The World’s Most Potent (and Safe) Herbs That Kill Parasites

Herbs That Kill Parasites
Dr. Donna Schwontkowski authorDr. Donna Schwontkowski, DC
M.S. Nutrition & Herbology
Parasite Cleanse Expert

Reviewed by:
CleanseJoy Editorial Team.

Black walnut | Epazote | Neem | Wormwood | Cloves | Oregano oil | Diatomaceous earth | Jatoba | Pau d’ Arco | Licorice

Did you find out that you have parasites from your doctor? Or did you realize by looking at the list of symptoms that it’s likely you have one? Some of the main reasons people use herbs that kill parasites include:

  • They know they have parasites
  • A family member has a parasite and they don’t want to get infected
  • Frequently eat sushi (a common way people get parasites)
  • Pet owners who do a parasite cleanse as their own pets are treated with dewormers.

It’s important to know how different herbs kill parasites, which ones they kill, and how to properly use them. Although in some cases we may need more studies in order to completely understand how these herbs work against parasites, we know enough to safely get the critters out of your body (dead or alive) so you can feel healthy again.

Related protocols:
parasite cleanse, candida cleanse.

2 things You Should Know Before Taking Anti-parasitic Herbs

1: Cleanse your colon

When you get the critters out of your body, they are eliminated with the stool. Before you do that, you absolutely need to cleanse the colon first to avoid a healing crisis and die offs.

Ozonated Magnesium Oxides can help to clear the colon so your body can eliminate the dying parasites, candida (and their toxins) quicker during your parasite cleanse.

If you are new to cleansing or planning to take herbs for parasites or candida, I highly recommend to read my guide on how to prevent a healing crisis.

2: Diet for Parasites

Low carb diet that doesn’t feed the critters is also recommended. Sugar is the primary fuel source of many parasites.
See: parasite cleanse diet.

10 Top Herbs That Kill Parasites

Here’s the list of the top herbs that kill parasites and how they work. Have some of these daily or add to your natural parasite cleanse.

  1. Black Walnut (green hull)
    Herbs That Kill Parasites Black Walnut (green hull)

Any plant that can live to be more than 300 years old has to be full of medicinal components that are anti-parasitic in nature. What parasites does it kill? According to the ancient herbal medicine literature, black walnut may kill over 100 different types of parasites. A must have in any parasite cleanse, and a definite option as one of the best herbs that kill parasites.

Black walnut is anti-helminthic according to the old monographs on herbs, which means it destroys parasitic worms or helminths. This category includes flukes, tapeworms or nematodes. Helminthes are the largest parasites.

It’s good to kill helminthes first in the human body because these ‘guys’ are eating and pooping in your intestinal tract and elsewhere. Lesser parasites eat their excrement. Thus black walnut ends up killing all types of parasites with one swoop.

Helminths are big enough to see with the naked eye. That means when you take black walnut extract, capsules, tincture or any form, you might see the parasites fighting for their life and squiggling in the toilet bowl. Sorry for being so graphic about it but who will tell you these things if we don’t?

A few more things to know:  black walnut can be used for cats and dogs as dewormers you make at home, but never give it to your horse. It makes their body and especially feet swell and they fall down, not getting up for several hours, a condition called laminitis.

The active ingredients of black walnut include juglone and a quinone called plumbagin.

  1. Epazote (leaf) (Chenopodium ambrosioides)
    One report by the World Health Organization in the 1970s stated that a decoction of 20 grams of the leaves of epazote rapidly expelled parasites without any apparent side effects in humans.

One report by the World Health Organization in the 1970s stated that a decoction of 20 grams of the leaves of epazote rapidly expelled parasites in humans without any apparent side effects.

This herb has a very impressive and specific data on its anti-parasitic effect.

A study that had 72 children and adults with intestinal parasites take Epazote, found it was 100% effective against Ancilostoma and Trichuris, and 50% effective against Ascaris. Stool analysis showed it only took 8 days for the treatment to kill the parasites.

In another study of 30 kids between the ages of 3 and 14 years old with roundworm, one dose given on an empty stomach for three days caused the disappearance of 88% of the eggs and overall parasite burden decreased by 60%. Epazote was 100% effective in eliminating human tapeworm.

  1. Neem (leaf) (Azadirachta indica)
    With parasite killing properties that include anti-helminthic, antibacterial, antifungal (Candida), and antiviral, Neem is one of best herbs that kill parasites for adults.

With parasite killing properties that include anti-helminthic, antibacterial, antifungal (Candida), and antiviral, Neem is one of best herbs that kill parasites for adults.

It works great topically when kids get lice. That horrible hair parasite infection that travels quickly through a schoolroom. There’s nothing like a call from a teacher that your child has lice! But it’s a good thing that there’s a solution.

In one study of 60 heavily-lice-infested children, neem shampoo was found to be highly effective against all stages of head lice. Neem killed live adult parasites, inhibited eggs from hatching, and annihilated everything in between. A great parasite cleansing herb for school teachers who try to stay lice free.

Neem is also one of the best home remedies for scabies rash, a skin condition caused by tiny parasitic mites called Sarcoptes scabiei. The mites tunnel into the skin and can cause severe irritation as they move.

Kids or pregnant/breastfeeding moms should not take neem internally.

  1. Wormwood (leaf/stem) (Artemisia absinthium)
    Wormwood herb for parasite cleanse

Now this next study is really one that gives herbal therapy its due credit.

Doctors tested and treated 780 patients that had Schistosoma mansoni infections. Schistosoma mansoni is a water-borne parasite in humans that belongs to the group of blood flukes.[1]

The researchers must have found a few villages that were seriously infected with this parasites. The patients all tested positive and had the parasite eggs in their stool.

Wormwood herb tea came to the rescue! 14 days later, all of them – hundreds of these patients, had no detectable parasite eggs in their stool. 28 days later, the eggs were still gone.

The doctors concluded that wormwood “provided faster effective treatment of schistosomiasis and should be considered for implementation on a global scale.”

  1. Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum)
    Cloves are best known for their parasite egg killer action, although they are quite effective against many types of parasites.

Cloves are best known for their parasite egg killing action, although they are very effective against many types of parasites. If you have Giardia, Schistosoma, Fasciola gigantica (flatworm) or Haemonchus contortus (called barbers’ pole worm), cloves may become your new best friend. Studies have shown cloves are lethal to these parasites and won’t let them multiply.

Cloves may also be a good options for those who have Lyme disease. The tick that carries the Lyme bacteria can also be infected with the Babesia parasite.
Tucked away from many antiparasitic herbs, cloves can track the Babesia parasite down like a sniper.

Herbal medicine books often call cloves antiprotozoal. That means it is effective against parasites like Amoebas, flagellated, parasites with whip like ‘legs’, malaria, and Trypanosoma cruzi.[2]

The active components of cloves include eugenol, gallic acid derivatives, flavonoids such as quercetin and kaempferol, and phenolic acids.

  1. Mediterranean Oregano Oil
    Mediterranean Oregano Oil herbs that kill parasites

Six weeks of Mediterranean oregano oil supplementation were enough to kill several parasites. A US study found the oil effective against Entamoeba hartmanni (causes diarrhea), Endolimax nana (amoeba in GI tract) and Blastocystis hominis (GI protozoa). The GI symptoms of the patients that participated in the study improved greatly after the treatment.[3]

Oregano oil is also an antiprotozoal, and was able to successfully kill the protozoan parasites Leishmania donovani, malaria, T. cruzi, and Trypanosoma bucei rhodesiense.[4]

The active ingredients responsible for these potent antiparasitic effects were carvacrol, linalool, p-cymene, y-terpinene and thymol. There was no toxicity to the cells from the herb.

  1. Diatomaceous Earth
    Diatomaceous Earth (DE) antiparasitic herbs

Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is the fossilized remains of phytoplankton. There are two unique properties of DE that makes it one of the best herbs for parasites.

DE is high in silica. The molecular structure of silica is very sharp, which makes it a deadly weapon against parasites. When parasites are nearby, silica slices open the bodies of parasites without harming any of your own tissues.

As if that’s not enough, the structure of DE is sponge like and it can trap bacteria, microbes and smaller parasites inside, which are then carried out of the body. This means that if larger parasites are eliminated, you might see them in the toilet.

DE was shown effective against whipworms, hookworms and ascarids, killing these parasites in about 7 days in animals.

Although there are no human studies on whether or not DE kills parasites or their eggs, we do know is that if something can work so well on parasites in animals, it’s most likely going to work as well in humans.

Due to its high silica content, DE may promote healing to all connective tissues, and that includes the GI tract.

There’s no known toxicity from diatomaceous earth as long as you use DE that is meant for human consumption. DE can also be used as an insecticide or for pool cleaning, so make sure your DE comes from a reliable herbalist.
You can take one heaping tablespoon twice daily and may notice a lot of good things happening to your gut, skin, hair and nails.

  1. Jatoba (bark)
    Jatoba (Hymenaea) is a huge canopy tree that grows in the Amazon rainforest. Its bark and leaves are used to expel intestinal worms and parasites.

Jatoba (Hymenaea) is a huge canopy tree that grows in the Amazon rainforest. Its bark and leaves are used to expel intestinal worms and parasites. It contains medicinal diterpenes, sesquiterpenes, flavonoids, oligosaccharides that have the parasites and egg killing action.

People in the Amazon also use Jatoba for many stubborn fungal and yeast problems, especially Candida, athlete’s foot, nail fungus, and combine it with other herbs for parasites. Traditionally, Jatoba is known to make a person feel strong and ready to get to work.

  1. Pau d’ Arco (bark) (Tabebuia impetiginosa)
    Pau d’ arco best herbs for parasites

Pau d’ arco is is long known for its anti-parasitic as well as antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.

What parasites does it work against? The list starts with some of the worst ones – malaria, schistosoma, trypanosome, and candida yeast (a fungus that is often thought to act as a parasite in some regards).

The active ingredients in Pau d’ arco are quinoids, benzenoids and flavonoids.

  1. Licorice (root)
    glabridin, a polyphenol found in licorice root inhibits the growth of malaria parasites without killing cells.

Who doesn’t like a mixture of licorice root and mint for a cup of tea?

Well, research shows that glabridin, a polyphenol found in licorice root inhibits the growth of malaria parasites without killing cells. It does this by inhibiting an enzyme that acts on a binding site where the parasite attaches.

But that’s not all it does. Licorice root’s glabridin induces cell death of the parasites mitochondria and generates a type of stress that kills the parasites directly like deadly laser beams. The Researchers that discovered glabridin’s antiparsitic effects concluded it “exhibits antiplasmodial activity and is suitable for developing an antimalarial agent from a cheap and sustainable source.”[5]

Killing Parasites Regularly is A Good Move

Herbs that kill parasites are the first thing people think about when they plan their parasite cleanse. But, you can also use these herbs to kill parasites on an ongoing basis.

For example, why not add DE to your coffee in the morning. Start your day off right with a little caffeine for your mind and body, and dead parasites in the stool. Nothing’s better for a clear mind!

Or how about brewing up a few quarts of tea composed of water and 1 tablespoon each of Jatoba and Pau d’ Arco? Brew it for 30 minutes, add lemon to it and drink all day for energy – and parasite killing action.

Summary

There are so many things you can do to against parasites. Always remember that parasites are a fact of life. You aren’t going to make it to the grave without facing them once or more in your life. So now that you are armed with the list of the top herbs that kill parasites, it’s time to get these critters out of your body!

There’s one thing that always amazes many people in the field of natural healing. With these herbs work so effectively for parasites of all varieties, why aren’t medical professionals use them more often? God already put the answers on the earth for all of us, and we have plenty of evidence on their safety and effectiveness.

