Home Remedies for Food Poisoning

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Most of us have suffered through food poisoning at one time or another. Food poisoning is caused by bacteria or other toxins in food. Some of the symptoms are nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Food poisoning should not be ignored.

When you are suffering from food poisoning, your body will lose more water than normal. So try to stay well hydrated by drinking at least eight glasses of water throughout the day. The water will help flush out the toxins and bacteria causing your symptoms. Along with water, you can also drink diluted fruit juice and broth. You can also start treatment immediately with simple and readily available ingredients from your kitchen.

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Here are the top 10 home remedies for food poisoning. Also, do consult your doctor, especially if you have severe diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness, or symptoms of dehydration.

1. Ginger

Ginger is an excellent home remedy for curing almost all types of digestive problems related to food poisoning.

  • You can drink one cup of ginger tea after eating lunch or dinner to stop heart burn, nausea and other symptoms associated with food poisoning. To make ginger tea, boil one teaspoon grated ginger in a cup of water for a few minutes, add sugar and your tea is ready
  • Add a few drops of ginger juice to one teaspoon of honey and swallow it several times a day to reduce inflammation and pain.
  • Eating raw ginger increases the acid level in your stomach, which will help you digest your food more quickly.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Though acidic in nature apple cider vinegar has an alkaline effect due to the way it is metabolized in the body. Thus, it can alleviate various food poisoning symptoms. It can soothe the gastrointestinal lining and kill the bacteria, giving you instant relief.

  • Just mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a cup of hot water and drink it before eating any solid food to prevent acid indigestion.
  • Alternatively, you can drink two tablespoons of undiluted apple cider vinegar.

3. Fenugreek Seeds and Yogurt

Yogurt is another anti-bacterial agent that can counter attack the bacteria that cause food poisoning. You can take one teaspoon fenugreek seeds along with a tablespoon of yogurt. You just need to swallow the seeds and need not chew them. The combining effect of fenugreek seeds and yogurt will give you an immediate relief from stomach pain as well as vomiting.

4. Lemon

The anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial properties in lemons can give you much relief. The acid in lemons helps kill bacteria that cause food poisoning.

  • Just add a pinch of sugar to one teaspoon of lemon juice and drink it two to three times a day.
  • You can also sip on warm water with lemon juice to clean out your system.

5. Basil

Basil is an excellent herb that can cure infections caused by food poisoning. You can get the benefits from basil in several ways.

  • Drink basil juice with a tablespoon of honey several times a day.
  • Put a few drops of basil oil in one liter of drinking water. Drink it slowly throughout the day to kill bacteria causing stomach pain and other problems.
  • Add basil leaves, some sea salt, and a pinch black pepper to three tablespoons of plain yogurt. Eat this three to four times a day until your symptoms are gone.

6. Garlic

Garlic is also very effective in fighting food poisoning due to its strong antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. It relieves symptoms such as diarrhea and abdominal pain by destroying unhealthy microbes in the intestines.

  • Eat one fresh garlic clove, swallowing it with water. If you can tolerate the smell of garlic, you can also try garlic juice.
  • Alternatively, you can make a mixture of garlic oil and soybean oil and rub it on your stomach after eating.

 

 

 

  1. I have food poisining from uncooked pork i am only 9.

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    • I have food poisoning from undercooked pork, I mixed two tea spoons of apple cider vinegar and a small squirt of honey to a half cup of boiled water drank it over a few mins and it has helped stop the terrible pains in my stomach and soothed my sickness.

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  2. Food poisoning through leftover rice and beans covered for 6hrs• Stooling and very weak•
    The ingredients mentioned are things around us•

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  3. i have tried the ginger it helps . I have started as I have fresh ginger juice . i made fresh ginger juice . by pounding the fresh ginger and boiling it with water.Then lake a much as you want in a glass add water and add honey to taste drink it at least three times a day.

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  4. wow thank you. awesome information. my husband has food poisoning and I mixed Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon juice and I think it helped.

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  5. I had fresh ginger root on hand so made a tea with it, helped with the terrible cramps within half an hour of sipping it – thx for the great info.

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  6. I have food poisoning from eggs? Are they any remedies for that I’m only 11 :)

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  7. Whenever I feel that I may have got food poisoning I take activated charcoal capsules. Especially after I got food poisoning from red wine and I didn’t do anything till I was throwing up and had to wait to take something till I could actually keep some water down.

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  8. Food poisionee March 25, 2014, 2:26 am

    Garlic works well, tried it after reading it on this site and within 20 mins my stomach cramps have calmed dramaticly. I just cut the clove in half so it was easier to swallow and had them with a little bit of lemonade.

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  9. Thanks these tips were very helpful – tried some raw garlic with a lemon/peppermint tea and honey and felt better straight away after hours of feeling awful.

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