2005年的一項研究表明，在椰子中發現的中鏈脂肪酸有效殺死腸道寄生蟲賈第蟲（Giardia） – 導致腹瀉的寄生蟲。研究作者聲稱，椰子可用於替代用於治療賈第蟲病的藥物。
Foods that kill parasites in your body
Parasites can cause health issues. One major disease is cancer. So killing parasites in your body can potentially cure your cancer. Here are 10 foods that can fight off parasites, according to some report circulated on the internet.
Onions have been used to combat parasites in traditional medicine for hundreds or maybe thousands of years. Research released in 2018 shows sulfur metabolites in onions stop parasites from making key compounds that critical for their survival.
Line onions, garlic kills parasites through preventing the production of chemicals parasitic organisms need to survive. Scientists have found garlic is up to 90 percent effective at killing nematode parasites in humans and animals.
A 2005 study shows medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut are potent enough to kill the intestinal parasite Giardia – the parasites that cause diarrhea. Study authors claim that coconut may be used to replace drugs intended to treat giardiasis.
Sunflower seeds and Carrots
Sunflower seeds are full of vitamin E which can prevent for parasitic infection. Vitamin E deficiency is a known risk factor for parasitic infection. Vitamin E sufficiency can help improve immunity against nematode infection.
Carrots comprise many bioactive compounds that can help fight parasites. Vitamin A deficiency is known to be a risk factor for parasite infection and carrots provide tons of vitamin A or beta carotene. Carrots are also full of antifungal compounds which many believe help kill cancer cells.
Papaya seeds and honey
Papayas seeds are able to help get rid of intestinal parasites. Studying Nigerian children, scientists found papaya seeds and honey together was effective at treating parasitic infections. The efficacy (clearance) in children was 71 to 100%.
Honey has been known for its antibacterial properties for ages. Raw honey is believed to boost immunity.
Pumpkin seeds are one of most commonly known remedies to treat parasites. Pumpkin seeds provide a compound that prevents parasites from clinging to the intestinal walls.