What you need to know about cleaning up parasites

Abdominal pain is a symptom of the presence of parasites in the body

Cleansing from parasites is a diet designed to detoxify the human body and get rid of parasitic infections.

The goal of cleansing is to do it without prescription drugs.

What are parasites?


Parasites are organisms that infect the body of another living being and live off their hosts in order to survive.

While some parasites do not cause symptoms in their hosts, others can cause severe illness.

Parasitic infectionsoccur when parasites grow, multiply, or invade organ systems that make their hosts sick.

Some common human parasitic infections may include the following:

  • toxoplasmosis
  • giardiasis
  • cryptosporodiosis
  • trichomoniasis


Most parasites are due to the ingestion of water or food that has been contaminated. Traveling abroad can also expose you to tropical parasites. Depending on which parasite you have and which body system it affects, symptoms of parasitic infections may include the following:

  • abdominal pain
  • stomach cramps
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dehydration
  • weight loss
  • heat
  • gas
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • stomach upset
  • flu symptoms
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • pain
  • itching
  • redness
  • irritation


A parasitic infection is most often diagnosed in a stool pattern.


Once you know what type of parasitic infection you have, you can choose how to treat it.

Some parasitic infections go away on their own, especially if your immune system is healthy and you eat a balanced diet.

For parasites that don't go away on their own, your doctor will usually prescribe oral medications.

This treatment has usually been proven to be effective.

Some people choose natural remedies to cleanse their bodies of parasites instead of conventional treatments.

Parasites and bacteria in food and from pets

Parasite cleanse home remedies

Some natural health experts argue that a large percentage of the population has parasites and that everyone should be cleansed of parasites on a regular basis.

Some even say it should be done once a year.

Many natural medicine practitioners recommend cleansing human parasites with herbal supplements, such as:

  • anise
  • barberry
  • black walnut
  • clove extract
  • rolled mint
  • coptis
  • grapefruit seed extract
  • propolis
  • oregano oil
  • wormwood

Some herbal detox programs last two weeks, two weeks off.

Others can last up to a month.

It is important to check with your doctor about how long you should take antiparasitic supplements.

Many herbs interact with medications.

If you are taking any medications, talk to your doctor before starting.

A high fiber diet to clear parasites
Parasitic cleansing diet

It is important to eat a balanced diet that is high in nutrients and low in refined sugars and processed foods while cleansing parasites.

Fiber is especially important as it supports regular bowel movements during cleansing.

A nutrient-rich diet is also important for strengthening your immune system as parasites are cleared from the body.

Natural practitioners claim that this, when combined with a healthy dose of probiotics, will help protect your body from other contamination.

Garlic, honey, pumpkin seeds and papayaAre all advertised as antiparasitic foods to include in your diet.

Some natural practitioners go further and recommend a grain-free, sugar-free diet.

Others recommend limiting your fruit intake to further reduce your sugar intake.

To prevent further parasitic infections after brushing, medical practitioners recommend avoiding raw or undercooked meat and seafood.

When traveling internationally, avoid:

  • water that is not purified or bottled
  • ice
  • fruits that cannot be peeled
  • swimming in fresh water
  • products prepared by vendors on the street
Flu symptoms are a side effect of anthelmintic cleansing of the body

Side effects and safety

Some possible side effects of herbal and supplement cleansing include:

  • flu symptoms
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • stomach cramps
  • headache

Not all supplements are safe for everyone.

Some of them can interact with your current prescription medications, while others can cause problems in children, pregnant women, or nursing mothers.

If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor right away about any concerns about the parasitic infection and follow their instructions to keep you and your growing baby safe.

Clearing parasites can also worsen autoimmune symptoms or other chronic conditions.

Cleaning additives can also be harmful to people with anemia.

You should always talk to your doctor before starting a new supplement.

Try not to start clearing out parasites if you already have constipation.

Before you start taking cleansing supplements, make sure you are getting a lot of fiber in your diet and have regular bowel movements.

This is especially important when cleansing the intestines of parasites, as the parasites in your intestines must be able to leave your body during the cleansing process.

In particular, black walnut can potentially cause mutations in DNA.

It should not be taken by pregnant women.

It can also lead to dramatic emptying of the intestines, which is why nursing moms should also avoid this.

The essence

Natural cleansing of parasites can be effective, but more research is needed.

If you think you may have a parasitic infection, see your doctor for an examination.

Talk to your doctor about your options.

You may find that traditional parasite therapy under your treatment is right for you.

Finally, find out if you have parasites and what they are before you start cleansing.

Cleaning before you know exactly what's going on can do more harm than good in the long run.