Cleansing the Body of Parasites


The Human Body is host to over 130 different types of parasites. Infections can range from mild, hardly noticeable to serious. You may ask, what really is a parasite?

It is a simple celled animal that lives on or in another organism or body of another species from which it gets sustenance and protection without benefiting the host and usually doing harm. Experts estimate about 50 million Americans, plus, are infected with worms and or protozoans; all are types of parasites. Up to 50% of the United States water supply is contaminated with a parasite called Giardia Lamblia, a protozoan. Giardia is not killed by chlorination and causes over 2 million cases of infection every year as reported by the CDC.

You may say “Are you crazy; how can I have a parasite?, I keep clean, I am healthy”…but that would not stop the possibility of picking up a parasite. Where do parasites come from?  Many people have pets, they love them, kiss them and sleep with them. Perhaps you eat raw or smoked fish, we do love our Sushi.  Yes, you can get parasites from dogs, cats, horses, water, gardens, toilets, contaminated food handlers at restaurants or grocery stores, etc. In many countries it’s a part of common daily life!

I am sure you take your dog or cat for its checkup and shots, cattleman,  kennels and horse farms all have annual programs for deworming and parasite blood tests. In some countries children are checked yearly for infections. Here in the USA this threat of parasites is almost totally ignored. Our allopathic testing methods are antiquated and other problems generally are just treated by trying to resolve the symptoms, only! At one time, only very strong chemicals were able to kill  parasites but it also poisoned you, even if you lived through it!

Now, natural medicine has solutions. We have herbs that parasites hate, but are safe for humans. Parasites are not designed to kill you, but they steal your nutrition and cause organ malfunction causing many symptoms of disease. Many everyday symptoms like chronic fatigue, headaches, constipation, gas, bloating, premature aging and anemia could mean a parasite infection. Nationwide research by the CDC reveals that over the last 25 years one in six people have had one or more parasites.

One recommendation to cure parasites is the Apple Diet. This is an easy one week plan that can help get you started and is also a way to detoxify your body.

Be prepared for a cleansing period during the first four days of the week. Here are some tips to start. Eat as many organic apples and apple juice as you want to fill you up and drink plenty of water to help your body wash away toxins and parasites. On the third and fourth day, start taking garlic capsules (since parasites hate them). Then, drink some Papaya juice or eat the fruit. Also, drink several cups of Senna herbal tea and/or peppermint herbal tea. To keep moving the parasites out of the system, eat Pumpkin seeds with one tablespoon of olive oil or castor oil.

Follow through to finish the last 3 days of that week by eating a lot of garlic and onions with a whole grain like rice, quinoa and a daily green salad. Remember to drink a lot of water! It is important to your organs to flush out all the parasites and their toxins, if not expelled you will feel sick, achy and feverish! Remember to avoid all dairy, junk foods and especially sweets which feed those parasites.

A few other herbs or teas that are optional are cayenne in capsules, fennel or basil tea, oregano oil extract or capsules, olive leaf or milk thistle extract can also help to detoxify the liver. Other more popular remedies for parasite cleansing are black walnut hulls, wormwood and cloves. This helps the liver to release the buildup of toxins from parasites and other chemicals.  All of the toxins come from all your other organs have to go through your liver first before being evacuated from the intestines.

If you feel you still have not released all toxins or are feeling bloated, I recommend aloe leaf or a Homeopathic Ipecac. To relax bowels, drink slippery elm tea and take magnesium to flush it out! Grapefruit Seed is also good but it is very strong, you only need a little!

After you get rid of all these toxins I recommend you boost your immune system with vitamin B complex, Echinacea extract, a good probiotic and a Mushroom Immune complex to re-establish your intestinal health. Add foods back to your diet slowly and keep a healthy eating plan.

You won’t believe how good you will feel when all these infections are out of your system, like a new person!


Healthy Healing by Linda Page

Cindy Burrows
Cynthia Burrows, M.T. CWC, Herbalist

Cynthia Burrows, from Austin, Texas, owns Cindy Burrows, Natural Health Consultant; assisting individuals with health issues they would like to change. She will set up a program giving choices of foods, herbs, teas and homeopathic suggestions. Cindy is past owner of Nature’s Healing Herbs, an Herbal, Green Tea, and Tincture product line, and a rare product line of Green Tea Foods. She has certificates for Herbalist at East West School of Herbology, and as Wellness Consultant with the Wellness Forum in Ohio.

