In biology, parasites are organisms whose vital activity occurs at the expense of the resources of other, as a rule, more highly organized forms of life. In an everyday sense, this term is usually used in relation to protozoa and helminths that live in the human body.
At first glance, parasitic invasions in the modern world are a rare and marginal phenomenon. It seems that with the development of medicine, the improvement of hygiene practices and urbanization, they are a thing of the past. This opinion is somewhat erroneous: Internet stories about "lump of parasites" really have little to do with reality, but even today there is a fairly high risk of becoming a carrier of unwanted fauna. Pet owners, exotic food and travel enthusiasts, children, and those who neglect standard hygiene procedures are especially susceptible to infection. The most common signs of parasitic infestation include:
- skin rashes of unknown origin, dermatitis, acne;
- dyspeptic disorders, heartburn, nausea, sudden weight gains, digestive problems;
- headaches and dizziness;
- fragility of nails, deterioration of hair, premature aging of the skin;
- deterioration of immunity and resistance to disease, regular herpetic eruptions, colds;
- general deterioration of health: dysthymic phenomena, nervousness, lethargy.
Most often, helminths and protozoa live in the digestive organs and liver. Parasites can remain in the body for years almost imperceptibly or, on the contrary, create tangible problems a month after infection. One way or another, parasites deplete the human body, destroy the beneficial internal flora, interfere with the absorption of food nutrients and destroy the body systems. Their long stay in the human body threatens with extremely serious health problems, and parasitic infestations in children can lead to a pronounced lag in physical development and impaired nervous regulation.
Cleansing the body from parasites, most often, requires the help of professional doctors. If you suspect they are present, you should immediately consult a doctor and start appropriate treatment. Many natural remedies have been shown to be effective against parasites. They can also speed up recovery, provide additional support for drug therapy, and prevent infection. The advantage of natural drugs in comparison with synthetic ones is less toxicity, cheapness and ease of use. However, it is worth using folk remedies carefully: when making antiprazitic drugs at home, you must follow the instructions. Too small a dose of active plant materials will not have the desired effect and will help parasites develop resistance to it, and too large can lead to an overdose.
Herbs for parasites: list and description
It is quite simple to define antiparasitic medicinal plants on your own according to their taste: bitter, spicy or sour. The substances that form such tastes in plants create in the human body conditions unfavorable for the detail of helminths and the simplest conditions.
Wormwood- perhaps the most famous and time-tested remedy for parasites. The substances contained in the stems and leaves of wormwood immobilize worms and promote their elimination in a natural way. Also, wormwood helps the body to quickly get rid of toxins produced by helminths. The herb is quite toxic, so it is better to use it in combination with other plants. Wormwood should not be used for ulcerative processes and overweight, as well as for people with a weakened liver and children.
Tansy- like wormwood, it has a paralyzing effect on adult helminths, but it is less toxic and has a milder effect. Has choleretic and antiseptic properties, stimulates detoxification.
Carnation- antiparasitic broad action, destroys both adults and helminth eggs, helps cleanse the liver and intestines, has antifungal, antibacterial and antispasmodic effect.
Elecampane rootit is used to combat parasites in the intestines, it also helps to cleanse the circulatory system and respiratory system.
Marshmallow root- an excellent tool with many ways of using; among other things, it helps to cope with the simplest parasites and the consequences of their stay in the body, heals the damaged membranes of internal organs, stimulates peristalsis, has an anti-inflammatory effect, and also increases immunity and resistance to repeated invasions.
Black cuminIt is considered effective against many types of helminths, and also destroys their larvae and eggs. Helps to eliminate the symptoms and consequences of invasion: atopic skin diseases, inflammation, normalizes digestion.
Dandelion root- perfectly stimulates excretory functions: it has diuretic, laxative and choleretic properties, bitterness reduces the moisture content in the body and reduces the viability of almost all forms of helminths.
Calamus marshsuitable for the destruction of parasites in the liver and pancreas, enhances the excretory functions of the body; differs in speed.
Nettlehas a mild antiparasitic effect, works great in combination with tansy and wormwood, helps fight trichophytes and pinworms.
Dill and fennel seedsneutralize harmful substances accumulated in the liver during infection, stimulate excretory functions. The color and herb of yarrow affects the body in a similar way.
Flax seed- effectively eliminates parasites, and the laxative effect of the drug accelerates their excretion. Flax also cleans well and protects the intestines and stomach from adverse effects, heals wounds and erosion.
Birch budsrecommended for severe gastrointestinal symptoms of parasitic invasion. They eliminate painful sensations, help with diarrhea, nausea, bloating.
Calendulauseful in combination with more potent drugs, it stops inflammatory processes, has an antitoxic and antiseptic effect on the body, promotes the healing of the intestinal mucosa.