I truly hope more people can learn about these wonderful natural herbs, that can offer so much to our health and wellness.
Help and share this knowledge with anyone who may suffer from parasites.

I wish you all the best in your journey to better health.

References

  1. Munyangi, J., et al. Effect of Artemisia annua and Artemesia afra tea infusions on Schistosomiasis in a large clinical trial. Phytomedicine 2018 Dec 1;51:233-240.
  2. Batiha, G.E., et al. Syzygium aromaticum L. (Myrtaceae): Traditional uses, bioactive chemical constituents, pharmacological and toxicological activities. Biomolecules 2020 Jan 30;10(2).
  3. Force, M., Sparks, W.S., and Ronzio, R.A. Inhibition of enteric parasites by emulsified oil of oregano in vivo. Phytother Res 2000 May; 14(3):213-4.
  4. Tasdemir, D., et al. Antiprotozoal activity of Turkish Origanum onites essential oil and its components. Molecules 2019 Dec 3;24(23):4421.
  5. Singh Cheema, H., Prakash, O., et al. Glabridin induces oxidative stress mediated apoptosis like cell death of malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Parasitol Int 2014 Apr;63(2):349-58.
  6. Taylor, Leslie, N.D. The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs. A Guide to Understanding and Using Herbal Medicinals. Square One Publishers, NY. 2005.

Rope Worm Parasite: Health Concern or Pseudoscience Term?

Rope Worm
Cleanse Joy Research TeamResearch analysis:
CleanseJoy Editorial Team
Main references:
Dr. Alex A. Volinsky, Ph.D
Dr. Nikolai V. Gubarev, Ph.D
Dr. Elena Marchenko, M.D.

Research | Symptoms | Protocol | References

Did you find out that you have parasites? Or did you see something in your stool that looked like a rope worm?

In this article, we’ll address the rope worms controversy, once and for all.
Learn what exactly are rope worms, how to know if you have them, and natural safe home remedies to get these critters out of your body.
Will also review some risky enema recipes you should never do, and other parasite cleanse mistakes to avoid.

Are Rope Worms Real?

Let’s start with a quick disclaimer. We are an evidence-based community.
As such, we stick to proven facts, and try the best we can to stay away from controversial topics.

The research on rope worms is new (2013). It is entirely based on the work of a few researchers that discovered rope worms. This doesn’t mean, however, that rope worms are not real. But, when we look at the evidence, we must ask ourselves if there’s enough data to suggest that rope worms pose a threat.

The question of parasites in human is another story, however. With hundreds of million Americans infected with parasites, even the CDC (US centers for disease control) released an official statement about parasites.
Dr. Tom Frieden, M.D., CDC Director stated that:

“Parasitic infections affect millions around the world…they’re more common in the US than people realize and yet there is so much we don’t know about them. We need research to learn more about these infections and action to better prevent and treat them.”[1]

So, parasites in humans are real, and there’s enough evidence to suggest we should all take them seriously. But what about rope worms? Are we going to wait a few more decades for more studies to appear, or are there a few things we can do now to address the rope worm concern.

Time to look at the evidence.

What Are Rope Worms?

According to Dr. Alex Volinsky and Dr. Nikolai Gubarev, the two researchers that discovered rope worms, rope worms are human intestinal parasites that affect most humans, cause many health issues, yet, they are often overlooked.[2]

Here are their main claims.

Rope worm appearance

Rope worms (also known as: funis vermis, helminths), look like twisted fibers of a rope with irregular cylindrical shape. In its early stages a rope worm resembles slimy viscous mucus. In its adult stage, it can be over one meter long.

Rope worm diagnosis

Rope worm looks like human feces and intestinal lining. For this reason, they are often are overlooked or mistaken for the remains of other parasites. For example, roundworms.

DNA analysis results of rope worms were inconclusive. In their published paper, Dr. Volinsky and Dr. Gubarev mentioned that “further research is required to identify what the rope worms are.”

Simply put, they could not prove that what they discovered was indeed parasites.

Rope worm inside the body

Rope worm parasites can attach to the intestinal walls using suction cup-like bubbles. Once an adult parasite attaches itself to the intestinal wall, the human body does not have mechanisms to get rid of it.

Rope worms feed on semi-digested food remains in the intestines,  and move by utilizing jet propulsion by releasing gas bubbles.

Rope worm symptoms may include

  • Digestive issues such as bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea, indigestion.
  • Food allergies.
  • Stomach pain.
  • Skin rashes.
  • Headaches.
  • Weight gain or weight loss.
  • Increased common colds.
  • Coughing.
  • Hair loss.
  • Back pain.

Dr. Gubarev Rope worm enema recipe

In their research, Dr. Volinsky and Dr. Gubarev reported that they were able to eliminate rope worms in multiple pateints by using a very specific protocol of a back to back enemas. In fact, this is how they initially discovered rope worms to begin with (cleansing enemas).

Dr. Gubarev rope worm enema recipe include a series of enemas right after another:

  1. Start with water enema to cleanse the colon.
  2. Proceed with enema with baking soda and eucalyptus oil
  3. Continue with lemon juice enema
  4. Complete the process with milk enema with salt.

We do not think the evidence on rope worm justifies doing such an aggressive extreme protocol. Furthermore, essential oil enemas or enemas with the other substances they used can cause side effects and harm your intestines.

Even more, while enemas are very common in the natural health world, practitioners rarely use these ingredients in enemas. Water enemas, coffee enemas, in comparison, are much more common. So at least you can read anecdotal reports from thousands of people and practitioners who use them daily.

How to Remove Rope Worms

For your consideration, below is a safer approach that holistically and naturally supports your body’s ability to eliminate parasites.

This protocol specifically addresses parasites that attach themselves to the intestinal wall.

Many people that have parasites usually report seeing them in their stool in the first week. With that said, It is important to continue the plan for six weeks to stop the parasite life cycle.

Step 1: Intestinal cleanse

Oxy-Powder (Ozonated Magnesium Oxides).
Take 4 capsules before bedtime, on an empty stomach for 5 days (and when needed).

Many intestinal parasites and candida yeast have the ability to attach themselves to the intestinal wall. Nothing new about the rope worm ability to do so, btw, as this is a known mechanism of parasites.[3]

Oxy-Powder releases natural oxygen in the colon that can help to loosen the parasites attachments as well as colon waste buildup that serves as their food source.

Many people report eliminating large amounts of waste often with dead candida and parasites. So be prepared to see these critters in the toilet. As disturbing as it may be, it is much better to have them out of your body.

Keep in mind, when you detox or deal with parasites or other harmful organisms, it is essential to to clear the colon as a first step, so your body can eliminate the dying parasites, candida (and their toxins) quicker.
This can prevent or minimize what is commonly known as a healing crisis or die off symptoms.

2: Take antiparasitic herbs

Paratrex.
Take 3 capsules twice a day, before your biggest meals for 4-6 weeks.

Paratrex is a blend of organic and wild grown antiparasitic herbs known for their ability to kill different types of worms, parasites, bacteria and fungus.
The formula also helps to eliminate parasite eggs and larvae in the body, which is essential to stop the reproduction and the parasite life cycle.[4,5]

Due to the combination of antiparasitic herbs in paratrex, the parasite cleanse may work against a large number of parasites in humans. This includes: intestinal worms, tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, and candida.

3: Parasite cleanse diet

With the parasite cleanse diet you:
(see link for the complete plan)

  • Avoid foods known to feed parasites such as processed foods, high in carbs, fried foods, sugars, gluten, wheat, dairy, and alcohol.
  • Eat antiparasitic foods that kill parasites such as pumpkin seeds, garlic, papaya seeds (mix in smoothies), turmeric, ginger, coconut oil.
  • Eat foods that supports detoxification and organs of elimination such as cruciferous vegetables, and broccoli sprouts In particular.
  • Intermittent fasting and a lower carb approach may help to augment your results.

4: Tailor your cleanse

Some people may need to further support their body during the parasite cleanse. For example, parasites often cause nutritional deficiencies or other imbalances.

So, if you suspect that you have had parasites for a while, we highly recommend to read our parasite cleanse protocol overview. This way, you can educate yourself about these different steps, the reason behind them, to tailor your plan with the options that you may find relevant.

To learn more, see: parasite cleanse protocol.

Is it Rope Worm or Something Else?

So, you are on your third day of the parasite cleanse. You just had a bowel movement and see weird looking long green-brownish rope-rubbery fibrous strands with mucus in your stool. Is it rope worm or something else?

Many natural health experts believe that rope worm is nothing but accumulated waste buildup in the colon. Here you may read about another controversial term, mucoid plaque, which appears to be another term for intesential waste.

And both, rope worm and mucoid plaque have one thing in common. They tend to stick to the colon wall to a point the body may not effectively eliminate them. Thus, they can cause more waste to accumulate.

To sum up, (and save you some precious time before you go into this rabbit hole of looking into rope worms pictures online), a few things to keep in mind.

  • Dr. Gubarev research DNA analysis did not prove that “rope worm” is actually a parasite.
  • The goal of natural cleansing is to improve our health and wellness, not to be consumed by it.

Therefore, continue with the plan and rather than counting how many parasites or waste you eliminate, focus on healthy eating, and avoid those foods that feed parasites. More importantly, be consistent and see how you feel.

Rope Worm Stages

One more thing. According to Dr. Gubarev, rope worms can develop into five different stages. Thus, they may look completely different.

  1. The first stage starts as mucus, almost anywhere in the human body.
  2. The second stage looks like slimy viscous mucus, and start to emit bubbles.
  3. The third stage looks like branched jellyfish.
  4. The fourth stage start to look like the 5th adult rope stage, but has a softer slimier body.
  5. The fully developed human rope worm looks like twisted fibers of a rope and resemble human feces.

Moreover, rope worms color depends on the food a person eats, and varies from white to black. In other words, rope worms in stool may look like mucus, waste buildup, or other parasites.

References

  1. US centers for disease control and prevention (CDC). Parasitic Infections also occur in the United States. Millions of people infected.
  2. Development stages of the “rope” human intestinal parasite
  3. Disruption of the intestinal mucosal barrier in Candida albicans infections
  4. Therapeutic efficacy of Artemisia absinthium against Hymenolepis nana: in vitro and in vivo studies in comparison with the anthelmintic praziquantel.
  5. Antioxidant potential of Juglans nigra, black walnut, husks extracted using supercritical carbon dioxide with an ethanol modifier.

How to Know If Parasite Cleanse is Working? Parasite Cleanse Timeline

How to Know If Parasite Cleanse is Working

In this post, our editorial team will go over some of the top parasite cleanse questions. How to know if parasite cleanse is working, how long does it take, warning signs that may indicate you should stop your detox.

We’ll also touch on some of the safest best home remedies, herbs and diet tips you can use in your parasite cleanse.

Related post:

How to Know If Parasite Cleanse is Working?

While everyone may have a different parasite cleanse experience, there are a few common things we usually see in our parasite cleanse protocol.

If you notice any of the following signs, you may know that the parasite cleanse is working.

Week 1-2:

  • You see dead candida, yeast, or parasites in stool.
  • Digestive issues such as bloating and excess gas become better.
  • Stomach may appear flatter.
  • You notice better mood, energy and brain function.

Week 2-4:

  • Chronic symptoms such as skin rashes, acne and pain become better.

Week 4 and up:

  • Stubborn symptoms start to improve.
  • Common examples: fungal nail infections or unhealthy looking hair.
    Nails and hair grow very slow and as such issues can take months to fully heal. It is common to see more improvements months after the parasite cleanse.

Symptoms of parasite die off are not a sign that the parasite cleanse is working.

These can actually be warning signs that may indicate that:

  • You have a reaction to parasite herbs
  • The parasite cleanse is too aggressive for your body.

