Abdominal pain and cramps, loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, fever, and slow bowel movements, or watery and bloody stools are some of the symptoms a person suffers from when Entamoeba histolytica, a parasite attacks the body.
Home Remedies For Amoebiasis
Apricot is a very effective treatment against the condition, because it helps destroy the parasites and worm infecting the intestines. It also eases the slack bowel movements and aids in digestion.
- Eat apricots, and it is also recommended that the juice extract of the leaves of the fruit can be topically applied to the stomach.
The anti-parasitic properties of guava help not only eliminate the parasites invading the intestines, but are also beneficial in getting rid of the eggs of these microscopic worms. The acidic effect of the leaves of this fruit is the most useful for its medicinal value.
- Wash, clean, and dry a few leaves of the fruit and make powder of it. Add this powder to a glass of water and consume it twice or thrice a day for fast recovery.
Garlic helps cleanse the digestive system from any bacterial, parasitic, or viral action and aids in proper functioning of digestion. The many health benefits and medicinal properties of the herb are beneficial in eliminating the parasites responsible for vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and other symptoms.
- Include garlic in daily food, or chew a raw or roasted garlic clove everyday.
Anti-parasitic and acts effectively against the worms responsible for amoebiasis in nature, papaya seeds are an excellent treatment against the condition. It is a good remedy to detoxify the body.
- Eat papaya. And, make a paste of the seeds of the fruit and mix it with juice and drink it.
Black Tea :
Drinking black tea is highly recommended to detoxify the intestines, fight against the parasites, and cleanse the system. It is a good remedy to flush out the toxic waste produced by the parasites in the intestines.
- Drink black tea every day without sugar or any other additions.
The anti-inflammatory attributes of turmeric reduce the swelling of the intestines, helps detoxify the digestive system, and kills the parasites responsible for the situation.
- Add a pinch or two of turmeric to your daily food and eat it.
Oregano : Oregano is an effective home cure for the parasitic invasion in the intestines and also works as an anti-biotic to fight and eventually eliminate the worms from the body. The anti-spasmodic characteristics of the herb help alleviate the cramps and pain this medical situation causes.
- Include the herb in your daily food intake, or add oregano oil to your cooking. But, it is not recommended for pregnant women and children. It is better to consult a doctor before using this home cure.
Beetroot : Beetroot helps cleanse the system, remove the toxic waste by the worms, and aids in proper digestion. It also improves the slow excretory system and treats the slack bowel movement.
- Eat beetroot as a salad, or add it to food, or drink its juice.
Pumpkin : Pumpkin seeds are used as a folk remedy to cure the amebiasis and get rid of the eggs and parasites causing it.
- Add pumpkin seeds to cooking, or make a paste of the seeds an take it with honey.
Diet for Amoebiasis
There is no specific diet for amoebiasis, but it is important to ensure proper hygiene and good nutrition. Adding fiber rich foods to the diet is beneficial because it helps to cleanse the intestines where the parasites thrive. Meals should also be high in potassium as it helps to restrict the infection. Bananas are rich in potassium and natural sugar and hence should be part of the daily diet.
Avoid consuming foods rich in refined sugar, caffeinated beverages, processed foods and alcohol as they can worsen the infection and delay healing. Include vegetables such as pumpkin, beetroot and plenty of fresh fruits which contain potassium and fiber. These are also digested easily and hence do not exert strain on the gastrointestinal system. It is also important to improve immunity so that the body is able to fight the infection. Include foods that contain zinc and vitamin C. Other beneficial additions to the diet are natural spices such as olive leaf, oregano and turmeric. These help to destroy the parasites that infest the stomach and intestines. Raw garlic is anti-parasitic in nature and helps to treat various digestive issues. You can add garlic to food while cooking or even chew on a raw clove of garlic daily. The enzyme bromelain in pineapple aids in digestion and helps to cleanse the system of parasitic organisms. Foods such as flaxseed, pysllium husk and pumpkin seeds are also effective intestinal cleansers.
It is essential to avoid consuming any food or beverage that may be contaminated. Wash food thoroughly before cooking and ensure that they are cooked well before eating.