i am not sure about all your questions but yes I would say it works, good on you for sorting your family out! I have been adding loads of spices to food as they are anti parasitic too. They are fennel, tumeric, cloves, ginger, garlic, thyme, peppermint. Another good idea would be for u to clean up your water (rverse osmosis machine or distiller), our drinking water is laden with crap. Happy cleansing!