Stomach aches sometimes caused by parasites are no fun. But instead of running to a bottle of pink, goopy stuff, there's some natural remedies for a bad belly including this clove-packed smoothie.
The Digestive Health Benefits of Cloves
Originally from Indonesia, the spice made its way to India, playing a role in Ayurvedic medicine to treat vomiting, colds and even to battle bad breath. Cloves have a strong, pungent smell, but they work wonders for nausea, indigestion and bloating. Cloves can also support your body's ability to kill parasite eggs (yuck!)
Cloves for Candida
Another way cloves support healing is by reducing candida. A natural antifungal, cloves not only aid a healing immune system, but also kill yeast, especially when it becomes resistant to over-the-counter creams. Cloves contain eugenol which is believed to help fight parasites. If you want to feel good on the outside, you need to clean up what's on the inside first. Here's another herb that can support a candida cleanse.
Papaya Smoothie Recipe
Drink it first thing in the morning before eating anything else. Blend all of these ingredients together:
- Half a cup of frozen pineapple
- Six whole cloves
- Two teaspoons raw pumpkin seeds
- One teaspoon of papaya seeds
- One cup of fresh papaya
- One cup of coconut milk