One of the most common questions I answer (almost daily) is about finding the best natural parasite cleanse. The truth is, I am actually glad people are asking this question because I think many people don’t realize how common intestinal parasites are. This post will go through my favorite natural supplements to safely rid the body of parasites. To learn the signs and symptoms you may need a parasite cleanse, check out this post.

What are Parasites in Humans?

Parasites are organisms that inhabit the human intestinal environment and cause damage. The most common types of parasites in humans include protozoa and helminths (worms). Nematodes (roundworms), cestodes (tapeworms), and trematodes (flatworms and schistosomes) are among the most common helminths that inhabit the human gut. Their waste products cause inflammation, irritation, and can even affect the nervous system. Parasites also consume important nutrients from the body, often leading to malnourishment and anemia.

Symptoms of Parasitic Infection

When parasites invade and reproduce in the body, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Digestive issues, such as bloating, cramping, diarrhea, constipation, or nausea
  • Low iron or anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Muscle or joint pain or aches
  • Teeth grinding
  • Increase or decrease in appetite
  • Insomnia or restlessness
  • Skin irritations
  • Sugar cravings
  • Brain fog
  • Dehydration
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Allergies
  • Itchiness, especially around the ears, nose, or anus

Before You Begin a Parasite Cleanse

Some people should use caution and consult a physician before beginning a parasite cleanse.

  • Anyone suffering from a serious health condition
  • Young children
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Elderly people or those with a weekend immune system
  • People with a weak digestive system
  • Anyone with chronic constipation (if you can’t poop out dead parasites, they become toxic waste in your body!)

Herbs for a Parasite Cleanse

The following herbs can effectively rid the body of parasites.

Mimosa pudica

Mimosa pudica is an Ayurvedic herb commonly known as the “touch-me-not” plant. It is an effective anti-parasitic that has a paralyzing-effect on pathogens. This herb is especially effective on liver flukes, worms, and intestinal nematodes. Additionally, Mimosa pudica seed powder works as an intestinal scrubber and removes eggs and toxic debris parasites leave behind in the intestinal lining.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because of its proven anti-fertility properties, women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant should never consume Mimosa pudica.

Black Walnut Hull

Black walnut hull contains high concentrations of astringent tannins and a compound called juglone that is lethal to parasites. The young green hulls have the highest concentration of juglone. Black walnut also acts as a mild laxative, which can help facilitate elimination of parasite waste products from the digestive tract.You can find black walnut hull in the form of a liquid tincture.

Clove bud

Clove contains eugenol, which is a powerful antimicrobial agent. Eugenol is very effective for killing microscopic parasites and their larvae and eggs. Clove is also a powerful antioxidant, which relieves inflammation and rids the body of free radicals. Additionally, cloves may provide some relief from nausea, vomiting, gas, diarrhea, dizziness, and low blood pressure. These properties make clove an valuable ingredient in a parasite cleanse.


Neem is another Ayurvedic remedy with many uses. In agriculture, neem is often used as a natural pesticide, and it also kills harmful bacteria and fungi. For centuries, healers have used neem to effectively treat malaria. Compounds in neem inhibit the parasites’ ability to feed. This interrupts their life cycle and prevents eggs from hatching and larvae from growing. Neem also has properties that help rid the body of toxins released by parasites.

Foods to Avoid

If you want to embark on a parasite cleanse, there are a few foods to avoid.

Sugar – Parasites need a steady supply of sugar to survive. In fact, sugar cravings are a common symptom of a parasitic infection. Try to limit or eliminate all sugar from your diet during a parasite cleanse.

Processed foods – Most of these contain a lot of sugar and other ingredients that are not good for your digestive system.

Pork – Pork is a major source of parasites, and most forms contain a lot of preservatives and other junk that will not benefit a parasite cleanse.

Gluten, dairy, alcohol, and other inflammatory foods – Reducing as much inflammation as possible will improve the results of any cleanse.

Predatory fish – Predatory fish and many kinds of sushi frequently contain pathogenic parasites.

Foods to Consume

Some foods will support your body during a parasite cleanse, either by enhancing the anti-parasitic effects or reducing inflammation and promoting effective digestion.

  • Pumpkin seeds – anti-parasitic properties
  • Enzymatic fruits: papaya and pineapple
  • Apple cider vinegar – pH balance and digestive support
  • Garlic and green onions – anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory
  • Green vegetables – anti-inflammatory and promote healthy digestion
  • Extra virgin coconut oil – healthy fats and anti-parasitic properties
  • Fennel tea – mildly laxative and anti-parasitic
  • Probiotic foods (kombucha, fermented foods, plant-based yogurt) – replenishing the microbiome

Speaking of Probiotics. . .

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My Favorite Parasite Cleanse

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