Parasite Cleanses
21 April 2024

Parasite Cleanses & What to Know

Parasite cleansing, also known as parasitic detox or parasite cleanse, is a practice aimed at eliminating parasites from the body. Parasites are organisms that live on or inside another organism (host) and derive nutrients at the host's expense. While some parasites may not cause noticeable harm, others can lead to various health issues ranging from mild discomfort to severe illness. They can produce a variety of toxins which can be harmful to the human body, it’s pretty hard to avoid them so considering a parasite cleanse is a great place to start.

Parasites can enter our bodies via contaminated food (such as raw meat and fish) and water, exposure to infected animals or people, poor hygiene, visits to sites with dirty water or long grasses, to name a few. It’s incredibly hard in our modern age to avoid all types of parasites so the likelihood of having them can be quite high. The list of symptoms for parasites is also quite extensive which contains anything from anxiety, brain fog, fatigue, headaches and migraines to skin problems, diarrhea, bloating and inflammation. I have spoken with friends and clients who have “tried everything” yet still experience these symptoms. Cleansing using methods we will discuss really is a good ‘next step’ place to begin your journey to full health and vitality. Living with these symptoms is not the ‘normal’ way our bodies should be feeling at optimum health and you do not need to live this way.

What are Parasites

What are Parasites & Why Cleanse?

Parasites are organisms that live on or inside another organism, known as the host, and derive nutrients at the host's expense. These parasites can vary widely in size and type, ranging from microscopic protozoa to larger worms. While some parasites may coexist with their hosts without causing harm, others can lead to a range of health issues, including digestive disturbances, fatigue, nutrient deficiencies, and even serious illnesses.

Considering The Parasite Cleanse

Considering The Parasite Cleanse

In the pursuit of optimal health and vitality, individuals often explore various avenues to cleanse and detoxify their bodies. One such practice that has gained traction in recent years is the parasite cleanse. While the idea of parasites living within us may sound unsettling, understanding the potential benefits of a parasite cleanse sheds light on why many people choose to incorporate this practice into their wellness routines. There are several reasons why people might consider parasite cleansing:

Symptoms: Some individuals experience symptoms such as chronic fatigue, digestive issues, abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in appetite, which they believe may be related to parasitic infections. Parasite cleansing is seen as a way to alleviate these symptoms.

Preventive health: Even if someone doesn't exhibit symptoms, they may choose to do a parasite cleanse as a preventive measure, especially if they have travelled to regions where parasitic infections are common or have engaged in activities that increase the risk of exposure to parasites, such as consuming undercooked meat or contaminated water.

Detoxification: The belief that parasites can release toxins into the body prompts some individuals to undertake parasite cleansing as part of a broader detoxification regimen. They may believe that removing parasites will improve overall health and well-being.

Promoting Digestive Health: Parasites residing in the digestive tract can disrupt the delicate balance of gut flora, leading to symptoms such as bloating, gas, diarrhoea, and constipation. Cleansing the body of parasites can help restore this balance and promote optimal digestive function.

Enhancing Immune Function: A healthy immune system is vital for defending the body against infections, including parasitic invasions. By removing parasites, the immune system can function more efficiently, reducing the risk of recurrent infections and bolstering overall immune health.

Natural Health Practices: Many proponents of alternative and complementary medicine advocate for parasite cleansing as a natural way to support the body's self-cleansing mechanisms. They may recommend herbal remedies, dietary changes, or other natural methods to eliminate parasites.

Benefits of a Parasite Cleanse

Benefits of a Parasite Cleanse

Improved Digestion: Removing parasites from the digestive tract can alleviate symptoms such as bloating, gas, and abdominal discomfort, leading to better digestion and nutrient absorption.

Increased Energy: Chronic fatigue is a common symptom associated with parasitic infections. Cleansing the body of parasites may lead to increased energy levels and vitality as the body no longer expends energy fighting off these invaders.

Enhanced Immune Function: A parasite cleanse can strengthen the immune system, making it more resilient against infections and diseases, both parasitic and non-parasitic.

Relief from Chronic Symptoms: Individuals suffering from chronic health issues such as allergies, skin problems, and joint pain may find relief after completing a parasite cleanse, as these symptoms can sometimes be linked to underlying parasitic infections.

Promotion of Overall Well-being: By ridding the body of parasites and toxins, individuals may experience a renewed sense of vitality, mental clarity, and emotional balance, contributing to overall well-being.

The effectiveness of parasite cleanses varies, and some methods may carry risks or side effects. Before undertaking any cleansing regimen, it's advisable to do as much of your own research as you can on the products you wish to use, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are taking medications. Additionally, if you do suspect infections or poor health conditions relating to parasites and the symptoms listed perhaps seeking medical advice could benefit you initially.

How to Perform

How to Perform a Parasite Cleanse

There are various approaches to parasite cleansing, ranging from herbal remedies and dietary modifications to fasting protocols and specialised cleansing kits. So, in my favourite way of presenting information, LISTS, and more lists! Here are some common strategies:

Herbal Remedies: Certain herbs and botanical extracts, such as black walnut, wormwood, clove, and oregano oil, are believed to have anti-parasitic properties and are often used in parasite cleansing protocols. We sell a Green Black Walnut Hull and an oregano oil which we will talk more about later.

