Receive LOVE in your mailbox

Try our weekly newsletter with amazing tips to bring and retain love in your life

To Treat Food Poisoning Naturally, Try These Home Remedies NOW

I guess all of us have suffered from food poisoning, at one point or the other. And since it cannot and should not be ignored, you can try your hands on these home remedies for food poisoning.

Home remedies for food poisoning_New_Love_Times

Image source: Google, copyright-free image, under Creative Commons License 

According to the Mayo Clinic,

“Food poisoning, also called food-borne illness, is illness caused by eating contaminated food. Infectious organisms — including bacteria, viruses and parasites — or their toxins are the most common causes of food poisoning.

Infectious organisms or their toxins can contaminate food at any point of processing or production. Contamination can also occur at home if food is incorrectly handled or cooked.

Food poisoning symptoms, which can start within hours of eating contaminated food, often include nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Most often, food poisoning is mild and resolves without treatment. But some people need to go to the hospital.”

Suggested read: Troubled by diarrhea? Here are 15 home remedies to your rescue

Causes of food poisoning

 The most common causes of food poisoning are,

  • Bacteria in food
  • Toxins in food
  • Eating food prepared in an unhygienic manner
  • Virus in food
  • Consuming dirty water

Symptoms of food poisoning

The usual symptoms of food poisoning are,

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Stomach ache
  • Vomiting

When one suffers from food poisoning, they are likely to feel very weak, as the body loses more water than usual. You, therefore, need to keep yourself hydrated throughout. This helps flush out harmful toxins from the body, which might be causing the food poisoning.

If one of your food poisoning symptoms is Diarrhea, you need to increase your fluid intake. Take more water, clear liquids, and try to avoid solid food.

You can start the treatment immediately, with these natural remedies for food poisoning. These ingredients are lying there in your kitchen, and can give you the relief you are dying to get.

Home remedies for food poisoning

Below you can find the top 10 home remedies to cure food poisoning. If the diarrhea, vomiting and other symptoms such as dehydration are persistent, you should consult a doctor and take proper medication. In the meanwhile, you can try these remedies:

1. Ginger

health benefits of ginger_New_Love_Times

Image source: Google, copyright-free image, under Creative Commons License 

When it comes to home remedy for food poisoning, ginger is an excellent cure. Not just food poisoning, ginger also occurs other types of digestive problems.


  • After your meal, drink a cup of ginger tea. This helps stop heartburn, queasiness, nausea and other symptoms of food poisoning.
  • To prepare this cup of ginger tea, boil a cup of water with a teaspoon of grated ginger in it. Boil for a few minutes, and then strain the tea in a cup. To this cup, add a teaspoon of honey, to sweeten. You can also add a teaspoon of sugar instead of honey, as it gives you instant energy, something one needs badly when suffering from food poisoning.
  • Alternatively, you can add about 5 to 6 drops of ginger juice to half a tablespoon of honey, and swallow the mix. You need to take this at least four times a day, to get rid of the inflammation and the stomach ache associated with food poisoning.
  • If both seem time consuming to you, just eat a few slices of raw ginger through the day.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar in its natural form is acidic, but it has an alkaline effect on our body because of the way it metabolizes in us. Food poisoning symptoms, therefore, are eased by it.

Apple cider vinegar also calms our gastrointestinal tract almost instantly, which in turn, provides relief from food poisoning.


  • Heat a cup of water.
  • In it, mix four teaspoons of apple cider vinegar.
  • You need to drink the diluted apple cider vinegar, every time before eating your meals.
  • On the other hand, you can drink two tablespoons of undiluted apple cider vinegar once a day until you get relief.

3. Fenugreek Seeds and Yogurt


Image source: Shutterstock

Yogurt is antibacterial. It also has antimicrobial properties which will help you fight bacteria and other microorganisms that might be causing the food poisoning, Fenugreek seeds, on the other hand, provide abdominal comfort.


  •  Every day, eat a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds with half a teaspoon of yogurt.
  • You should swallow the fenugreek seeds; do not chew.
  • When fenugreek seeds and yogurt is taken together, they give instant relief from stomach pain in addition to vomiting, which are chief symptoms associated with food poisoning.

4. Lemon

Lemons work like a miracle on a stomach affected by food poisoning. They are anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial and give immediate relief.

Also, the citric acid in lemons kill the bacteria or the microorganisms causing food poisoning.


  • To a teaspoon of lemon juice, add a pinch of sugar and take it. You need to do this about three times a day for best results.
  • If that’s too sour for you, try preparing fresh lime juice, and drink two to three glasses of it every day to cleanse your system of toxins.

