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National Institute of Parasitic Diseases has discovered a new cause of halitosis (mouth odor): infestation. A recently completed study reports that parasite waste products are toxic and create a breeding ground for putrefactive bacteria in the stomach. That is why people infected with parasites have bad breath.
We are going to discuss this medical problem with Dr. Michael Peterson, Head of National Institute of Parasitic Diseases.
— Dr. Peterson, thank you for coming. I'll start with the main issue. Is it true that most of Indian population is infested with parasites?
Yes. Compared to other countries, we occupy one of the leading positions in terms of infestation. Due to extremely poor ecological situation, inaction of authorities and indifference to people.
— Dr. Peterson, are the results of the studies on the relation between infestation and bad breath correct?
Even a couple of years ago, the medical community believed that bad breath is formed within the oral cavity. However, recent studies have indicated that stomach and liver problems (which are always present when you are infected by parasites) also cause bad breath. Scientists have also reported that this seemingly "normal symptom" should not be ignored. Infestation leads to virtually every serious disease in the human body.
I personally trust the results of the research that has been carried out in our Institute. Common "mouth odor" turns into a serious illness.s.
We usually mean ordinary worms when we talk about parasites. Can they really cause bad breath?
In fact, this is a great mistake to assume that parasites are just worms. There is a huge variety of parasites living in different organs of the body. And they cause various effects. And by the way, worms — to be more precise, helminths — are very dangerous. Even worms are quite difficult to locate and destroy.
Along with them, there are thousands of parasites that can live in your liver, brain, lungs, blood, and stomach. And almost all of them are deadly. Some of them immediately start acting aggressively and destroying the body. Other parasites live unnoticed until their number becomes so great that the body can no longer resist them, so the person dies.
There are thousands of parasites that can live in your liver, brain, lungs, blood, stomach. And almost all of them are deadly. And it usually begins with ordinary bad breath.
Here are some home remedies that you can use against parasites:
A compound available in a variety of herbs such as the European barberry (Berberis vulgaris), berberine has been found to fight off intestinal parasites in several preliminary studies. In a report published in the Iranian Journal of Parasitology in 2014, for example, berberine extracted from barberry demonstrated activity that may help protect against tapeworm infection.
For a pilot study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food in 2007, 60 children with intestinal parasites received immediate doses of either an elixir containing a mixture of papaya seeds and honey or honey alone. After seven days, a significantly greater number of those given the papaya-seed-based elixir had their stools cleared of parasites.
Wormwood Seeds In Capsules
Wormwood may help treat intestinal parasites by killing off a type of helminth known as Heterobranchus longifilis, according to a preliminary study published in Parasitology Research in 2010. The herb contains compounds called sesquiterpene lactones, which are thought to weaken parasite membranes.