Food poisoning is a condition in which a person experiences severe pain and inflammation in stomach and small intestine. It may attack people of any age. The major causes of food poisoning include food allergy, excess intake of alcohol, intake of unhealthy and stale food, etc. It is found that certain food items like meat, fish, and milk products tend to get contaminated very easily. Sometimes these foods in the stores are not fresh and consuming them cause food poisoning. Even people who come in contact with these contaminated food indirectly (touching, serving, etc.) also suffer from skin disease, itching, etc., which later on results in food poisoning. food poisoning may last for few hours to days. It may cause some other chronic disease like arthritis and affect kidney and lungs; it also weakens the immune system. Given below are the fastest and easiest home remedies for treating person suffering from food poisoning.
The major cause of food poisoning is contaminated food, either taken outside or brought home. It is really unfortunate that people does not bother to check the manufacturing and expiry date of perishable food items like milk products, bread, cakes, meat, fish, and canned foods, etc. These expiry dated food are the major cause of food poisoning. Here are some dos and don’ts to avoid food poisoning and develop a healthy environment at home.
Keep your house, especially kitchen clean.
Keep the utensils, plates, napkins, vegetable knives, etc., clean. Use dish washers containing lemon.
Do not use rusted knife or chopper, also the cutting board should be of good quality and washed thoroughly after use.
Take special care while cleaning your refrigerator. Also see the temperature of the freezer and other sections are set at right temperature.
Always eat fresh food, well-cooked food. If the food is left, keep it in refrigerator, and heat it before eating.
Never keep food at room temperature for more than 2-3 hours.
Do not preserve milk products, cakes, breads etc., for more than a day.
Check the manufacturing and expiry date of any eatable before buying it.
Also check the seal of the canned food.
Cook mutton, chicken, fish at suitable temperature, temperature at which all the germs are killed. Also preserve these food items at appropriate temperature inside refrigerator.
Always wash your hands before cooking, serving, and eating food.
If any utensil is used for mincing mutton or other non-vegetarian or other perishable food items, do not use it for other item without properly cleaning it.
Do not use the oil which is left out in the pan after cooking something. Harmful chemical reaction takes place in between.
Do not eat fried food outside, cause you don’t know oil is of good quality or not.
Always take lemon water before going to bed. This helps in easy digestion and will also keep the bowel movement correct.
Avoid eating outside, even if you do make sure the food you are served is fresh, healthy, and cooked in a hygienic manner.
The major food poisoning symptoms include severe pain in abdomen, unconsciousness, vomiting, body pain, fever, and diarrhea. Patient also experiences severe inflammation while releasing stool. Blood and other thick fluid come along with stool. With continuous vomiting, patient experiences dehydration and severe body pain.
Patient suffering from food poisoning needs immediate treatment. Given below are some helpful home remedies.
Ginger is the best home remedy for the treatment of food poisoning. Take small piece of ginger and make its paste by mixing buttermilk. Take this 2-3 times a day. Ginger extract can also be taken along with lemon juice to get fast relief from vomiting, nausea, etc. Take equal amount (2-3 tablespoon) of ginger and lemon extract, add little amount of black pepper powder into it. Take this mixture 3-4 times a day. Patient suffering from food poisoning should also be given ginger tea. This stops vomiting tendency. This is one of the useful home remedies for food poisoning.
Papaya is quite useful for the food poisoning treatment. Take a raw papaya, grate it or cut it into small cubes. Take 1-2 glass of water and add papaya to it. Allow it to boil for 15-20 minutes, drain the mixture and drink it. Take this mixture 2-3 times a day.
Cumin (jeera) seeds:
Take equal amount (10-15 seeds) of cumin and fenugreek (methi) seeds and powder it. Dissolve this in a glass of water. Drink the mixture. This gives much relief from vomiting and abdominal pain. This powder can also be taken with a half cup of fresh curd. This is one of the best home remedies for food poisoning.
Basil (tulsi) leaves:
Take 2-3 tablespoon of basal leaf extract, mix it in a half cup of fresh curd. Add little amount of black salt and black pepper to it. Take this 3-4 times a day. It gives fast relief from vomiting, weakness, and body pain. One of the important home remedies for food poisoning.
Some immediate steps for treating food poisoning are; give warm water to the patient immediately after vomiting. This would sooth his stomach and gives relief from abdominal pain. Also gently rub his stomach, or put warm towel or cotton cloth over his stomach for some time. This will reduce the pain.