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Foods that help us in fighting parasites

| On 12, Mar 2013

Now matter how clean your environment, how very good your water provider is, parasites can still enter your body. None of us can stop it, it’s the flow of nature. There are lots of parasites that can enter the body in an unknown ways.

Our immune system and body processes just helped us in killing such parasites on a way we never knew they already infested us. But, we shouldn’t just rely on them, we should also help them. How? By eating fruits, vegetables and herbs that has properties and vitamins that parasites hate.

Here are some of these foods:


Aside from it’s rich-in-fiber properties, pineapple contains Bromelain, an enzyme that kills parasites such as tapeworm. According to some claims a diet rich in pineapple whenever you are diagnosed with worm will help you.

I’m also a witness with the power of pineapple. My labrador retrievers undergo a series of treatments as the worm that infested them are quite strong and a little tolerance with the worm laxative. I then researched about fruits that can help them and gave them slices of pineapple in their dog food.

The veterinarian said to me that they are now worm-free and got cured earlier than expected.


Cucumber is 90% or more water. Water is essential in flashing down the parasites, including the eggs of worms in the body. It is also composed of Vitamins A, B, C, D and E, which are hated by parasites and bacteria. Tapeworms, specifically hate cucumbers.

Coconut Oil

Virgin coconut oil has Lauric acid and fatty acids which is dubbed as a very good anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic.  There are also proven studies that the active substances in the virgin coconut oil destroy candida (harmful yeast) and Giardia (parasite).

Virgin coconut oil when ingested raw will cleanse your throat, digestive tract and colon. This will also serve as lubricant to your body giving the worms some difficulties in attaching to linings of the intestines.

Pungent Spices

Spices that has very stronger taste and smell like turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, garlic, cayene, and many more will irritate parasites like worm and some sing-celled organisms. They will surely wanted to get out as prolonged exposure to these spices will kill them.


The herb wormwood with scientific name Artemesia Annua has been traditionally used as a remedy for intestinal parasites.  This is native to temperate Asia, but are now cultured to different parts of the world due to it’s wonders.

This herb has sesquiterpene lactones, which weakens the parasite’s membrane making them confused and weak. The immune system of the body will have an easier job then.

In China, this herb is dried and cooked as tea to cure aching tummy and fever. But, there are some restrictions in using this herb as there are no scientific finding that this can really help.


A tropical fruit that is abundant to Southeast Asia like Philippines and Thailand, papaya is a very good friend to tummy, but a wild enemy to the parasites. This fruit contains papain, a digestive enzymes. This enzyme condition the tummy making it hostile to bacteria and parasite.

According to some research, the seeds of papaya contains more papain than the flesh. Ground papaya seeds and mix it with honey, a very good and natural combination for parasites.

Fermented Cabbage

Sauerkraut or “Sour Cabbage” is a type of food where the cabbage was fermented by various lactic acid bacteria like Lactobacillus or Pediococcus. This will produce a cabbage with sour taste and have a longer shelf life.

Uncooked Sauerkraut has live very bacteria that will help the tummy condition itself and very unfriendly to parasites. The strong vitamin c present in the side dish can also weaken the parasites plus the fiber in the cabbage helped in flashing them away.

Learn more the author of this post:

I am Ringo and allow me to say not an ordinary man. I've been working home base since 2009 and as of now, has no plans of returning to corporate. Web designer. Frustrated chef. Foodie. Good son (ehem!). Good father (to two labrador retrievers). And, a servant of God.


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