From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Giardia:

  • Goldenseal

Natural Cures and Remedies for Giardia

Indications (Bael) — Allergy (1; WO3); Ameba (1; WO2); Ankylostomiasis (1; MPI); Aphtha (f; LMP); Asthma (1; WO2); Bacteria (1; WO2); Beriberi (f; WO2); Bronchosis (f; MPI); Cancer, abdomen (f; JLH); Cancer, colon (f; JLH); Cancer, nose (f; JLH); Cardiopathy (f; SKJ); Catarrh (f; DEP); Colitis (1; WO3); Conjunctivosis (f; LMP; WO2); Constipation (1; DEP; LMP; PH2; SKJ); Convulsion (f; SKJ); Cramp (f; MPI); Dermatosis (f; LMP); Diabetes (1; LMP; SKJ; WO2); Diarrhea (f; DEP; PH2; WO2); Dropsy (f; WO2); Dysentery (f; DEP; SKJ); Dyspepsia (f; DEP); Edema (1; WO2); Enterosis (f; DEP; JLH); Escherichia (1; WO2); Fever (f; DEP; MPI; SKJ; SUW); Fungus (1; WO2); Gastrosis (f; SKJ); Giardia (1; WO2); Gonorrhea (f; DEP; SKJ); Hyperglycemia (1; WO2); IBS (f; WO3); Induration (f; JLH); Infection (1; SKJ; WO2); Inflammation (1; LMP; WO3); Jaundice (f; WO3); Malaria (f; DEP; SUW; WO2); Mucososis (f; DEP); Mycosis (1; WO2); 49

Activities (Long Pepper) — Abortifacient (f; KAB; MPI; SKJ); Alterative (f; KAP; MPI); Analgesic (1; WOI); Anesthetic (1; WOI); Antiallergic (1; MPI); Antianaphylactic (f; MPI); Antibacterial (1; MPI; WOI); Anticonvulsant (f; PR13:561); Antifertility (1; MPI); Antigiardial (1; PR13:561); Antiinflammatory (f; WOI); Antiseptic (1; KAP); Antitubercular (1; WOI); Aphrodisiac (f; DEP; KAB; KAP); Cardiotonic (f; KAP); Carminative (f; DEP; KAB; SUW; WOI); Cholagogue (f; MPI; WOI); Collyrium (f; KAB); Counterirritant (f; WOI); Diaphoretic (f; SUW); Emmenagogue (f; DEP; KAB; MPI); Energetic (f; SUW); Errhine (f; KAB); Expectorant (f; DEP); Fungicide (f; KAP); Hematinic (f; WOI); Hepatoprotective (1; PR13:561); Immunostimulant (1; PR13:561); Insecticide (1; MPI); Insectifuge (1; MPI); Larvicide (f; WOI); Laxative (f; DEP; HHB; KAB); Protisticide (1; PR13:561); Rubefacient (f; KAP); Sedative (f; MPI; WOI); Sialagogue (1; WOI); Stimulant (f; SUW); Stomachic (f; HHB; SKJ); Tonic (f; MPI; WOI); Vermifuge (1; HHB; KAB; MPI).


You should also exercise great care with food and hygiene to prevent getting infected with parasites – eat only well-cooked food, no salads, peel the fruit, use iodine or chlorine to purify the water, etc. Some parasites from the tropics, for instance giardia, can be successfully treated with herbs, but the treatment is often specific to the parasite so you should seek help when you come back. For the general preventative treatment of digestive problems see Chapter 11, pages 46 and 47.

Children are more infested with these worms than adults. There are several types of intestinal worms. The most common of these are roundworms, pinworms, threadworms, hookworms, tapeworms and giardia.

Antiandrogenic (1; DAD); Antiatherosclerotic (2; LAW); Antiarthritic (1; LAW); Antiatherogenic (2; BGB; WHO); Antibacterial (2; AKT; FAD; KOM; SKY; WHO); Anticancer (1; LAW; SKY); Anticholinesterase (1; LAW); Antidiabetic (1; LAW; PNC); Antidote (f; WO2); Antifertility (1; LAW; WO2); Antigiardial (1; X11101670); Antiinflammatory (1; APA; BGB); Antiintegrase (1; LAW); Antioxidant (1; LAW; SHT; WO3); Antimycotic (2; BGB; LAW); Antioxidant (1; AKT; PH2); Antiprostaglandin (1; WHO); Antipyretic (1; WHO); Antirheumatic (1;

Threadworms may cause periodic bouts of diarrhoea alternating with constipation, loss of weight, cough and fever. Hookworms may give rise to anaemia and nutritional disorders. The presence of giardia may result in pain in the calves and weakness in the legs.