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Natural Remedies for Intestinal Parasites

written by: Kecia • edited by: BStone • updated: 5/8/2011

Intestinal parasites are annoying creatures that can disrupt your body's natural functions and put you in a great deal of pain. It is important that you know how to get rid of intestinal parasites in order to have a healthy digestive tract.

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    Intestinal parasites can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms when they are present in your intestines. There are typically two different types of parasites that people have to deal with. The first, protozoa, are microscopic organisms that cannot be seen by the human eye. The second, heleminths, are various worms that can be seen when they are in their adult stages of life.

    These leeches tend to get into your body through contaminated food or water. They can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, cramps, and diarrhea. There are medications that help to eliminate the problem, but many what to know how to get rid of intestinal parasites naturally.

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    Herbs and Supplements

    Herbs

    There are a number of herbs that have been used to treat intestinal parasites. Some of these herbs can have toxic side effects. Others may interfere with the work of prescriptions medications. It is important that you seek the advice of a licensed practitioner when using herbs for freeloaders in the intestines. The most common herbs that are effective in getting rid of intestinal parasites include garlic, wormwood, goldenseal, barberry, and curled mint.

    Papain

    This is an enzyme found naturally in the papaya fruit. It can be found in pill form in most health food stores. The enzyme can be taken immediately before or after each meal to kill the parasites. It also helps to restore the gastrointestinal tract to normal, making to uninviting to intestinal parasites.

    Vitamin C

    This nutrient helps the immune system fight the intestinal organisms and the infections that they may create. Doses of 250-500 milligrams of Vitamin C are recommended for a strong immunity to the organisms, though dosages of up to 6,000 milligrams may be administered by a doctor if the adult is healthy enough to withstand the large amount.

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    Cleansing the Colon Naturally

    Enemas

    Enemas can help those wondering how to get rid of intestinal parasites naturally. Cleaning out the colon prohibits the worms and other organisms from thriving in their environment. Warm, soapy water is the most natural method for giving yourself an enema, though special colon cleansing formulas can also be purchased and used.

    High Fiber Diet

    A diet loaded with fiber will help to regulate your digestive tract. When feces stay in the intestines for days, it creates a suitable environment for the protozoa and heleminths to live. This is also how constipation occurs. Fiber helps to clean out the wastes, remove the stable environment that the parasites need in order to live in your intestines. Whole grains, fruits, and vegetables contain large amounts of fiber. You can also get a good deal of the nutrient by taking supplements from health food stores.

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    Disclaimer

    A medical physician should be sought if your problem persists. Natural remedies should not be used in place of professional care, especially when natural methods are not yielding benefits.

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