Antiparasitic foods are foods that kill parasites naturally without the help of any medication. They are generally raw and living foods free from unhealthy fats, preservatives and other food additives. Hot and spicy foods are particularly beneficial against parasites because they create a warm internal environment, which the parasites do not like. Other foods that help against the invaders include healthy fats and foods high in fiber.
Antiparasitic foods not only create an undesirable environment for the parasites, but they also help to starve them. This is because the foods do not contain any sugars or other substances that they can feed on. Another way that antiparasitic foods help to kill parasites is by cleaning out the digestive tract forcing them to leave before they have a chance to multiply.
Herbs and Spices
Ginger. Ginger is a powerful antioxidant that can help in flushing out the toxins left behind from the parasites. It helps with digestion and increases the function of the mind.
Cloves. Cloves are most popular for destroying the parasitic eggs before they have a chance to develop. They are best when purchased whole and ground up before consumption as they tend to lose their anti-parasitic properties rather quickly.
Cinnamon. Cinnamon is a warming spice, which helps to warm the internal environment of the body. Parasites do not like that environment and therefore, are forced to leave the area.
Fennel. Fennel is extremely good for the digestive system and helps to eliminate parasites via the stool. It also helps to weaken the parasites making it easier for the body to destroy them.
Neem. Neem is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy for parasites. Many parts of the neem tree are used for parasites, including the leaves, fruit, seed and oil. The compounds in neem can help to cleanse the blood of toxins left behind from parasites as well as stop the reproduction. Click here to find out more about neem.
Black Walnut. Black walnut is very effective at removing dead parasites and other parasitic wastes from the body. It is available in a powdered form, in capsules, as well as in tinctures.
Wormwood. Wormwood is an excellent remedy for parasites. It is an extremely bitter herb that is quite difficult to down, but the effects are well worth it. It acts as an anesthetic that numbs the parasites, thus forcing them to release their grip on the body. Wormwood also helps to naturally numb the pain and lift the mood.
Aloe Vera. Aloe not only helps to eliminate parasites, but it also helps to heal the body from the damage done. It is very effective at restoring the body at a deep cellular level by promoting new and healthy cell growth.
Pepper. Pepper, such as cayenne pepper or black pepper, have the ability to warm the internal body and thereby contribute to a reduction in parasites.
Herbal and Spice Teas
A tea can be made from just about any herb or spice, including many of the above mentioned herbs and spices.
Lemon and Ginger. Fresh lemon juice and ginger are very effective at cleansing the body and eliminating parasites.
Matcha. Matcha tea is naturally high in antioxidants and anti-parasitic compounds, which work strongly against the harmful effects of the parasites. It helps to increase bowel movements in order to clean out the digestive tract, which is the key to eliminating parasites. Click here to find out more about matcha.
Fiber is an excellent remedy for parasites because it naturally cleans the digestive tract making it impossible for the invaders to survive. In addition, the fiber can also latch onto the parasites themselves and remove them from the body.
All plant-based foods are high in fiber, however, not all foods are helpful in fighting against parasites. Fruits generally contain high amounts of sugars that will feed the parasites; some vegetables are high in starch, which also feed the parasites; and certain nuts and seeds are prone to mold, and thus, are best avoided as well.
Good sources of fiber are cabbages, all types of lettuce and other leafy greens, broccoli and cucumbers.
Other sources of fiber include psyllium, senna and triphala. Psyllium and triphala are gentler than senna and can be taken daily for a short period of time. Senna, on the other hand, is very harsh on the body and thus, should not be taken consecutively for more than three days.
Fruits and Vegetables
Garlic. Garlic is one of the most effective foods against parasites as it is able to work in several different ways. It has the ability to destroy adult parasites and also prevents the eggs from hatching. Garlic also aids in eliminating toxins from the digestive tract. It is a prebiotic, which is the precursor to probiotics, and thus it can help to restore a healthy intestinal flora wherein an infection is naturally destroyed. The key is moderation, however, because too much garlic can damage the intestinal tract. Find out more about garlic.
Jalapeno Pepper. The jalapeno pepper and other hot peppers not only help to warm the internal body, but they can actually help the body to break into a sweat in order for it to release more toxins. The less toxins that are present in the body, the more difficult it becomes for the parasites to breed. Another benefit of peppers is that they are high in fiber to clean out the digestive tract.
Cucumber. The cucumber is loaded with many nutrients, water and fiber, all of which work together at eliminating the parasites. They are a tasty and can be added to a variety of salads or eaten plain as they are.
Tomatoes. Tomatoes are one of the few fruits that one can have while on an antiparasitic diet. They are acidic, however, they contribute to an alkaline environment wherein harmful bacteria cannot dwell.
Pomegranates. The pomegranate is said to be very effective for ridding the body of worms. Various parts of the tree are useful, including the roots, the bark and the juice.
Pineapple. Pineapple is a very good source of a digestive enzyme known as bromelain. The enzyme increases the digestive juices, which help to weaken and destroy intestinal parasites.
Papaya. This is one of the best fruit juices for parasites. It has powerful digestive enzymes that help get rid of and prevent various internal parasites. The seeds are also very beneficial against parasites. They can be dried and ground up into a powder, or used fresh in smoothies. The peppery taste also makes them perfect for use in home-made salad dressing.
Nuts and Seeds
Some of the nuts and seeds that can be safely consumed on an antiparasitic diet include almonds, pumpkin seeds and papaya seeds.
Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is widely known for its antiparasitic properties. It not only helps the body to detoxify of all the harmful substances, but it also coats the intestinal walls causing the parasites to lose their grip and be expelled from the system.
Castor Oil. Castor oil is another healthy oil and has a similar effect against parasites as coconut oil.
Fermented Foods. Fermented foods, such as cucumbers or cabbage, are good sources of probiotics that help to restore healthy bacteria in the body. When the healthy bacteria is present, the bad bacteria, including parasites are forced to leave.
Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is a fermented food that not only helps to restore healthy levels of bacteria, but it also balances the hydrochloric acids within the stomach in order to optimize digestion.
Cranberry Juice. Fresh cranberry juice is also beneficial for balancing the acid levels in order to disturb the comfort of the parasites.
Adding a variety of the above mentioned foods and remedies to your daily diet will help to strengthen the immune system in order to eliminate the infection naturally. However, as important as it is to consume the foods that kill parasites, it is is just as important to eliminate all foods that feed parasites.