Garlic- the simplest available tool, however, its effectiveness is best manifested in complex therapy. The phytoncides contained in garlic form an unfavorable environment for parasites, and with constant use, garlic can become a good prophylactic agent.
Red pepper(chili) and black pepper are auxiliary and prophylactic agents, have a bactericidal effect, help cleanse the liver and stimulate metabolism, contributing to detoxification. Like garlic, pepper is recommended to be added to food as a condiment.
Ginger rootsuitable for use as part of anti-parasite preparations. The root regenerates the intestinal and stomach mucous membranes, has a detoxifying effect and is useful for strengthening the immune system. As a preventive measure, ginger can be added to tea.
These antiparasitic agents can be used in the form of seasonings or food additives, they are used to prepare drinks, tinctures or decoctions, used in pure form or combined in different ways.
Antiparasitic fees: application and recipes
For the best effect, it is recommended to combine several types of plant materials. With this approach, the effect of the components becomes softer and at the same time more pronounced. Antiparasitic preparations allow solving the problem of invasion in a complex manner, as well as avoiding re-infection by strengthening immunity and transforming the internal environment of the body.
A preparation from wormwood (1 part), cloves (1. 5 parts) and tansy (3 parts). The herbs should be ground and mixed well, the mixture is consumed dry with water, before or during meals. 4-5 days for ½ tsp. at lunch, then gradually increase the dose to 1 tsp. 3 times a day. The course of treatment is 24 days.
An effective preparation from a mixture of herbs. The composition includes powerful antiparasitic herbal remedies. The drug is available in powder or capsule form, easy to use, suitable for children from three years old.
Infusion of tansy, chamomile, yarrow, wormwood and oak bark. Mix the crushed components in equal amounts, 30 gr. mix in a saucepan, pour 1 liter. boiling water; let the drink sit warm for 50-60 minutes. The collection is consumed in 100 ml. on an empty stomach twice for 10 days with a break of 3 days.
Infusion of caraway seeds, centaury and tansy. Mix the indicated herbs in equal parts, bring to a powdery state. 15 g of the drug pour 200 ml. boiling water, leave for 50-60 minutes warm and covered. Infusion take 1 tbsp. l. before meals 3 times a day.
Alcohol tincture on horseradish and garlic. It helps well against lamblia and other protozoa. 40 g of chopped horseradish root and 40 g of garlic cloves pour vodka in a half-liter bottle, close. Let the drink brew for 7-10 days. The tincture is taken 3 times a day before meals - 20 drops together with warm water or milk. The remedy should not be used for people with gastritis and ulcers.
A decoction of eucalyptus, St. John's wort, cloves, tansy, yarrow and thyme. Grind and mix one part of all the ingredients, then 1. 5 tbsp. l. pour the drug into a saucepan, pour 350 ml. clean water, boil and keep on fire for another 6-7 minutes. Then let the broth brew in a warm place and cool. The drug is taken before meals 3 times a day for 1/2 cup. Course - 12 days, three times with breaks a week. The broth is excellent for roundworms and pinworms - the most common parasites today.
Tips & Tricks
Before starting treatment, be sure to consult your doctor, do not refuse to take medications without an obvious need (contraindications, pronounced side effects).
Combine various herbs, it is better to use the fees - their effect is more balanced, do not be afraid of cheapness: if used correctly, inexpensive herbal preparations are no less effective. Carefully study the contraindications of all selected herbal remedies, make sure that the plant is not an allergen for you.
During treatment, you need to follow a diet: eat a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits, minimize the consumption of meat and milk. Regularly eat in the form of spices: cinnamon, allspice, turmeric, garlic, basil, ginger root, cardamom. Seasonings will make your body uncomfortable for parasitism, and if infected, will prevent helminths from multiplying.
It is better to combine the intake of antiparasitic herbs with the intake of herbal laxatives, which will help to more intensively cleanse the body, for example, with hay or buckthorn bark; It is useful to use diuretics (horsetail, currant, juniper) and detoxifying agents (oregano, St. John's wort). Replace sunflower oil in your daily diet with pumpkin or cedar oil. They cleanse the body well and prevent infections. Strengthen immunity with adaptogenic herbal remedies, for this, tinctures and decoctions of leuzea, lemongrass, thyme, Rhodiola rosea, echinacea are perfect. Of course, you need to thoroughly wash your hands and products before use, exclude parasites from pets, do notdrinking untreated water (for example, from springs) and not swimming in polluted water bodies near settlements, it is also important to undergo regular examinations.
Natural antiparasitic drugs are well suited to combat invasions and their consequences. On average, treatment with antiparasitic preparations takes longer than standard drug therapy. Folk remedies are distinguished by a multifactorial and at the same time softer effect on the body; taking them rarely causes unpleasant consequences, they have fewer contraindications. However, home herbal medicine is not a substitute for visiting a doctor; before starting treatment, it is better to enlist the advice of a professional.