Most of us have suffered of food poisoning at one time or another. Food poisoning usually occurs when you have consumed contaminated food or water. Some common contaminants that can cause this condition are parasites, bacteria and viruses like salmonella. If the food is not stored in favorable and hygienic conditions, there is a chance for bacteria or other microbes to be present in the food.
When you suffer from food poisoning, your body is able to lose a lot of water, therefore, drinking more water is a good treatment for this case in order to stay hydrated. In addition, drinking water will help to eliminate out from your body the toxins, which cause food poisoning symptoms.
There are various treatments you can apply when you have food poisoning. Start treatment immediately with simple and readily available ingredients from your kitchen.
Ginger has its own place in different cuisine around the world, but apart from being useful for dishes, it has many health benefits as well. For thousands of years, ginger has been used for the treatment of numerous health problems due to its powerful therapeutic and preventive effects. Also, ginger is a great home remedy that has been in use to cure food poisoning. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which help in getting rid of the food poisoning.
Eating raw ginger will increase the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Ginger releases various juices that help to neutralize the acid of the stomach. The phenols in ginger relax the stomach muscles and intestines.
In this way, it is also beneficial for treating loss of appetite, in treating upset stomach, colic, diarrhea and gas and helps to get rid of morning sickness. That is why ginger improves absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients and aids in digestion. Because it works as a quick remedy for nausea and vomiting, it will give you an instant relief.
Also, ginger is helpful in suppressing allergic reaction, in treating nausea caused by cancer treatment or useful in preventing vomiting and nausea after surgery.
Ginger contains a lot of bioactive and nutrition compounds, which are very useful for brain and body. Thus, it is rich in sources of beta-carotene, iron, calcium, silicon, sodium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, B, E and B-complex.
Of course, you know that ginger has a strong aroma and taste. This amazing herb can be used in powdered, dried, fresh, juice, oil or pickle form.
To use this natural remedy, make some ginger tea by boiling one teaspoon of grated ginger with water for a few minutes. For this you need 2 ginger roots of small size, honey and two cups of water. Boil the water, add ginger root and honey in it and boil for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and strain or pour into a cup. Sip slowly at regular intervals and relax.
Actually, it is recommended to add honey, but if you do not have honey you can use sugar.
Another option is to add a few drops of ginger juice to one teaspoon of honey and swallow.
Bananas are loved by everybody, from children to elderly people, not just because they are tasty fruits, but also because they are easy for your stomach to digest. Plus, being rich in potassium, they supplement your potassium stores depleted due to vomiting and diarrhea.
As you probably experienced this, eating just one banana will also help restore your energy level. You can simply eat a ripe banana three or four times in a day. Apart from eating a ripe banana, you can make a healthy and tasty banana shake that you should drink 2 to 3 times per day if you suffer of food poisoning. For this you will need 2 or 3 ripe bananas and 1 cup of yogurt.
Firstly, peel the ripe bananas. After that, cut them into small slices and then add them to yogurt. Mix it well and you can eat this mixture to prevent diarrhea that is caused by food poisoning.
Basil leaf is a fantastic herb that is widely acclaimed for its refreshing flavor and for its numerous medicinal properties. Basil leaves can cure a variety of health conditions ranging from ear infection to food poisoning. The potent anti-bacterial properties of basil leaves can heal acute stomach infection caused by eating tainted foods and/or drinking contaminated water. Basil leaves also provide immediate relief from diarrhea and vomiting which are the main symptoms of food poisoning. Thus, basil is an excellent herb not just in your kitchen, but also to soothe the abdominal discomfort caused by food poisoning.
You can get the benefits of basil in several ways. For instance, you can drink basil juice extracted from a few basil leaves with one tablespoon of honey several times a day. If you prefer, you can also add some fresh coriander juice to it.
You can take in not only basil juice, but also basil oil. Basil oil works as one of the greatest home remedies for food poisoning. Thus, take a few drops of basil oil and pour them into four cups of water. Drink it slowly throughout the day to kill bacteria causing stomach pain and other problems.
