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Parasites are tiny organisms that may infect the body, most commonly the digestive system, where they produce toxic wastes and compete for nutrients. Parasitic infections can occur while traveling and from drinking contaminated water, by eating undercooked meats or fish, or from eating contaminated fruits and vegetables. People with weakened immune systems or who are taking immunosuppressive drugs are also at a higher risk of infection. While some parasites cause obvious signs and symptoms, others can survive in the body, contributing to chronic illness. Parasit Cleanse includes 12 powerful traditional antiparasitic herbs that can rid up to 72 different parasites and decrease inflammation.
Oregano (Origanum spp.), 30% Carvacrol, and Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum)
Oregano and cloves both contain the antimicrobial constituents carvacrol, thymol, and others. In an human study, oregano oil completely eradicated various parasites, including Blastocystis hominis, Entamoeba hartmanni, and Endolimax nana. Related Origanum species have shown activity against Giardia infection. Cloves have been shown to have acaricidal activity towards Dermatophagoides farina and D. pteronyssinus.
Garlic (Allium sativum) Powder
Garlic extract has shown effectiveness against the Caillaria species. In addition, garlic oil may have broad-spectrum activity against Trypanosoma, Plasmodium, Giardia, Leishmania, and Cochlospermum planchonii, and may decrease Plasmodium infection.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) has activity against a wide range of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, by disruption of the bacterial membrane, resulting in cell lysis.
Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) Root and Oregon-Grape (Mahonia/Berberis aquifolium) Root
Goldenseal and Oregon-grape root both contain berberine, an alkaloid with potent antiprotozoal and anthelmintic effects. Studies have shown berberine to markedly decrease parasitic load and rapidly improve hematologic parameters in infected animals. Berberine inhibits formation of bacterial enterotoxin, intestinal fluid accumulation and ion secretion, and smooth muscle contraction; and reduces inflammation. Berberine has demonstrated parasiticidal activity against Trichomonas vaginalis, Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, and Leishmania.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
An in vitro study found significant anti-Toxoplasma gondii RH strain activity was observed with Zingiber officinale extracts (EC50 = 0.18 mg/mL). Another in vitro study demonstrated larvicidal activity of the constituents of ginger against Anisakis simplex, a parasitic nematode found in fish and mammals that also causes infections in humans.
In a Leishmania donovani mouse model, oral administration of aloe vera leaf exudate (15 mg/kgbw × 5 d) reduced parasitemia by > 90% in the liver, spleen, and bone marrow, without impairment of hepatic and renal functions. Aloe is also a demulcent, promoting healing of the digestive tract.
Quassia (Quassia amara)
An in vitro study has found that quassia demonstrates highly antiprotozoal effects against Trypanosoma cruzi, Leishmania infantum, and Plasmodium falciparum K1.
Mandrake (Podophyllum peltatum)
Mandrake rhizome has been used traditionally by native Americans for the treatment of intestinal worms.
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
An in vitro study found that sage constituents (caffeic acid and salvianolic acids) had antileishmanial activities against intracellular stages of Leishmania parasites in immune cells.
The antiparasitic effects may have been due to the release of tumour necrosis factor, interleukin‑6, and interferon from the cultured cells.
Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
Thujone and artemisinin are the active constituents of wormwood, responsible for its antiparasitic effects. An animal study found that Artemisia absinthium resulted in a significant decrease in the number of fecal eggs of the nematode Toxocara cati in infected organisms.
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) Hulls and Leaves
Black walnut contains the antiparasitic molecule thujone, which belongs to the quinone family of molecules. Thujone is thought to “stun” or paralyze parasites long enough that they lose their attachment to the intestinal lining and are able to be eliminated through the bowel.
Adults: Take 3 capsules three times daily with food or as directed by your health-care practitioner. Continue for 15 days. Stop for 5 days. Repeat for 15 days. If you are taking supplements containing iron, zinc, calcium, or copper, take this product a few hours before or after them.
Cautions and warnings:
Cautions and warnings: For adult use only. Do not exceed recommended dose. Consult a health-care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are taking prescription medications; if you have a kidney disorder; if you are taking licorice root or other medications or health products that may aggravate electrolyte imbalance; if you have faecal impaction or symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or fever; if you have blood pressure problems; if you are taking thiazide diuretics or corticosteroids; if you are taking cardiac medications (e.g. cardiac glycosides or antiarrhythmic medications); if you have diabetes; if you are taking blood thinners or protease inhibitors; if you have a seizure disorder (e.g. epilepsy). Reduce dose or discontinue use if you experience abdominal pain, cramps, spasms and/or diarrhea. Consumption of goldenseal with alcohol, other medications, and/or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended.
Contraindications: Do not take if you are pregnant or breast-feeding: if you are taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs or cyclosporine; or if you have hypersensitivity or allergy to herbs in the Lamiaceae family.
Known adverse reactions: Hypersensitivity, such as allergy, has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.
|Each vegetable capsule contains:|
|Aloe (Aloe vera)||5.52 mg|
|Black walnut (Juglans nigra) hulls and leaves||157.8 mg|
|Odourless garlic (Allium sativum) bulb||63.12 mg|
|Ginger (Zingiber officinale) rhizome||7.89 mg|
|Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) root||7.89 mg|
|Oregon-grape (Berberis aquifolium) root||13.41 mg|
|Quassia (Picrasma excelsa) stem wood||5.52 mg|
|Sage (Salvia officinalis) leaf||5.52 mg|
|Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)||94.68 mg|
|Oregano (Oreganum vulgare) leaf extract, 30% carvacrol||40 mg|
|Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum)||31.56 mg|
|Other ingredients: Grapefruit seed extract (37 mg)* and vegetable magnesium stearate in a non‑GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.|
*Our grapefruit seed extract is a natural extract of grapefruit, lemon, and tangerine seed.