There are several types of parasites that may reside in our bodies. The most common would be protozoa and worms that infect the body through a parasitic disease. The parasites that live in our bodies are classified in to two groups: the ectoparasites, which are parasites that cause infection through our skin and the endoparasites, which are parasites that cause infection inside our bodies.
The most common of all parasitic infections is the intestinal infection. The case is caused by intestinal parasites that inhabit the intestines of a person. They may live anywhere in the body but commonly on the walls of our intestines. The two main groups that cause intestinal parasitic infection are protozoa and helminths.
Most parasites are transmitted through direct contact of people who have the parasites on their skin. Some others are transmitted through whatever food or drink we take in every day. There is greater risk at getting intestinal parasitic infection through the intake of uncooked or unwashed food and contaminated water.
Children are the most common victims of intestinal parasitic infections. This is because children usually play with soil where most parasites are found. Although this is not much of a health risk, not washing their hands after playing will certainly cause alarms. Mind you that the soil is the home of parasites. Touching it will be extremely dirty and dangerous so make sure to wash your hands after being in contact with it.
There are several treatments out there for parasitic infections but one of the front liners of it would be oregano oil. Oregano oil is an essential oil that is derived from the oregano leaves. Oregano is mostly used for flavoring but is now enhancing in the world of medicine. There are numerous benefits of using oregano oil and one of them would be that it helps reduce and kill parasites.
In a conducted study that tests the effectiveness of oregano oil for parasites, a conclusion was made that oregano oil is essential and very much helpful in our body’s fight against parasites both within and outside of the body. In this particular study, a group of people were to take 600 mg of oregano oil everyday. And in a span of 6 weeks, these people were tested again and were found out that 77% of these participants had a complete disappearance of parasites in their bodies.
Oregano oils have a lot of properties that are produced by its chemicals such as antimicrobial and antiparasitic properties that are very helpful in the battle against parasites. If you plan to take up oregano oil, I suggest you take 200 mg of it thrice a day for six weeks. If you wish to customize this or add a little more, please do consult your doctor.
If you are pregnant or a breast feeding mother, I suggest that you do not take oregano oil. Too much of it may cause miscarriage of your baby and possible other effects on your milk. There will also be mild side effects such as upset stomach and some other allergic reactions.