Eating food in moderation is doable but resisting food and that too street food, well that is kind of next to impossible for most of us. Consequence? Food poisoning, but then that is expected and those who are seasoned know the remedies that can save them from going into the hospital!
We list down a few of such food poisoning home remedies for you to refer to:
◆Ginger and honey: While ginger is the healer honey is a soothing agent. Ginger juices fight food poisoning, honey provides the moisture needed for burning sensation to soothe.
◆ Lemon juices made sweet: Food poisoning leads to a lot of dehydration due to diarrhea and vomiting. Lemon juice detoxifies the poison and the sweet replenishes the lost sugar in the blood.
◆ Fenugreek with yogurt: This sure is a turnoff but the magic of both the elements is undeniable in curing an upset stomach. Fenugreek cures any acidic effects and helps digestion while the lactobacillus bacteria in yogurt or curd as it is called solidifies the digested food thereby curbing diarrhea,
◆ Cumin seeds: An excellent seed with anti bacterial and digestive properties, these seeds can be dry roasted and chewed on with fennel seeds and cardamom seeds for an effective cure of food poisoning at home.
◆ Apples: Apples have detoxifying properties and is 90% water by weight. They are helpful in hydrating the body as well as in cleaning in the digestive system by providing the fiber requirement to digest food.
◆ Cold milk or buttermilk: An excellent neutralizer of acidity, cold milk can provide with instant relief to flatulence and heat burn due to food poisoning. If facing diarrhea, prefer a glass of buttermilk.
◆ Tulsi and honey: Tulsi is a wonder herb with healing, anti bacterial and soothing properties. Honey is the most organic moisturizer. Chewing a few leaves of tulsi and a scoop of honey or a tablespoon of honey mixed with tulsi Ieaf juice is an excellent home remedy.
◆ Bananas: Good in controlling motions, the banana has adhesive quality. Boiled raw banana or just plain ripe banana, both have the ability to stop motions thereby putting a stop to dehydration.
◆ Coconut water: A very good nutritional drink, coconut water has many nutrients to replenish the body of its lost minerals due to diarrhea or vomiting. The coconut water itself hydrates the body by making up for the lost water.
◆ Garlic: Garlic is a flavoring herb but for an upset stomach it is best had raw or just the juice. It is pungent with a very good reason.
The most important tip is to keep the body hydrated. If nothing else is at hand start off with a glass of clean filtered water and drink it mixed with a table spoon of sugar and a pinch of salt. You might not be to keep the water down but till other remedies take effect keep drinking a lot of water.