Intestinal parasites are small organisms that live in the digestive tract and cause illness. They can cause nausea, fever, vomiting, and belly pain.
It is treated with medicine. Some people turn to natural therapies to treat intestinal parasites. They should not be used instead of standard treatment.
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Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse. For example, papaya should not be taken by people with high blood pressure. It may interact with their medicines.
Herbs and Supplements
A1. Okeniyi JA, Ogunlesi TA, et al. Effectiveness of dried Carica papaya seeds against human intestinal parasitosis: a pilot study. J Med Food. 2007;10(1):194-196.
Last reviewed May 2019 by EBSCO NAT Review Board
Eric Hurwitz, DC
Last Updated: 6/14/2019