Cindy is also a Medical Technologist, with a B.S. degree from Mansfield University in Mansfield Pa., she has been in healthcare for over 30 years. In 2005, she started using a new device founded in Europe, Quantum Biofeedback, “an energy rebalancing of the body”, by using our bodies electricity or frequency waves it can detect stress points in the body, she has added this to her consulting practice. She now has her Certification as a Biofeedback Specialist. She helps her clients by working with the synergy of herbs, food, homeopathy, and aromatherapy within her practice. She is a speaker, writer, and teacher. Cindy has been interviewed on TV; about the benefits of Green Tea and has been on radio about her small business tour to Ecuador.

Cindy has been an herbalist for over 20 years and has spent 6 years learning through the East West School of Herbology with Michael Tierra. She has studied Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs with a strong emphasis on nutrition. Along with many other continued studies of alternative and complementary medicine. She is a Certified Wellness Consultant, through a special program, The Wellness Forum, which has its nutrition program, now part of the curriculum at Ohio State University, providing educational seminars and workshops designed to impart relevant nutrition information to individuals to take control of their own health. These programs give healthier options and choices that can impact your longevity and quality of life. Cindy has been a speaker to many groups and has conducted many of her own classes on food and healthy life style programs.

Cindy has been involved with a hands-on healing program for the past 4 years and offers energy healing, through donation only, to anyone who needs her services.

She is Co-president of the Austin Herb Society and a member of the American Herbalist Guild. Cynthia has been a board member on many programs in the past including; La Sertoma, Arthritis Foundation, Toastmasters International, National Association of Female Executives, Handicapped Equestrian Learning Program, Entrepreneurs Association, and Austin Integrated Health Care Program.

Cindy also loves nature, animals, reading, blending teas, juices, etc.; likes to hike, and work with plants and, of course, cooking., mostly vegetarian.
Cindy has an adventurous streak.
She has organized and taken tours with business and artists groups to Big Bend, Texas, New Mexico, USA, and Ecuador, South America.

  • S.M.

    What's wrong with taking a dose of Zentel tablets?


    I am allergic to apples…can I start the diet by skipping the apple flush?

    • cindy

      Apples are very cleansing but you could skip to just a greens diet especially juicing with lemons would work well as an alternative.

  • Jenny

    why apples?

    • cindy

      Apples are high in fiber and minerals which help cleansing of digestive system.

  • Alexis Klatt

    After my cleanse I needed to take probiotics to restore the good bacteria

  • Juliane Plank

    I would like to know what is the best oil/food to help people with extreme dry skin.

    • J Aniston

      Elephant oil is the best there is.

      • Braveheart

        And just where do you get Elephant oil? Do I have to go to Africa and kill one?

      • Linda

        I hope this isn't taken from actual elephants – they are already so endangered.

    • Dexter

      Dry skin and the inability to sweat and dry mouth is caused by being iodine deficient. this is a 5 part video of Dr Tennant in Dallas. He talks about it in one of the five videos that are each about 9 min long.

    • katiegrace66

      Coconut oil is fantastic for your skin and is anti-bacterial.

    • Lisa burack

      Coconut oil

    • carissa

      coconut oil organic or course

      • kiran shetty

        coconut oil on its own is the best and / or almond oil (moderate amount) massaged into the skin after a warm shower to help open pores for skin to absorb the oil and finish with a cold water rinse to seal off the pores to retain the oil plus it helps wash off that oily feeling, over a period of time the difference is noticeable.

    • GrandmaB

      Emu oil….found at Herbies Nutritional Store or It's the fix for everything including dry skin, burns, rashes, eczema, wrinkles, and so much more. It's also an excellent source of all the Omegas. Just a few drops a day will keep the doctor away.

    • sara


  • guest

    It would be cool if this included what your body might do during the cleanse

    • G M

      Really depends on how well you do it and how much toxicity you have. Usually various cleanses are helpful.

  • Jhonny

    Great post, howevever keep in mind garlic capsules are useless, it has to be raw garlic, once crushed or finely chopped it needs to air out for atleast 15 mins so that the garlic can produce its antiviral effect …

  • katiegrace66

    there are a lot more pleasant and sane ways to cleanse from parasites than this. Go see a naturopath and get some drops…or take frozen castor oil capsules, etc etc.. . That way you won't stink from eating all the raw garlic and onions, or upset your stomach.. Not impressed with the article…

    • Aeron

      dang. We were trying to impress you.

      Been about 7 years, but I did the raw garlic method, 50 raw cloves in a day. Passed a 3' long tapeworm. Came out in little 1-3" pieces. For my particular system, it didn't upset me, but YMMV.

      • Erin

        Did you seriously pass a tapeworm?

    • Deb

      you dont get upset stomach from garlic if you take it with oil.

