Herbs can sometimes be confusing, especially if you’re new to them! We have tried to break down our herbal information to be better understandable. Many of the herbs in the HUMAWORM formula serve more than one purpose. (Take a look at Barberry – it helps in ALL 3 areas of parasite removal!) REMEMBER - just like coffee contains caffeine that perks us up - the following herbs contain components that do wonders for our bodies too!
There are three categories of herbs in our formulas. The first is the herbs that have the ability to kill parasites, their larvae and their eggs. Different herbs have the capacity of killing different parasite species - some kill the bigger worms, while others will destroy the microscopic ones. These must be used TOGETHER for totally effective parasite removal. You want to get them ALL at one time!
The second category of herbs is the purifiers. They have the ability to sweep through the body and remove all toxins left over from the parasites. Some clean the blood, while other clean specific organs. These have been chosen not only for their ability to purify but to also for their anti-parasite properties. (see Pau D’ Arco)
The last group of herbs is the digestion and colon helpers. Parasites, larvae and eggs are removed from the body through the colon. During parasite removal, the digestive system is working extra hard to expel parasites and toxins – this group helps to keep the digestive system running smoothly. Again, some of these have been chosen for their ability to not only to keep things flowing smoothly, but also for their dual action qualities (see Senna).
Special Note: Thyme and Barberry also have very powerful natural antibiotic properties - FABULOUS for restoring the body!
The following herbs have many uses but we will try to just concentrate on their parasite cleansing abilities.
THE HERBS - WHAT THEY ARE & WHAT THEY DO
THE PARASITE DESTROYERS
BLACK WALNUT– The dried and ground green hull of the Black Walnut contains tannin which is an organic iodine as well as juglandin, juglone and juglandic acids. It has been used for centuries to expel various types of worms including parasites that cause skin irritations – such as ringworm. It oxygenates the blood, which also helps to kill parasites. Black Walnut is very effective against tapeworms, pinworms, candida albicans (yeast infections) and malaria. It is also effective in reducing sugar levels, and helping the body rid itself of toxins.
WORMWOOD–The MOST POWERFUL of the parasite killing herb kingdom. It is most effective against roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and pinworms. Wormwood contains the toxins thujone and isothujone which are the components that kill parasites. Wormwood also contains santonin which is known as a remedy for parasitic diseases. It is the second most bitter herb known to man and has been proven as a POWERFUL remedy for malaria. Wormwood also contains sesquiterpene lactones, which work similar to peroxide by weakening the parasites membranes therefore killing them. Wormwood also helps produce bile which in turn helps the liver and gallbladder.
CLOVES - Cloves contain eugenol, caryophyllene, and tannins which are powerful anti-microbial properties – these components are what actually travel in the bloodstream killing microscopic parasites and all parastitic larvae and eggs. Eugonal is the most powerful antimicrobal agents known. Eugonal kills all microscopic protoza. Cloves are tremendously effective in killing malaria, tuberculosis, cholera, scabies and other parasites, viruses, bacteria and fungi including candida Cloves also destroy pseudomonas aeruginosa, all species of shigella, staph and strep..
THYME – Thyme contains thymol, carvacrol and flavonoids which are effective in killing bacteria (such as fungal infections ie: yeast infections) and are especially effective in killing hookworms, roundworms, threadworms and skin parasites.Thyme also destroys Cryptococcus neoformans, Aspergillus, Saprolegnia, and Zygorhynchus species. AND Salmonella typhimurium, Staphylococcus aureas, Escherichia coli and other bacterial species. As an antibiotic, thymol is 25 times more effective than phenol, but much less toxic. Thyme is the primary ingrediant in LISTERINE MOUTHWASH because of it's germ killing power.
GARLIC - Garlic can slow and kill, more than sixty types of fungi and twenty types of bacteria, including some of the most potent viruses known to man. Garlic alone can help in controlling parasites. Garlic has a history of being able to kill parasites and control secondary fungal infections; detoxify and gently stimulate elimination; it also has antioxidant properties to protect against oxidation caused by parasites' toxins. Allicin and Ajoene, are the components in Garlic that kill parasites including the one-cell varaties as well as pinworms and hookworms. Garlic has antimicrobial activities (including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiprotozoal, and antiparasitic) that kills: B. subtilis, E. coli, P. mirabilis, Salmonella typhi, methicillin-resistant Staph aureus, Staph faecalis, salmonella enteritidis, and V. cholerae ,staphylococcus, Escherichia, Proteus, Salmonella, Providencia, Citrobacter, Klebsiella, Hafnia, Aeromonas, Vibrio and Bacillus genera. Garlic is also very effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Garlic also kills Microsporum, Epidermophyton, Trichophyton, Rhodotorula, Torulopsis, Trichosporon, Cryptococcus neoformans, and Candida, including Candida albicans. Garlic also has antiamoebic and Antiprotozoan properties and is especially effective against Entamoeba histolytica and Paramecium caudatum.
FENNEL - This herb is known to be anti-parasitic. Fennel Seed is used to help remove and expel Parasites and their waste and from the body. Fennel also very effective against Candida Albicans.
CAYENNE – Capsicum is the componant in cayenne that destroys parasites. It is a very effective herb for the elimination of parasites.