Dietary Modifications: Eliminating processed foods, refined sugars, alcohol and other inflammatory foods while increasing intake of fibre-rich fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can create an inhospitable environment for parasites in the gut.

Colonic Irrigation: Colonics, which are also known as colon hydrotherapy, is a professional method that involves flushing the colon with water to remove toxins and waste products from the body. It can be an effective way to eliminate parasites from the digestive system and improve your overall gut health.

Our Products

A Cleanse & Our Products

There are several products I would like to highlight here that have been essential for my own personal cleansing journey and of others I know who have tried cleansing also. There are links to each one below also so check them out too and consider trying them on your own parasite cleansing journey:

Green Black Walnut Hull

The first product we come to is our very famous, Green Black Walnut Hull. Green black walnut hull is a potent herbal remedy with various traditional uses. It's primarily known for its antimicrobial properties and its ability to support gastrointestinal health. People sometimes use it in tincture form, made by soaking the green hulls of black walnuts in alcohol. We however offer ours in 500mg capsule form.

An excerpt from our website: “Green Black Walnut Hull was named "Green" because it is made with the green hulls of the black walnut tree. It has been used by Herbalists to combat diarrhoea, dysentery and to facilitate the detox of some forms of intestinal parasites. Powerful stuff for the convinced Natural Health Enthusiast”.

Historically, indigenous peoples in North America have used black walnut hulls for their medicinal properties. Today, it's still used in natural medicine practices, often as a remedy for parasitic infections, such as worms and other intestinal parasites. Some also use it to support digestion and detoxification.

You can find this here on our website.


Turpentine is an oil distilled from pine resin. While it's primarily known for its use as a solvent in paint thinners and varnishes, it has a long history of medicinal use as well. In traditional medicine, turpentine has been used internally as a remedy for various ailments, including intestinal parasites, coughs, and respiratory issues. It is said that it has antibacterial, antifungal, and even anticancer properties.

Find our Turpentine here. Be sure to check out the ‘suggested use’ section!

Methylene Blue

Methylene blue is a versatile compound with various applications, ranging from medical to industrial uses. It's a synthetic dye that has found extensive use in medicine, particularly in the treatment of methemoglobinemia, a condition where haemoglobin in red blood cells is unable to carry oxygen effectively.

In addition to its role in treating methemoglobinemia, methylene blue has gained attention for its potential as a therapeutic agent in various other medical conditions. Research suggests that it may have neuroprotective properties and could be beneficial in treating certain neurological disorders like Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. It's also being investigated for its potential in treating mood disorders like depression and bipolar disorder. The spectrum of these benefits are vast!

An excerpt from our website: “Studies have shown its effectiveness against a wide range of pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Research published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology highlighted its ability to inhibit the replication of the malaria parasite. It was used in the Vietnam war for troops with malaria”.

Find our Methylene Blue here.


Oregano is more than just a flavourful herb used in cooking; it's also a powerhouse of health benefits. Native to the Mediterranean region, oregano has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. One of the key components of oregano is its high concentration of antioxidants, such as rosmarinic acid and thymol. These antioxidants help to neutralise harmful free radicals in the body, reducing oxidative stress and inflammation, which are linked to various chronic diseases. Oregano also possesses antimicrobial properties, thanks to compounds like carvacrol and thymol. These compounds have been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi, making oregano a natural option for fighting off infections.

In addition to its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, oregano is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin K, manganese, iron, and calcium, which are essential for overall health and well-being. To incorporate more oregano into your diet, consider adding it to homemade salad dressings, sprinkling it over roasted vegetables, or using it to season meats and seafood. You can also enjoy it in teas or infusions for a soothing and aromatic beverage.

Find our Oregano here.

Green Black Walnut

Precautions & Considerations

While a parasite cleanse can offer numerous benefits, it's essential to approach it with caution, especially for individuals with underlying health conditions or those taking medications. Some important considerations are, seeking advice from those that know what they’re talking about, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions or are pregnant or breastfeeding. The duration of your cleanse and avoiding prolonged or overly aggressive cleansing protocols, as they may disrupt the body's natural balance and lead to adverse effects. Staying adequately hydrated and nourished throughout the cleansing process to support the body's detoxification pathways and overall well-being, and just a general monitoring and paying attention to any changes in symptoms or adverse reactions during the cleanse and adjust the protocol accordingly.


While the idea of parasites inhabiting our bodies may evoke discomfort, the potential benefits of a parasite cleanse are undeniable. By promoting digestive health, enhancing immune function, and alleviating chronic symptoms, a parasite cleanse can pave the way for renewed vitality and well-being. However, it's crucial to approach parasite cleansing mindfully, with a focus on balance, moderation, and informed decision-making. Ultimately, the journey to optimal health is a personal one, and integrating parasite cleansing into a comprehensive wellness regimen may offer profound benefits for those seeking to unlock their full potential.