In biology, parasites are organisms whose vital activity takes place at the expense of the resources of other, as a rule, highly organized life forms. In everyday terms, this term is commonly used in reference to protozoa and helminths that live in the human body.
At first glance, parasitic invasions in the modern world are a rare and marginal occurrence. With the development of medicine, the improvement of hygienic practices and urbanization, they seem to be a thing of the past. This opinion is a bit wrong: online stories about "parasite breasts" really don't have much to do with reality, but even today there is a fairly high risk of them becoming carriers of unwanted fauna. Pet owners, lovers of exotic food and travel, children and those who neglect standard hygiene procedures are especially susceptible to infections. The most common signs of a parasitic infection include:
- skin rashes of unknown origin, dermatitis, acne;
- dyspeptic disorders, heartburn, nausea, sudden weight gain, digestive problems;
- headache and dizziness;
- brittle nails, hair loss, premature skin aging;
- deterioration of immunity and resistance to disease, regular herpetic eruptions, colds;
- general deterioration of health: dysthymic phenomena, nervousness, lethargy.
Most helminths and protozoa live in the digestive organs and liver. Parasites can remain in the body for years almost imperceptibly or, conversely, create tangible problems a month after infection. In one way or another, parasites deplete the human body, destroy beneficial internal flora, interfere with the absorption of nutrients and destroy the body's systems. Their long stay in the human body threatens extremely serious health problems, and parasitic infestations in children can lead to a pronounced delay in physical development and disturbed nervous regulation.
Cleansing the body of parasites usually requires the help of professional doctors. If you suspect that they are present, consult a doctor immediately and begin appropriate treatment. Many natural remedies have been shown to be effective against parasites. They can also speed recovery, provide additional support for drug therapy, and prevent infection. The advantage of natural remedies compared to synthetic ones is less toxicity, cheapness and ease of use. However, it is worth using folk remedies carefully: when making antiprasitic drugs at home, you must follow the instructions. Too much dose of active plant material will not have the desired effect and will help parasites develop resistance to it, and too much can lead to overdose.
Herbs for parasites: list and description
It is easy to define antiparasitic medicinal plants according to their taste: bitter, spicy or sour. Substances that create such a taste of plants create in the human body conditions that are unfavorable for the details of helminths and the simplest conditions.
Wormwood- perhaps the most well-known and proven remedy for parasites. The substances contained in the stems and leaves of wormwood immobilize worms and promote their removal in a natural way. Also, wormwood helps the body quickly get rid of toxins produced by helminths. The plant is quite poisonous, 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 weakened liver and children.
Dance- like wormwood, it has a paralyzing effect on adult helminths, but it is less toxic and has a milder effect. It has choleretic and antiseptic properties, promotes detoxification.
Carnation- antiparasitic broad action, destroys both adults and helminth eggs, helps cleanse the liver and intestines, has antifungal, antibacterial and antispasmodic effects.
The root of elecampaneused to fight intestinal parasites, it also helps cleanse the vascular and respiratory systems.
Marshmallow root- an excellent tool with many uses; among other things, it helps to deal with the simplest parasites and the consequences of their stay in the body, heals damaged membranes of internal organs, stimulates peristalsis, has anti-inflammatory effects, 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 eliminate the symptoms and consequences of invasion: atopic skin diseases, inflammation, normalizes digestion.
Dandelion root- perfectly stimulates the 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 swampsuitable for destroying parasites in the liver and pancreas, enhances the excretory functions of the body; it differs in speed.
Nettleshas a mild antiparasitic effect, works well 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 plant of yarrow act on the body in a similar way.
Flax seeds- effectively removes parasites, and the laxative effect of the drug accelerates their excretion. Flax also cleans well and protects the intestines and stomach from harmful effects, heals wounds and erosion.
Birch budsrecommended for severe gastrointestinal symptoms of parasitic invasion. They remove painful sensations, help with diarrhea, nausea, bloating.
Calendulauseful in combination with stronger drugs, stops inflammatory processes, has an antitoxic and antiseptic effect on the body, promotes healing of the intestinal mucosa.
Garlic- the simplest tool available, however, its effectiveness is best seen in complex therapy. The phytoncides contained in garlic create 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 for adding to food as a spice.
Ginger rootsuitable for use as part of an antiparasitic preparation. The root regenerates the lining of the intestines and stomach, has a detoxifying effect and is useful for strengthening the immune system. As a preventative measure, ginger can be added to tea.
These antiparasitic agents can be used in the form of spices or food additives, used to prepare beverages, tinctures or decoctions, used in pure form or combined in various 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 enable a complex solution to the problem of invasion, as well as avoiding re-infection by strengthening the immunity and transforming the internal environment of the body.
Preparation of 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 a meal. 4-5 days for ½ teaspoon for 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 medicine is available in the form of powder or capsules, easy to use, suitable for children from the age of three.
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 stand 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 cumin, centenarian 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.
Alcoholic tincture on horseradish and garlic. It helps well against lamblia and other protozoa. Pour 40 g of chopped horseradish root and 40 g of garlic cloves with vodka into a half-liter bottle, close. Let the drink cook for 7-10 days. The tincture is taken 3 times a day before meals - 20 drops together with warm water or milk. The drug should not be used for people with gastritis and ulcers.
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 medicine into the pot, pour 350 ml. clean water, boil and keep on fire for another 6-7 minutes. Then let the soup cook in a warm and cool place. The drug is taken before meals 3 times a day for 1/2 cup. Course - 12 days, three times with breaks a week. The soup is great for earthworms and earthworms - the most common parasites today.
Before starting treatment, be sure to consult with your doctor, do not refuse to take medication without obvious need (contraindications, pronounced side effects).
Combine different herbs, it is better to use fees - their effect is more balanced, do not be afraid of cheapness: if used properly, cheap herbal preparations are no less effective. Carefully study the contraindications of all selected herbal medicines, make sure that the plant is not an allergen for you.
During the treatment, you must adhere to the diet: eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, reduce the consumption of meat and milk. Eat regularly in the form of spices: cinnamon, allspice, turmeric, garlic, basil, ginger root, cardamom. Spices will make your body uncomfortable with parasitism, and if they are infected, they will prevent helminth reproduction.
It is better to combine the intake of antiparasitic herbs with the intake of herbal laxatives, which will help more intensive cleansing of the body, for example, hay or buckthorn bark; It is useful to use diuretics (horsetail, currant, juniper) and detoxifiers (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. They strengthen the immunity with adaptogenic herbal medicines, for which the tinctures and decoctions of leuzea, lemongrass, thyme, Rhodiola rosea, echinacea are perfect. Of course, you need to wash your hands and products thoroughly before use. , exclude parasites from pets, do not drink untreated water (for example from springs) and do not bathe in polluted water bodies near settlements, it is also important to undergo regular inspections.
Natural antiparasitic drugs are very suitable for fighting invasions and their consequences. On average, treatment with antiparasitic preparations takes longer than standard drug therapy. Folk remedies are characterized by multiple 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 a visit to the doctor, before starting treatment it is better to seek expert advice.