Food poisoning is caused by eating infected foods, most commonly with Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, but also E. coli, rotavirus, and so on. In its light forms, it can be treated at home with natural remedies.
Food poisoning is not a pleasant experience, but most of the time patients recover quickly and without complications. So, using the following natural remedies you’ll get rid of this unpleasant problem. However, if you have symptoms of dehydration (dry or hot skin, dark urine, dry mouth, tiredness or weakness, chills, dizziness and sweating) for over 24 hours, although you’ve been drinking plenty of water then you should see a doctor.
Ginger the natural anti-inflammatory
Because it has anti-inflammatory properties, ginger is an effective remedy for food poisoning. In addition, its antibacterial effects fight with the cause of the infection. It is a very good digestive and combats nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and bloating. It will also reduce the frequency of diarrhea. Boil a piece of fresh ginger in 300 ml of water. Take the kettle off the fire, and leave it for 10 minutes to infuse. You can add honey and lemon to taste. Drink a couple of times a day until healing. You can still chew fresh ginger several times a day. People with hypertension should avoid this treatment.
Mint the natural antispasmodic
Mint is another plant often used for stomach problems. It has antispasmodic properties, helps to eliminate gases and combats flatulence. It also helps in treating intestinal cramps. Add 1 teaspoon of dry mint to a cup of hot water, and leave it covered for 10 minutes. Drink a cup five times a day, between meals, for two to three days. This treatment is not indicated for those who suffer from chronic constipation.
Cinnamon, the antibacterial remedy
Cinnamon is also very effective to get rid of food poisoning. It has powerful antibacterial and antiviral effects, making it a fearful enemy for the bacteria or virus that caused food poisoning. It also has calming effects of pains and chills. Add 1 spoon of cinnamon powder to 300 ml of hot water. Leave it to boil for 5 minutes, and then take the pot off the stove. Strain through a gauze or a thick sieve. After it cools, add a teaspoon of honey. Drink this tea three to four times a day for two days.
Chamomile, the best antiseptic for the stomach
Chamomile has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antispasmodic effects over the stomach and duodenum. In addition, the infusion of chamomile flowers induces a quiet sleep. It also has anesthetic effects, which leads to pain relief. It is given as an infusion, made from a spoon of flowers to a cup of water. Drink two or three cups a day. No contraindications.
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