Food poisoning comes when we have a bad reaction to spoiled or poorly handled foods. There may bacteria such as E coli, salmonella, or staphylococcus or others. The symptoms can be slight to life-threatening and last 4 to 6 days if left untreated. Symptoms of food poisoning include upset stomach, intestinal cramps, nausea, or fever. If severe, there may be dehydration.
If severe enough a person may need medications – ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR or go to emergency if symptoms get out of control. If you have taken antibiotics, use probiotics like Acidophilus for 30 days after.
From the natural perspective one may have a susceptibility to a specific bacteria from a lack of normal stomach acid and weakened immune system. Natural methods below may eliminate or shorten symptoms. Liquid acidophilus, drink 16 ounces throughout the day.
Herbs for Food Poisoning
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Activated charcoal – absorbs toxins produce by bacteria. If in an emergency burn toast and put a tablespoon of the blackened bread into 8 ounces of water.
Chamomile calms the stomach and increases digestion.
Echinacea may act as an anti-bacterial.
Ginger increases digestion and reduces stomach upset. It may increase stomach acid to kill the bacteria.
Lobelia tincture – to induce vomiting when needed.
Cell Salts to Help Food Poisoning
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#2 Calc phos 6X – increases stomach acid and improves digestion.
#3 Calc sulph 6X – improves digestion and detoxifies the body.
#10 Nat phos 6X – regulates stomach acidity to kill bacteria
Food Poisoning Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Arsenicum Album (#1) – gurgling, burning pains relieved by hot applications. Pressure and cutting pains. Feels very restless.
Carbo veg – bloating and burning in stomach. cramping, belching, heartburn. Feels heavy, full and sleepy.
Cinchona – indigestion, belching of bitter fluid, vomiting of undigested food. Lots of gas.
Colocynthis – feels as if intestines were being twisted and cramping. Must double over in pain.
Nux vomica – feels like food doesn’t’ want to digest; as if a stone were in the stomach. hung over feeling.
Veratrum album – cold sweat with diarrhea. Nausea, vomiting, worse from drinking and any motion.
Source: Dave's Healing Notes