We try to stay away from the “you need to feel bad before you feel good” notion. In most cases, these discomforts are not necessary and cause more harm than good.

Safety should always be your number one priority. Especially when you self cleanse at home.

If you already experience parasite die off symptoms, see our guide:
How To Manage Parasite Die Off Symptoms.

Before and After Parasite Cleanse

Know the classic symptoms of parasites

Know the classic symptoms of parasites

When you have a parasitic infection,  there may be signs in your entire body. Some of the signs of parasites can be very specific to your body or the type of parasites you have. Other signs such as digestive issues may be more common.

Educate yourself as much as you can about these signs. If they are related to parasites, you should expect to see improvements. Notice that having these signs doesn’t mean you have parasites. They can be caused by other issues.
So it is always best to consult with a qualified health practitioner.

  • Digestive issues.
    Gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.
  • Nutritional deficiencies.
    Certain vitamins and minerals deficiencies may be linked to intestinal parasites such as soil transmitted helminthes, Giardia duodenalis, Entamoeba histolytica. Iron deficiency and anemia for example, were correlated to Trichuris trichiura, Ascaris lumbricoides and hookworm infections.[1,2]
  • Abdominal pain.
    Upset stomach, stomach cramps, stomach pain, tenderness.
  • Unusual stool appearance.
    Greasy loose stool, worms, parasites, mucus, eggs or candida yeast in stool.
  • Cravings for sweets.
    Constantly hungry, increased or loss of appetite. More common with candida overgrowth.
  • Low energy.
    Feeling tired, fatigue, exhaustion.
  • Mood swings.
    Anxiety, depression.
  • Muscle and joint pain.
    Body aches.
  • Skin issues.
    Skin rashes and skin issues such as eczema, hives, rosacea.
  • Poor sleep.
    Insomnia, nightmares, night sweats, teeth grinding in sleep, anus itching at night.
  • Genitals issues.
    Vaginal itching around the vulva (very common with candida infections), anal itching, rash, vaginal infections.
  • Unexplained weight loss.
    Common with tapeworm infections.
  • Unexplained weight gain.

How Long Does it Take for Parasite Cleanse to Work?

Based on our parasite cleanse protocol results, most people start to feel better during the first week. Especially when the intestinal cleanse flushes out waste buildup that feed parasites.

For best results it is very important to complete the parasite cleanse.
On average, it may take six weeks. The main reason: you have to stop the complete life cycle of the parasites.

The life cycle of human parasites varies and can take anywhere between several weeks to months from the egg phase to the adult parasite phase.
Some strains of P. vivax for example, the parasite that causes recurring malaria, can remain dormant in the liver for several months.[3]

The average time of parasite cleanse we recommend is 6 weeks.
After six weeks, you stop taking the antiparasitic herbs for at least six weeks. If any of your symptoms come back, you may want to redo the parasite cleanse again.

During the time when you stop the parasite cleanse, there are a few effective home remedies for parasites you can still take. We’ll cover these below.

Home Remedies for Parasites

1. Herbs that Kill Parasites

Herbs that Kill Parasites

  • Paratrex®3 capsules twice a day, before your biggest meals.
    Use: during the parasite cleanse, or 1-2 times a week after the cleanse.

Paratrex® is a professional strength organic and wild grown antiparasitic herbs that have a unique ability to kill different types of worms, parasites, bacteria and fungus. The formula supports the entire parasite life cycle including the larvae and eggs stage.[4,5]

Antiparasitic herbs in paratrex: organic and wild black walnut (green hull), wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), clove, epazote, neem and diatomaceous earth. 

2. Mediterranean Oregano Oil

Mediterranean Oregano Oil

Oregatrex, 6 drops, 2-3 times daily, after the parasite cleanse.

Use: after the parasite cleanse. See special directions and warnings below.

Perhaps one of the most known all around parasite cleanse – immune support natural remedy, the Mediterranean variety of oregano oil has a long traditional use that is also backed by science.[6]

The research suggests that the active ingredient in oregano oil, Carvacrol, has the ability to break down the cell membranes of various bacteria and parasites, allowing our immune system to take over and eliminate them.

Special directions and warnings: The mediterranean oregano oil we use in our parasite cleanse protocol is very different from the oregano oil you see at your local stores. This oil extract contains 80% Carvacrol, the active ingredient.  It is so concentrated and strong you have to put it in capsules before you swallow. The capsules are provided with Oregatrex.
Do not put the oil directly in your mouth.

3. Parasite Cleanse Diet

Parasite Cleanse Diet

Just like any diet, you will need to tailor the parasite cleanse diet plan to your needs. To help you with the process, we published an entire guide with common healthy guidelines that can help support the body to detox and eliminate parasites during the cleanse.

Its a type of eating that avoid foods known to feed parasites and include antiparasitic foods. Intermittent fasting and a lower carb approach, two popular dietary protocols regardless of parasites, seem to augment the results for most people.

In fact, many of our members continued with the plan even after the cleanse due to the way it made them feel. Main benefits people reported include consistent, sustainable energy, mood and focus throughout the day, and better digestive health.

To learn more, see: Parasite cleanse diet.

Useful DIY anti parasitic recipes:

References

  1. Intestinal parasitic infections and micronutrient deficiency: a review.
  2. Association between Anaemia, Iron Deficiency Anaemia, Neglected Parasitic Infections and Socioeconomic Factors in Rural Children of West Malaysia.
  3. History of Human Parasitology.
  4. Therapeutic efficacy of Artemisia absinthium against Hymenolepis nana: in vitro and in vivo studies in comparison with the anthelmintic praziquantel.
  5. Antioxidant potential of Juglans nigra, black walnut, husks extracted using supercritical carbon dioxide with an ethanol modifier.
  6. Antiviral efficacy and mechanisms of action of oregano essential oil and its primary component carvacrol against murine norovirus.

How to Get Rid of Parasites: Natural, Evidence-Based Parasite Cleanse

How to Get Rid of Parasites
Cleanse Joy Research TeamResearch analysis:
CleanseJoy Editorial Team
Products reviewed:
Dr. Edward Group, DC, NP
Dr. Emek Blair, Ph.D

A step by step how to get rid of parasites guide.

Guide | Aunt Mary’s Recipe | SymptomsResearch | References

Parasite Cleanse Protocol, Summary

  • Eliminate parasites naturally with parasite cleanse home remedies, herbs that kill parasites, antiparasitic foods and diet.
  • Protocol creates an environment in your body that disrupt the life cycle of parasites and fungus so they can’t survive or reproduce.
  • Due to the combination of antiparasitic herbs used, the parasite cleanse may work against a large number of parasites in humans including: intestinal worms, tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, and candida.

Below are the entire steps of the program to naturally and safely eliminate parasites. Use it as a reference. To learn more, read the relevant protocols so you understand the logic behind the steps you do, and the different options you may have.

How to Get Rid of Parasites

  1. Cleanse your intestines. (5 days, and when needed).
    Oxy-powder: 4 capsules before bedtime.
    Oxy-powder releases oxygen in the intestines to remove waste buildup and undigested food particles that can feed parasites.
    Cleansing your intestines from waste buildup can also help the body to eliminate the dead parasites and their toxins quicker. This is a very effective natural and safe way that may prevent parasite cleanse side effects, & die-offs during the parasite cleanse.
  2. Take herbs that kill parasites. (6 weeks).
    Paratrex: 3 capsules twice a day, before your biggest meals.
    Paratrex is a blend of organic and wild grown antiparasitic herbs known for their ability to kill different types of worms, parasites, bacteria and fungus.
    The formula also helps to eliminate parasite eggs and larvae in the body, which is essential to stop the reproduction and the parasite life cycle.[1,2]
  3. Support your gut with antiparasitic probiotics. (6 weeks)
    Floratrex: 2 capsules daily, 20 minutes before your first meal.
    Floratrex is a 75 billion CFUs professional strength 25-Strain Probiotic & Prebiotic complex. Promoting healthy bacteria in the gut is essential to control parasites, balance candida-yeast and support the immune system to fight future infections.[3,4]
  4. Start the parasite cleanse diet. (6 weeks)
    Parasite cleanse diet:  Starve the parasites, avoid foods known to feed parasites, eat antiparasitic foods that kill parasites. Intermittent fasting and a lower carb approach may help to augment your results.
  5. Continue the parasite cleanse protocol for 6 weeks.
    Then stop all antiparasitic herbs.
  6. Take natural home remedies for parasites. (Optional)
    Oregatrex, (Mediterranean organic oregano oil, 80% carvacrol).
    The Mediterranean variety of oregano oil demonstrated potent antiviral and antimicrobial effects in multiple studies against many different pathogens. These benefits were contributed to its active ingredient, Carvacrol.[5]

Recent Update on Oregano Oil

To clarify a common question we get. The oregano oil we use in our parasite cleanse protocol is very different from the oregano oil you see at your local stores. This oil is so concentrated and strong you have to put it in capsules before you swallow. The capsules are provided with Oregatrex.
Do not put the oil directly in your mouth.

Directions: place 6 drops in a vegetarian capsule.
Take at beginning of meal, 2-3 times daily

Specific Concerns During & After the Parasite Cleanse

Specific Concerns During & After the Parasite Cleanse

Digestive issues during the parasite cleanse

Veganzyme: 2 capsules a day with your biggest meal.
Veganzyme is a blend of full spectrum digestive enzyme designed to support the digestion of most common foods and meals.
Important: if you have digestive issues, you may end up with undigested food particles in your digestive tract. These can feed parasites and weaken your immune system. So while it may take you time to figure out which foods in your diet may cause these issues, digestive enzymes may be very helpful with this transition.

Immune Support during the parasite cleanse

This is especially important if you find that you easily catch viral infections such as the cold or the flu.

Risk factors for low immune function may include: nutritional deficiencies, chronic stress, lack of sleep, and certain medical conditions.
Always consult with your doctor if you are concerned about your immune system.

With that said, here are the best natural ways to support your immune system:

  • Avoid the most common nutritional deficiencies.
    All play a major rule in our immune system: Vitamin D, Zinc, Iodine.
  • Support with extra vitamin C.
    Vitamin C deficiency has been linked to a reduced resistance against certain pathogens. Liposomal delivery system offers higher absorption compared to traditional vitamin C supplements.[6,7].
    Dr. Blair’s Valimenta Liposomal C: A good clean source of liposomal C supplements that was clinically tested, made from non GMO European sunflower seed lecithin.
  • Take probiotics daily. 80% of the immune system resides in the gut.
    Floratrex: 2 capsules daily, 20 minutes before your first meal.
  • Avoid processed foods and simple sugars.

Candida Cleanse

Many people with parasitic infections also suffer from chronic candida overgrowth. Women may experience reoccuring yeast infections. Men can have candida issues too.

If you have candida yeast concerns:

  • Mycozil: 3 capsules twice a day before your meals for six weeks.
    Mycozil is a blend of wildcrafted and organic antifungal herbs known for their ability to kill candida yeast, natural systemic enzymes that break down candida cell wall, and soil-based probiotics to help balance the candida yeast imbalance in the gut.[8,9,10]
  • Floratrex: 2 capsules daily, 20 minutes before your first meal.
    75 billion CFUs professional strength 25-Strain Probiotic & Prebiotic.
    Promote healthy bacteria in the gut is essential to control parasites, balance candida-yeast
  • Candida diet: switch to the candida diet or limit the carbs in your parasite cleanse diet. intermittent fasting may help to augment the results.

For the complete protocol: candida cleanse.