According to another recipe, you can grind a handful of fresh basil leaves with a mortar and pestle. After, add a pinch of salt, a pinch of black pepper and three to four tablespoons of plain yoghurt and mix the ingredients well. Take this mixture for at least three or four times a day to overcome food poisoning.
4. Peppermint Tea:
If you want food poisoning to be gone away soon, you ought to try using peppermint tea. This is well-known herbal tea and it works great when it comes about health problems, especially food poisoning. You can use tea bags or peppermint herbs for making tea. Sometimes, you can eat anything which contains menthol or peppermint such as hard candies and chewing gum, because peppermint is able to calm the contraction in your stomach. Besides, it can help in digestion of food, as well as expel gas. Even toothpaste can work for treating this trouble.
Take some fresh peppermint leaves and one cup of hot water. Put the leaves into the warm water. Allow them to sit for a few minutes. After that, you need to strain these leaves out. Take peppermint tea to get relief from the tummy pain. Finally, drink this tea 3 or 4 times per day.
It will be wonderful if you will consume this peppermint tea regularly, because this will prevent many health problem, not just the pain that is caused by food poisoning.
Radishes belong to the Brassica family and can be white, red, purple or black, long cylindrical or round in shape. They are eaten raw, cooked or pickled. The oil obtained from the seeds of radish is also used, especially in all natural remedies. The other parts of radish which are consumed are the leaves, the flowers, the pods and the seeds. Radishes contain a volatile ether which is particularly useful as a solvent for mucus or phlegm. They have also enzymes valuable in aiding the secretion of digestive juices. Just because of their diuretic action they are valuable in cleansing the kidneys, liver and the bladder. Regular consumption of radishes can help to relieve and cure asthma, bronchitis, constipation, fever, gall bladder, kidney and liver disorders, hemorrhoids (piles), respiratory disorders, urinary infections, skin disorders and many forms of cancer. They are also useful for weight loss and can be used externally for insect bites.
Radish is an excellent home remedy to curing all digestive disorders. This vegetable is rich in ascorbic acid, folic acid and potassium. And also it is a good source of vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus and a very rich source of chlorine, dietary fiber, vitamin B9 (foliate), vitamin C, potassium, silicon, sodium. As well, radishes are low in saturated fat and very low in cholesterol.
The juice of radishes blended with carrot juice is a wonderful aid in cleansing and in healing the mucous membrane of the digestive system as well as of the respiratory organs.
For food poisoning, you need to mix 2 teaspoons of radish juice in a glass of water and drink it on an empty stomach in the early morning for quick relief from acidic indigestion.
6. Cumin seeds:
Cumin seeds, which are also called Zeera, can reduce abdominal distress and inflammation of stomach. Also, the aromatic cumin seeds can help to improve digestion and to reduce inflammation of the intestinal tract due to food poisoning.
To get relief from the abdominal pain due to food poisoning, crush one teaspoon of whole cumin seeds. Soak them in the water and drink the water again and again when you have food poisoning. You also can chew cumin seeds and drink a glass of water followed by. And you will definitely get benefit of this.
Also, you can crush some cumin seed to fine powder and use it in your curry. Light fish curry with cumin powder is excellent to cure food poisoning.
According to another recipe, you need to boil one teaspoon of cumin seeds in one cup of water. Add one teaspoon of coriander juice extracted from fresh coriander leaves and a small amount of salt. Drink it twice a day for a few days.
You can also make an herbal drink from cumin seeds, salt and asafetida that is a very helpful remedy. Here is how to make this tea. First pour a teaspoon of cumin seed into a cup of hot water. Then let it steep a few minutes. After that, add salt and asafetida into this liquid and stir well. Drink this liquid twice or thrice per day. Take this remedy for a few days, until your symptoms are all gone.
Another option is to make a remedy from cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and yogurt. You should take in this remedy two to three times per day. This will help you to cleanse the system as well as relieve the symptoms.
