Parasites - getting rid of them
The following herbs are the most effective for parasite elimination:
Black Walnut Hulls
Black Walnut is a rich source of the trace mineral chromium and is also high in iodine. Its inner bark, leaves, fruit and unripe husk are used in herbology. The tree grows widely in the western U.S. and Canada and is native to the hardwood forests of the Central Mississippi Valley and the Appalachian region of North America. It is a large tree and can sometimes reach a height of 100 feet and 4-5 feet in diameter.
Black Walnut is both anti-fungal and anti-parasite and acts as a laxative which expells worms and parasites from the body. Black Walnut oxygenates the blood which helps to kill parasites. Black Walnut aids in expelling tapeworms, pinworms, and ringworm. It has also been shown to be specific for treatment of Candida Albicans. Black walnut extract is a powerful vermifuge agent for treating parasite conditions. Black walnut extract greatly assists the removal of parasites from extracellular fluids, such as the blood and lymph, and in organs such as the liver, kidneys, brain, heart and intestinal tract.
The wormwood shrub grows wild in Europe, North Africa, and western Asia. It is now cultivated in North America as well. The leaves and flowers, and the oil obtained from them, are all used in herbal medicine. Wormwood should be used cautiously. It may anesthetize a worm enough that it looses its grip on the intestines so that it can be eliminated. This said, wormwood has some other properties that qualify it for an antiparasitic protocol: it reduces stomach pain and helps to relieve the anemia that often accompanies parasitization of red blood cells.
For parasite cleansing, it is necessary to use fresh cloves that have not been irradiated. Most spices are irradiated with 35,000 the amount of radiation permitted in a chest x-ray. This is supposedly done to eradicate bacteria, but spices are generally excellent bactericides so the irradiation is merely a way of destroying the precious properties of spices. Non-irradiated spices are available from most high-end health foods stores. My favorite source for non-irradiated spices on the internet is here. Cloves are antiseptic, bactericidal, and antiparasitic.
When parasites die off, their dying bodies generate ammonia and can cause a toxic reaction. Doing a liver cleanse will help reduce toxicity and eliminate toxic reactions from parasite die-off that could otherwise adversely affect the liver.
Coffee enemas work extremely well in reducing toxicity and eliminating adverse reactions caused by toxic overload.
Once the parasites are gone
Since parasites thrive in the absence of proper intestinal flora, once we are rid of the parasites it is wise to repopulate the body with intestinal flora. Chlorinated water and diarrhea cause destruction and loss of friendly flora so every effort should be made to rebuild the flora. Turmeric greatly assists this work as do supplements of acidophilus, bifidus, bulgaricus, and other probiotics.
Destroying parasites, while making sure that the body's immune system is supported throughout this process, and rejuvenating the large intestine are the main steps and may take weeks or months. Since the parasites may have caused anemia, blood building may also be necessary. Perforation of organs is another possible complication of infection. Rejuvenative herbs for the liver, kidneys, intestines, and even the brain may also be advisable.
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