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Quick & easy home remedies for food poisoning

It becomes extremely difficult to refrain from overindulgence in food especially when the festive season is in full swing. Festivities are an easy excuse for people to set aside there diet plan and gorge on delicacies that they otherwise tend to avoid. Unchecked and unhealthy eating habits during the festival season can, and in most cases do lead to food poisoning and disturbance in the bowels. Food adulteration, increasing use of pesticides, low quality preservatives, improper cooking, lack of hygine can lead to symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or stomach cramps, a low-grade fever, headaches, and muscle aches that one experiences with food poisoning. Here are some easy  home remedies to get quick relief from food poisoning.

Ginger : Ginger is a traditional home remedy for various gastrointestinal distresses. As loaded with potent anti-inflammatory compounds ginger helps quell nausea and gastric distress. Chewing a piece of ginger tossed in honey helps relieve the severity of nausea. Ginger tea relieves stomach cramps and upset caused by food poisoning.

Cumin : Add a tablespoon of crushed cumin seeds to the soup to soothe the inflammation in your stomach. Crushed cumin with fenugreek powder mixed with a glass of water or half a cup crud helps relive abdominal pain and vomiting. Cumin seeds are of great benefit to the digestive system as they help stimulate the secretion of pancreatic enzymes, compounds necessary for proper digestion and nutrient assimilation. Water boiled with cumin seeds helps to eliminate toxins from the body.

Basil : Basil is another excellent home remedy to cure stomach infection due to its anti-bacterial properties. Taking juice of basil leaves with water empty stomach in the morning enhances digestive power. Basil juice helps stop vomiting immediately. Strain the juice of a few basil leaves and add it to a tablespoon of honey to get instant relief.
Mix chopped basil leaves, sea salt and one shake of black pepper to three tablespoon of crud. Take the mixture three times in a day till you are totally cured of food poisoning. It will also cure any cramps or gas problem associated with food poisoning.

Lemon : The acidity of the lemon juice kills the micro-organism and toxins in the gastrointestinal tract. Squeeze juice of a lemon and add a pinch of sugar to it and drink, or you can even add lemon to your tea.
Since fluid intake is very important as one tends to lose more water through diarrhea taking lemon juice in short intervals helps you keep hydrated.

Peppermint tea : Peppermint oil helps relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, including indigestion, dyspepsia, and colonic muscle spasms. It is extremely beneficial for people suffering from stomach spasms due to food poisoning. Add a few drops to your tea; your cramps will vanish in a couple of hours.

Source : Zee News

Dr Divya Amritjude

Dr. Divya Amritjude, wife of Dr. Amritjude, is the female consultant, the Siddha doctor of Agasthiyar Guru Siddha Hospital.

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