Home Remedies for Food Poisoning



Poison is a toxic and dangerous substance that exists as solid, liquid, gas or a mixture of part or all of the substances. It is most unwanted by the body because it can cause serious damage to the body or even cause death. This topic seems pertinent to me because often, people ingest toxic substances around the house that often cause serious injury or sometimes death. Before expert care is sought, a lot of damage is done. So, be it food poisoning, heavy metal poisoning or just intoxication, here you can find tips to either eliminate or keep under safe control until better and more expert service is reached.

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Food poisoning often improves without treatment within 48 hours. To help keep yourself more comfortable and prevent dehydration while you recover, try the following:
Let your stomach settle:
Stop eating and drinking for a few hours.
Try sucking on ice chips or taking small sips of water:
You might also try drinking clear soda, clear broth or noncaffeinated sports drinks, such as Gatorade. You’re getting enough fluid when you’re urinating normally and your urine is clear and not dark.
Ease back into eating:
Gradually begin to eat bland, low-fat, easy-to-digest foods, such as soda crackers, toast, gelatin, bananas and rice. Stop eating if your nausea returns. Avoid certain foods and substances until you’re feeling better.These include dairy products, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and fatty or highly seasoned foods
The illness and dehydration can weaken and tire you.
stick to foods that are easily digested, such as toast, crackers, bananas and rice until you begin to feel better
avoid alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine and spicy and fatty foods because they will make you feel worse

Treatment of food poisoning may include:
Replacement of lost fluids:
Fluids and electrolytes — minerals such as sodium, potassium and calcium that maintain the balance of fluids in your body — lost to persistent diarrhea need to be replaced. Some children and adults with persistent diarrhea or vomiting may need hospitalization, where they can receive salts and fluids through a vein (intravenously), to prevent or treat dehydration.
Dietary Approach:

Light cases of food poison may be treated at home. Do not drink milk, juice, alcohol, or vinegar until poison is removed from the stomach. Eat some high fiber foods and yellow vegetables (like squash and sweet potato) as soon as possible. Fresh lettuce is known to neutralize many poisons. Other things that may bring relief include strong black tea, burnt toast (absorbs poison just like activated charcoal tablets), milk of magnesia, or aloe vera juice. Plantain tea, skullcap tea, yellow dock tea, or elecampane tea may also help. Other herbs to try include ginger, cinnamon, cloves, , cumin, thyme and rosemary.
The best defense against all poisons is a strong immune system. Regular use of immunity enhancers like astragalus, garlic, ginseng, and green drinks can help strengthen, protect, and speed up the healing process.


The first step is to disable the effect of the poison. The major elements most suitable in neutralizing poison are water, pure honey, and red palm oil. In place of palm oil , grinded mustard powder can be used. Anyone who has taken in poison internally should immediately continue to take several teaspoonfuls of pure honey as often as every thirty minutes. Palm oil can be taken, but pure honey should be taken more frequently. Pure honey has the power to disable the power of the poison while palm oil will force the honey to be vomited. Eating bitter kola will also prevent poison to spread beyond its original point where it started.

Alternatively one can grind at least five kola nuts, mix with palm kernel oil, add some pure honey, add evaporated milk and allow the victim of poison to swallow. In less than thirty minutes, the poison will be vomited. Another method is to dissolve table salt in warm water or two table spoons of liquid mustard dissolved in a pint of water, get the sufferer to drink this and vomiting will soon occur.

Poison elimination cuts across all cultures and communities. In some places, poison is eliminated by grinding charcoal into fine powder, then mixing it with pure honey and making the poisoned person to use teaspoon to take the honey. Fresh milk can be used in place of the honey. In either case the poison will be neutralized and vomited. Caution should be taken in handling poison because if any drug is used, the poison can easily react with the poison and accentuate the pain or even cause death. Natural approach is the better option to neutralize and expunge poison from the human body.

Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics if you have certain kinds of bacterial food poisoning and your symptoms are severe. Food poisoning caused by listeria needs to be treated with intravenous antibiotics during hospitalization. The sooner treatment begins, the better. During pregnancy, prompt antibiotic treatment may help keep the infection from affecting the baby.
Adults with diarrhea that isn’t bloody and who have no fever may get relief from taking the medication loperamide (Imodium A-D) or bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol). Ask your doctor about these options.
Prevention of Food Poisoning at Home:
Because the primary goal should always be to prevent an adverse event, it makes sense to first discuss poison prevention in the home. The following messages should be part of anticipatory guidance during prenatal and well-infant visits:

A.) Keep potential poisons out of sight and out of reach.
B.) Always reengage child-resistant closures in the locked mode immediately after using a pharmaceutical or consumer product.
C.) Never transfer a substance from its original to an alternate container.
D.) Safely dispose of all unused and no longer needed medications.
E.) Do not refer to medicines as candy.
Once you are recovered from food poisoning, take a good probiotic. Your intestines require a healthy colony of abundant friendly bacteria to digest food, eliminate waste, rid the bowels of toxins and reduce the potential for intestinal inflammation. The friendly bacteria in probiotics help to re-establish normal, healthy intestinal and digestive function, assisting you in returning to normal. Look for either yogurts or supplements that say “live active cultures” right on the label, to ensure that the friendly bugs are still alive and viable.
Heavy Metal Poisoning:

A heavy build-up of heavy metals and environment poisons is common in today’s society. Nicotine, insecticide, herbicide, over-treated water, hair dye, aluminum cookware, deodorants, smoke, smog, paint fumes, and habitual use of antacids contribute to the problem. (Antacids interfere with the body’s enzyme production and reduce its ability to carry off heavy metals.) Heavy metal poisoning requires detoxification. A seven day diet of vegetables, brown rice, fruits, cilantro, and lots of water can help cleanse the kidneys and liver of heavy metal poisons.
Antioxidants and vitamins are very important in the treatment of heavy metal poisoning. Vitamin E, vitamin C, and zinc should be taken in supplement form. Herbs can also help rid the body of heavy metals. Evening primrose oil, milk thistle seed, green tea, and dandelion are recommended especially for patients with iron overload disease. A hot seaweed bath is also known to remove many heavy metals from the body. Use a dry brush on skin before and after the bath.
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