January 23, 2015

Cloves is spice known since antiquity, was a favorite of the 12th century practitioner Hildegard of Bingen and a widely used natural substance by patients who are attempting to treat parasite infection. Some practitioners recommend combining cloves with wormwood and green or black walnut hulls.

There are anecdotal reports from patients who feel that use of or too high of a starting dose of cloves and also combination of wormwood and walnut significantly worsened their clinical symptoms. Although there is virtually no scientific data published to support this, this clinical scenario is ascribed to “parasite die off releasing mercury.”


University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Fellowship course notes