Oxidative Stress & Organ Support

If you are over 40 or experience high level of stress and fatigue:

  • Cell-Fuzion: 2 capsules two times daily during the cleanse.
    A blend of patented natural antioxidants extracts shown in studies to protect the cells, organs and mitochondria from oxidative stress and free radicals damage. Taking cell-fuzion during your parasite cleanse may help to control the effect the released toxins may have on your immune system and organs.
  • Liposomal Glutathione: 4 ml a day, during the cleanse.
    Glutathione is one of the most potent antioxidants and cellular detoxifiers found in every cell in the body. Glutathione has the ability to neutralize and bind to water-soluble toxins, so they are marked or targeted to be removed by the body and in the liver. Liposomal delivery system offers higher absorption compared to traditional supplements.[11,12]

Liver & Kidneys

  • Livatrex: 1 dropper full with water or juice, 2-3 times a day for 4 weeks.
    Livatrex is a blend of organic and wild grown herbs and medicinal mushrooms known for their ability to detoxify and cleanse the liver, dissolve and soften liver and gallbladder stones and support the repair and regeneration of the liver.[13,14,15,16,17] For the complete protocol: liver cleanse.
  • Renaltrex: 1 dropper full with water or juice, 2-3 times a day for 4 weeks.
    Renaltrex is a  blend of organic herbs known for their ability to detox and cleanse the kidneys, enhance waste removal, dissolve kidney stones, relieve and soothe inflammation from the entire urinary tract and promote kidney health.[18,19,20].
    For the complete protocol: Kidney cleanse.

Parasite Cleanse Home Remedy

The parasite cleanse home remedy below is inspired by Aunt Mary’s famous detox salad recipe. The recipe that ran in her family for generations offers a simple, yet effective  support for the parasite cleanse diet.

Despite the “salad”, it is actually a complete meal with around 500 calories per serving. Very satisfying, very nourishing.

Estimated values for the recipe (2 servings):

  • 30 grams protein
  • Over 50% of your daily values of fiber, zinc, potassium, and vitamin B1, B2 and B6.
  • Over 100% of your daily values of: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, copper, iron, magnesium, and manganese.

The parasite cleanse home remedy includes:

  • Antiparasitic foods & herbs. Long traditional use, backed up by modern science to work against a large number of parasites in humans.
  • Gut health fiber. Think about insoluble fiber as rough brooms inside your intestines that grabs accumulated waste buildup and toxins on their way out.

Parasite Cleanse Home Remedy

Parasite Cleanse Home Remedy Aunt Mary's
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Parasite Cleanse Home Remedy

Parasite Cleanse Home Remedy
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Raw Vegan
Keyword: Parasite Cleanse Home Remedy
Servings: 2
Author: Aunt Mary & Cleanse Joy Team

Ingredients

  • 2 oz raw pumpkin seeds
  • 2 cloves minced raw garlic
  • 1 medium head raw purple cabbage
  • 4 medium raw carrots
  • 1 small beet root

Parasite Cleanse Dressing

  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 4 tbsp olive oil extra virgin cold pressed
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar raw, unpasteurized
  • 1 medium lemon
  • Pink himalayan salt  to taste
  • black pepper to taste (optional)
  • cayenne pepper powder for spicy food lovers (optional)

Antiparasitic Herbs Complex (before you eat)

  • 3 caspules Paratrex Black walnut, epazote, diatomaceous earth, organic neem, wormwood, clove, fulvic Acid

Instructions

  • Soak the pumpkin seeds overnight (or 8 hours). If you prefer the pumpkin seeds "crunch", you can skip this step.
  • Peel the beetroot.
  • Shred or chop the cabbage, carrots and beets.
  • Place in a large bowl.
  • Add the minced garlic.
  • Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon and add to the bowl.
  • Shake the apple cider vinegar bottle to mix the cloudy part at the bottom (the mother).
  • Add the apple cider vinegar.
  • Add the olive oil and mix well.
  • Add the turmeric, pepper and cayenne pepper. Mix well.
  • Add the salt to taste.
  • Add the pumpkin seeds.

What are the Symptoms of Having a Parasite?

Parasite symptoms in humans are very common and can affect your entire body. They are often overlooked, however. As a result, symptoms may be treated individually where the source of the parasitic infection is left untreated. Common examples: chronic skin rashes and digestive issues that always come back.

Become aware of these signs of parasites and share them with your doctor.
Please note, do not use the list below to self-diagnose. There are other underlying causes that may lead to these symptoms.

The key takeaway when it comes to symptoms of parasites: educate yourself about the possible signs. Especially if you have multiple chronic signs you can’t explain. Then share all these with a qualified medical professional.

  • Digestive issues. Gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.
  • Abdominal pain. Upset stomach, stomach cramps, stomach pain, tenderness.
  • Unusual stool appearance. Greasy loose stool, worms, parasites, mucus, eggs or candida yeast in stool.
  • Cravings for sweets. Constantly hungry, increased or loss of appetite.
  • Low energy. Feeling tired, fatigue, exhaustion.
  • Mood swings. Anxiety, depression.
  • Muscle and joint pain. Body aches.
  • Skin issues. Skin rashes and skin issues such as eczema, hives, rosacea.
  • Poor sleep. Insomnia, nightmares, night sweats, teeth grinding in sleep, anus itching at night.
  • Genitals issues. Vaginal itching around the vulva, anal itching, rash, vaginal infections.
  • Unexplained weight loss or weight gain.
  • Nutritional deficiencies. 

Why Doing a Parasite Cleanse?

“Parasites are more common in the US than people realize. We need more research to learn more about these infections and action to better prevent and treat them.”

-Dr. Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H, US centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) Director.

Just to give you a few examples:

  • More than 60 million people in the United States are chronically infected with Toxoplasma gondii alone.[21]
  • Almost 1 billion people worldwide, and up to 42 million Americans may be affected by pinworm infection.[22]

According to research, there may be a simple reason for these high numbers. Parasites are designed by nature to use our body as their host. To help them in the process, parasites have developed unique mechanisms to take advantage of our body[23]:

  • Attach the intestinal walls using suction cups or hooks.
  • Disrupt our immune system’s ability to recognize them as invaders and fight them.
  • Release chemicals to influence and manipulate the way the host behave.

Parasite Cleanse References

  1. Therapeutic efficacy of Artemisia absinthium against Hymenolepis nana: in vitro and in vivo studies in comparison with the anthelmintic praziquantel.
  2. Antioxidant potential of Juglans nigra, black walnut, husks extracted using supercritical carbon dioxide with an ethanol modifier.
  3. Probiotics for the Control of Parasites: An Overview.
  4. “Good” Bacteria Keep Immune System Primed to Fight Future Infections, According to Penn Study.
  5. Antiviral efficacy and mechanisms of action of oregano essential oil and its primary component carvacrol against murine norovirus.
  6. Liposomal-encapsulated Ascorbic Acid: Influence on Vitamin C Bioavailability and Capacity to Protect Against Ischemia–Reperfusion Injury.
  7. Vitamin C and immune function.
  8. Antimicrobial potential of some plant extracts against Candida species.
  9. Leaves Antimicrobial Activity of Glycyrrhiza glabra L.
  10. Antifungal and cytotoxicity activities of the fresh xylem sap of Hymenaea courbaril L. and its major constituent fisetin.
  11. Glutathione! Joseph Pizzorno, ND, Editor in Chief.
  12. Liposomal-encapsulated Ascorbic Acid: Influence on Vitamin C Bioavailability and Capacity to Protect Against Ischemia–Reperfusion Injury.
  13. Liver immunology and herbal treatment.
  14. Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) for the therapy of liver disease.
  15. The use of silymarin in the treatment of liver diseases.
  16. Milk Thistle Extract and Silymarin Inhibit Lipopolysaccharide Induced Lamellar Separation of Hoof Explants in Vitro.
  17. Phyllanthus Niruri Standardized Extract Alleviates the Progression of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Decreases Atherosclerotic Risk in Sprague–Dawley Rats.
  18. Phyllanthus niruri inhibits calcium oxalate endocytosis by renal tubular cells: its role in urolithiasis.
  19. Total Coumarins from Hydrangea paniculata Protect against Cisplatin-Induced Acute Kidney Damage in Mice by Suppressing Renal Inflammation and Apoptosis.
  20. Wound healing potential of Althaea officinalis flower mucilage in rabbit full thickness wounds.
  21. Parasitic Infections also occur in the United States.
  22. Epidemiology and control of enterobiasis in a developmental center.
  23. Immune defence, parasite evasion strategies and their relevance for ‘macroscopic phenomena’ such as virulence.

Noatmeal Detox Recipe – Healthiest Low Carb Oatmeal Alternative

Noatmeal

The noatmeal (low carb oatmeal alternative) recipe below offers a great healthy way to start your morning. The recipe uses natural whole foods and spices you can easily find at your local store.

Noatmeal Detox Recipe Highlights

  • Diets: low carbs, candida diet, paleo, keto, vegan.
  • Benefits: energy, gut health, cleansing, antimicrobial, antifungal, inflammation.
  • Body cleanses: candida and parasite cleanse.

The nutritional profile is exceptional. We gave special considerations to key nutrients that often become lower on low carb diets.

Just to give you a quick example, when you eat one serving of the noatmeal detox recipe, you get:

  • 28 grams protein.
  • 21 grams of fiber.
  • Over 100% of the daily values of: vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, and manganese.

And the net carbs? only 10 grams.
See nutrition facts section for the complete list.

Noatmeal Detox Recipe -Summary Of Evidence

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Noatmeal Detox Recipe

Since we published the original noatmeal detox recipe, we got hundreds of suggestions and different ways you can make the recipe.

So we looked into all the great feedback we got, and updated the recipe to reflect the most popular options.

There are essentially two ways we like to make this recipe. With or without the veggies. Both are healthy, taste great, and easy to make, just a matter of a personal preference.

We recommend to try the version with the veggies, as we find it an easy and tasty way to get your greens.

See the top tips from our members and faq below the recipe.

Noatmeal Detox Recipe
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Noatmeal Detox Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Keyword: Low Carb Oatmeal, Noatmeal Detox Recipe
Servings: 1
Calories: 670kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1 oz whole flax seeds
  • 1 oz hemp seeds
  • 1 oz almonds
  • 1 cup pure unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch himalayan pink salt
  • pinch ground black pepper optional
  • ¼ tsp ground chipotle powder optional

Veggies (optional)

  • ¼ bunch spinach
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli

Instructions

  • Add 1 oz of flax seeds to 1 cup of water. Mix well. Wait for 10 minutes. Mix again.
  • The flax seeds- water will turn into gel consistency. Put in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
  • Place the flax seeds - water gel in a blender, with the almonds and almond milk. Blend until desired consistency is reached.
  • Remove from blender, and place in a large saucepan, over medium heat.
  • Add one cup of chopped broccoli and spinach.
  • Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Do not boil.
  • Add a little more almond milk if you find the consistency too thick.
  • While cooking, add himalayan pink salt, black pepper, and chipotle to taste.
  • Remove from heat. Add the hemp seeds, 1 tbsp of coconut butter and mix. 
  • Place in a bowl. Add more himalayan pink salt, black pepper, and chipotle if needed. Your noatmeal detox recipe is ready!
  • For added nutrients, crunchiness and flavor, add 1 oz of your favorite fresh raw nuts or seeds.

