Home Remedies for Intestinal Parasites

Your intestines can accommodate a number of uninvited guests like parasites: these unicellular organisms reach the digestive system when you drink untreated water or eat contaminated food. The “advantage” to this is that they reproduce inside the body, so they can be effectively removed with conventional medicine or natural remedies. Let’s learn a little more about this.

How do you know if you have parasites?

You can be reasonably sure you’ve been infected with some kind of parasite if you experience:


Nausea or vomiting

Stomach aches



Weight loss

Excessive gas

The presence of parasites in feces

Ideally, if you notice the presence of one or more of the above symptoms you’ll immediately consult with your doctor, who will run some tests to find out what kind of parasite you have. But today we’re going to highlight some treatments you can perform at home that will help you get rid of them naturally.


Garlic can help eliminate most kinds of parasites that we get. It’s effective when eaten fresh or through supplements.


This plant has been used since ancient times. A tea made with it will kill parasites that have attacked the membranous tissues of the body.

Black walnut

The oil processed from this nut is used to rid children of common parasites.


Artemisia is a medicinal herb that has been used for centuries as a natural and efficient way to kill a wide variety of intestinal parasites because it weakens their cellular membranes. This herb can be prepared as a tea, but you can also take it in capsule form. Both are equally effective.


The best and most effective way to prepare this plant is in tea form. This natural remedy against parasites is widely used in Mexico.

Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds are especially good for removing tapeworms. It’s recommended that adults consume seven grams of them.

To prepare them, grind the seeds and mix them into a fruit juice. Two hours before you drink this, take a laxative to promote cleansing of the intestines.

Grapefruit extract

This extract can be acquired in most health food shops. Grapefruit has antimicrobial and antifungal properties.

Additional recommendations

When performing treatments for parasites, you should remember that there are some foods that are best avoided during the intestinal cleansing process. Some of them are below:


Refined sugars


Foods that are high in fat

By the same token you should increase your consumption of:

Pineapple juice

Papaya seeds

Carrot juice


Sweet potato

Probiotics (yogurt)


Remember that these recommendations are intended to complement conventional medical treatments, so before beginning any of them you should always consult your doctor to see if you should perform a home remedy while taking your medication or after you’ve completed the prescribed course, to ensure that the process is safe and effective.