How can I recover from Food Poisoning naturally ?

Symptoms, causes and remedies of food poisoning

Food poisoning also referred to as foodborne illness is a condition in which the individual becomes sick after the consumption of contaminated food products. Such intoxications are caused by the toxins which are produced by different bacteria in the food products.

Symptoms of food poisoning

Here are a few of the symptoms of food poisoning

  • Upset stomach
  • Cramps in stomach
  • Vomiting
  • General fatigue
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea

Causes of food poisoning

Here is a list of few of the causes of food poisoning

  • The salmonella bacteria are regarded as one of the prominent causes of food poisoning. Other types of bacteria which are responsible for the foodborne sickness are inclusive of
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Campylobacter
  • Salmonella
  • Listeria
  • Escherichia coli
  • Staphylococcus aureus


Remedies to treat food poisoning

Here are a few of the remedies that can be useful for the treatment of food poisoning

Staying hydrated

You should intake lots of fluids for easing the symptoms of food poisoning. You can reap benefits from herbs which are infused in the water. You can opt for ginger as it has anti-nausea properties. Addition of fresh ginger roots to the hot water and consumption of the same is useful in the prevention of worsening the symptoms of food poisoning. Chamomile tea or peppermint is useful in staying hydrated and reduce vomiting and nausea at the same time.




Aromatherapy involves the awakening of the senses and evokes specific feelings with the power of scent. Essential oils are effective in the prevention of worsening the symptoms of food poisoning. Peppermint oil stands out of the ordinary in this regard as it reduces the tendency of nausea. Rosemary oil is useful in bringing a reduction in fatigue while being ill.

Muscle relaxation

Muscle relaxation is useful in preventing cramping, nausea. It also confers relaxation to the body. Other methods that are useful in combating nausea are known to be PMR or progressive muscle relaxation. It involves the bringing of awareness to various muscle groups and relaxes them. Other processes for providing relaxation to the muscles and easing nausea and cramps are inclusive of deep breathing, slow stretching, and meditation.

In taking electrolytes

During food poisoning, you tend to lose more fluids as compared to the intake of fluids. Thus, there is a higher chance of the depletion of electrolyte. Electrolytes are recognized to be compounds which are useful in the conduction of electrical impulses, which is required by the body for sending signals via the nervous system. Few common electrolytes are inclusive of sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium. By enhancing the electrolytes, stay hydrated as these electrolytes are helpful in maintaining the balance water of the cells of the body.

Bring a change in the diet

As you experience the different symptoms of food poisoning, and fighting the bacteria, you should refrain from putting unnecessary strain on the digestive system and stomach.  You should consume smaller meals. You should also stay away from additional starches, spicy food or any fatty food products.