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Parasites such as human intestinal worms are a far more common problem than most people realize. But what are some of the symptoms of tapeworm and other worms and how can you use pumpkin seeds for parasites as an intestinal worm treatment?
Below is a natural remedy for tapeworms and other worms, based on a traditional German parasite treatment using raw pumpkin seeds.
First though, let’s look at the problem of parasites and some of the most common symptoms of parasitic intestinal worms.
Human Intestinal Parasites
Parasites can enter our bodies through contaminated water or food (particularly from meats that are not fully-cooked or raw sashimi fish); mosquitoes; intimate contact; or through the nose or mouth after touching an infected animal or contaminated surface.
Generally, a healthy person’s body should deal with parasites effectively and prevent them from getting a chance to get a foothold. However, when your first immune system is weak or your digestive system is functioning poorly, parasites like intestinal worms can become a big problem, manifesting a variety of sometimes baffling symptoms.
The difficulty in diagnosing intestinal parasites is that the symptoms often mimic other health problems. Experts in human parasites have said that parasitic infection is a condition commonly goes undiagnosed.
Just because you have one of the symptoms listed below, does not mean you have intestinal worms.
If you have several of the symptoms combined though, it may well be a good idea to seek advice from a knowledgeable healthcare professional. Choose someone who understands just how serious a problem this can be and how to treat parasites properly.
Common Intestinal Parasite Symptoms
Bloating and Gas
Parasitic infection of the gastrointestinal tract can be responsible for intestinal bloating and excessive gas. This is due to the blockages tapeworms and other parasites can cause in your digestive system and the changes they often make to the intestinal environment.
Some human parasite infestations, like a protozoan infection, produce a substance that leeches sodium and chloride from your body, leading to frequent diarrhea.
Conversely, parasitic worms can block the passage of digesting food or waste being eliminated, resulting in constipation. Chronic constipation can lead to a host of health problems if left untreated.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Worms can attach themselves to your intestinal walls, causing irritation and inflammation that leads to gastrointestinal spasms, contractions and poor nutrient absorption. All of these are common symptoms of IBS.
The malabsorption of the nutrients in your food and stresses on your body due to a an infection of intestinal worms can lead to being in almost constant state of tiredness, low-energy and fatigue.
This is obviously very difficult for the average doctor to diagnose and, unless there are more obvious symptoms, low level parasitic infections often go undiscovered for long periods, if at all.
Parasites can cause irritation and inflammation in a gastrointestinal tract, making proper digestion difficult and leading to allergic reactions to certain foods.
Leaky gut syndrome is often behind a sudden increase in allergies and improving your intestinal environment is the key to healing it, not taking drugs that mask the symptoms.
Parasites steal energy sources, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from your gastrointestinal tract during digestion. Poor immunity can result from this lack of nutrition, even if you are eating relatively well.
Additionally, as parasites are constantly stimulating an immune response, over time they can lead to an exhausted immune system. This makes you vulnerable to other kinds of other foreign invaders like viruses and the candida fungus.
Parasites are a serious problem and a lot more of us may be infected with them than we realize. This is due to the symptoms (and there are many more than those listed above) often been explained away as something much easier to diagnose.
If you’re having health problems like digestive issues, allergies and poor immunity, low-energy and constant tiredness and fatigue, it may be well worth your time to visit someone who understands just how much of a health issue parasites are and what treatments are available.
Pumpkin and papaya seeds are traditional remedies for parasites, and in this article we will discuss how to use pumpkin seeds as a treatment for intestinal worms.
Pumpkin Seeds Kill Parasites And Intestinal Worms
Pumpkin seeds have been traditionally used as an anthelmintic (a substance that helps expel intestinal parasites). Here’s a recipe for how to make them up for this purpose and use them yourself.
Importantly, this pumpkin seed remedy for intestinal worms may not actually kill the parasites outright. It is believed the high levels of compounds known as cucurbitins paralyze the worms. This prevents them from holding on to the intestinal walls, as they usually do during a bowel movement.
It is strongly recommended to follow this pumpkin seed treatment with diatomaceous earth or bentonite clay, to make sure that as many worms as possible are expelled during deworming.
- Blend 1 cup (around 130 grams) of high quality raw pumpkin seeds in a blender with half a cup of fresh coconut milk and half a cup of water.Coconut milk is very good for intestinal health and recommended but an undiluted cup of a good unsweetened almond milk or hemp milk could also be used. Dairy or sweetened liquids aren’t recommended as both feed parasites
- You want the consistency to be like a smooth paste so start by blending in the coconut milk and then add the water in small amounts until it’s smooth and creamy. A quality blender is great for making healthy recipes like this.
- Getting the mixture out of the blender and into a bowl can be tricky. I find a silicon spatula does the job.
- Eat this, just as you would a porridge breakfast, on an empty stomach in the morning. It actually tastes quite good but is very filling and you may struggle to finish it. You can also add a pinch of seasalt or Himalayan salt for taste, if you like. Store-bought honey and especially sugar is not recommended, as these work against the purpose of the treatment and feed parasites.
- Within the hour make sure you drink a large glass of water with a teaspoon of diatomaceous earth or bentonite clay. And drink several glasses of water over the next few hours. This is important to keep the pumpkin seed parasite treatment moving along and doing its work.
- When doing the cleanse, eat up to 1 tablespoon (start with 1 teaspoon) of castor oil as a laxative. Take the castor oil at least two hours after eating the pumpkin seeds smoothie. Before too long, the paralyzed worms will be eliminated. Be sure that you have easy access to the washroom. Choose to do this parasite cleanse on weekends or on your days off.
- Take a course of high quality probiotics whether by food or supplement. It is important to keep a healthy gut flora to prevent parasites from dominating in the digestive tract.
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While some people may get results with just one treatment, intestinal parasites like tapeworms can be tenacious and making up the mixture multiple times is likely to be more effective.
For best results, take this pumpkin seed parasite treatment first thing in the morning for at least two or three days (and no longer than a week, as laxatives shouldn’t be used for more than seven days in a row).
Stop for a week and then repeat the following week. Follow this pattern for up to a month to deal with the parasite breeding cycles.
As mentioned earlier, there are many different types of parasites that can cause a variety of problems. While this homemade pumpkin seed remedy for tapeworms has been reported effective for many people, it may be best considered as part of an overall parasite treatment program.
It is beyond the scope of this article to cover all that is involved in treating parasites once they get a hold, but it is a start.
Related reading: How to completely eliminate parasites in your body.