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Vitamin C for Rat Lungworm Disease

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Posted by Jac (Ottawa, On Canada) on 06/30/2020

What do you know about Angiostrongyliasis (Rat Lungworm) and can you recommend a treatment?

EC: Hi Jac,

Please see the posts beneath this one for information on Vitamin C for Rat Lungworm Disease.

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.

Replied by Leila
(Hilo, Hi)

Sorry, forgot to mention that I also take as high a dose of vitamin C orally as I can to keep away meningitis symptoms. Keeping cold also helps as well as absolutely avoiding sugar, bread, white flour, white rice, and chocolate or coffee. Basically anything inflammatory. I've found vitamin c encased in fatty acids that you absorb in your mouth as opposed to digestive tract is much easier for me. Regular citric acid and other powders give me diarhea no matter what the dosage. Ideally you need 6-10 grams at least a day. I hope to this helps fellow sufferers of this horrific parasite! <3

Replied by Leila
(Hilo, Hi)

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.

Replied by Dan
(Seattle, Wa)

My wife has been suffering from Rat Lungworm for the past 3.5 years after contracting it in Thailand on a trip. I was pretty startled to see anyone use the terms cured and rat lungworm at the same time!

I'd love to know more about what you're symptoms were, and how you are doing a few years later. Were you taking anything besides Vitamin C? What brand?

Replied by Timh
2063 posts

If the Rat lungworm is a type of Roundworm or Ascaris like is common over-the-globe, the adult in the gut will release eggs, which migrate via the blood, to the lungs where they gestate for some time.

Well, I had no idea I had acquired ascaris from my pets until I tried Nebulizing Colloidal Silver for improved lung function, and boom, I immediately experienced a major ammonia smell coming off my body. The next c.s. neb was less, and by 3 or 4 was no more ammonia smell. The ammonia is released from the dying parasite as is commonly called herx or die-off reaction.

Replied by Cindy
(New York, Ny)

Could you please expand on how you used CS and a nebulizer? I'm a beginner! Thanks

Replied by Begzie

Just put pure colloidal silver into the nebulizer chamber where you put medicines when you nebulize. Always use the mask and inhale throu the nose.

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)

Hello Begzie;

Thank you for posting on the use a nebulizer with colloidal silver to kill infection. I've been advising this amazing combo for a few years and am glad to see others are using the two together.

Wormwood, Black Walnut, Cloves

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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.

Replied by Angela

Hello. GREEN black walnut hulls?

I am dealing with worms/parasites for the first time in my life and it's quite honestly horrifying. I have organic black walnut hulls, crushed.. but green? Is that even available on the market? Surely the normal black will work as well? Thank you for sharing your story! I am so glad you are doing well. Are you still doing well these days? I know you wrote this in 2013.. How are you doing today in 2021? Brightest blessings to you in these difficult times..



ONLY GREEN black walnut hull tincture works effectively. If the tincture is not green most or all of the active ingredient, juglone & a few others, are gone. The tincture must be green. And, it must not be mixed with any other ingredient. This important detail is emphasized many times in Dr Hulda Clarke's books. Wishing you the best in your parasite cleanses!

