Even though intestinal parasites have been part of human life throughout evolution, they generally tend to have a bad reputation. As a student of Mother Nature I am always curious about the role that other-than-human beings play in out inner and outer ecosystems beyond judgement and stereotype. Research suggests that some intestinal parasites can even be beneficial to human health.

We know that anything in excess tends to create imbalances in an otherwise harmonious environment. It is in the spirit of creating harmony that we will invite parasitic infestations to loosen up the grip on your intestinal flora so that you can better process and digest the nutrients of food and life experiences.

Herbal Formula

Taoist master, alchemist, and pharmacologist Tao Hongjing was born in 456 near present-day Nanjing. He is the one who came up with the herbal formula that you are about to invite in your body. Taoist priest and teacher Jeffrey Yuen shared this herbal elixir with us at a conference on the Spirit of Herbs.

Honey tea pills

The herbal formula that you have in your hands contains the combined medicine of the following herbal helpers:

Tu Fu Ling – 土茯苓 – Rhizoma Smilacis Glabrae

Yun Zhi – 云芝 – Coriolus. Turkey tail/Cloud mushroom

Rou Gui – 肉桂 – Cortex Cinnamomi. Cinnamon bark

Zhi Fu Zi – 制附子 – Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata. Aconite 

Shu Di Huang – 熟地黄 – Radix Rehmanniae Preparata. Rehmannia

Chuan Jiao (Hua Jiao) – 川椒 – Pericarpium Zanthoxyli. Sichuan Pepper

Huo Ma Ren – 火麻仁 – Semen Cannabis. Hemp seeds

I soaked the herbs in rice wine for 3 days. When the wine evaporated, I repeated a second round of rice wine soak for 3 more days. After that, I sun dried the herbs before grinding them down into the powder that I gave you.

How to make your Honey Tea pills?

Your participation in making the pills is a key ingredient to the success of the treatment. Be clear on your intention as you invite plant medicine to become your medicine.

Daily dosage

Make 54 honey tea pills.  You will take the pills for 9 days in the morning on an empty stomach.  Wait one hour to have breakfast. Here is the dosage:

Day 1: 2 pills

Day 2: 3 pills

Day 3: 4 pills… Keep adding one pill/day until day 9 when you will take 10 pills.

Stone Medicine

If you resonate with Stone Medicine, you can tape Mica or Jade on the following acupuncture points: Camphor Gate and Wormwood Canal. Place the stones bilaterally (you should have 4 total) for about 30 min while you concentrate your attention on breathing through these caves that we call acupuncture points. You use either Mica or Jade or alternate between the two.

Food medicine

During the parasite cleanse, it’s important to follow a balanced diet high in nutrients and low in refined sugars and processed foods.

Fiber is particularly important, as it keeps your bowel movements regular while you cleanse. To keep your bowls moving you can try Overnight Chia Seed pudding or just add flax seeds to your salads and or cereal.

Detox: You can follow these recommendations for 1 week starting the day after the last herbal dose.

If symptoms come back 2 weeks after you finished the first 9 day course of treatment, get in touch with me to assess the next steps in the path of healing.

To your Health and the Health of the Earth!

Yamin Chehin L.Ac.