Excited about going out for a meal in town, you stumble across a little restaurant. After studying the menu you chose the dish you think will hit the spot. However you couldn’t be any more wrong. Instead you get served a plate of food infected with pathogenic agents that leaves you feeling horrendous. Soon after you start to feel the side effects: cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and lots of regret! As well as drinking lots of water to help re-hydrate your body, here are 4 natural remedies that can help you to get quickly back on form.
Our intestines love the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of this indispensable ayurvedic medicine. It cares for our digestive system by calming nausea and pain while both energising your body and boosting your immune system. The properties found in ginger allows our body to return to normal after being infected by pathogens.
Put a teaspoon of ground ginger into a cup of boiling water. Leave to cool a little and add some honey to your liking. You can also add fresh ginger to salads or you can snack on a small piece of fresh ginger to relieve stomach aches.
Bananas help to balance intestinal flora and allow good bacteria to produce to strengthen the stomach and prevent digestive problems and food poisoning. Bananas are rich in magnesium, potassium and probiotics which helps when fighting against infection.
Mix three bananas together until they form a smooth mixture then add 250 ml of soya milk or almond milk. Mix together and drink.
3) Cumin seeds
Cumin seeds are rich in calcium, iron, flavonoids and magnesium which means that it has numerous medicinal properties. It can notably relieve digestive problems such as bloating, wind, cramps and nausea. Cumin seeds are great for digestion and improving bowel movements.
Put a tea spoon of cumin seeds into a pan with 250 ml of boiling water. Add a pinch of sea salt or Himalayan salt as well as a teaspoon of coriander already chopped. Take this remedy 2 or 3 times per day until symptoms are reduced.
4) Apple cider vinager
Apple cider vinegar is excellent for combating food poisoning. This liquid contains antioxidants, calcium, iron, magnesium as well as the precious acetic acid which helps to kill bacteria. It has many medicinal properties over and above it’s alkaline properties. By taking cider vinegar your intestinal flora will be better, your digestion will improve and the intestinal mucus membrane will be soothed.
Mix two tablespoons into 250 ml of warm water. Add honey to your liking so as to improve the taste. Drink this concoction before each meal. If this doesn’t help, drink 2 or 3 tablespoons of pure apple cider vinegar.