Wormwood, Black Walnut, Cloves
Posted by Ramona (Euless, Tx) on 06/08/2010

I had high blood pressure and what I thought was bacterial vaginosis. Well it turned out I had a really bad parasite infestation. I started a parasite cleanse all the symptoms disappear. I never thought I had parasites but guess what? 90% of the population has parasites. According to Dr Hulda Clark most diseases are caused by parasites and pollutants. I'm pretty convinced is true. I had many symptoms that I got rid off by using a tincture of wormwood, black walnut, and cloves. Take 15-20 drops in water on an empty stomach 3 times a day for 2 weeks. Then rest one week. Repeat 4 times. After the second cleanse you will start passing liver flukes. These three herbs can rid you of over 100 types of parasites! Those 3 herbs have been traditionally used by American Natives as an herbal remedy against human parasitic animals, parasitic bacteria, parasitic viruses, fungi and Candida My mom had very bad allergies and was treated by an allergist with little success. After only one week on the parasite cleanse her allergies are gone. My sister was considering hormone replacement treatment. After the parasite cleanse she is back to normal. If you have a bad parasite infestation your body will lack vitamin B. Only a healthy intestinal track can manufacture B-complex. Several diseases may result from the lack of sufficient B-vitamins: Depression, Mental lethargy, Irritability, Poor memory, Dementia, Psychosis- paranoia, Insomnia, Anemia, Graying hair, premature births, increased risk of certain birth defects, Anorexia (appetite loss), high blood pressure and others. We should do a parasite cleanse twice a year.

Replied by Donna
(Drexel Hill, Pa)

Hi Ramona,my daughter has bad allergies and I think she has a candida issues also. I was interested in knowing where to get the tincture of wormwood, black walnut and cloves. Did you make it yourself after purchasing these separately or did it come mixed in a bottle? Thanks for your reply! God Bless!

EC: We've seen those three ingredients in both capsule and tincture form at Whole Foods.

Replied by Loam12
(Memphis, Tennessee)

Am so glad I found this site. I am from East Africa, I have lived in the United States for most of my life. And about 6 years ago I felt like I had pinworms and took medication for pin worms. After taking it I felt big worms crawling up my neck. It did not come out I still feel it move around. I also felt worms crawl up my back and neck in to my head. I know this sounds crazy but this is what I felt. I have gone to different docters and they think am crazy. The medication they gave me Albendezol just made the problem worse by making the worms move more to different parts of my body. I feel alone because I can't find one doctor that can help. I want to take the albendezol again but I have heard of cases where the worm can crawl out of ears and even eyes and I don't know if I want to take that risk please help.

If anyone knows any good doctors. After 6 years of this I have become a very depressed person. I also forgot to write that I feel my muscles twiching and I feel tired all the time, my eyesight has gotten so bad, I have bad allergies to so many things.

Replied by Carie
(Hudson, Oh)

You are NOT crazy!! I also had parasites and took medication from my doctor. The second night after taking it, I felt worms crawling in my head. I woke up the next day and had about ten scabs on my head from the worms trying to get out. When worms are threatened, they will move around. I than took a parasite cleanse from my health food store. It was a three month cleanse. Eggs hatch after thirty days so you may have been reinfested. I had some bizarre things come out including something that looked like a little octopus. My husband did not believe me until a week later when the same thing came out of him (he was also doing the cleanse)! Which also leads me to say that if you have parasites your partner most likely does and you could be passing them back and forth. I had started taking coconut oil and began to notice what looked like rice in my stool. I thought it was undigested food but it was parasites. So, I still take coconut oil and will do a parasite cleanse yearly. Good luck to you!

Replied by Donna
(Hatfield , Pa)

Hi to the ladies with the worms in their hair. I am seeing the same thing. My hair is actually moving. My family thinks I am nuts. I see worms in my stool also. I recently had c diff, just diagnosed with anemia, and white blood cells were found in my stool culture, which was tested for ova & parasites. I saw the worms put them in the container, looked like round earth red earthworms!! Stool test came back negative for parasites! I dont understand!! I am ready to commit myself!! I also have hep c with a VERY high viral count consistantly around 40 million. I now know I have had these parasites for years. I am now infested! I was accepting the fact but now with the worms invading my hair, I am totally freaked out again. I was always a happy motivated person

Replied by F J Sol
(Lake George, Mn)

To all there is a great amount of knowledge here but allow me to compliment what has been said or add my twist. 1st acv must be the one that has the pectin in it. looks like dirt in the bottom. the second part that has been left out is honey. there are 2 varietys that must be used. natural honey unpasturised striaght from the bee keeper must be used. the 2nd one which is more beneficial is manuka honey which is the only herb that is f d a approved look it up comes from new zealand and australia. mixture 2 parts acv 3 parts honey to 6 oz of water 3 times a day for 1 month then twice aday for another month then once a day for the last month. not only will it kill the parsights but cure diabetus along with cinnamon. keep up the good work to all.

