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6 Anti Parasitic Foods That Kill Parasites in Humans

Dr. Omer Hassaan Aftab Ahmad

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Anti-parasitic foods can help you get rid of parasites naturally. A parasite is an organism that lives in another organism, called the host and it could be potentially harmful. The parasite depends on the host to live and thrive so it usually doesn’t kill the host but can spread diseases, some of which can prove to be fatal. The parasite also uses the resources of the host to survive.

There are different kinds of parasites, and most of them are not visible to the human eye. The three most common types parasites found in humans are ectoparasites, helminths, and protozoa. They can spread various, harmful parasitic infections that can be treated by taking anti-parasitic drugs as prescribed by your doctor.

Since parasites can spread diseases and make you sick, it is essential that you do not consume foods that can feed parasites and eat more of the foods that are anti-parasitic. However, for an accurate treatment plan, visit a gastroenterologist.

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6 Anti Parasitic Foods That Kill Parasites in Humans

Here is a list of 6 anti-parasitic foods that can help you kill parasites naturally.

1. Pineapple

The core of the pineapple is abundant in an enzyme known as bromelain, which can boost digestion and kill parasites. Pineapple juice can decrease the production of proinflammatory cytokines that can result in colon inflammation.

Bromelain is also great for breaking down protein foods, which makes it great for fighting intestinal parasites as it can kill worms. Regular consumption of pineapple can make your immune system healthier and help it to fight and eliminate parasites.

2. Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are commonly used to treat parasites as they contain tetracyclic triterpenes which can help remove parasites from the body.

Apart from that, pumpkin seeds contain cucurbitins that can paralyze worms and make it difficult for them to hide within the intestinal walls. This facilitates their removal from the body during a bowel movement.

3. Cucumber Seeds

Cucumber seeds are great for removing tapeworms that reside in the digestive tract. That’s why it is a good idea to consume cucumber seeds even if you do not have a parasite, as a precautionary measure. The enzymes found in cucumber can kill tapeworms.

Though if you are experiencing tapeworms, then it is best to go directly to a medial professional like the best gastroenterologist in Karachi

4. Garlic

The medicinal properties of garlic have been known since ancient times and it is used by people all over the world to boost appetite, strengthen the immune system, kill parasites, and treat travel sickness. Garlic is rich in sulfur compounds that can destroy pathogenic organisms and decrease the formation of blood clots.

Garlic can boost the production of stomach acids, which is crucial as chronically low stomach acid has been linked to bacteria and yeast overgrowth in the gut.

5. Ginger

Just like garlic, ginger can also increase the production of stomach acid, which can kill parasites and prevent infections. Apart from that, ginger can increase blood circulation and is good for all types of digestive issues.

6. Apple Cider Vinegar

Since apple cider vinegar contains B-vitamins, it is very nourishing for the body. It can also restore natural pH balance, improve digestion, and kill parasites.


If you think that you have parasites, visit a gastroenterologist. You can find and book an appointment with the best Gastroenterologists in Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore through oladoc.com. You can also call our helpline at 042-3890-0939 for assistance to find the RIGHT Doctor for your health concerns.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Omer Hassaan Aftab Ahmad
Dr. Omer Hassaan Aftab Ahmad - Author Dr. Omer Hassan Aftab Ahmed is among the Best Gastroenterologists in Islamabad. Dr. Omer Hassan Aftab Ahmed is a Gastroenterologist practicing in Islamabad. Dr. Omer Hassan Aftab Ahmed has the following degree: M.B.B.S and has 9 years of experience. You can book an appoitment with him through oladoc.
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