Did you know that approximately 76 million Americans suffer from various degrees of common and life-threatening food poisoning every year? That’s a really BIG number! This gastric nuisance is responsible for putting people in quite a shitty situation with stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea and a loss of appetite out of the fear of more diarrhea. The good part is that there are a handful of simple and natural treatments that you can opt for to ease yourself… well temporarily at least.
Yes, this peculiarly tasting veggie is loaded with natural goodness and strong anti-inflammatory compounds that to quash nausea and gastric discomfort. So if you’re feeling a bit queasy after eating something unappetizing, don’t hesitate to drink a cup or two of some refreshing and healthy ginger tea. Go for organic instead of the supermarket crap.
Androgaphis is a herb!
Don’t worry, it’s natural. Andrographis is a Chinese herb packed into this scientifically sounding capsule the works great towards preventing ‘things’ from moving any faster. In fact, most herbal medication does the job a lot more effectively and without side-effects.
A few drops of a dragon’s blood
Commonly found in South America, but still available worldwide, the Amazon herb Dragon’s Blood is another herb that facilitates the speedy recovery of proper bowel movements in a jiffy. As the name suggests, it’s a fluid and just a few drops should suffice.
Gastric acidity often follows food poisoning. A good way to neutralize the acidity in your stomach is by taking in two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water. The vinaigrette is acidic in nature but has an alkaline effect owing to the way it is metabolized in the body and helps to relieve some of the symptoms of food poisoning.
The awesome power of yogurt!
Bacteria are responsible for the curdling of milk and giving us deliciously sweet and sour yogurt. Ironically this byproduct of bacterial activity has very strong antibacterial and anti-microbial properties and works very well against most non-life-threatening bacteria that cause food poisoning. A couple of spoons should just work well – flavored would be better. And would be even better is to toss in a spoonful of fenugreek seeds; just don’t chew them or they’ll be hard to swallow.
Fresh lime and 7-up anyone?
Lemon juice too has strong antiviral and antibacterial properties that work fantastically to counter some of the lesser serious effects of food poisoning such as nausea, cramps and farts. You could try the conventional simple lemon juice recipe, but it works wonders – both for the stomach and the taste buds when paired with a fizzy… preferably white.
But if you wind up with being even sicker – chills, fever, and runnier diarrhea, don’t waste time and run to your nearest urgent care center.