A parasite is an organism that feeds and lives on an organism.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are three main types of parasites that can cause disease in humans: protozoa, helminths and ectoparasites.
The three main types of parasites:
Protozoa are one-celled, microscopic organisms. They’re able to multiply in humans, causing serious infections to develop from just one single organism. Protozoa can be transferred to humans through a fecal-oral route from contaminated food or water, or from the bite of an insect such as a mosquito.
Helminths are multicellular organism. They’re generally visible to the naked eye in their mature stages. They do not have the ability to multiply in humans, but they can still cause damage. Helminths include flatworms, tapeworms, thorny-headed worms and roundworms.
This term is more generally used to refer to organisms such as ticks, fleas, lice and mites that attach or burrow into the skin and stay there for weeks to months at a time. These organisms can easily transfer diseases to humans.
Parasitic infections cause disease across the world. Malaria causes the most deaths globally, killing approximately 660,000 people each year. These infections typically affect more people in low-income countries, but they are also present in the United States.
Symptoms of a parasitic infection include:
- Lowered immune system and constant illness
- Rectal itching
- Vaginal yeast infection
- Sores on the mouth or lips
- Constant fatigue
- Bloating and gas
- Rashes or itching around the genitals
- Constant bladder infections
- Intestinal cramps
- Constipation or diarrheoa
Natural remedy to flush parasites from your body:
If you think you may have a parasitic infection, seek the advice of a health care professional.
For a natural remedy, you’ll want to try garlic.
Garlic has been used for centuries as a natural health remedy. It’s a potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiviral that can work wonders for your body, especially during an infection.
The alicin in garlic is able to target colitis, diarrhea and parasitic infections while boosting the immune system to promote healing.
Finely mince 1-2 cloves of garlic, mix them in a cup of water and drink before meals to help kill parasites and get your body back to its former parasite-free self!
This short video demonstrates how to make your natural remedy to flush parasites: