If you have parasites in your intestines, you might be interested in learning if there is a natural treatment that could help you get better. Some plants, seeds, and extracts may provide health benefits, albeit there isn’t sufficient research to support this.
This article looks at natural remedies for parasite control. Additionally, it discusses some of the symptoms of the most widespread parasites.
The following are 4 all-natural treatments for intestinal parasites, according to Medicalnewstoday.
This substance is present in herbs like European barberry (Berberis vulgaris). In various studies, berberine has demonstrated a reduction in parasite counts.
In a 2014 study, the Iranian Journal of Parasitology reported that berberine from barberries can prevent tapeworm infection. Berberine is also found in herbs including coptis and goldenseal.
2. Papaya Seeds.
A 2015 study involved feeding pulverised papaya seeds into porridge for several months to a group of pupils in one Kenyan region. Porridge without any anti-parasitic medication was given to other groups.
Following the experiment, those who consumed papaya seed porridge had 63.9 percent less roundworm eggs in their stool. There were 78.8% fewer eggs in the group that consumed medicated porridge. Overall, students who had oatmeal that had not been treated had more eggs.
3. Pumpkin Seeds.
Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of fatty acids and amino acids. They are rich in berberine, cucurbitine, and palmatine. There is evidence that each of these amino acids is toxic to parasites.
In a 2016 study presented in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, pumpkin seed extracts were found to lessen the quantity of parasite eggs and adults in mice.
In a study, an extract from a shrub called sweet wormwood damaged, immobilised, or killed adult tapeworms and their eggs in mice. 2017 saw the publication of the findings in the Journal of Helminthology.
Numerous therapeutic products are made from ingredients found in the sweet wormwood plant. Before it can be decided whether the plant is a dependable method of treating ailments, more research must be done.