When you think of parasites in the body you associate their occurrence with the third world countries. However, this is not always true as you may already have them in your intestines, and they can be thriving in your body for years.
As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host organism and gets its food from or to the detriment of its host.”
Parasites are everywhere; they are in our food and also in our carpets. But, they are not always that negative. They are part of nature and they will always exist, in fact even healthy individuals have them.
If they are kept at bay they will not trigger any parasitic infection, therefore we should find ways how to keep them under control. For that purpose we should clean our homes regularly as parasites love waste and thrive on everything that is degraded. If you do not maintain good household hygiene, then you are sending an open invitation for their arrival in your homes, and eventually in your bodies.
Different Types of Parasites
Parasites are divided in following groups:
This group affects over 700 million people. The hookworm larvae enter the body through the skin, and when they become adults they can weaken the vitality, strength, and the well-being of the host body. Namely, the hookworm infection triggers a complex mixture of host-protective and pathological immune responses.
It can lay 200,000 eggs on daily basis and can grow up to 4.57 m. The common symptoms of a body affected by this type of parasite are: asthma, insomnia, upper abdominal discomfort, fever, appendicitis, peritonitis, weight loss, and skin rashes as a result of the produced secretions or waste from the worms.
They are present in the liver, lungs, bladder, kidneys, intestines, and blood. Their presence can trigger severe ailments of the gastrointestinal tract and bladder.
This type of parasites mostly affects the younger population. Pinworms infection can affect one in five children. The accompanied symptoms could be digestive disorders, insomnia, irritability or nervousness, itching and irritation of the anus or vagina.
The infections caused by this type of parasites are estimated at several hundred million in the whole world. The common symptoms that accompany these infections are abdominal pain, nausea, anemia, bloody stools, weight loss, and rectal prolapse.
They reach the length of 20 meters, and thrive in the stomach for ten years. Some types of tapeworms have the ability to lay up to a million eggs daily.
Most Common Signs of a Parasitic Infection
Loss of appetite
Cravings for processed and sweet foods
Persistent digestive issues like bloating, cramps, gas, and so on.
Anemia or iron deficiency, these conditions are result of blood loss caused by worms.
Itching, particularly around the nose, mouth, and anus
Note that some people may not show signs of an infection.
Herbs That Can Destroy Parasites
It is a powerful root which displays potent anti-inflammatory, anticancer, healing, and anthelmintic properties. Turmeric efficiently purifies the whole body. It is so beneficial, that there over 700 studies on its benefits for the body.
Ginger belongs to the turmeric family, therefore it shows similar qualities. This root boosts the circulation and fights off many digestive issues. Its use is beneficial for gas and nausea related to the death of parasites. It boosts the gastric acid production which destroys parasites and protects the body from infection.
Papaya seeds have in their content an antihelminthic alkaloid named as carpaine that battles against intestinal worms and amoebic parasites.
These seeds are a natural treatment for the removal of the tapeworm in the digestive tract.
You can protect your body from an infection of the parasites by keeping your body healthy thus making it a hostile environment for them. This can be achieved if you maintain proper alkaline levels, oxygenated body and a healthy digestive tract.