Nutrition

Calories: 670kcal

Top Tips From Our Members & FAQ

  • No Veggies – Sweet Version – Most Popular:
    This is by far the most popular option, as the classic breakfast option to replace the traditional oatmeal porridge.
    Instead of the spices in the recipe below, use the following:
    ¼ tsp of vanilla extract, dash of cinnamon and stevia or pure monkfruit. Add salt to taste to balance the flavor. Many people like to also add fresh raw nuts and seeds just before serving.
  • No Veggies – Savory Version – 2nd Most Popular:
    To get a savory flavor, use the salt, pepper, and chipotle powder as shown in the recipe directions. If you don’t have candida concerns, add 1 tablespoon of unfortified nutritional yeast just before serving.
  • Flax seeds, ground vs. whole:
    When you consume whole flax seeds, they pass through the gut intact. In order for the body to better absorb their nutrients, you need to grind them. When you grind flax seeds, the exposure to oxygen overtime can make some nutrients break down and become rancid. For this reason it is ideal to buy whole seeds and grind them just before you make the recipe. As an alternative, if you do buy ground flax seeds, look at the expiration date and make sure they are fresh.
  • Veggies: Should I cook, sauté, steam or eat raw?
    The research suggests that certain nutrients may become more available by cooking. Other nutrients however, may get destroyed by heat.
    The option you choose of course, can also change the way the veggies taste.
    For this reason, we like to use a combination of raw, and lightly cooked veggies together. You can put some in the saucepan as you cook, and leave a few raw and add to the recipe just before serving.

Chocolate lovers: you can add 1 tablespoon of raw organic cacao powder to the sweet version of the recipe. You may also want to see our healthy, low carb chocolate mousse recipe.

The Nutrients In The Noatmeal Detox Recipe

Noatmeal Detox Recipe Nutrition Facts Label

Noatmeal Detox Recipe Benefits

There are many reasons recipes for low carb oatmeal alternatives are so popular. Whether it is the need to reduce carbs, eliminate gluten or other cereal grains, you still want to make sure you get enough nutrients, so you avoid deficiencies.

For this reason, when we developed the noatmeal detox recipe, we focused on both taste and nutrients. The nutritional profile is exceptional. We gave special considerations to key nutrients that often become lower on low carb diets.

Below is a summary of the main benefits, with links to the published studies when applicable.

Low Carbs Doesn’t Mean Low Energy

The recipe specifically includes different nutrients that boost your energy levels. We strategically used fast and slow acting ingredients, so you get both the quick energy boost with the sustained energy that may last for many hours as well.

The coconut butter has unique nutrients the body can quickly digest and utilize, so you feel the energy boost shortly after you eat the notemal. The energy from the nuts and seeds will come hours later.

Fiber & Gut Health

The importance of dietary fiber for overall health is well known, especially to promote intestinal regularity and healthy digestion. The average fiber intake in the US, however, is less than half of the recommended levels [1].

The daily value for fiber is 25 grams per day (based on a 2,000 calorie diet). This recipe provides you with 21 grams of fiber. No fiber supplements, no powders. Just natural whole foods.

The noatmeal detox recipe is high in soluble fiber, which can act as prebiotic, a food source for the healthy bacteria in the gut. This means that it can promote the growth of probiotic and contribute to better gut health [2].

Natural Cleansing & Detoxification

In addition to the soluble fiber, the recipe is also high in insoluble fiber.

Insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve in water, and can pass through the gut largely intact [3]. This fiber adds bulk to the stool which can help to promote regular healthy bowel movement.

Think about insoluble fiber as rough brooms inside your colon that grabs accumulated waste buildup and toxins on their way out.

Reduce Inflammation

Both omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids are essential and are needed to support good health. A growing number of evidence, however, suggests that excessive amounts of omega 6 fatty acids in the diet can lead to inflammatory, autoimmune, cardiovascular diseases, and may increase the risk to develop cancer.

According to research, western diets are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, and have excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids. In comparison, human beings evolved on a diet with equal amounts of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids. In the average western diet, however, the amount of omega-6 is up to 15 times more than the omega-3 [4].

We addressed both concerns in the noatmeal detox recipe:

  1. Omega 3 : 9.4 grams (590% of your daily values).
  2. Omega 6: 13 grams (77% of your daily values).

Noatmeal Detox Recipe Ingredients : Summary Of Evidence

Flax Seeds

Flax Seeds Noatmeal

Flaxseeds make a great source of both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber, and one of the best plant based sources of omega 3 fatty acid [5].

According to research, the oils, fibers and flax lignans in flaxseeds have many potential health benefits and may help to reduce the risk to develop cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, autoimmune and neurological disorders [6].

Why Soaking & Grinding

When you consume whole flax seeds, they pass through the gut intact. So you may not absorb all their useful nutrients. For this reason, a common traditional best practice is to soak the seeds with water and grind them before eating.

Nuts & Almonds

Almonds Noatmeal

Many studies suggest that nuts have nutritional characteristics that can benefit human health and prevent many diseases. When you introduce nuts into your diet on an ongoing basis, you significantly increase in the quality of the diet. Nuts are rich in essential fatty acids, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and bioactive compounds with antioxidant potential [7].

Unlike carbs that often cause a quick energy boost followed by a crash when the blood sugars drop, the energy you get from nuts and seeds in more subtle and can last much longer. For this reason, nuts play a key role in many low carb diets, as an alternative source of fuel.

Why Almonds

When we made the recipe, we tested different nuts and seeds. The nuts that our testers liked the most, were the almonds. Second place – pecans, third place – macadamia nuts (for the savory option).

As for the health benefits of almonds, out of the different options of nuts, they are well known for their balanced profile of fatty acids. So if you are looking to control the levels of omega 6 in your diet, but still enjoy the health benefits of nuts, almonds are an excellent choice. Almonds also make a great source of vitamin E. Just 1 oz of almonds provide you with 50% of the daily values.

Coconut Butter

Coconut Noatmeal

Coconut butter is the meat of the coconut after it goes through grinding process that turns the coconut meat into butter consistency. So you get both the coconut oil, and in addition, the other nutrients in the coconut meat.

The reason we included coconut butter as a part of the recipe, has to do with a few unique characteristic of coconut: energy, cleansing, antifungal, anti microbial, and flavor.

Coconut oil is well known for its antimicrobial and antifungal properties, and demonstrated significant antifungal activity against candida yeast and other pathogens [89].

Coconut oil is a rich source of medium-chain triglycerides, commonly known as MCT oils. These oils are different from most oils in the way the body digests them. The body can utilize the MCT oils much quicker to significantly boost the energy levels.

This is a well known use of coconut oil you can see in many low carbs dietary protocols such as keto diet, pre workout supplements, and as a way to improve exercise performance [10].

For this reason, many nutrition experts consider MCT oil as one of the best alternative energy sources to carbs.

Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds Noatmeal

The are two reasons we recommend to include hemp seeds as a part of the noatmeal recipe.

The first reason is the nutrients in hemp seeds. The nutritional profile is simply exceptional. Similar to chia seeds, hemp seeds are one of the only plant sources of alpha-linolenic acid omega-3 fatty acid (ALA). Hemp seeds are also very high in easily to digest high quality protein [1112].

Just to give you an idea, when you eat 1 oz of hemp seeds (the amount in this recipe), you get:

  • 9 grams of protein.
  • 3 grams of omega 3.
  • Over 40% of your daily values or iron, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus.
  • Over 25% of your daily values of zinc, and B1.

And the carbs? less than 1 grams of net carbs.

The second reason we like hemp seeds, is their taste and texture. Hemp seeds bring a very mild nutty flavor and a fluffy texture to the recipe.

Broccoli

Broccoli Noatmeal

Broccoli is well known for its  high content of bioactive phytochemicals such as glucosinolates, phenolic compounds, vitamin C, and minerals. Many studies suggest that a diet high in broccoli may help to prevent cardiovascular diseases, different types of cancers and oxidative stress [13].

In addition to its nutrients and health benefits, we like to use broccoli for this recipe as its texture and flavor blend very well with the other ingredients. If you prefer other cruciferous vegetables, you may use them instead or in addition to the brocoli as well. Brussels sprouts also work very well in this recipe.

Common cruciferous vegetables include: cauliflower, cabbage, kale, garden cress, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts.

The health benefits of cruciferous vegetables are well known and supported by many studies. Cruciferous vegetables contain unique nutrients and  phytochemicals that are suggested by the medical community to induce detoxification, stimulate the immune system and prevent oxidative stress [14].

Spinach

Spinach Noatmeal

Spinach makes a great source of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and bioactives known to promote health. Due to its exceptional nutritional composition, many researchers consider spinach as a functional food. (Meaning its nutrients go beyond basic nutrition).

According to research, spinach-derived phytochemicals and bioactives are able to prevent oxidative damage, modulate metabolism, inflammation, antioxidant defence, regulate blood sugar and lipids, and may help to curb food intake by inducing secretion of satiety hormones [15].

Natural Parasite Cleanse : Starve The Parasites, Make Them Weak

Parasite Cleanse Herbs

The natural parasite cleanse protocol below summarizes our 15 years of parasite cleansing and detoxification experience. Based on our research, it is one of the best natural ways you can do to get rid of parasites, naturally and safely.

The idea of the natural parasite cleanse protocols is simple:

You starve the parasites, make them weak, and strengthen your immune system to fight future infections.

Special consideration was given in the protocol to both effectiveness and safety in order to avoid any parasite cleanse side effects or parasite die off symptoms. Safety should always comes first. Especially when you naturally cleanse at home.

Natural Parasite Cleanse Protocol

3 steps to get rid of parasites:

  1. Cleanse the intestines from waste buildup that feed parasites.
    See: intestinal cleanse.
  2. Take antiparasitic herbs and foods to make them even weaker.
    See: herbs, diet.
  3. Take probiotics to help your immune system to fight future infections.
    See: probiotics.

Protocol Duration: 6 weeks.
Why six weeks?
How to maintain results.

Intestinal Parasite Cleanse

Duration: week 1 and when needed during the cleanse.

Intestinal Parasite Cleanse

The objective of the intestinal parasite cleanse is simple : starve the parasites. To do so, you get rid of waste buildup and undigested food particles in your intestines that feed the parasites.

One of the best ways to naturally and safely cleanse the intestines, is to do a natural oxygen colon cleanse (Oxy-powder):

Oxy-powder colon cleanse for parasites cleanse
Oxy-Powder
releases natural oxygen in the intestines that loosens waste buildup and undigested food particles that tend to stick to the intestinal wall. This allows the body to flush out this waste naturally through normal bowel movement.

Most people start to feel a significant relief from many of their symptoms as they eliminate the stored waste. Don’t be surprised if you see dead parasites or fungus in your stool. This is common, as the waste buildup is the food source of many intestinal parasites and fungus. While this may not be the most pleasant thing to see, it is still much better to have these out of your body.

There’s another reason we recommend to start the parasite cleanse with the intestinal cleanse. It may also help the body to eliminate the dead parasites and their toxins quicker.

During the parasite cleanse, the body eliminates many of the dead parasites and their released toxins through bowel movements. For this reason, you want to make sure your colon is free from waste buildup that can slow down the elimination process, and make toxins circulate in your system longer. Having waste buildup in the colon is one of the main reason behind the side effects  people experience during the cleanse. It just takes the body much more time to eliminate these toxins.

Herbs That Kill Parasites

Duration: weeks 2-6.

Parasite Cleanse Herbs

So we cut down the main food source of the parasites, now it is time to make them even more weak. There are a number of unique herbs known to kill parasites that can further improve the parasite cleanse due to potent anti parasitic properties in them.

A single antiparasitic herb, however, is not going to work against all parasitic infections. Since different herbs use different mechanism to kill parasites, it is common to include multiple herbs as a part of the parasite cleanse.

The wormwood, black walnut, clove combination is one of the most common herbal parasite cleanse, known to kill different types of worms [1], parasites, bacteria and fungus [2]. One reason you always want to include clove, is due to its ability to inhibit parasite eggs and larvae in the body, which is essential in order to disrupt the parasite life cycle.

Parasite Cleanse Herbs Supplements

During weeks 2-6 in our parasite cleanse, we recommend to take Dr. Group’s Paratrex which we find both effective and safe.

