Those of us who had experienced food poisoning at some point in our lives know just how difficult it can be to deal with the condition, especially because the body often sends you to the toilet every few minutes or so as it tries to get rid of the toxin that had entered your digestive system.
Because food poisoning often causes loose bowel movement and/or frequent vomiting, it is easy to lose a lot of fluids and electrolytes. With the electrolyte and fluid imbalance, the patient experiences dizziness and headaches. Moreover, food poisoning often comes with severe stomachaches.
So, how can you treat food poisoning? You’ll be surprised at the abundance of home remedies that can treat this condition. As one who’s had a 2-week bout of diarrhea and severe stomachaches due to food poisoning, I wish I had read about these home remedies before! It’s a bit too late for me but I will surely take note of these natural medicines and hope these can help you deal with yours as early as possible.
Thanks to its antifungal and antibacterial properties, it seems that honey is really a must-have in the kitchen to help treat various medical conditions, not just food poisoning. Honey helps neutralize excess stomach acids and assists in the removal of toxins.
There are a number of herbal teas that can help soothe your stomach. You can try licorice, chamomile, or peppermint tea. For best effect, add a teaspoon of honey.
Make tea using a teaspoon of cumin seeds and one cup boiling water. Add a teaspoon of extracted coriander juice. For best results, drink this tea twice a day.
Banana can help harden watery stool and also replenish potassium levels in your body which are often depleted by the loose bowel movement due to food poisoning. Just eat as many bananas as you can throughout the day – 5 to 10 would be ideal.
Thanks to its excellent antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties, garlic can help treat stomachaches and diarrhea. Swallow a fresh clove of garlic.
You can use basil in a number of different ways. Some of the options are drinking extracted basil juice with a teaspoon of honey and fresh coriander or eating basil leaves with plain yogurt, black pepper, and sea salt.
Enjoy a warm glass of fresh lemon juice about two or three times a day.
Fenugreek Seeds and Yogurt
Add a teaspoon of the seeds to a tablespoon of yogurt. Eat the combination – you can simply swallow it so you don’t have to bite on the seeds.
Apple Cider Vinegar
For best results, drink two to three teaspoons of undiluted apple cider vinegar but if that is too sour for your tastes, you can mix the vinegar with a cup of water and drink before a meal.
If you can tolerate the taste, eat raw ginger slices. If that seems too weird for your taste buds, place the ginger slices in a cup of hot water. Steep for a few minutes. Add a teaspoon of honey before drinking.
Source: Top 10 Home Remedies
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