A Parasite Cleanse is a herbal remedy that helps eliminate parasites in the intestines. There isn’t much research to support their use, but some herbs, seeds, and extracts may be helpful for you.
Natural remedies include papaya seed, pumpkin seed, berberine extract, and wormwood extract. Garlic, probiotic-rich yogurt, carrots or sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene, which can sometimes help support your body’s natural defenses.
This article explores these and other natural remedies to help get rid of parasites. It also discusses some common parasites, their causes, and what they can look like and feel like.
Natural remedies for getting rid of parasites
Some studies show that some natural remedies can help get rid of parasites, such as:
There is evidence that a diet rich in the minerals vitamin A, selenium, and zinc can improve natural defenses against parasitic infections.
Some research suggests that certain plants may contain compounds that can be converted into herbal medicines that can treat parasites and clear parasites.
If you already have an infection, there is limited research showing that certain herbs can help clear the parasite. Note that most studies involve animals rather than humans.
More research is needed to confirm that any natural treatment can effectively kill parasites.
This compound can be found in plants such as European barberry (Berberis vulgaris). Several studies have found that berberine can reduce parasites.
A 2014 report in the Iranian Journal of Parasitology found that berberine from berberine helped protect against tapeworm infection. Berberine can also be found in plants such as goldenseal and coptis.1
In a 2015 experiment, a group of school children in a Kenyan province ate rice with papaya seeds for several months. Other groups were given rice with added antiparasitic drugs or plain rice without any treatment.