  • Ingredients: black walnut, wormwood, clove, epazote, diatomaceous earth, neem, fulvic acid.
  • Directions: take 3 capsules 20 minutes before breakfast and 20 minutes before lunch. If you have never used Paratrex before, start with 1 capsule twice a day and gradually increase each day.

Parasite Cleanse Diet

Duration: weeks 1-6.

Parasite Cleanse Diet

The parasite cleanse diet plays a key role in the parasite cleanse; you want to choose the best foods that kill parasites, and also avoid problematic foods known to feed parasites or weaken your immune system.

Due to its importance, we wrote an entire separate post on the parasite cleanse diet plan, including natural home remedies, diy recipes and the relevant scientific evidence.
(Read the complete post).

Below is a summary of the key guidelines, foods to avoid and foods to eat during the parasite cleanse.

Foods To Avoid

Parasite Cleanse Diet Cravings For Sweets

Foods to avoid include most processed foods, foods that are high in carbs, fried foods, and sugary beverages. We also recommend to limit gluten, wheat, dairy, and alcohol as much as possible, as these can also feed parasites in some cases.

Most people do very well on a balanced medium protein, medium fat, medium carb diet. Unless you are also dealing with a candida infection, there is usually no need to drastically lower your carbs or be super strict.

You may also want to watch for digestive issues and sensitivity to different foods you may eat, as these may weaken your immune system. If you suspect you have sensitivity to a certain food, eliminate it from your diet for a few days and see if it helps.

Foods That Kill Parasites

Parasite Cleanse Diet Recipes Salad

Based on our experience, what works for most people is to eat a clean, whole food based diet. Certain foods do have unique components in them that can kill different types of parasites, fungus and other pathogens. The best common foods that kill parasites include: pumpkin seeds, papaya seeds, garlic, turmeric, coconut oil, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, ginger, and cinnamon.

Try to eat raw fresh fruits and vegetables every day. These are high in insoluble fiber that helps to promote healthy digestion and good bowel movements. Think about insoluble fiber as rough brooms inside your intestines that grabs accumulated waste, toxins and dead parasites on their way out.

A good example is our detox salad meal recipe, which you can see in the picture above. This recipe is very rich in insoluble fiber, and combines a raw coleslaw recipe with parasite cleansing foods and herbs. (See recipe).

Probiotics For Parasites

Probiotics parasites
Duration : weeks 1-6.

More and more studies suggest that the use of probiotics may help to control parasites and other pathogens [3]. The researchers believe that probiotics can help the immune system to fight future infections as well [4].

That is exactly the reason we recommend probiotics during the parasite cleanse. It is less in order to kill parasites, but more in order to support the immune system ability to control and fight future infections.

Good options are dairy free vegan probiotics from a trusted source that guarantees the effectiveness and safety of the probiotic strains that are in the formula.

It is important that the company who makes the probiotics also guarantees their stability and potency. One study that tested 15 different probiotic supplements found that only 4 out of the 15 products met their label [5].
We have seen this many times in our research as well.

Probiotics For Parasites

For the parasite cleanse we like to use Bacillus laterosporus (Latero-Flora) during week 1-6 of the parasite cleanse. This strain has a natural ability to encapsulate itself when exposed to different environment changes. Due to this ability, it is highly stable and can easily pass the stomach acids and become very active in the body.

Parasite Cleanse Side Effects

Parasite Cleanse Side Effects

Parasite cleanse side effects may occur as parasites start to die during the cleanse. These symptoms can affect your entire body and your well-being.

Common symptoms may include: skin itching, rashes, flu-like symptoms, fever, headache, weakness, fatigue, nausea, body aches and pain, digestive issues such as diarrhea, bloating, gas, cramps, stomach pain, tenderness, excess mucus, breathing problems, and even vomiting. Some people also feel anxiety, depression, brain fog and additional mind balance symptoms.

Parasite cleanse die off symptoms do not mean that the parasite cleanse is working. This is a common misconception that is simply not true.

Based on our experience, most parasite cleanse side effects are unnecessary and you should avoid them with proper attention. We wrote an entire separate post on how to avoid parasite cleanse side effects, or minimize them in case you already experience issues. We included simple guidelines and natural home remedies we have found both effective and safe.
(Read the complete post).

Beyond The Parasite Cleanse – Maintain Your Results

Should I still continue to use paratrex or other herbal parasite cleanse products after week 6?

Unless there are still symptoms present, we recommend to stop taking all antiparasitic herbs and see how you feel. You can still still include antiparasitic foods in your diet if you like.

For maintenance, you can use oregano oil a few times a week, which also makes a great home remedy during winter against various infections. Multiple studies suggested that carvacrol, the major active component in oregano oil, have antiparasitic, antibacterial, and antifungal properties [6, 7, 8].

Certified Organic Oregano Oil for parasites
When you get oregano oil, make sure it is the mediterranean oregano oil variety which typically has the highest content of carvacrol.
Oregatrex, is a very good example, and one of the few certified organic oregano oils in the US that guarantee a minimum of 80% carvacrol.

Parasite Cleanse – Why Six Weeks?

The life cycle of human parasites varies and can take anywhere between several weeks to months from the egg phase to the adult parasite phase. The average duration of parasite cleanse we recommend is 6 weeks.

Using high amount of aggressive antiparasitic herbs and foods will not shorten this time. In most cases, you will have to stop the cleanse and let your body recover, before you can start again. For this reason, for the best parasite cleanse benefits, consistency is the key.

Parasites In Humans Stats

Most people think of parasitic infections as something that only occurs in poor and developing countries. Parasitic infections, however, affect millions of people in United States every year.

According to the US centers for disease control and prevention (CDC), more than 60 million people in the United States are chronically infected with Toxoplasma gondii alone [9].

Parasites are designed by nature to use our body as their host, and they do it very effectively. The research identifies specific mechanisms that allow parasites to attach to the intestinal walls using suction cups or hooks, and disrupt our immune system’s ability to recognize them as invaders and fight them. As this is not scary enough, multiple studies clearly demonstrate how parasites can influence and manipulate the way the host behave [10].

Not surprisingly, when it comes to parasites in humans, most experts believe it is not a question of if, it is more a question of how many parasites you have, and how they affect your health.

Parasite Cleanse Side Effects : Prevent Parasite Die Off Symptoms

healing crisis

You started your parasite cleanse, and notice parasite cleanse side effects. You are not alone. Common parasite die off symptoms may occur as parasites start to die during the cleanse. These symptoms can affect your entire body and your well-being. Very often, they change the way you feel.

Common parasite cleanse side effects may include: skin itching, rashes, flu-like symptoms, fever, headache, weakness, fatigue, nausea, body aches and pain, digestive issues such as diarrhea, bloating, gas, cramps, stomach pain, tenderness, excess mucus, breathing problems, and even vomiting. Some people also feel anxiety, depression, brain fog and additional mind – balance symptoms.

What Do Parasite Die Off Symptoms Mean

Parasite cleanse side effects do not mean that the parasite cleanse is working. This is a common misconception that is simply not true.

When you experience parasite side effects, it may indicate that the amount of toxins released by the dying parasites is more than what your body can safely handle. If you use antiparasitic herbs or supplements, it may also mean that you may have a reaction to these herbs. Natural doesn’t always mean safe. 

Parasite Cleanse Side Effects : Protocol

Do I need To Feel Good Before I Feel Bad?

Parasite Cleanse Side Effects headache

We get many questions on the healing crises topic. The answer is no. Most parasite cleanse side effects are unnecessary and you should avoid them with proper attention.

Furthermore, when it comes to parasite cleanse, consistency is the key:

The life cycle of human parasites varies and can take anywhere between several weeks to months from the egg phase to the adult parasite phase. The average duration of parasite cleanse we recommend is 6 weeks.

For this reason, for the best parasite cleanse benefits, consistency is the key. In order for this to happen, the parasite cleanse plan should be easy to follow, with minimal to no side effects.

Using high amount of aggressive antiparasitic herbs and foods will not shorten this time. In most cases, you will have to stop the cleanse and let your body recover, before you can start again.

How To Deal With Parasite Cleanse Side Effects

Based on our 15+ years of experience, you can prevent many parasite cleanse side effects with proper attention.

What may start as a minor issue can turn into a big healing crisis nightmare if left untreated. Sometimes you will need to stop the treatment. In other cases, you only need to reduce the intensity of the cleanse.

Here are the top guidelines and home remedies in order to prevent, minimize, and deal with parasite cleanse side effects:

Stop or Reduce Antiparasitic Herbs & Foods

stop the parasite cleanse

This is the first step you should always consider when you experience any parasite side effects.

Reduce or stop your anti parasitic, anti fungal supplements or any other supplements you suspect that caused die off symptoms. Do not continue with these until you feel better.

If you feel that any of these symptoms compromise your quality of life or daily activities in any way, stop the cleanse and go see your doctor.

Many people are surprised to learn that their herbal tea, green drink, supplements, or other health products contain antifungal or antiparasitic herbs.

For this reason, we recommend to look at the label of these products. Common antiparasitic foods and herbs may include: pumpkin seeds, papaya seeds, garlic, black walnut, wormwood, cloves, oregano oil, grapefruit seed extract, coconut oil, olive leaf, cinnamon, thyme, diatomaceous earth, and berberine.

Each on its own may not cause a problem. Taking many different antiparasitic herbs and foods throughout the day, however, may be too much for your body to handle.

Cleanse Your Colon

Parasite Cleanse Side Effects Colon Cleanse

During the parasite cleanse, the body eliminates many of the dead parasites and their released toxins throughout bowel movements.

For this reason, you want to make sure your colon is free of waste buildup that can slow down the elimination process, and make toxins circulate in your system longer. 

Cleansing your colon is one of the most effective ways to help reduce many of the parasite cleanse side effects. Much more effective than trying to treat each symptom by itself.

We always recommend to cleanse the colon before you start the candida or parasite cleanse. When you eliminate parasites, candida and other pathogens, you want your colon and digestive tract to work effectively, so you can get rid of these as quick as possible.

A few effective ways to cleanse your colon before and during the parasite cleanse:

  • Colonics & Enemas can work very effectively and may provide immediate relief, especially if you have used them before, and have found them useful. If you have never used these before, we recommend to choose other less invasive options.
  • Oxygen colon cleanse such as the overnight colon cleanse home remedy (see recipe) releases oxygen in the colon to detoxify and loosen toxins, undigested food particles and waste buildup so the body can flush them out naturally through normal bowel movement. Most people feel a significant relief as they eliminate the stored waste, usually with signs of dead parasites in their stool. While this may not be the most pleasant thing to see, it is still much better to have these out of your body.

Kidney Support

Parasite Cleanse Side Effects Kidney Cleanse

The kidneys play a key role in the body’s ability to filter, remove and eliminate toxins and waste products throughout the urine [1].

For this reason, it is very important to drink enough water and liquids during your cleanse. You should drink enough so you have a strong urine flow, with clear urine color.

If you already experience parasite die off symptoms, you may want to reduce the intensity of the cleanse, and include one day kidney cleanse.
(See protocol).

Liver Support

Parasite Die Off Symptoms Liver

The liver is one of the largest organs in the body that also plays a key role in toxins elimination. The liver main function is to convert toxic substances into harmless substances or make sure they are released from the body [2].

Providing special support for the liver doesn’t always help with parasite cleanse side effects, or reduce the severity of parasite die off symptoms.

The reason you still want to include some sort of natural support for the liver during the cleanse, is mainly due the length the cleanse. Parasite cleanse does take several weeks, six weeks on average. During this time, your liver has to handle and filter large amounts of toxins released from the dying parasites.

