Natural Remedies for Food Poisoning:
These remedies may prove helpful, however, you must see your doctor or health professional if symptoms don’t improve after 24 hours.
Vitamin C: This is a powerful antidote to many poisons. In Australia, Vitamin C in megadoses has even been used to treat people with snake bite, when the hospital was too far away to save the patient’s life. In this instance, though, the dose was extremely large – around 1000mg every five minutes, until the symptoms subsided, or until the patient could get medical attention. Carrying a pottle of Vitamin C in 1000mg tablets could just save a person’s life when tramping through the outback in Australia. It can keep people alive until they can get medical help.
Vitamin C is an antidote for mild food poisoning: For an adult of average build, take a dose of 1000mg of Vitamin C with a large glass of water. This might be enough to alleviate the symptoms. If it does not improve symptoms, take a further 1000mg every hour for around two to four hours, so that you take between 2000mg and 4000mg in divided doses for the day. This should be enough to counteract the effects of poisoning and to kill the microbes which have caused it. I prefer calcium ascorbate which is a non-acidic variety of Vitamin C. Ester C is another non-acidic option.
The following day, if you are still feeling queasy, you could take a further 1000mg of Vitamin C. If no better – see your doctor.
Eating Dry Bread: This can help in some mild cases of food poisoning. No other food is taken, just the dry bread.
Apple Cider Vinegar to Antidote Food Poisoning: This has been used to treat mild cases of food poisoning. Put one tablespoon of pure apple cider vinegar into a glass. Fill the glass with water. Sip this frequently over a period of around two hours. If necessary, and you feel that the apple cider vinegar is working, repeat the dose again, with one tablespoon of cider vinegar to a glass of water. Apple Cider vinegar has an antibiotic effect and can help to ward off food poisoning microbes.
Lemon Juice To Antidote Food Poisoning: Use the juice of a whole lemon in a glass of water and sip frequently, as in the instructions for the Apple cider vinegar remedy. Lemon juice acts as a mild antibiotic and kills many microbes.
Ginger Tea: This can work to avert food poisoning. Make the tea fairly strong. You can use either dried ginger powder, about a rounded teaspoon full, or around a tablespoon of fresh, chopped ginger roots which have been infused in boiling water. The dose can be repeated a few hours later if needed.
Homeopathy To Treat Food Poisoning:
Arsenicum album can help some cases of food poisoning. A 6C or 12 C potency of Arsen. alb.can be used frequently as needed, until the symptoms subside. Follow the instructions on the bottle for frequency of dose. A 30C potency would require only one dose, and then another 12 hours later if needed.
Other Homeopathic remedies which may be useful in counteracting food poisoning are Veratrum album and Carbo vegetabilis. Similar doses as for Arsen. alb would be used.