41 Home Remedies for Amoebiasis
Amoebiasis is a health problem that is most common in people who live in tropical regions where humidity and poor sanitation conspire to aid its spread. When you have a poor immune system, traveling to such regions is not advised to avoid getting infected.
Amoebiasis is an infection with amoebas. It can sometimes also lead to dysentery. The symptoms that indicate an infection include stomach cramps, loose stools, vomiting, nausea, bloody stools, and upper torso tenderness.
Consulting a doctor is the best course of action when any of these symptoms show up, but the following home remedies are recommended when immediate danger is not evident or when you have already seen a doctor and you are looking for other remedies to supplement your treatment. Also, if one member of your family has this infection, it is likely that other family members will too. Seek medical attention as soon as you can if your symptoms are serious.
Home Remedies for Amoebiasis Symptoms
The anti-parasitic and antibiotic properties of garlic are effective in expelling harmful parasites from the body. It is also virile in stimulating your body’s immune system so that infections can be kept at bay. Try to eat at least three cloves of garlic a day. You can do this by eating them in meals or on their own. If you are not fond of the taste of garlic, you can instead take garlic supplement capsules.
The seeds and pulp of pumpkins are effective in eliminating traces of the parasite that gives rise to amebiasis. The anti-inflammatory edge of this gourd keeps the lining of your intestines safe from damage by these parasites. Pumpkin is easily digestible and exerts little to no strain on the digestive system. You can either eat a serving of roasted pumpkin seeds a day or add pumpkins to your meals. They taste great in soups and casseroles.
Cloves are rich in good bacteria. Adequate use can destroy traces of parasites along with their eggs. They can also boost your immunity and forestall future infestation. The best use to use this remedy is to make a tea from the cloves by adding a teaspoon of powdered cloves to one cup of hot water. Drink this at least once a day.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is effective in maintaining the pH levels in the human body and can help make the body unsuitable for parasites that spur amebiasis. This impressive home remedy ingredient is also laden with minerals and vitamins that boost your immune system effectively. To use this remedy, mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in one cup of warm water. If you do not like the taste, you can add honey to improve its flavor.
5. Sacred Fig
The peepal tree, also known as the sacred fig, has bark that is an excellent remedy for lesions caused by amebiasis. To use this remedy, strip the bark from the tree, wash thoroughly and dry away from direct sun rays, grind the bark into powder a form and filter, and sprinkle over affected skin.
Fiber-rich foods are great for expelling parasites from the intestines, along with other toxins. By increasing your fiber intake, you are primed to properly expel waste from your body to reduce the chances of any infection thriving. Foods rich in potassium and vitamin C content helps you thrive and ward off infections as well. Eat lots of tomatoes, carrots , beetroots , prunes , nuts, broccoli, apples, brown rice and seeds to add more fiber to your diet.
Turmeric is rich in anti-inflammatory properties and helps to shield your tender tissues from damage. Your immune system is also boosted with the consumption of turmeric. Try to add more turmeric to your meals. It often tastes best in spicy dishes.
Oregano beats back any harmful parasite and is a remedy for amebiasis as a result of antioxidants and antibiotics present in it. This herb can be consumed fresh or dried when added to a range of meals. It also possesses antispasmodic components so that pains and cramps can be eased. If you do not want to add it to your meals, you can instead add juice from a squeeze of a lemon to three drops of oregano oil mix in one cup of water. However, do not use oregano oil if you are pregnant. Do not give oregano oil to children. However, it is still okay for children and pregnant women to eat oregano in it’s fresh or dried state.
Coconut is an excellent immune booster as it combats most pathogens in the human body. Triglyceride is also present in coconut are well reviewed for antiparasitic activities. Coconut oil and coconut water are healthy and suitable for human consumption. You can drink up to three tablespoons of coconut oil (or cook with it) or drink three cups of coconut water daily to treat the symptoms of your amoebiasis.