    • al k

      the worst blood sucking parasite I had was my wife and her attorney

  • Joe non parasite guy

    "diatomaceous earth" look it up

    • katiegrace66

      can't buy it where I am.. It has to be ordered in..and it has to be the kind humans can consume. Do you use it?

      • indiecds

        I have used it. It is also known as fossil shell flour.

  • Linda

    you know there are more ways than apples and quite frankly I wouldn't trust this avenue if you paid me to. I use pau d'arco a lot along with grapefruit seed extract (NOT grapeseed extract). I also use zeolite and my daughter uses activated charcoal. I also sometimes add caprylic acid. These are not hard to find items. Don't believe everything you read on the internet but do your homework.

  • krad

    I'd look into they have a great product. It's helped me, I'm just passing it on.

  • AMP

    Do the Hulda Clark parasite cleanse. She's was a botanist and zoologist and proved how to wipe out the entire 20 day life cycle of the little buggers. The best medical systems in the world incorporated her work, as did the WHO. Her books became free downloads when she died. Don't read the US slander campaign, read the medical reports from the rest of the world's health and human service departments.

    • Rajeanne Laurelle

      You are sooo right about Dr. Hulda Clark, and now we can get free downloads online from her books!!! Thank you sooo much for commenting about Dr. Clark!!!
      Rajeanne Laurelle

  • catkin

    Wow, this cleanse is so extremely complex and long, and would end up very expensive….that I can see lots of working people would not be able to bother with it. Why not do the Wormwood, cloves, and Black walnut hull alone? It in itself is supposed to take care of some pretty severe parasites, if not all of them, is it not??

  • John

    You people are nuts!

  • john

    biorays artemesia clove tincture. really works. easy to use. doesn't burn you like most anti-parisitic herb. better than antibiotics.

    • Linda

      Thanks for the link.

  • Guest

    I like mustard

  • Earth Patriot

    We at Earth Patriot drink about a gallon of safe healthy living Alkaline Pi-Mag water everyday…
    -The Tao of Detox by Daniel Reid, page 230…
    …….. ….To facilitate daily detox in modern lifestyles today, nothing works faster and more efficiently than drinking the alkalized, ionized, microclustered water introduced in chapter two as microwater.
    Drinking this type of activated water throughout the day and using it to prepare all your foods and beverages provides continuous internal detox and cleansing activity that permeates all the tissues and fluids of the body and allows the cells to eliminate their metabolic wastes as soon as they're produced.
    The negative charge carried by ionized water neutralizes toxic residues in the blood and tissues owing to its potent antioxidant properties, and the micro clustered minerals and water molecules easily penetrate cellular membranes to keep all of the tissues sufficiently hydrated and mineralized and to maintain proper pH balance in the cellular fluids.

    • gab

      We are talking about getting rid of parasites, not just detoxing harmful residues.

  • Becky

    I agree this article is disappointing. Only one method is offered, what you can expect to feel is not presented. It's also not clear if this is to be all you should eat during the week. I imagine a lot of water would be important, as I understand that water is the greatest flusher of toxins. Most importantly, how you know you need to go through with this week of cleansing is not included. I would hate to see people who have the mentioned symptoms due to other causes going through this and not feeling relief or even causing more problems for themselves.

  • Jyo E

    My ND recommended "the master cleanse" because it works very well for most everyone. Especially if apples dont work for you. Apples are good for a detox being that they are full of nutrition. fiber. and pectin which is very cleansing.

  • Thomas

    NONE of the above helps with Giardia.
    I highly recommend you seek medical attention immediately if you have the symptoms which includes sudden milk intolerance. See link below.
    I tried most everything mentioned and nearly ended up in the hospital. Went from 185 to 140 (I'm 6'1").
    With terrible IBS.
    Natural Medicine has great potential – but spreading general folklore without any research to support your claim is grossly irresponsible.
    Yes, the Pharmaceuticals push a lot of crap. But they also get sued when it's flagrant on a regular basis.
    Meanwhile, "Natural Medicine" continues to push "beliefs" that undergo NO testing and take NO responsibility for the outcome.
    Why is God name would an apple kill anything? I'm sure the parasites love them as much as I do. You might flush out a few in fiber, but unless you KILL all of them they will be back in numbers in a few days. You'll die before they do.

    • Thomas

      I just wanted to thank Natural News for posting my comment!
      Some parasitic infections can kill you and time is important.
      I spent nearly a year recovering from Giardia, had I received proper medical attention immediately, I probably would have recovered in days.
      Natural Medicine is fantastic but it's also the fast buck for snake oil salesmen.
      It's your body, do the research!