A good practice is to combine the liver cleanse drink (see recipe) or other liver cleanse herbs, 1-2 times a week as a natural way to support liver function.

Skin : Itching, Rashes, Breakouts

Skin issues are common parasite cleanse side effects known to cause many discomforts.

If you need a relief for skin itching and rashes, there are a few natural home remedies you can try.

Applying coconut oil with aloe vera gel (inner leaf) on the affected areas may help for minor symptoms. Always test on a small part of your skin that is not affected first.

Ozonated olive oil (O2-Zap) is another wonderful home remedy that actually has quite a bit of science behind it. Multiple studies found that ozonated olive oil was able to provide relief, ease inflammation, and help the damaged tissue to heal faster. Effective and gentle enough even for sensitive causes such as gum and vaginal yeast infections [3, 45, 6].

You also want to take quick showers, as these may provide a quick relief as well. Especially since the body can eliminate some toxins throughout the skin.

Lastly, since in many cases the skin is already irritated, you may find you can’t use your usual skin care products. For this reason, try to avoid or minimize the use of skin care products until your skin is healed.

Respiratory : Breathing Issues, Congestion, Sinus Infections

Parasite Die Off Symptoms Respiratory Breathing Issues, Congestion, Sinus Infectionse

Some people experience respiratory issues during the cleanse. Symptoms may include sore throat, congestion, excessive mucus and phlegm, allergies, inflamed airways and sinus infections.

For minor symptoms, you can make the lung cleanse tea (see recipe).

There are a number of known lung cleansing herbs such as peppermint, plantain leaf, eucalyptus leaf we often use as a part of our lung cleanse protocol, that can help clear, relax and ease the airways irritation.
To learn more about lung cleansing herbs, see: herbs.

Well-Being : Anxiety, Stress, Fatigue, Brain Fog

Parasite Cleanse Side Effects Anxiety, Stress, Fatigue, Brain Fog

Very often, an aggressive parasite cleanse can affect your well being. Symptoms may include stress, weakness, faique, anxiety, depression and mood swings. You may also notice low cognitive function, brain fog, confusion and difficulty to concentrate.

If you feel that any of these symptoms may compromise your quality of life or daily activities in any way, stop the cleanse and go see your doctor.

For minor symptoms, you may want to try non stimulant energy and stress relieving adaptogenic herbs such as ashwagandha and ginseng. A good example that includes all is Ginseng Fuzion by Dr. Group.

Parasite Cleanse Diet: Best Herbs & Foods That Kill Parasites

Parasite Cleanse Diet

Foods to eat | Foods to avoid | Herbs | Supplements | Recipes

The parasite cleanse diet plays a key role in the parasite cleanse; you want to choose the best foods that kill parasites, and also avoid problematic foods known to feed parasites or weaken your immune system.

Special consideration was given in the plan to both effectiveness and safety,  in order to avoid potential parasite cleanse side effects.

For the complete protocol, including the intestinal parasite cleanse, antiparasitic herbs, supplements, and gut health support with antiparasitic probiotics, see: parasite cleanse.

Parasite Cleanse Diet Plan

  1. Avoid foods known to feed parasites. See: foods to avoid.
  2. Eat foods that kill parasites: See: foods to eat.
  3. Take herbs that kill parasites to improve results. See: herbs.
  4. For ideas how to make parasite cleanse diet recipes, see: recipes.

Parasite Cleanse Diet : Foods To Avoid

To get the most out of your parasite cleanse, it is best to avoid certain foods that are known to feed parasites or weaken your immune system. Especially processed foods, foods that are high in carbs, fried foods, and sugary beverages.

We also recommend to limit gluten, wheat, dairy, and alcohol as much as possible, as these can also feed parasites in some cases. You may also want to watch for digestive issues and sensitivity to different foods you may eat, as these may weaken your immune system. If you suspect you have sensitivity to a certain food, eliminate it from your diet for a few days and see if it helps.

Most people do very well on a balanced medium protein, medium fat, medium carb diet. Unless you are also dealing with a candida infection, there is usually no need to drastically lower your carbs.

Foods That Kill Parasites

Based on our experience, what works for most people is to eat a clean, whole food based diet. Raw fresh fruits and vegetables play a key role in the parasite cleanse, as they are high in insoluble fiber that helps to promote healthy digestion and bowel movements. Think about insoluble fiber as rough brooms inside your colon that grabs accumulated waste, toxins and dead parasites on their way out.

Certain foods do have unique components in them that can kill different types of parasites and pathogens.

The list of foods that kill parasites is very long, although in many cases, the studies used extracts from these foods in a supplement form, and not the entire food. For this reason, in the list of foods below, we focused on the most potent anti parasitic foods.

If you make the effort and combine some of these foods as a part of your parasite cleanse diet, you rather want to choose the ones that have strong evidence on their effectiveness and safety.

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds parasite cleanse diet

A chinese study used a combination of pumpkin seed and areca nut extract to treat the taeniasis tapeworm infections. The study found that 91 people out of 115 suspected taeniasis cases, were able to release whole tapeworms [1].

Another Brazilian study found pumpkin seeds as an effective way to treat helminths parasitic worms infection [2].

Pumpkin seeds are also very nutritious, especially in protein and essential minerals. When you eat just 2 oz of pumpkin seeds, you get your recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of:

  • 17 grams protein.
  • 63% iron.
  • 80% magnesium.
  • 40% zinc.

For this reason, we believe raw pumpkin seeds are one of the best foods that kill parasites you can eat. The combination of their overall nutritional profile, antiparasitic properties, flavor, and ease of use, make them a great fit for the parasite cleanse diet, or an ongoing basis.

Papaya Seeds

Papaya Seeds parasite cleanse diet

Papaya seeds have a long history of traditional use to treat parasites, and is one of the most known home remedies for various of parasitic infections.

Research data was also able to validate this use as well. A nigerian study had children with intestinal parasites infections take papaya seeds and honey, or honey alone, for 7 days. The study found that [3]:

77% of the children that received the papaya seeds and honey, had no signs of parasites in their stool. In comparison, only 17% of the children that received honey alone were able to recover from the parasitic infection

Additional studies also supported the potential of papaya seeds to treat parasitic infections. Papaya seeds demonstrated effectiveness against hymenolepis nana, one of the most common tapeworm infection worldwide [4], as well as against hymenolepis diminuta rat tapeworm [5].

Garlic

Garlic parasite cleanse diet

Also known as nature’s antibiotic, garlic has a long history of traditional use to treat various conditions including parasitic infestation [6].

Research data also supports this traditional use. Allicin, the active component of garlic, demonstrated strong antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties in multiple studies [7,8].

It is important to know how to use garlic for parasites. According to research, fresh raw garlic is more potent than cooked or boiled garlic [9], and is higher in bioactive components [10]. Allicin becomes available when you cut, crush or chew the garlic, but is highly unstable, and may change quickly [11]. For this reason, we recommend to consume the garlic shortly after you crush it.

Turmeric

Turmeric parasite cleanse diet

Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric demonstrated antiparasitic activity against Schistosoma mansoni, a blood fluke water borne parasite in humans. The researchers believe that Curcumin has the ability to disrupt the mating of the worms, hence, reduce the infection [12, 13].

The research data also suggests that Curcumin may be effective against plasmodium falciparum human parasite, which is one of the deadliest species of Plasmodium that causes malaria in humans [14].

The main challenge with turmeric, is poor bioavailability due to low absorption in the body. There are several natural components that can increase the bioavailability of turmeric, especially: black pepper and certain fats.

These have been applied for centuries as a part of the traditional use of turmeric. The research data was also able to validate these combinations. Interestingly, some of these ingredients that improve the bioavailability of turmeric, have also antiparasitic properties.

We’ll cover these next: black pepper, olive oil, and coconut oil.

Black Pepper – King of Spices

black pepper parasite cleanse diet

Black pepper, also known as the “King of Spices” has a very long history of traditional use as food (spice) and medicine.

Piperine, the major active component in black pepper, is known for its ability to enhance the bioavailability curcumin along with other herbs and spices. This combination has a long traditional use that is also backed up by science. According to one study, piperine increased the bioavailability of curcumin by 2000%. [15].

Another reason you may want to consider to add black pepper to the parasite cleanse diet, is its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. The research data suggests that certain compounds in black pepper have the ability to kill pathogens bacteria, destroy the bacteria cell wall integrity, alter the permeability of cell membrane, and inhibit the activity of intracellular enzymes [16].

Olive Oil

olive oil parasite cleanse diet

With thousands of years of traditional use as food and medicine, olive oil is well known for its remarkable nutritional value and health benefits [17].

Parasite cleansing wise, the research data does suggest that olive oil have natural antimicrobial and antiparasitic properties. In multiple studies, olive oil demonstrated antimicrobial activity against different types of bacteria, viruses, and other human infections. The researchers believe that different constituents of olive can slow down the growth of various types of bacteria and fungi [18].

Olive oil also combines very well with turmeric and black pepper. This combination can improve the bioavailability of turmeric, and may also increase the overall effectiveness against parasites. It also improves the overall taste.

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil parasite cleanse diet

Virgin coconut oil demonstrated strong antifungal activity against candida albicans, a well known fungal parasite in humans [19, 20]. The researchers identified that the naturally occuring capric and lauric medium-chain fatty acids in coconut can kill candida albicans very effectively [21], and also inhibit the growth of clostridium difficile bacteria [22].

Another study added coconut flakes and onions to the diet of horses and sheep that were infected by parasites. The researchers reported that: “feeding for 10 days led either to the full disappearance of the previously existing worm load or at least to an enormous reduction” [23].

Combing coconut oil or coconut milk with turmeric, is another effective way to improve the bioavailability of turmeric. We specifically use this strategy as a part of our lung cleansing golden milk tea (see recipe).

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar parasite cleanse diet

Vinegar has a long history of traditional use as a medicine to fight parasitic infections in humans. Historical records report that Hippocrates, the father of medicine, used apple cider vinegar with honey to treat infections.

Modern science was able to validate this use and the antiparasitic and antimicrobial properties of vinegar [24].

Specifically to apple cider vinegar, one study evaluated its antibacterial and antifungal activity against E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Candida albicans. According to the study [25]:

Apple cider vinegar demonstrated multiple antimicrobial potential with clinical therapeutic implications. ACV was able to destroy the structural proteins and metabolic enzymes of the pathogens tested.

Apple cider vinegar is a very popular ingredient you can find in many home remedies for parasites. If you are looking for parasite cleanse diet recipes that use apple cider vinegar, you may want to see our:

Ginger

ginger parasite cleanse diet

Ginger is a well known home remedy for parasites in humans. According to research data, ginger demonstrated significant antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal activity against different types of human pathogens, including Streptococcus mutans, Candida albicans, Enterococcus faecalis [26], E coli, Salmonella typhi and Bacillus subtilis [27].

Similar to turmeric, another study also found ginger as effective against S. mansoni [28].

Cinnamon

Cinnamon parasite cleanse diet

Cinnamon is another natural spice that has a long history of traditional use to treat various infections.

The research data also supports the antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties of cinnamon. Multiple studies suggested that cinnamon may be effective against different types of pathogens, including MRSA bacteria, streptococcus mutans, mycoplasma hominis, and others [29].

Additional evidence suggests that the combination of cinnamon and ginger extracts may offer a natural alternative therapeutic agents to treat the Giardia lamblia human parasite [30]. Giardia lamblia is a known human parasite which is a common cause of diarrhea in humans throughout the world [31].

Additional Foods That Kill Parasites

Cruciferous Vegetables parasite cleanse diet

In the list of foods that kill parasites above, we covered the most common foods that have the strongest evidence of effectiveness, safety, and ease of use.

