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Eat Cigarettes to Get Rid of Intestinal Parasites

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How to Get Rid of Intestinal Parasites – Eat Cigarettes —

How do you get rid of intestinal parasites?

Eat one to one and a half cigarettes. Apparently.

I came across this advice recently and had to check its validity. I searched across a few survival websites and checked some sources and this statement appears to stand: eating cigarettes, apparently, can rid a person of parasites.

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I read that the nicotine in tobacco can change the environment of a person’s intestines enough to stun parasites for a long enough duration to be passed naturally.

It made a little sense anyway. All of the successful treatments that I have tried to remove parasites have been based in creating an uninhabitable intestinal environment: no sweets, lots of bitter. I took lots of herbs in China to these ends, and I would not be surprised if nicotine could do this as well.

How to treat parasites

How to treat parasites

Regardless if it works perfectly, this is a good travel health tip to try. Most all travelers come into bouts of parasites at various intervals. Getting rid of them can be simple — “take this pill” — or difficult — I once spent 5 months down and out with a particularly bad lot of Indian parasites. This simple tip can be a first step for a traveler to attempt to self medicate before going through the hassles of visiting a doctor.

I would rather eat a couple cigarettes than walk into any doctor’s office in the world.

Next time I am doubled over before a toilet bowl in parasitic agony I may actually make a trip to the newsstand rather than the pharmacy.

“Two cigarettes please.”

“Matches?”

“No.”

[Chomp] [Chomp]

It would be worth trying, anyway. I have not yet had the opportunity to test this strategy, but I am sure that I will at some point.

An Ayurveda doctor in India once prescribed me a diet of only cucumbers, tomatoes, and cow urine tablets to rid myself of a lot of parasites. I tried it. It did not work.

Though it is my experience that parasites are often difficult to rid yourself of parasites — even with medical attention — and that home grown remedies like this are not always proven effective, they are always worth a try.

So I take herbs, eat only cucumbers and tomatoes, consume cow urine tablets, and, the next time I have the chance, I will eat one and a half cigarettes to pass my next gaggle of intestinal parasites.

Travel Health

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3048 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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