  • Aleo

    Yes, diatomaceious earth is what I mix into my juice or EmergenC. I put it in my dogs' food as well. Easy peasy.

    • indiecds

      I believe diamatatious earth only works for parasites in the digestive tract and not those in the blood stream.

  • RD Cargill

    why leave out the most effective cleanser of all, diatomaceous earth!!!

  • john

    There are much better and cheaper ways to cleanse one's self of parasites…

    1. Humaworm

    2. Organic sulfur

    Google both of those

  • Emma

    Oh Man ! None of this is written for the uneducated is it? Why does everyone always think that the general layman knows what you are talking about; maybe we are interested but something like this just re-assures our impression that it's way over our head so why bother. can't go to Naturopathic school at my age.

  • greenherbinc

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  • krista

    i have tried RIDSET parasite cleanse and had great results>> i take it now about 4 times a year and fell like ive gotten my life back after being run down all the time with chronic rashes amongst other problems.

  • Hesh Goldstein

    Organic sulfur crystals not only remove parasites but heavy metals and radiation as well.

  • longboredterrie

    diatomaceious earth is cheap and has many usages Get the food Grade I give to my dog and drink some in water or juice detox heavy metals out with the bugs it make your hair supper strong skin feels tops nails grow beautifully poor on ants in the kitchen kills them but not you or pets I get 30lbs for less than 30 bucks and spread it around my fam and friends !!!

    • maureen

      where do you buy yours at 30lb for 30.oo?

  • Rachael

    ok guys I've had first hand experience in removing parasites (and they're nasty little things!) For about 2 weeks I took an herbal combination of wormwood, black walnut, and cloves. Simultaneously I was taking a fiber blend supplement to help clean my colon. All of this was a preparation I was doing for a liver flush. After two weeks of following this protocol, I did a Huda Clark type liver flush. My results after doing the flush were lots of liver stones (which I expected) and dead parasites. There were about 6 or so red, oval-shaped, flat worm looking things. Any way so glad I got those things out. I've since done I think about 17 flushes. I haven't gotten parasites out each time only like about 3 times. Also, I didn't do the parasite protocol each time so that might have made a difference. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that in order to get rid of parasites, you first have to kill them (with the herbal formula I mentioned above) and then you have to flush them out with a liver flush protocol, otherwise you'll have dead parasites in you.

  • Patricia

    I am sure it is not possible to give all the methods to be free from parasites in just one article, whatever good part we can take from this article lets take and try out, for sure this article is helping a lot of people…

  • guest

    This is terrible advice. It is written as if this routine would get rid of any parasite. Do you know how many types of parasites there are? This routine would be completely ineffective against any of the ones I can think of, including ones mentioned in the article, such as Giardia. Plus most of the background information is very misleading or completely wrong. For example, the CDC cases reported have been a little over 19,000 most years, nowhere near 2 million. Saying Giardia is not killed by chlorination might lead people to believe that Giardia exists in chlorinated water, but generally it does not. Contaminated water is generally in places like ponds and rivers, so people who drink from them or swim in them and swallow water might get this parasite. Giardia is rather large for a single cell, and it is easily removed by the most basic water filtration system. By the time chlorination is added to water such as tap water, it has been filtered much more than required to remove something like Giardia.

  • guest

    This does not even make sense. What is a simple celled organism? None of the parasites mentioned have particularly simple cells. If they meant single cell, that is not true of the worm parasites.

  • Coral

    Now that I have read this, I have a Very Important Question. My husband had Stints implanted in his Heart. If this site tells a person to use this to REMOVE the Parasites, wouldn't the stints be considered and treated like a Parasite because it is NOT considered PART of the BODY. I know that "35% H2O2 Food Grade Quality Hydrogen Peroxide" WILL KILL anyone who treats themselves with this stuff that have had any type of replacement put into their body. The body WILL reject items implanted thinking it is a type of parasite. I AM NOT A DOCTOR AND THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE… that being said, are we still saying that this is safe for people who have medical implants?



  • Think a little further

    Use Humaworm. all in one 🙂

  • Aqua Finley

    Oil flushes too but not overdo

  • Brendan Kelly

    Good approach 🙂 I was just reading that wormwood and black walnut hull are best for parasites, is this true?

  • heather coyle

    What protocol would you recommend for children? What about dogs?

  • Anon.

    There is a good product called Humaworm that has the appropriate herbs capsulized.

  • Graham

    “All of the toxins come from all your other organs have to go through your liver first before being evacuated from the intestines.” Common Cindy, that’s now how it works. That sentence suspended my trust and belief. Perhaps it could be worded much better. I a sure the rest of the article is sound.