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10 HERBAL REMEDIES FOR TOXOPLASMOSIS


Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that is responsible for the infectious disease called toxoplasmosis. This parasite is known to cause infection in birds and mammals, especially cats. Cats are the preferred carriers of this parasite and humans coming in contact with the faeces of infected cats can get infected easily. Eating improperly cooked meat is another way in which humans can catch this infection. Eating contaminated vegetables or unpasteurized milk can also cause this disease. People with low immune systems are unable to counter the attack of the parasite.
The symptoms of toxoplasmosis are endless with the inclusion of seizures, nausea, personality changes, swelling of lymph glands, muscles pain and fever, nerve damage, inflammation of brain, lungs, other body parts and various other symptoms.
When the infection gets worse, it damages the nervous system which in turn causes disorientation, behavioral changes and poor body coordination. Brain is the most important part that is affected due to this infection, causing encephalitis. Other parts of the body may also get affected by toxoplasmosis. This infection may lead to highly lethal conditions like coma. Hence, it should be treated at the right time, before it spreads completely affecting all parts.  If a pregnant woman contracts this disease, it may harm her unborn baby.
When you come across any of these symptoms, you have to immediately start taking treatment for it, without any delay. Though medical treatment is very essential to cure this condition, you can also try out some herbal remedies to fight toxoplasmosis because herbs aid in eliminating the parasite from the body as well.

HOME REMEDIES FOR TOXOPLASMOSIS


1.Garlic

Garlic is a natural antibiotic, antimicrobial, anthelmintic, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic. Due to these reasons, it is a very good cure for toxoplasmosis. Toxoplasmosis can easily eliminated with the consumption of garlic as it can successfully expel intestinal parasites and worms from the body. Garlic also prevents parasites from multiplying in the body and it prevents the reproduction of parasites as well. It is an ideal natural cure for toxoplasmosis.
Garlic is readily available, good for you and delicious. There are plenty of ways to help this ailment with garlic. Garlic cloves can be chopped and eaten daily to ward off the symptoms of toxoplasmosis. Raw, soups or plainly added to every meal will help in removing toxoplasma gondii in your body due to its antiparasitic properties. Also, you can opt for crushing a few garlic cloves and boiling it with milk and drinking it regularly for more effective outcomes. You can also take Garlic juice or Garlic tablets to avail the benefits of this herbal cure.

2.Daikon

This is a radish-like plant from Asia that has an antiviral, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and diuretic (promote urination) properties. Daikon is very effective in killing the toxoplasmosis causing parasite and fighting all kinds of infections. You can eat it in cooked form; however, eating Daikon in its raw state will offer you more nutrients. You can also opt for drinking Daikon juice on a regular basis; it is as effective as having it raw. Consume it once a day, preferably in the morning. Patients will get obvious improvement within 3 weeks.
Radishes like Daikon are a safe and healthy choice during pregnancy. However, it is essential that pregnant women wash their radishes prior to eating them. Unwashed produce may contain harmful bacteria and parasites that can cause food-borne diseases such as toxoplasmosis and listeriosis according to the FDA and the American Pregnancy Association.

3.Psyllium husks

Foods high in fiber such as psyllium husks are very useful for destroying the parasite in the body and curing toxoplasmosis. It's important to eat plenty of fiber-rich foods that can flush out parasites embedded in the intestinal wall. Other foods that help remove an infestation of parasites in humans include pumpkin seeds, papaya extract, flaxseeds, psyllium husks, citrus pectin, and beet root. These substances act like a broom and sweep the debris out of the digestive tract.
Psyllium husks in water, juice or soup once a day. Make sure to drink a full glass of water with 1 tbsp of psyllium husks. Taken regularly it accelerates the cleansing process and helps keep the intestinal system in a state of internal hygiene. The fibre in psyllium husks also helps eliminate heavy metals, toxins and other poisons from the body’s cells.

4.Turmeric

Turmeric has exceptional antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is extremely good in curing infections due to its antiseptic properties. So, you can intake turmeric by mixing it with water or milk, according to your convenience. Drinking milk and turmeric improves the immune system of the body and make it more effective in fighting infections. Another simple and easy way to take it is to blend ½ tsp of powder in a cup of water and drink it. Or take 400 to 500 milligrams three times daily.

