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Easy Ways to Treat Food Poisoning Naturally

Updated on October 14, 2017
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How to treat food poisoning naturally at home
How to treat food poisoning naturally at home

Natural treatment methods for food poisoning

Food poisoning is an illness that results from eating bacteria or toxins contaminated food. It can also be referred to as Food borne illness. Food poisoning is a very common illness therefore it means that everyone is prone to this uncomfortable illness. However, pregnant women and children are at greater risk of food borne illness. Most people find it difficult to handle food poisoning, but in this article our discussions would focus on some important home remedies to treat food poisoning naturally.

How to treat food poisoning naturally at home

When faced with food borne illness, the following home remedies can be used to control the uncomfortable situation.

Food poisoning can be treated by drinking lemon juice.
Food poisoning can be treated by drinking lemon juice.

Lemon juice and sugar

Since bacteria are one of the major causes of food poisoning, anything that destroys or kills bacteria would be a welcomed treatment option. Lemon, a very common fruit has acids in it which is capable of destroying the bacteria that cause food borne illness. The procedure for using lemon to treat food poisoning involves making a concoction of a teaspoon of lemon juice and a pinch of sugar. This concoction should be taken two or three times a day.

When treating food poisoning naturally, ginger works effectively in doing so.
When treating food poisoning naturally, ginger works effectively in doing so.

Ginger

Another home remedy to handle food poisoning is to use ginger. The use of ginger is a very effective way to treat food borne illness; this is because ginger is able to control symptoms of food poisoning such as heartburn and nausea. All you need to do when using ginger to treat food borne illness is to eat pieces of raw ginger or you can prepare a ginger tea by boiling a teaspoon of ground ginger with a cup of water and adding a pinch of sugar. You can also use honey in place of sugar. Ginger tea can be taken after lunch or dinner.

Swallowing a clove of garlic helps in treating food poisoning at home.
Swallowing a clove of garlic helps in treating food poisoning at home.

Garlic

In order to fight food borne illness, garlic can be very effective in doing so. Garlic has antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties that make it an ideal remedy to handle food poisoning. When using garlic to fight food poisoning all you need to do is eat a clove of garlic by swallowing with water, just like taking a tablet of medicine. You can also try making a garlic juice; however, the scent might be too strong for you.

Banana is good when fighting food poisoning.
Banana is good when fighting food poisoning.

Banana

Banana contains a lot of potassium in it. Banana’s highly rich potassium content would be needed to replace the ones that have been lost due to vomiting and diarrhea which are some symptoms of food poisoning. You can prepare a banana shake and take it two times a day. You can also eat some few fingers of banana.

Yogurt mixed with ground fenugreek seeds is a good concoction when treating food poisoning.
Yogurt mixed with ground fenugreek seeds is a good concoction when treating food poisoning.

Yogurt and fenugreek seeds

Yogurt is rich in antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which are a good remedy to handle food poisoning. Yogurt’s rich properties combined with that of fenugreek seeds (a common ingredient in Indian dishes) can work wonders when it comes to treating food poisoning. The procedure for using fenugreek seeds with yogurt involves:

  • Grind fenugreek seeds
  • Prepare a mixture of yogurt with ground fenugreek seeds. Mix equal parts of yogurt and fenugreek seed in a cup.
  • Swallow one teaspoon of the mixture. Do this 2-3 times a day.

Apple Cider Vinegar handles the symptoms of food poisoning effectively.
Apple Cider Vinegar handles the symptoms of food poisoning effectively.

Apple cider vinegar

In order to handle food poisoning you can use apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar has acidic properties which are able to kill the bacteria in the stomach; hence this relives you off the symptoms of food borne illness. This remedy involves drinking a mixture of two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a cup of warm water. You should drink this concoction before meals.

Drinking lots of water helps reduce the symptoms of food poisoning.
Drinking lots of water helps reduce the symptoms of food poisoning.

Drink lots of water

Of course we should not forget water. Water is the best source of hydration. So if you are dehydrated as a result of food poisoning, then in order to reduce rate of dehydration it is best to take in lots of fluids such as water.

The above remedies are very important home remedies that can be used to treat food poisoning naturally; however, in cases of severe symptoms of food borne illnesses, it is advisable that you seek your doctor’s attention.

© 2017 Enoch Kane

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      Enoch Kane 8 months ago from Ghana

      You are welcomed Miller.

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      Jo Miller 8 months ago from Tennessee

      Very good information, Enoch. Thanks.

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