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7 Natural Herbs to Cure Food Poisoning

Ayushi Raina
Ayushi Raina
girl facing stomach pain due to food poisoning

Sometimes eating your favorite meal may make you sick. Moreover with the arrival of monsoon, we often feel compelled to indulge in street food, such as scorching hot jalebi’s or spicy chole bhature, but we are never sure of the unintended effects. Food poisoning is largely caused by sloppy and unhygienic food handling, which can develop and transmit dangerous bacteria.

Thousands of suspected flu cases are actually food poisoning cases with comparable symptoms such as stomach discomfort and fever. Experts believe disease-causing bacteria will never be completely eliminated from the food supply, and there is general consensus that bacterial food contamination is on the rise, posing a serious public health danger.

We can cure food poisoning in many ways but the best and easy way known is through Natural Herbs. Take a look!

Ginger (Adrakh)

Ginger is efficient in alleviating the signs and symptoms of food poisoning. Ginger will calm your stomach lining due to its inherent anti-inflammatory qualities. Boil a cup of water with one spoon of grated ginger in it.  Taste and adjust the amount of honey or sugar as needed. Alternatively, you can eat ginger pieces straight.

Yogurt and Fenugreek Seeds

Antibacterial (bacteria-killing) qualities of yoghurt aid in the battle against germs which causes food poisoning. Fenugreek seeds also contain a lot of soluble fiber, which absorbs water and makes stools bulkier, which helps the food go along. Fenugreek seeds have a lubricating characteristic that aids in the treatment of stomach pain.

Take one teaspoon of yoghurt and one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds. It is recommended that the seeds be swallowed rather than chewed.

Garlic

Garlic is well-known for its antipyretic (reducing or preventing fever) and cardiac effects. It reduces symptoms including diarrhoea and stomach discomfort because to its powerful antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal effects. Take one garlic clove with a glass of water once a day. If you can't bear the smell of garlic, you can drink garlic juice. Otherwise, make a garlic-and-soybean-oil combination and massage it into your stomach after dinner.

Honey

Honey is one of the most effective food poisoning treatments due to its antibacterial and antifungal characteristics. Three times a day, consume one teaspoon of honey in its purest form. You may drink it with tea or lemonade if you like.

Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

Cumin Seeds which is often known as jeera is a traditional home cure for food poisoning. It boosts the activity of digestive enzymes (the enzymes that break down food) in your body, thereby speeding up digestion.

Boil cumin seeds in a cup of water, then add freshly extracted coriander juice and drink twice a day. A combination of salt, cumin seeds, and asafoetida can also be used (hing). This drink should be consumed at least 2-3 times a day.

Basil (Tulsi)

The finest herbs to use against food poisoning are basil or tulsi leaves. Basil leaves contain anti-inflammatory qualities that help to keep the digestive tract in good condition.

By regulating the amount of acid in your body, basil also helps to restore your body's proper pH level (pH is a measurement of how acidic or basic any liquid is).

Coriander (Dhaniya)

Almost every Indian cuisine includes coriander leaves as a flavour enhancer. However, it's possible that just a few of you are aware of its therapeutic benefits. It protects your stomach from the damage caused by a stomach infection. It's available in two forms: fresh and powdered. Antibacterial properties are also reported to exist in coriander oil.

Place some coriander leaves in a bottle of water and refrigerate them overnight. The next morning, drink it.

So there you have it: a thorough description of what you should do to avoid food poisoning this season. Always stay hydrated, wear loose fitting clothes, and have a water bottle with you when you go out.

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