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GIARDIA (Giardia lamblia, parasite infecting humans)
Giardia lamblia is a flagellated protozoan parasite. It lives and reproduces in the intestine, causing an infection of the small intestine known as giardiasis. When it takes up residence in a human's gut, it results in inflammation and and other damage, reducing the gut's ability to absorb nutritrients and causes diarrhoea. The parasite is highly resistant to water treatment and is known to exist in drinking water. After a person is exposed to the parasite, it usually takes seven to 10 days for the infection to develop, but it can take from three to 25 days or longer.
Symptoms of flatworm blood fluke infection
Abdominal cramps and bloating.
Diarrhoea, watery, sometimes foul-smelling diarrhoea that may alternate with soft, greasy stools
Fatigue or malaise
Gas or flatulence
Loss of appetite
May result in pain in the calves and weakness in the legs.
Natural treatment for giardia infection
Coconut: A tablespoon of the freshly ground coconut should be taken at breakfast followed by a dose of castor oil after three hours. The process may be repeated till the cure is complete. CAUTION: Castor oil should not be given to children below five years of age.
Wormwood can be taken as a tea. Do not take the pure oil as it is considered to be toxic.
Dientamoeba fragilis trophozoites (parasitic worm)
Hookworm (Necator americanus parasite)
Lancet flukes (Dicrocoelium dendriticum parasite)
Roundworms (Ascariasis lumbricoides, Strongyloides stercoralis, parasite)
Skin parasites (lice)
Tapeworms (Dipylidium caninum, Hymenolepsis nana, Taenia saginata, Taenia solium, Vampirolepis nana parasites)
Trichinella spiralis (roundworm parasite)
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