Great Herbs for Intestinal Parasites


Intestinal parasites are becoming more prevalent… and there are some herbs that can help prevent intestinal parasites.


Garlic contains compounds that help prevent intestinal parasites, taking a clove or two a day of fresh garlic is great for warding off parasites.


Pumpkin seeds have been used in the past for cleansing away tapeworms… taking up to 20 oz a day and also taking laxatives helps to purge the body of tapeworms.


Grapefruit Seed Extract has shown some promise in cleansing away some types of parasites.


Wormwood also has been used for cleansing away intestinal parasites… but not wormwood oil.


Goldenseal has been shown to have some protective properties against intestinal parasites.


Agrimony will help to get rid of worms because it contains agrimophol which promotes the passage of worms.


Butternut oil will make tapeworms let go and pass through the digestive tract.


Elecampane has been used for round worms, whipworms, and hookworms.


Oregon Grape Root has been used for some types of intestinal parasites.


Black Walnut Hulls also work for intestinal parasites, but should not be used for long periods of time.


Tansy is very effective for intestinal parasites, but can be toxic if taken in large amounts.


Pinkroot, male fern, barberry, fennel, anise, ginger, sage, rosemary, chamomile, thyme, and wood betony also have been used for parasites.


Most of all if you don’t get better in a couple of days you need to see your doctor, intestinal parasites can cause lots of problems including diarrhea, weight loss , and cramps, which if left untreated could be life threatening.


Paul Haider – Master Herbalist

About Dr. Paul Haider

Dr. Paul Haider has been a Master Herbalist for over 25 years. Dr. Haider helps those looking for healing and realization. Dr. Haider has over 4,000 articles about natural health and spirituality, a radio show, and writes for many magazines including OM Times Magazine. Dr. Paul Haider - Contact him on his Website contact form at - and also on FB under Dr. Paul Haider
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