Food poisoning mostly occurs when we eat outside food containing bacteria, parasites, viruses, etc. If you experience vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, or stomach cramps after few hours of consuming food, there is a maximum chance that you are affected with food poisoning.
There are excellent herbs which can give you relief from discomfort caused due to food poisoning; however, if you don’t see any visible improvement in your health, immediately seek a medical advice as that can be due to some other health reasons.
Herbs For Food Poisoning
Licorice roots are used since ancient times to treat various kinds of gastro-intestinal problems. Its roots contain excellent anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal properties. That is the reason it is highly effective in treating stomach infection caused due to food poisoning.
Licorice juice, extract, or tinctures are easily available in market. You can either make tea of it added with lemon and honey or just sip 40-50 drops of licorice tincture with hot water for at least 2-3 times. This will give you instant relief from discomfort caused due to food poisoning.
Basil (Tulsi) is excellent herb for treating infections caused due to food poisoning. It contains amazing anti-inflammatory properties and therefore is very effective in treatment of food poisoning. You can simply chew basil leaves of add its juice to your drinking water and sip throughout the day.
You can also boil basil leaves with water, add honey to taste, and drink it 3-4 times. Basil leaves kills the bacteria causing food poisoning and gives relief from nausea, stomach ache etc. caused due to food infection.
Ginger contains amazing anti-inflammatory properties and contains a substance called gingerols that flushes out all the infection and inflammation caused due to food poisoning.
You can chew raw ginger for getting instant relief from stomach ache, heart burn, and vomiting etc. caused due to food poisoning. Otherwise, sip ginger tea 2-3 times. You can also drink a spoon of ginger juice added with honey for 2-3 times a day.
Cumin seeds are very important ingredient of Indian kitchen and contain very effective properties for various digestive treatments.
You can make a herbal soup of tea with cumin seeds, ginger, honey and asafetida and sip it to get effective relaxation in the discomfort caused due to food poisoning. You can simply eat crushed cumin seed with a glass of water.
Peppermint contains a very useful substance called menthol which is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial in nature.
You can prepare a herbal tea with peppermint, honey, and ginger and sip it 2-3 times throughout the day to get relief from stomach ache, nausea, etc. Peppermint not only treats digestive disorders but also gives soothing relaxation to your upset stomach.
Cinnamon bark is a Chinese herb and is widely used to make various herbal medicines. It contains a substance called seirogan which is very effective in killing bacteria causing food poisoning and detoxifies body from stomach impurities.
You can easily get its extract in the form of powder or syrup in pharmacy. Take the quantity as advised on the bottle as excessive use can lead to heart burn and other discomfort because of its toxic nature.