I am adding this post from "Tracemins" who eradicated his Blastos infection with some of the drugs recommended for histolytica, also he references psyllium which inhibits growth of histolytica. Cahill claims that Blastos does not cause infection.
" Lineup, this has been a great blog and I learned a few things here. I was dealing w/Blast for the last couple years. I was finally able to get rid of it.
To summarize, I had tried some of the herbal formulas, oregano, wormwood, cloves, etc, etc. Many of them. I found the wormwood help the most, as symptoms would clear, but they would come back when I stopped taking it.
I finally decided to go to my MD. Of course he recommended 3 prescription drugs. He's a great doctor here in Santa Cruz that's open to natural therapies as well, but often is just not aware of them. The bottom line is he had done some investigating some time back and came across a protocol put together by an MD in San Francisco. The key here was taking the prescription meds with psyllium fiber. I believe this helps get the meds down into the lower intestines to help kill the Blasto Hom where they reside. This is the key.
Well, the first time I didn't realize that the fiber was all that important, so I took the meds w/out the fiber. The symptoms cleared temporarily but came back in 2-3 weeks after I stopped taking them. I retested a month after I stopped taking them, and was positive for Blasto Hom.
The 2nd time I took them w/the fiber and it worked. I did another stool test through MetaMetrix and tested negative for Blasto. I did test positive for "Parasite present; taxonomy unavailable", but at least the Blasto is gone. I had waited 5 weeks before retesting to make sure.
The natural herbs would have probably worked if I had taken the fiber w/them as well. But, I didn't realize that at the time. I take a variety of supplements as it is, and actually work for a vitamin company in sales and have been taking supplements for over 20 years. I have to admit that the herbs were harder on my system (causing fatigue) then the meds. I believe the reason is because the herbs have so many different compounds in them, that some could cause side effects. Whereas the meds only have the one chemical in the drug (though I was taking 3 of them). For whatever reason it was much easier to take.
I also just came across the article:.
The presence of antiamoebic constituents in psyllium husk http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11807972