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How To Do A Parasite Detox

Updated on August 15, 2014

Why A Parasite Detox Is Important.

There are over 350 species of parasites that can be found in the human body.Most of them being microscopic.These parasites can be found in our colon,intestines,skin,brain and organs.When we have too many parasites in our body it can greatly effect your health, which is why a Parasite Detox is needed.

Parasites will start to absorb all the nutrients from the food that you eat, making you feel very weak and sluggish and can also make your body very acidic.If left untreated over a long period of time it will also affect your immune system.This is why doing a parasite detox is so important to regaining your health back.

By doing a Parasite Detox or colon cleanse you can kill and eliminate tapeworms,parasitic worm eggs,blood flukes,pinworms,hookworms and roundworms.Certain herbs can be eaten to help eliminate parasites such as raw garlic,ginger root,turmeric,cayenne pepper and fennel.Other herbs such as wormwood,black walnut and cloves have also shown to kill parasites.


Tapeworms are usually up to 3 feet in length and can live for more than 20 years.If you eat uncooked pork,beef and fish you may get these parasites.When you have a tapeworm infection some of the symptoms are diarrhea,abdominal pain,loss of appetite and nausea.If you have tapeworms it could also prevent you from losing weight and you can also develop vitamin and nutritional deficiencies causing malnutrition.


Pinworms are the most common parasite that can be found in the body and also called threadworms.These parasites can grow up to 13 millimeters for a female and cause itching around the anal area.


Hookworms live in your intestine and suck blood and tissue from intestinal lining.If you are infected with hookworms you will probably get aneamea and iron deficiency.Hookworms can live longer than 15 years .

Parasite Symptoms

Here are some common parasite symptoms

  • Digestive problems like bloating,gas,indigestion
  • Headaches
  • Pain in navel
  • Loss of appetite
  • Cannot gain or lose weight
  • Menstrual problems in woman
  • Low immune system
  • Depression
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Constantly getting sick
  • Heart pain/rapid heart beat
  • Allergies to food and the environment

As you can see there are many Symptoms Of Parasites that you should be aware of and your symptoms can get worse if left untreated.Once you complete your Natural Parasite Cleanse it is a good idea to take some probiotics to introduce good bacteria into your gut and will also help with your digestion.

Wormwood Powder.
Wormwood Powder.

Wormwood is one of the best herbs to kill and remove parasites from the body. They are also a natural anti inflammatory and can also improve your digestion.Wormwood is also used as a spice in cooking, you will find that many people in Germany use this herb when cooking their chicken or pork roasts.

By taking wormwood as a tincture, you will find it to be more effective than other treatments available. This herb is also effective if you have a yeast infection or hemorrhoids.

Gentian Root

Gentian Root. A healing herb that removes parasites from the body.
Gentian Root. A healing herb that removes parasites from the body.

Kill Parasites With Gentian Root.

Gentian Root has been known for its cleansing properties.It is bitter to taste and can remove and kill parasites within your body.Gentian Root also is a powerful anti inflammatory and liver tonic, it is also been used to treat problems of the digestive tract and has also been used to treat anorexia.

If you suffer from gastritis or any other digestive disorder, you can take a Gentian root tincture which can be diluted in water and taken after every meal. This herb is also a natural antiseptic which can kill bacteria in and outside of the body.

Pink Root.

Pink Root. Kills intestinal worms.
Pink Root. Kills intestinal worms.

Pink Root.

Pink Root has the ability to kill and remove intestinal worms.This herb can kill tapeworms and round worms and other properties include being an anti bacterial, antioxidant and a laxative.

This herb is also effective in treating inflammation and aches in the body, you can get pink root as a powder or a tincture.

By doing a Natural Body Detox such as a parasite detox, you can effectively cleanse the body gently and gain more energy.


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    • Cheryl Cholley profile image

      Cheryl L. Cholley 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Interesting and informative hub. Thanks for bringing the different herbs and supplements to the attention of your readers. Ridding ourselves of parasites can have a very positive effect on the health.

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      Sandria Green-Stewart 

      9 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Very useful and informative post. I assumed that intestinal parasites were found mostly in tropical countries, but out recently that is a fallacy. It is alarming that a tapeworm can live for more than 20 years.

      Thanks for writing this informative hub!

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      9 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      very interesting.


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