Replied by Anne
(New York)

I had parasites for two years. My stomach was constantly bloated especially near a full moon and vomited many of those moons and felt things moving under my skin. The doctors said I was imagining things. If they were not going to help me I would have to find a sway to help myself. Now I am parasites free and will give you my knowledge that I have acquired. Grapefruit seed extract organic was my saving grace. 15 drops three times a day for 2 months. Also while I was doing that I purchased a parazappper and did that once a day for 1 month. I also took black hull walnut, wormwood and cloves mixture for one month. It did take about 6 months from me ridding the pparasites to get my internal flora back which acidophilis helped and eating well. Now for maintainence I take 6000 mg of msm per day plus 2 capsules of olive leaf extract 3 times a day. Hope this helps:). Good luck and stay with it as you will go through a healing crisis for the first couple of weeks.


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Posted by Mariam (Brooklyn, New York) on 03/22/2015

Used wormwood tea for mite infestation. Did not cure, but alleviated symptoms so that I could walk outside for a few hours without feeling crazy! Found fresh garlic worked for the healing.

Posted by Suzy (Eugene) on 03/17/2015

I have been taking powdered black walnut husk as a general parasite cleanse and was thinking about adding in wormwood and then fresh ground cloves. Has anyone used this combo and did you use whole herb wormwood or the tincture? No need to be graphic on what it killed off. Just details about dosage and general how-to 's and any contra-indicators.

You know that experience of not knowing you were not feeling well until suddenly you notice you feel great? I have that feeling from doing the black walnut husk. My thoughts are clearer and I am even more cheerful. ( I am pretty sharp and almost a perpetual Pollyanna anyway)

I have also been oil pulling and had a recent visit to the dentist, who remarked I must have using that fancy electric toothbrush they sold me 6 months ago as my teeth were a breeze to clean. ( I was not using the brush as often as directed-- I felt it was going to grind the enamel off my teeth).

Love Earthclinic and hope someone has some input on the Wormwood.

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Suzy,

Regarding wormwood...I have only used it as an anti-parasitic for my goats. But the place where I used to get the wormwood combination for my goats used it on people in her family, too.

Here is a link for that:

Link to Molly's Herbals

Herbalist Humbart Santillo, in his book, "Natural Healing with Herbs" has the following recommendations for using wormwood tops and leaves.

Infusion: Steep 5-15 minutes. 3 oz, as needed, up to 2 cups daily.

Tincture: 10-30 drops three to four times daily.

Powder - 2-4 #0 capsules three to four times daily.

These dosages are for an adult.

Wormwood should not be used during pregnancy and can be toxic in high amounts.

If you try it, let us know if you find it helpful. I am glad the Black Walnut is working for you.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Bev Lloyd
(Bournemouth, UK)

Wormwood had no effect on my son's threadworms whatsoever, nor raw garlic or anything else!!!!

Replied by Sara
(The Beach, Canada)

Read this article it may be the answer for you: Good luck, Sara

Replied by Mike
(Southern Cal)

Ask your pharmacist for pin-x or an otc with pyrantal in it.

Replied by Phyllis
(Tuscumbia, Alabama)

Wormwood itself is effective against many parasites as is black walnut husks. I must again suggest Artemisia Combination from Nature's Sunshine Products. I use it myself as part of my cleansing program. I also give it to my dogs once a month in winter and once a week during the warm seasons. They never get fleas and never get positive results when check for parasites at the vet.


Hi Phyllis I hope you see this question, I'm really interested in how you worm your dogs and defies them are you able to tell me how. Thankyou

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