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Food poisoning: 5 herbal remedies in your kitchen

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Food poisoning occurs when you consume food or drink that is contaminated. This includes fruits and vegetables that are not washed properly, food that is not handled hygienically during preparation, food that overstays in the refrigerator, untreated water and contact with toxins.

Symptoms

Symptoms of food poisoning begin to show about 2 to 6 hours of eating contaminated food. You might experience tummy pains, nausea and vomiting, dehydration, diarrhoea, headache, feeling weak or fever. In mild cases of poisoning, the symptoms clear on their own within 48 hours.
Most of the symptoms above lead to dehydration, so it is important for you to rehydrate your body. This requires you to take plenty of water and other fluids.

5 herbal remedies in your kitchen

Here are other herbal food remedies you can easily find in your kitchen:

  • Ginger
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Honey

Remember, food poisoning is easy to prevent since it is brought by microbes. Follow high hygiene procedures while handling food, and watch out against other contaminants.
See Also: Artificially ripened mangoes: How to spot them

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