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, viruses 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 is likely to lose more water than normal. So drink more water to stay hydrated. It will also help flush out the toxins causing your symptoms.

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In fact, when experiencing diarrhea and vomiting, it is best to increase your fluid intake with water and clear liquids and avoid taking solid food.

Also, start treatment immediately with simple and readily available ingredients from your kitchen.

home remedies for food poisoning

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, including those caused by food poisoning.

Ginger Tea for food poisoninig

  • Drink one cup of ginger tea after eating lunch or dinner to stop heartburn, 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 a little sugar or honey and your tea is ready.
  • Another option is to add a few drops of ginger juice to one teaspoon of honey and swallow it several times a day to reduce inflammation and pain.
  • You can also eat raw ginger slices.

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 your food.
  • Alternatively, you can drink two to three teaspoons of undiluted apple cider vinegar.

3. Fenugreek Seeds and Yogurt

Yogurt has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that help fight the bacteria causing food poisoning. Plus, fenugreek seeds help treat abdominal discomfort.

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 to soothe the abdominal discomfort caused by food poisoning. It also has antimicrobial properties that help fight the micro-organisms  You can get the benefits from basil in several ways.

  • Drink basil juice extracted from a few basil leaves with one tablespoon of honey several times a day. You can also add some fresh coriander juice to it.
  • Put a few drops of basil oil in four cups 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 also relieves symptoms such as diarrhea and abdominal pain.

  • 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.

    • 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.

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  10. I tried mixing a glass of water with two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 5 squirts of bottled lemon juice, and chopped up basil leaves. I had to chug it due to the awful taste and had water close by to wash it down. It worked though within 15 minutes! I also recommend ginger ale with saltines and ginger capsules found in the natural section of vitamins!! These seemed to work the best for me

  11. Gunilla Sachdev March 7, 2015, 6:23 pm

    Love the helpfull informations. Tks a lot

  12. You are doing the greatest service which is cheap for affordable for all. India has the most need it. Thanking You !

  13. Thank you so much. I got food poisioning and tried the garlic clove washed down with fresh squeezed lemon juice, it really worked!!! Within 15 minutes stomach cramps subsided as did nausea… Thank you, thank you, Thank you!!!!

  14. Made some lemon with hot water, from eating bad shrimp last night, and took the courage to eat a big slice of garlic. So far I feel the effects of the burning sensation working from the garlic making its way down to the digestive system. Huge tummy ach at 3 in the morning from this. Seeing the reviews im hoping these remedies do their work! :-)

  15. I had diid infection due to some ordered veg food.
    I tried yogurt

  16. I tried yogurt and fenugreek seeds and it worked well

  17. I had some food poisoning eating some local food. When I arrived home the symptoms started slowly headache, nauseous. My partner in crime gave a glass of water with lemon and I went to bed to rest. 2 hours later the vomiting began. Drank some water and tea. Next was diarrhea and I drank some alka seltzer and tums. Diarrhea again along with some abdominal cramps. Ate some apple and took my 1st garlic clove. I feel very relaxed and looking forward to ginger tea, honey and lemon.
    Thanks for home remedies is helping a lot to sooth the pain of food poisoning.

  18. Excellent information thank you!!!

  19. Alhamdullilah . N thankful to you ppl for providing such info n i got curred by taking garlic ! Thanku

  20. My son is suffering from vomiting and abdominal pain. …gave him a clove of garlic lets c…


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