5. Basil

basil leaves_New_Love_Times

Image source: Google, copyright-free image, under Creative Commons License 

Basil works wonders on a number of illnesses, but when it comes to abdominal discomfort, it is a kind of a miracle herb!

Basil is antimicrobial in nature, because of which it fights bacteria, with ease.


  • Take a few basil leaves. Wash them properly. Now, extract the juice from these leaves, add a teaspoon of honey to the juice, and take it 10 to 12 times a day, until you get relief from the symptoms of food poisoning.
  • You can also add fresh coriander juice to the mix of basil leaves juice and honey, and take it.
  • Alternatively, you can add about 6 to 7 drops of basil oil to a cup of warm water. Now mix and sip from this solution slowly, through the day. This will give you immediate relief from stomach pain. It also cures other digestive discomforts.
  • On the other hand, you can take some basil leaves and sprinkle some sea salt on them. Now add a pinch of ground pepper, and three tablespoons of yogurt to the leaves, Take this about 4 to 5 times, through the day, until you see that the symptoms are gone.

Suggested read: 15 super effective home remedies for an upset stomach

6. Garlic

Garlic is a very effective natural remedy to fight food poisoning. It is antiviral, antifungal and fights microorganism to restore the health of the digestive system. The symptoms like abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea associated with food poisoning are also cured by garlic.


  • To get some relief, eat a fresh garlic clove every day, with a glass of water. If the smell of garlic does not give you a hard time, you can prepare some garlic juice for yourself, and take a glass of it every day.
  • On the other hand, you can mix garlic oil with some soybean oil and rub it on your stomach after you are done with your meals.

7. Banana


Image source: Pixabay, under Creative Commons License

Bananas work great when it comes to food poisoning. This is because they are very easy to digest, and hence, provide comfort to your stomach. Also, since bananas are rich in potassium, they restore the potassium stores in your body, which might be depleted because of vomiting and diarrhea.

Eat a banana, every day, to restore your energy levels.


  • Every day, eat one ripe banana.
  • You can also prepare a tasty but healthy banana shake with it. You should take this shake at least two times a day, until your health is restored.

8. Cumin

Cumin or jeera, eases abdominal discomfort in no time. It also treats stomach inflammation that might be caused by food poisoning.


  • In a cup of water, boil half a tablespoon of jeera. Now add half a tablespoon of coriander juice to it. Make sure the coriander juice is extracted from fresh coriander leaves. Now add a pinch of salt to this, and mix well. Drink this two times, every day, until you feel better.
  • You can also prepare an herbal drink with jeera, salt and asafetida. You should drink this two times a day, for best results. This mix helps cleanse the system and relieves the digestive tract of the symptoms linked with food poisoning.

9. Herbal Tea

how to lose weight naturally_New_Love_Times

Image source: Pinterest

You can drink various types of herbal tea when you are fighting the symptoms of food poisoning. It also helps keep the body well hydrated.


  • Try peppermint tea as that soothes the stomach. It also gives relief from stomach cramps.
  • You can also try comfrey root and meadow sweet tea. This treats stomach infection in no time.
  • In case nausea is your main concern, you should try licorice tea as that calms the stomach. Chamomile tea is also a good option, since it reduces inflammation instantly.

Suggested read: The pain in your shoulder’s killing you? Here are the remedies you need!

10. Honey

Honey is anti-fungal as well as anti-bacterial because of which it can work great on treating indigestion caused by food poisoning. Honey can be taken in both pure form and as a sweetener to sweeten your tea.


  • Take half a tablespoon of honey, three times a day. This can do wonders on your upset stomach. Also, honey stops the formation of excess acid in your stomach.

That is wrap on home remedies for food poisoning. Let us know if you found this guide helpful, in the comment section.

See you again tomorrow with another set of home remedies for a common ailment. Until then stay healthy and happy!

Featured image source: Google, copyright-free image, under Creative Commons License 

Article Name
10 Super Effective Home Remedies For Food Poisoning
Food poisoning is common, yet it cannot, and should not, be ignored. You can try your hands on these home remedies for food poisoning for quick relief.
Riya Roy

Riya Roy

“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.” This Isaac Asimov line, embraces my love for writing in the finest and most desperate way that it is and should be! I was tormented by the earnestness of the written word not very early in my journey. But once smitten, it has helped me devour life twice over; savoring the moment and indulging in its memories. As a flâneuse, I wander to understand the intricacies of human relationships. Realizing that, they are just different manifestations of the same feeling of love, has been my greatest learning. I seek to share its opulence through the words I type.