10. Increase Fluid Intake
Loss of water from frequent use of the toilet and vomiting can cause dehydrated, which worsens amebiasis. Drinking lots of water around the clock will help keep hydration in check in patients and ensure that toxins are expelled. This will make patients less prone to further infestation. Drink at least eight glasses of purified water a day. Tea, milk, and sports drinks are also great sources of hydration. However, you should avoid caffeinated drinks and alcohol, as they are likely to do more harm than good (in large doses).
Ginger has excellent properties for a healthy living and for fighting nausea that often accompanies amoebiasis. To ward off vomiting, suck on ginger candy, drink ginger tea, or drink ginger ale.
Exercise has a profound effect on your physiology as it helps to expedite flushing of toxins from your body. The more efficiently toxins are expelled; the better it is for amebiasis to be remedied. However, do not strain yourself. Light exercise is best until you are fully cured.
13. Ditch Caffeine
Caffeinated beverages with added sugars have adverse effects on amebiasis and should be avoided until you recover. Sodas, coffee, hot chocolate, and even some teas have caffeine. Especially avoid energy drinks. When you are healed, you may slowly begin drinking caffeinated beverages again.
14. Black Tea
Black tea expedites expelling of toxins within the intestine that proliferated from amebiasis. This type of tea is full of healthy antioxidants, which can speed up the healing process. Drinking black tea every day without sugar is recommended. This tea has small amounts of caffeine, so only drink a cup or two a day.
15. Eat Yogurt
Yogurt contains probiotic agents that stimulate efficient digestion and are rich in Vitamins like the K-class and B12. They also contain good bacteria. Try to eat at least a cup or two of plain yogurt. If you do not like the taste of plain yogurt, try adding some honey to it.
16. Exposed Food Avoidance
When you are in the tropics or around a place where amebiasis has been reported, avoid food from street vendors and look for alternatives. Also, do not drink water from the area. Instead, drink purified bottled water.
The kutja plant is well reviewed in Ayurveda and is used to stall diarrhea and dysentery. It is no easy task to prepare this plant remedy at home. However, tablets from this plant are available from herbal outlets. Take as instructed on the bottle.
18. Boil Water
If you need to consume water from public supplies in the tropics, make sure it is boiled before consumption. Boil a gallon at once and store for use over the rest of the day or longer.
19. Guava Leaves
Guava leaves are high in acidic content and are effective for destruction of parasites along with their eggs within the intestines. To use this remedy, collect a few leaves and wash thoroughly, dry and grind the leaves to a fine texture, take a glass of water and add a tablespoon of the ground leaves. Drink this mixture three times a day.
20. Proper Sanitary Habits
Healthy sanitary habits will prevent the spread of amebiasis. Always wash your hands with hot water and soap before and after meals and after using the toilet.
21. Cold Compress
Stomach cramps are a common symptom of amebiasis and you can use cold compresses for some immediate relief. Although, you will need other remedies to clear the infection.
22. Ditch Processed Foods
When infected with amebiasis, avoid processed foods so you do not worsen the condition. Processed foods include microwave meals and fast food. Try to eat fresh foods until your amoebiasis clears up.
Apricots have high vitamin content as well as fiber so that they work well for patients battling constipation. The leaves of apricot coagulate stool so that the effect of diarrhea gets dampened. Try eating an apricot a day or drink a cup of apricot juice a day.
24. Indian Lilac
Indian lilac is well-reviewed and should be used as an amebiasis remedy by consuming five leaves every day in crushed, diced, or cooked form. This can be eaten by itself or added to meals.
Pomegranates are full of antioxidants and it also supplies vitamin C when included in your diet. They are good for digestive and immune system optimization. Your intestines are also well shielded from the activities of harmful parasites when pomegranates are consumed. Try to eat a pomegranate a day or a cup of pomegranate juice a day until you feel better.
26. Wash Foods Thoroughly
Make sure to have fruits and vegetable washed thoroughly before consumption, especially if you are in the tropics. Use warm water to do this.
