ID-100251784Homo Funis Vermis is the Latin name for Human Rope Worm, an anaerobic helminth.

Research on this topic is still in the beginning stages with funding being raised to study it further. Professor Alex Volinsky, Ph.D., engineer and microscopist by training along with Nikolay V. Gubarev, Ph.D. are the forerunners.

Volinsky describes the rope worm as, “Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT), the diffusion system of small concentrations of lymphoid tissue found in various sites of the body, such as the gastrointestinal tract, thyroid, breast, lung, salivary glands, eye and skin.” (29:15).

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He began his study of rope worms in 2012 when he passed rope worms during a 17 day water fast with enema cleansing protocol. 

He says, “It can be anywhere on any mucosal surface.” (29:20).

The purpose and function is unknown and at this point speculative. It is thought to be either a parasite, living off the host, a normal part of the immune system or both. At this point a definitive answer is unknown.

Under optical microscopy microchannels are seen much like cells side by side creating gaps between the circular cells. These microchannels are full of bubbles. Volinsky says, “The current claim is that’s how they position themselves, by releasing these bubbles through the microchannels.”

These microchannels look like small volcanoes on the exterior surface of the rope worm. This is believed to be the area where the gaseous bubbles escape utilizing jet propulsion to travel. 

On the DAPI stain it appears to be eukaryotic which means it’s a multicellular organism.

Gubarev has identified five growth stages of the rope worm. The first stage appears to be a glob of slime. If stored in an alcohol solution the gaseous bubbles cause the bubble filled areas of the glob to float. As it grows, as Gubarev has found, it grows a head which attaches to the intestinal wall. When it is removed this can show bloody spots from where it was attached. In the first and second growth stages Gubarev calls the organism branched seaweed or seaweed worms.

Stage one looks like a glob of slimy mucus with gas bubbles within the structure.

Stage two looks like viscous snot, like a big loogie with possibly visible gas pockets inside. 

Stage three has the appearance of a jellyfish with branches.

Stage four looks like a small rope with a slimy body.

Stage five looks like a rope that can be over a meter in length. It can often be confused with mucosal plaque. This stage can take over ten years to mature. 

This branched seaweed looks much like a glob of thick opaque mucus that lies flat. At this stage it doesn’t have definitive boundaries, is chaotic in shape, and presents in several different colors. These stages have given the rope worm the name seaweed rope worm.

Interestingly enough, fecal stones consistently appear with seaweed rope worm. Volinsky says, “It’s a piece of fecal matter, up to an inch in diameter or so, that has repeatable white speckles on it, which look like sesame seeds.”

Symptoms of rope worm can include frequent colds, coughing, inflammation of nerves, headaches, chronic fatigue, weight gain or loss, food allergies, back pain, rashes, headaches, indigestion, hair loss and a suppressed immune system. 

Several methods are used to eliminate ropeworms. All methods work most effectively with enema procedures for evacuation. Without enema support they tend to stay within the body. Gubarev suggests using a cleansing enema followed by a eucalyptus leaf enema done at 1 or 2 am when the parasite is active. (27:44).

The eucalyptus leaf recipe includes 1 liter of water with 30 grams of eucalyptus leaves. Bring the pot to a boil for 15 minutes, cover and let sit for 2-3 hours. Strain and add 50 drops of eucalyptus oil to the tea (to make eucalyptus oil put one cup olive oil for every quarter ounce of crushed eucalyptus leaves in the crock pot on low for six hours). He recommends holding this enema for one hour if possible, 15-20 minutes at a minimum. Following the eucalyptus enema an enema with 1 liter sterilized water with 200 ml of fresh squeezed lemon juice is recommended. He recommends holding this for one hour (again if possible, 15-20 min minimum) then recommends another cleansing enema. He recommends repeating this for 8 – 10 days. (27:44).

Many other methods show positive results for rope worm elimination along with cleansing enemas and coffee enemas including Humaworm, Mebendazole (some use Fenbendazole, Menbendazole designed for fish deworming, which shows the same effects but is accessible online), black walnut hull, black walnut and wormwood together , raw milk and a salt mixture, cloves, and others. Click here to read more. 

When these methods are incorporated, along with enema evacuation, with a practitioners guidance, the person often feels very ill while the rope is dying due to its toxic off gassing. This is normal and a good sign. 

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Volinsky and Gubarev along with two other scientists Orlovskaya and Marchenko in the paper Human anaerobic intestinal ‘rope’ parasites say ropeworms, “Are often mistaken for intestinal lining, feces, or decayed remains of other parasites. Rope parasites can attach to intestinal walls with suction bubbles, which later develop into suction heads. Most humans are likely hosting these helminths.”

The suction bubbles allow the worm to attach to the side wall of the intestines at other points other than the head.

They go on to say, “These parasites are often mistaken for decaying remains of other parasites, feces, or lining of the intestines, as their colour varies from white to brown, to dark grey.”

The team reported the rope worm as unsegmented gel-like structure with a distinct smell once it is rinsed of fecal matter. The worm has branching channels in the surface wall which are formed by multiple scale-like cells. The reserachers injected water into the channel only to see it travel up the length of the worm. This process was monitored through a microscope, observation showed no translocation of surrounding cells. Within the channels particles did move. 

The worm attaches to the side wall of the intestinal tract with a suction cup in its head along with other suction cups that exist throughout the length of their body. The writers further added, “In the intestines adult parasites expand, while twisting like a corkscrew, or a mop, capturing fecal content and extracting nutrients, which produces dry twisted feces. Similar to Giardia, rope parasites release toxins in the intestinal tract, and the blood stream, suppressing immune system and causing multiple symptoms in humans. Once an adult parasite is attached to the intestinal wall, human body does not have mechanisms to get rid of it.”

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*Nourishing Plot is written by Becky Plotner, ND, traditional naturopath, GAPS who sees clients in Rossville, Georgia. She works as a Certified GAPS Practitioner who sees clients in her office, Skype and phone. Since her son was delivered from the effects of autism (Asperger’s syndrome), ADHD, bipolar disorder/manic depression, hypoglycemia and dyslexia through food she continued her education specializing in Leaky Gut and parasitology through Duke University, finishing with distinction. This is not a news article published by a paper trying to make money. This blog is put out by a mom who sees first hand the effects of nourishing food vs food-ish items. No company pays her for writing these blogs, she considers this a form of missionary work. It is her desire to scream it from the rooftops so that others don’t suffer from the damaging effect of today’s “food”.

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  1. Keri Black says:

    i had these. When I gave up grains, they went away completely.

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