and Cystitis or ureteritis are various forms of Schistosomiasis - differrent species at different stages of the infection. Many people contract the parasite here in the U.S. - the carrier snails are here. There was a nice article in the Seattle Times regarding the dangers of Snails in the NorthWest. Remember, there are many different types of Schistosoma species (e.g., swimmer's itch).

Hepatic Schistosomiasis is the 2nd most common cause of Esophageal varices, worldwide.

Various treatments:

1. Praziquantel (Biltricide) - X2/day, for three days. Repeat in 1-2 weeks? I've read it is more effective if given with oral Castor Oil.

2. Oxamniquine (intestinal form)

3. Metrifonate (urinary form)

4. Mirazid, an Egyptian drug made from Myrrh. A combination of resin and volatile oil of myrrh (from the stem of Commiphora molmol(, at a dose of 10 mg/kg of body weight, daily, for 3 days. Check for eggs in 2 months, if present repeat for 6 days. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2001;65:700-704, Sheir Z, et al. A safe, effective, herbal antischistosomal therapy derived from myrrh.

5. Antimony

6. Alinia (Niclosamide): 2/day for 30 days. Rest 2 weeks and repeat.

There is an acute and chronic presentation. Above all, it is a chronic disease with many symptoms.

ACUTE Sxs: fever, chills, abdominal pain, cough, diarrhea, muscle aches, Eosinophilia, fatigue, itchy skin, hives, skin rash, papular dermatitis (where parastie penetrated skin), liver symptoms.

CHRONIC Sxs: continuing infection can cause granulomatous reactions and fibrosis in affected organs : kidneys, bladder, brain, liver, colon, lungs, portal vein, spleen. Major complications: hypertension, seizures, bacterial infections, urinary obstruction, organ destruction, death.

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
2080 posts

According to the late Dr Hulda Clark, almost, if not all Cancers are precipitated by some species of Parasite, particularly and most commonly the Liver Fluke (Fasciola hepatica).

Diagnosis as well as treatment can be complicated. As for treatment, the former posted list may not prove adequate in some or many cases. The one single-most deadly fluke treatment is the drug Triclabendazole (Egaten, Fasinex, Flukare-C, Fasiject Plus).

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
2080 posts

*Correction* The fluke that H. Clark highlighted as most affecting humans in her practice was the Intestinal Fluke (Fasciolopsis buski).

The species of flukes that Share previously posted is commonly referred to as Blood Flukes (Schistosomas).

Replied by Clare
(Los Angeles)

To Share from Seattle: Thank you for such wonderful information! Very kind of you to take the time and effort to inform us. I have been diagnosed with various vague labels like "dysautonomia" and chronic fatigue syndrome, but in the end, doctors really don't have much of a clue. It's people like you that will lead to better health for us all. Again, thanks!

Replied by Oregano
(On, Canada)

Hello sir, try Pomegranate peel powder, fresh garlic. If it doesn't work reach me at pollopollop(at)live (dot) ca". I'm a parasitologist and I have a big interest in parasistes and Hep C. My wife got nasty case of tricho and I healed her when Flagyl failed.

Replied by Sharon
(South Africa)

I have been diagnosed with chronic bilharzia. I have just taken my second course of Biltricide as after the first course, my bilharzia IgM count went from 1.2 to 1.6. Please could you recommend an effective natural remedy.

Replied by Timh
2080 posts

Sharon: An herbal combination may prove effective and if not an added Zapping should. For more info read here:

Tapeworm Remedies

Posted by Mary (Saskatchewan, Canada) on 03/14/2014

Hi Timh from Louisville, In your post about re-mineralizing teeth you mentioned a tapeworm cyst. How did you clear your body of the tapeworm and other? parasites? Thanks

Replied by Timh
(Ky, Usa)
2080 posts

Mary: My apologies for not responding to your earlier post as I have found it takes me at least one day of musing to make an appropriate response.

My case is certainly an exception to the majority of infestation cases, due to a severe and chronic environmental illness. These type conditions are perfect environment for systemic and hyperinfestations including eggs & cyst.

If you have taken herbal cleanses w/ little or no progress you will also need to do some whole body detox. Zapping will also be necessary. Garlic and Oregano concentrates will help w/ the traditional herbal de-wormers. Turpentine will prove effective mostly in the gut (in my experience). Turpentine whole body hot bath may be best for systemic infestations.

As for tapeworm in particular, I got lucky using vegie oil infused w/ grapefruitseed concentrate administerd rectally by fleet enema. I used this remedy once or twice daily for several months until one day, immediately fallowing administration my lower back tightened and pulled (which was usually normal for a minuet or two) for several minutes until I felt & heard a "pop". Less than 10 minutes later I passed 2-3 ft beef tapeworm. This was in 2011, and whether or not I removed the entire worm I don't know, as they can burry their heads/suckers deep into the intestinal wall. Fast forward to 2014 and I still have a swollen jaw from the tapeworm cyst. I can tactilely identify 2 cyst in each jaw. I have made this case to two dr's and was ignored and neglected. My best conclusion is the beef tapeworm or Cysticercus bovis also called beef measles. Beef Tapeworm (Taenia saginata). I am somewhat certain that this exposure was from eating a fast-food burger of which I can distinctly recall as undercooked. The beef carcass are supposed to be frozen for a number of days so as to kill these parasites, but these standards are subjected to local unrule.

The standard and only proven med for these cyst is Albendazole (which you can purchase for your pet). I have also been zapping directly over the affected area and it seems I am finally beginning to see a shrinkage from the swell. These cyst are rarely painful but sometimes and only briefly cause some discomfort. The big detriment of these cyst is they produce toxic Malonic Acid and pathogens which lead to nutritional deficiencies, cellular degradation, and chronic fatigue.

If you are inconclusive as to whether or not you have tapeworm cyst, try taking recommended amounts of Succinic Acid (as it neutralizes the Malonic Acid) in which you should notice improved energy or lessened fatigue. Methy donors like B-12, Folic Acid, DMG or TMG are also recommended. Also, as mostly a current hypothesis, the use of Nattozymes or Serrazimes may help remove the protective barriers of any stage parasite or pathogen. I have recently doubled my dose and am experiencing very good results.

Please post back with updates or particulars as to your condition.

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