27. Drumstick Juice
Drumstick leaves have active antiparasitic agents. To use these leaves as a home remedy, mix 450 grams of leaves and mix it with 450 grams of sesame seed oil. Put a small amount of this mix in a glass of water. Drink this once a day.
28. Reheat Prepared Meals
If you need to eat meals that are already prepared when battling amebiasis infection, make sure that such food gets reheated to the 167º F. This will ensure that you do not consume after further parasites.
29. Avoid Milk
Dairy products, cheese, and milk need to be avoided when you are infected with amebiasis. This also includes yogurt. Once your amoebiasis is cleared up, you can slowly add dairy products back into your diet.
Neem leaves are effective against amebiasis as a result of the presence of antibiotics. To take advantage of this remedy, take dried neem leaves and grind to powder, add turmeric powder in equal measure, grind to paste, and add mustard oil to combine properly. Rub this paste on the stomach. This will alleviate stomach cramps and painful inflammation.
31. Ditch Alcohol
Alcohol is proven to worsen amebiasis symptoms. To avoid inhibiting the healing process, stop further consumption. You may slowly add alcohol back into your diet once your amoebiasis clears up.
32. Mango Flowers
Mango flowers are a home remedy similar to guava leaves, as a result of their similar acidic content. To use this home remedy, collect some mango leaves and wash thoroughly, dry them away from the sun rays, and then grind them into a powder and consume with generous water. Do this at least once a day.
33. Chaparro Amargo
Chaparro Amargo is reviewed as most efficient against amebiasis. Add 30 drops of Chaparro Camargo in a glass of water. Drink this twice a day: once in the morning and once before dinner. Do this for a week. Once the week is over, stop this treatment. Do not be concerned if you feel mild cramping while using this remedy, as it shows that the parasites are already being expelled.
34. Cook Raw Foods
All raw foods need to be thoroughly cooked before consumption. You can either boil foods before use to make sure that they are cleaned or you can make sure your food is cooked to the correct internal temperature (which varies by food). You can follow this link to see the proper internal temperatures for various foods.
35. Bilva Fruit
The bilva fruit, also known as bael, contains acidic components that carry out anti-microbial activities. The acidic effect is better felt when unripe bael fruits are used for this remedy. To use this remedy, roast some fruits in open fire. Once cooked, extract the pulp. If you do not like the taste, you can mix in honey or sugar to taste. Eat this twice a day for two weeks.
These seeds provide essential oils that are beneficial for health reasons. The detox action of nutmeg on the kidneys and liver are also well-reviewed. Any excessive strain from the accumulation of toxins makes it necessary to consume nutmegs for rapid action. For a tasty and helpful treat, you can add freshly ground nutmeg in hot water or milk. You can also make the drink more flavorful by adding honey. Drink this beverage at least once a day.
Vinegar should be used to purify vegetables before eating in an area that is affected by amebiasis. Soak the vegetables in vinegar and water to clean your vegetables. You do not need to cook your vegetables in vinegar, though.
38. Public Bathrooms
When in an amebiasis endemic area, make sure to use only clean bathrooms. Stay away from public toilets as they are likely to be unsanitary. If you must use a public bathroom, try not to sit directly on a toilet. Wash your hands with hot water and soap after every time you use a bathroom, even if it is not a private bathroom.
Papaya is rich in vitamins and minerals and is a stable source of potassium and fiber. To use papaya, all you have to do is either eat a serving of papaya a day or drink a cup of papaya juice.
40. Yoga Poses
When amebiasis results at any time, yoga poses can be used to bring about relief from cramps and associated pains. Only try this home remedy if you already know how to do yoga, as you will not want to strain yourself. Try yoga poses as often as possible.
41. Sexual Abstinence
Sexual acts that might lead to fecal contact should be avoided when amebiasis infection is present in either party. Do not have oral sex if you have amoebiasis or if you are romantically/sexually involved with someone who has amoebiasis. This can reduce the spread of the infection.
Make sure to talk to a doctor before using these home remedies. These are meant to be a supplement to whatever your doctor prescribes. Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. Good luck with your healing process!