There are of course many other options of foods that kill parasites. While the evidence may not be as strong, these are still healthy foods you may want to add into your diet.

Vegetables, such as carrot,cruciferous vegetables, brassicas, onions and berries have had widespread use against parasites in nordic countries [32].

We get many questions on the use of pineapple for parasites. Bromelain, the enzyme found in pineapple, demonstrated antimicrobial properties in multiple studies against different types of pathogens [33]. Since the majority of the studies used Bromelain and not pineapple, it is unclear how effective eating or drinking pineapple would be for parasites.

Herbs That Kill Parasites

There are a number of unique herbs known to kill parasites that can further improve the parasite cleanse due to potent antiparasitic properties in them.

One of the most common combination of antiparasitic herbs, is the wormwood – black walnut – clove combination:

Wormwood

Wormwood parasite cleanse diet

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) is well known for its ability to kill different types of roundworms and tapeworms. One study that evaluated the effectiveness of wormwood to treat Hymenolepis nana dwarf tapeworm infection, found it to be highly effective. According to the researchers [34]:

Wormwood was able to induce worm paralysis, death and ultrastructural alterations, and destroy vital organs and eggs of the worm.

Another study was able to confirm wormwood effectiveness against roundworms. According to the findings, wormwood was able to cause paralysis and death of the worms [35].

Black Walnut

Juglans Nigra Black walnut parasite cleanse diet

Black walnut (Juglans nigra) is well known for its ability to kill different parasites, bacteria, fungus and other pathogens [36]. According to the research data, black walnut contains six different antibacterial bioactive compounds [37] that are responsible for antimicrobial activity.

Clove

clove parasite cleanse diet

Clove is widely known for its ability to inhibit parasite eggs and larvae in the body, which is essential in order to disrupt the parasite life cycle.

Research data suggests clove as one of the potent antimicrobial ingredient among other spices. Clove demonstrated potent antimicrobial activities against several bacteria and fungal strains in multiple studies [38]. The researchers believe that the antimicrobial activity of clove is attributable to eugenol, oleic acids and lipids found in its essential oils [39].

Parasite Cleanse Supplements

Many parasite cleanse supplements contain aggressive antiparasitic herbs with very little evidence on their effectiveness and safety. For this reason, always get your herbs for parasites from a trusted source.  So you get the best results without the negative adverse side effects.

This is usually the main reason behind the parasite cleanse side effects people report. Safety should always come first.

A good example of a safe and effective of an herbal antiparasitic complex we use in our parasite cleanse protocol, is Dr. Group’s Paratrex

Parasite Cleanse Diet Herbs That Kill Parasites.

  • Ingredients: black walnut, wormwood, clove, epazote, diatomaceous earth, neem, fulvic acid.
  • Directions: take 3 capsules 20 minutes before breakfast and 20 minutes before lunch during the parasite cleanse. If you have never used Paratrex before, start with 1 capsule twice a day and gradually increase each day.

Parasite Cleanse Diet Recipes

As you can see from the list of foods that kill parasites, there are many healthy options to make parasite cleanse diet recipes.  Here are a few popular recipes for the parasite cleanse diet:

Parasite Cleanse Salad Dressing

Parasite Cleanse Diet Recipes Salad Dressing

The parasite cleanse salad dressing is probably one of the best home remedies for parasites you can make, that also tastes really good. Most of our members like to use it as is, or add their favorite herbs such as parsley, basil, oregano, thyme and others.
See the complete recipe.

Parasite Cleanse Drink

Parasite Cleanse Diet Recipes Drink

Since we published the parasite cleanse drink recipe several years ago, it has become one of our most popular home remedies. Many of our members like to drink it as a part of their parasite cleanse diet and also by itself.
See the complete recipe.

Detox Salad Colon Cleanse Recipe

Parasite Cleanse Diet Recipes Salad

The detox salad recipe was developed after many years of research, testing and collaboration with our partners. This recipe uses many potent foods that kill parasites, and is also very rich in insoluble fiber to promote healthy digestion and bowel movements. These are are essential during the parasite cleanse. To further boost its effectiveness, add 2 oz of pumpkin seeds.
See the complete recipe.

Cauliflower Rice Detox Meal Recipe

Cauliflower Rice Cleanse Meal parasite cleanse diet recipes

The cauliflower rice detox meal is one of our our most popular parasite cleanse diet recipes. Its ability to effectively cleanse, detox, its superior nutrition profile and flavor, make many of our members also use it on an ongoing basis.

Similar to our recommendation for the detox salad recipe, to further boost its effectiveness, add 2 oz of pumpkin seeds.
See the complete recipe.

Apple Cider Vinegar Parasite Cleanse – Best Remedies To Kill Parasites

Parasite Cleanse Drink & Salad Dressing

In this post you will find two of the best apple cider vinegar parasite cleanse diy home remedies: the apple cider drink, and the apple cider salad dressing. Both recipes use potent foods known to kill parasites, and are ideal for the parasite cleanse diet plan.

As in all our evidence based cleanse and detox recipes, special consideration was given to both safety and effectiveness. We also included the relevant scientific evidence for each ingredient we use as well.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Parasite Cleanse Drink

Apple Cider Vinegar Parasite Cleanse Drink

Since we published the apple cider vinegar parasite cleanse drink recipe below several years ago, it has become one of our most popular home remedies. Many of our members like to drink it as a part of their parasite cleanse and also by itself.

Over the years, we have received many comments and suggestions from our members about this recipe. Please see a summary of the top tips below the recipe.

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5 from 8 votes

Apple Cider Vinegar Parasite Cleanse

Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Chinese, Indian
Keyword: Apple Cider Vinegar Parasite Cleanse
Servings: 1
Calories: 20kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces distilled or spring water
  • 1 teaspoon raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 1 small lemon or lime
  • 1 teaspoon raw local honey or stevia optional

Instructions

  • Shake the apple cider vinegar bottle to mix the cloudy part at the bottom.
    ("The mother").
  • Add 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar into 16 ounces of distilled or spring water at room temperature.
  • Squeeze the juice of 1 organic lemon or lime and add to the drink.
  • For added sweetness: mix a few drops of stevia or 1 teaspoon of raw local honey. When using honey, shake the drink.
  • Drink on an empty stomach in the morning, during the day and before bedtime, up to three times per day, at least 2 hours before or after other meals.

Nutrition

Calories: 20kcal

Top Tips From Our Members

  • Cinnamon:
    Many of our members like to add a dash of cinnamon. While this is mainly for flavor,  the research data does suggest that cinnamon may have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Some researchers sees cinnamon as a promising alternative source of natural antimicrobial [1].
  • Ginger Juice:
    Adding ginger juice to the recipe is another popular add-on many of our members like to do. The popular honey-lemon-ginger combination tastes very good to most people. Besides the taste, another reason you may want to add ginger juice do the drink, is that ginger juice is a well known home remedy for parasites in humans. Ginger demonstrated significant antimicrobial and antibacterial  activity against different pathogens in multiple studies [2].
  • Cayenne pepper:
    Some of our members like to add a dash of ground cayenne pepper. Either in order to add a nice kick to the drink, or as a healthier alternative to the master cleanse lemonade recipe. We get many questions on this topic, and we tested it extensively. A lot of people like the cayenne kick flavor. Quite a few people, however, experience stomach pain after they add cayenne pepper to the drink. For this reason, if you want to try the cayenne pepper option, start with just a dash to see if you can tolerate the cayenne on an empty stomach. Another much safer option, is to add the cayenne to the salad dressing version (see below).

Apple Cider Vinegar Parasite Cleanse Salad Dressing

Apple Cider Vinegar Parasite Cleanse Salad Dressing

The apple cider vinegar parasite cleanse salad dressing is probably one of the best home remedies for parasites you can make, that also tastes really good. Most of our members like to use it as is, or add their favorite herbs such as parsley, basil, oregano and others.

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5 from 4 votes

Apple Cider Vinegar Parasite Cleanse Salad Dressing

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: Apple Cider Vinegar Parasite Cleanse Salad Dressing, Lemon Vinaigrette
Servings: 2
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Cleanse Joy

Ingredients

  • 1-2 tablespoons raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil unrefined cold pressed extra virgin
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 2 cloves raw garlic
  • ¼ tsp himalayan salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper optional
  • ½ tsp mustard optional
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder optional
  • stevia optional

Instructions

  • Shake the apple cider vinegar bottle to mix the cloudy part at the bottom.
    ("The mother").
  • In a glass bottle or a mason jar, place 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
  • Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon and add to the bottle.
  • Add 4 tablespoons of olive oil. Shake the bottle.
  • Mince the garlic, add to the bottle and shake well.
  • To make the healthy lemon vinaigrette version, add ½ tsp of mustard.
  • Add himalayan salt and black pepper to taste. Shake well.
  • If you like turmeric, add ¼ tsp of ground turmeric and shake well. To add a little sweetness to balance the turmeric flavor, add a few drops of stevia.
  • Add to your salad. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 240kcal

We use this salad dressing in many of our cleansing and detox recipes. A good example is our colon cleanse detox salad recipe.

Summary Of Evidence

Below you will find a summary of the scientific evidence for each of the ingredients in the apple cider vinegar parasite cleanse recipes:

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Get Rid Of Intestinal Parasites?

Does apple cider vinegar get rid of intestinal parasites?

Vinegar has a long history of traditional use as a medicine to fight parasitic infections in humans. Historical records report that Hippocrates, the father of medicine, used apple cider vinegar with honey to treat infections.

Modern science was able to validate this use and the antiparasitic and antimicrobial properties of vinegar [3].

Specifically to apple cider vinegar, one study evaluated its antibacterial and antifungal activity against E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Candida albicans. According to the study [4]:

Apple cider vinegar demonstrated multiple antimicrobial potential with clinical therapeutic implications. ACV was able to destroy the structural proteins and metabolic enzymes of the pathogens tested.

Another study that tested the antifungal activity of apple cider vinegar against candida, a well known fungal parasite in humans, also found it effective [5].

Lemon Juice : Overall Body Cleanse

lemon apple cider vinegar parasite cleanse

Lemon juice is a very popular detox ingredient that can promote healthy digestion and detoxification. Drinking warm water with lemon juice in the morning is an ancient Ayurvedic practice to stimulate digestion and detox the body. According to research, lemon juice may also support the liver [6] and kidneys [7].

Raw Local Honey : Natural Sweetener & Antiparasitic

Honey apple cider vinegar parasite cleanse

The use of honey as a traditional remedy for microbial infections dates back to ancient times. This use is also validated by modern science. Honey demonstrated effectiveness against several human parasites and pathogens, including E. coli, Enterobacter aerogenes, Salmonella typhimurium, and Staphylococcus aureus [8].

Olive Oil

olive oil apple cider vinegar parasite cleanse

With thousands of years of traditional use as food and medicine, olive oil is well known for its remarkable nutritional value and health benefits[9].

Parasite cleansing wise, the research data does suggest that olive oil have natural antimicrobial and antiparasitic properties. In multiple studies, olive oil demonstrated antimicrobial activity against different types of bacteria, viruses, and other human infections. The researchers believe that different constituents of olive can slow down the growth of various types of bacteria and fungi [10].

Garlic : Nature’s Natural Antibiotic

Garlic apple cider vinegar parasite cleanse

Garlic is another famous natural ingredient you see in many parasite cleanse protocols. Allicin, the active component of garlic, demonstrated strong antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties in multiple studies [11,12].

The research data also suggests that fresh raw garlic is more potent than cooked or boiled garlic [13], and is higher in bioactive components [14].

Allicin becomes available when you cut, crush or chew the garlic, but is highly unstable, and may change quickly [15]. For this reason, we recommend to consume the garlic shortly after you crush it.