5.Oregon grape root

Oregon grape root is also an herb that is used in a wide number of herbal medicines and supplements because of its great anti-bacterial properties. The Oregon grape root contains a compound that is berberine which can successfully treat toxoplasmosis. Berberine is extracted from the herb and the alkaloid is dried. Patient consumes it orally in form of herbal pills or just the dried powder.
Drink one cup of Oregon Grape root tea thrice until you are relieved of all symptoms. Oregon Grape root tea 1 cup made with 1 tsp. of the herb, should be steeped in very hot water for 15 minutes before drinking it. Consuming the Oregon grape root helps to strengthen the immune system and makes the body capable of attacking the parasite.

6.Golden Seal

Toxoplasmosis infection can be cured with Golden Seal. Goldenseal was used for centuries to treat many ailments and is effective against many varieties of bacteria, yeast and fungi, including Toxoplasmosis. This herb has several medicinal properties and it is useful in fighting all kinds of body infections as it is rich in nutritional properties. Goldenseal can cleanse human body from parasites causing severe illnesses. Thus, it is very effective in clearing the body from the toxoplasmosis causing virus.  It can clear worm contaminations as well as bacterial infections.
Golden Seal tea is an anti-viral herbal infection fighter. To fight toxoplasma gondii a parasite, sip on a cup of hot Golden Seal tea or take Golden Seal root capsules - about 1 every 4 hours.  Take goldenseal extract (one dropperful every 4 hours for first day only). Otherwise the manufactures instructions should be followed carefully.

7.Black Walnut

Black Walnut is a herb which cures parasitic infections such as toxoplasmosis. Black Walnut contains natural tannins that kill parasites, yeast and fungus. It also contains a chemical named Juglone, which has some antibiotic and antifungal effects.The active ingredient in black walnut (juglone) was shown to be as effective as some commercial antifungals. According to the study, the test results “for juglone showed it to have moderate antifungal activity and to be as effective as certain commercially available antifungal agents such as zinc undecylenate and selenium sulfide.” Researchers have found that Black Walnut can destroy up to 100 different kinds of parasites in the human body.
Black Walnut also contains a high number of antioxidants. The hull of this herb contains remarkable curative powers. The bark, husk and leaves of the Black Walnut tree have been used as medicine for centuries in North America – the bark for toothache, the inner bark as a laxative, the juice for ringworm and the leaves for bedbugs and mites. Black Walnut extract is usually sold as a tincture, or alcoholic solution. You can use the tincture made from the hull of this herb to cure toxoplasmosis. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also avoid taking this herbal remedy.

8.Aloe vera juice

Aloe Vera is highly beneficial for cleansing the colon. The soothing and anti-inflammatory effect of aloe vera reduces inflammation in the digestive tract. Aloe Vera juice is extremely efficacious in killing parasites in the intestines of the human body. Parasites such as toxoplasma gondii can be eliminated by drinking up to 2 cups of aloe vera juice in a day. It can be taken as a juice or in capsule form.  Take 2 oz 100% pure Aloe Vera Gel or ½ cup of unprocessed Aloe Vera juice thrice a day. You may add honey and lemon to get the bitterness out. You will see positive results within two days.

9.Oil of Oregano

Over the years, oregano has been used in treating a wide number of ailments and is also proved to be successful in fighting the food poisoning bacteria called Toxoplasma gondii. The oil extracted from oregano acts as one of the best herbal remedies for Toxoplasmosis.  Oil of Oregano contains two potent substances called thymol and caryacrol which are anti-microbial in nature and have been proven to fight off parasites in the body. Oil of Oregano can be safely ingested for curing parasitic infections such as toxoplasmosis. Oral dose of 100 mg can be given to patients on a daily basis in form of tablets or as an infusion of oregano leaves in hot water.

10.Essential Plant Oils

Toxoplasma infections are especially difficult to treat because they happen again and are never eliminated from the system. Herbal remedies that can help fight off this parasite are essential plant oils listed below:
  • Coconut oil
  • Garlic oil
  • Oregano oil
  • Clove oil
  • Croton cajucara oil
  • Horsetail oil extracted from the root
  • Restharrow oil extracted from the roots