GINGER – The components of gingerol (zingiberone, bisabolene, camphene, geranial, linalool and borneol) found in ginger are what destroys parasites including the roundworm, the blood fluke the anisakid worm, and bacteria including salmonella.
GENTIAN – This herb is wonderful for ridding the body of parasites including plasmodia which is the malaria causing parasite . Genatian is also good for treating anemia and counteracting the effects of parasite toxins in the body by stimulating the liver to produce more bile.
HYSSOP - Hyssop contains an essential hormone oil which is very effective in destroying a variety of parasites and is very effective against the herpes simplex virus.
BODY & BLOOD PURIFIERS - REMOVES TOXINS & RESTORES THE BODY
MILK THISTLE– The componant that causes Milk Thistle to help in toxin clearance is silymarin. Milk Thistle aids in toxin clearance by promoting healthy liver cell regeneration and its antioxidant action protects against cell damage from toxins. Milk Thistle is most helpful for the body to clear toxins given off by parasites
MARSHMALLOW ROOT– Marshmallow Root contains a great amount of mucilage – meaning when Marshmallow Root gets wet, it get very soft and sticky and soothes the mouth, throat, stomach and intestional tract. When the parasites are dislodged from tissue, the leave an open sore – the Marshmallow Root covers these sores so there will be no irritation.
PAU D' ARCO- Pau d’arco is used for Candida yeast infections (and other fungal infections) ,viral infections and parasitic infections. Also cystitis, prostatitis, ringworm, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Pau D’ Arco is one of the MOST POWERFUL ANTIOXDIENTS and immune system stimulates in the herbal kingdom.
BURDOCK - Removes accumulated waste (toxins) from the skin, kidneys, mucous and serous membranes. A very effective blood purifier, Burdock is wonderful for head, face and neck skin problems including, eczema, psoriasis, boils, carbuncles, styes, sores and dermatitis.
ELECAMPANE – This herb is to the lungs what Marshmallow Root is to the digestive tract. It is a natural expectorant which helps to coat and soothe the lungs as impurities are coughed up. Elecampane also has an anti-bacterial effect that purifies the lungs.
FENUGREEK – Works very much like elecampane with an added blood purifying quality.
LICORICE - Licorice is also an expectorant and demulcent just like elecampane and fenugreek. It also is an anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and mild laxative. It purifies the organs, the endocrine system and especially the liver.
THE COLON & BOWEL HELPERS
BARBERRY – The ingredients of Barberry - berberine, columbamine, and oxyacanthine have antibacterial and anti-viral properties with some suggestion that berberine sulfate might be amebicidal and trypanocida. Research indicates that berberine is specifically effective against cholera, giardia, shigella, salmonella and E. coli The berberine, aids in the secretion of bile and is good for liver problems, that is also a mild laxative, and helps the digestive processes. Berberine also fights Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Salmonella, Shigella and Eschorichia Coli, cholera and chronic candidiasis (yeast). Berberine is highly bactericidal, amoeboidal and trypanocidal. Barberry is antihelicobacter, fungicidal and antiparasitic Barberry acts in the same way as chloramphenicol, a commonly prescribed antibiotic drug. Barberry helps to purify the respatory and digestive systems and also has a anti-parasitic effect.
CASCARA SAGRADA - Also known as Buckthorn, Cascara Sagrada stimulates increased wavelike contractions of the large intestine. Cascara has also been known to expel parasites through its wavelike actions in the lower intestines and is highly recommended for parasite removal. Cascara Sagrada is considered one of the safest laxatives and is useful in detoxifying the colon.
SENNA - Senna is a powerful laxative that is excellent for expelling worms. Senna works best when combined with other anthelmintic herbs, such as ginger or fennel. These herbs increase regularity and reduce the chance of bowel cramps due to senna’s strong action. Senna effectively cleans the elimination system and has a vermifuge action that repels parasites. (Senna is the ingredient in many over the counter laxatives, including Fletcher's Castoria™, Senokot™ and Innerclean Herbal Laxative.)
SAGE - Sage has the power to relax the muscles lining the digestive tract. Sage contains relatively high levels of thujone, which is the same ingredient in wormwood that kills parasites. Sage is also used to increase circulation and is considered to be an excellent remedy for poor digestion and stomach problems.
PSYLLIUM - Removes toxins from the colon and is especially useful in cleaning out all of the pockets that are in the colon wall. Psyllium swells up to 50 times it’s size and is powerfully effective in removing waste and toxins from the colon.
YELLOW DOCK – Works as a laxative, but unlike other laxatives, yellow dock also promotes bile flow which purifies the blood and is rich in digestable iron which helps restore the body.
CRAMP BARK - The componants of Cramp Bark (Vitamin K, viburnin, isovalerianic acid, hydroquinines, coumarins, salicin, salicosides, arbutin, sterol, tannin, and resin) greatly calms gastrointestinal cramping by relaxing the smooth muscles. It also greatly helps general muscle cramping. This will reduce any cramping that might occur while your colon is working to expel parasites.
PEPPERMINT – Peppermint is well know for relieving indigestion, but it also relaxes the stomach muscles, relieves gas and is also good for nausea and vomiting. Peppermint also has anti-parastic properties.