For this you will need ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds, ½ teaspoon of fenugreek seeds and 2 teaspoons of yogurt. Take the fenugreek seeds and the cumin seeds and roast them well and then you can use a grinder or blender to transform them into powder. After, add yogurt to this powder and make a fine paste. You need to consume this combination for about 3 or 4 times per day to get rid of diarrhea caused by food poisoning.
7. Cold Milk
Milk in cold condition can be used to treat the problem of food poisoning. It is very effective method to calm down the stomach that is suffering from various types of infections due to toxins. Cold milk can be used to avoid the vomiting shortly after detecting food poisoning. It is a very useful remedy, as it can be easily found at home.
Milk can both neutralize acidic substances and alkaline ones. Milk forms a digestive mucosa in the stomach and may help slow the absorption of poisonous substance. But it is a temporary measure that can be taken to help the patient until professional medical help.
Drinking cold milk or eating curds will really help in curing stomach pain, indigestion of food, relieving acidity, dehydration and food poisoning as well. Thus, eat curds regularly after having your daily meals or dinner. It is good if you drink cold milk along with pepper powder, for better effect. It is recommended to drink milk for at least two to three glasses daily to cure food poisoning and other diseases related to stomach.
You need to remember, that in case of poisoning, milk does not remove toxic substance, but slows down or prevents the absorption.
8. Mint leaves
Mint is excellent for curing food poisoning as it has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. It kills the bacteria that cause viral infection. Mint leaf is highly effective for cooling down the inflammation of the stomach. It helps to soothe your stomach pain and can be used as an effective food poisoning cure.
For treating food poisoning, prepare mint tea. Mint tea is one of the best home remedies for food poisoning because it soothes your stomach, helps your body flush out the bad food, and keeps you hydrated. You need to drink 3 to 4 cups of this tea per day for best results.
Thus how to prepare this remedy?
Put 1 teaspoon of dried mint or 1 tablespoon of fresh mint in a tea cup. Boil water and pour over the mint. You have to steep for 5 minutes. Strain the mint leaves out of the tea. If you want, you can add a little bit of honey to the tea. Also you can take it with lemon juice. Drink regularly to get rid of food poisoning.
Also there are other recipes, like mint with yogurt. Mint and yogurt kill the bacteria that create stomach ache due to food poisoning. Take some fresh mint leaves and crush them to paste. Add a teaspoon of mint paste to ½ cup of yogurt. Mix them well and enjoy this fresh and tasty flavor.
9. Fenugreek seed with yogurt
Yogurt is an amazing natural remedy with antibacterial and antimicrobial effects, so it helps to fight against causing food poisoning. Fenugreek seeds are effective against abdominal pain. Thus, these two make a perfect combination that will give you relief from vomiting along with stomach pain. For this you need to take a fresh yogurt and one to two teaspoons of fenugreek. The process is the following: first, swallow fenugreek seeds, after swallow the yogurt. Repeat this method several times per day. Remember not to chew them together.
Yogurt will make it easier to swallow the seeds. The combining effect of yogurt and fenugreek seeds will give you relief from the stomach pain and vomiting immediately.
10. Apple cider vinegar:
Apple cider vinegar is a traditional remedy for food poisoning. It contains numerous amino acids, vitamins and minerals that can fight off multiple ailments, including food poisoning. This is because apple cider vinegar can kill the bacteria which are responsible for food poisoning. Additionally, drinking apple cider vinegar mixed with water can help to rehydrate the body. Although apple cider vinegar has an acidic nature, it also has an alkaline effect because of the way this vinegar is metabolized in your body. Therefore, it can relieve various food poisoning symptoms. Apple cider vinegar can help you soothe the gastrointestinal lining.
To cure food poisoning, you will need apple cider vinegar – 1 to 2 teaspoons, and warm water – 1 glass. Add the apple cider vinegar into the warm water and mix it well. It is advised to drink this solution just before eating your meals.