You might have gobbled down a plateful of those mouthwatering golguppas in a go, from a roadside stall. Then, within a couple of hours, have you felt the symptoms of diarrhea and abdominal cramping? Well, at some point of our life, all of us have experienced the side-effects of food poisoning. It’s caused by the toxins or harmful bacteria present in the food. Diarrhea, dizziness, vomiting, abdominal cramps, headache, and nausea are some of the symptoms of food poisoning. This health problem should not be overlooked at any cost. You need not to visit a doctor, just instantaneously begin the treatment at your home, with the things available in your kitchen.
Here are some food poisoning home remedies that will give you an instant relief.
1. Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil provides a soothing effect if you are suffering from stomach spasms due to food poisoning. Prepare a cup of tea. Put a few drops of peppermint oil in it. Sip it slowly.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Drink 2 Tbsps. of undiluted apple cider vinegar, to get rid of gastro-intestinal lining. Alternatively, take a cup of hot water. Mix one Tbsp. of apple cider vinegar. Drink it. This home remedy will provide you relief immediately.
Lemon possesses antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties, which lessen the symptoms of food poisoning. Take a tsp. of lemon juice. Add a pinch of sugar to it. Drink it twice or thrice a day. Else, add lemon juice to the warm water. Stir well and drink.
Eat an apple every day. Apple reduces acid reflux and heartburn. It also checks the growth of bacteria that cause stomach ache and diarrhoea.
Mash 1-2 bananas. Add milk and drink. It will decrease the effects of food poisoning and give you relief.
Take a few basil leaves. Squeeze its juice. Add one Tbsp. of honey to it. Drink it. You will get relief within a few hours. It is the best home remedy to get instant relief from food poisoning.
7. Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
Take a Tbsp. of cumin seeds. Crush them. Add them to your soup. It will reduce the inflammation in your stomach.
Take a tsp. of the honey. Add 2-3 drops of ginger juice to it. Take it 4-5 times a day. You can also take raw ginger. Else, drink a cup of ginger tea, after having lunch or dinner. It will prevent nausea, heartburn, and other food poisoning symptoms.
Garlic has anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties that help in relieving abdominal pain and diarrhoea caused due to food poisoning. Swallow a fresh garlic clove with water. You can also drink garlic juice for quick respite. Another option is to mix soya oil and garlic oil. Rub this mixture on your stomach, after having food.
Honey is a natural home remedy to cure indigestion and other related food poisoning symptoms. Take a tsp. of honey thrice a day. You can also mix it in your tea. This home remedy will also check the formation of acid in the stomach.
Water flushes out the toxic essences from your body. Your body loses more water when suffer from food poisoning. Therefore, to prevent dehydration, drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. You can also drink fruit juices, along with water. It will help in fast recovery.
12. Herbal Tea
Sip chamomile or liquorice tea to calm down your upset stomach.
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