Food poisoning is also referred to as a foodborne illness. It is caused by eating contaminated, toxic, or spoiled food. The food is contaminated by infectious organisms — including bacteria, viruses, and parasites — or their toxins. These organisms or their toxins can contaminate food during processing or production. It can also occur at home if it is incorrectly cooked or handled.

It is not usually a serious problem and most people get better within a few days without any treatment. But in moderate or severe cases you may need proper medical treatment.

What are the causes of Food Poisoning?

Most bacterial, viral, or parasitic agents cause food poisoning and the transfer of these harmful organisms from one surface to another is often the main cause. The chances of getting food poisoning are higher in the summer because the food can start to spoil within an hour at 90degree heat.

The viruses that are most commonly the main cause of food poisoning include:

  1. Rotavirus: It is the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in children
  2. Norovirus: It is more common in adults

Less common viral causes are Astro virus that affects children and the elder people. Cytomegalovirus can cause food poisoning especially in people with compromised immunity.

The bacteria that causes food poisoning are:

  • Salmonella
  • Campylobacter
  • Shigella
  • Escherichia coli
  • Clostridium difficile

What are the symptoms of Food Poisoning?

The symptoms of food poisoning usually depend upon the source of infection. It usually begins within one to two days of eating contaminated food but it can range from as little as 1 hour to as long as 28 days.

The main symptoms of food poisoning include:

  1. Feeling sick
  2. Vomiting
  3. Diarrhea may contain blood or mucus
  4. Abdominal pain
  5. Abdominal cramps
  6. Weakness
  7. Loss of appetite
  8. High Fever and chills
  9. Aching muscles
  10. Headache

Symptoms of severe or life-threatening food poisoning include:

Diarrhea persists for more than three days

  1. A fever higher than 101.5°F
  2. Difficulty in speaking
  3. Dry mouth
  4. Passing little to no urine
  5. Difficulty keeping fluids down
  6. Bloody urine

If you are experiencing these symptoms from the last 3 to 4 days, you should consult the doctor immediately.

What is the Ayurvedic treatment for Food Poisoning?

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing a wonderful kit for treating food poisoning known as “Food poisoning Care Kit”. This kit is 100 % pure and natural and the products in it are free from additives, colors, chemicals, fillers. These have no side effects. The herbs present in this kit shows various medicinal properties. It contains six Ayurvedic formulations in it. The formations are named as- Detox premium powder, Sheet Dhara Syrup, Trikatu Syrup, Trikatu tablet, Giloy Capsule, and Nerve up tablet.

All products in detail:

1. Detox Premium Powder:

Detox premium powder is the herbo-mineral preparation which contains ingredients like shukta pishti, giloy satav, akik pishti, gandhak rasayan, tal sindoor, moti pishti, shankh bhasam, sudhyog tab, parwal pishti, shwet parpati, yavakshaar, etc. These ingredients possess antioxidant properties that eliminate the toxins from the body and prevents the body from infections. It keeps the gastrointestinal tract healthy and strong.

Recommended dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.

 

2. Sheet Dhara Syrup:

Sheet Dhara Syrup is a pure herbal preparation comprises of ajwain satv, peppermint, and mushak kapoor. This herbal syrup balances the pitta doshas and provides a cooling effect on the digestive organs. The herbs present in it deals with symptoms related to food poisoning like abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, etc.

Recommended dosage: Take 1/2 teaspoonful with a half cup of water.

 

3. Trikatu Syrup:

Trikatu syrup is prepared with three herbal ingredients such as Long Pepper (Piper longum), Black Pepper (Piper nigrum), and Ginger (Zingiber officinale). These herbs have been used in Ayurveda for many ages to treat digestion related issues. This syrup shows anti-inflammatory, analgesic, digestive, & carminative properties. These properties show wonderful results in treating symptoms related to food poisoning.

Recommended dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful thrice daily before meals.

 

4. Trikatu tablet:

Trikatu tablets are also formulation with three main herbs like Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), & Long pepper (Piper longum). These herbs show effective results in abdominal pain, cramps, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, etc associated with the food poisoning. It is the wonderful natural treatment for food poisoning.

Recommended dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

 

5. Giloy Capsule:

Giloy is one of the wonderful Ayurvedic herbs used in boosting the body’s immunity to prevent it from diseases. These capsules are prepared from the pure and standardized extract of herb Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). These capsules also show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic properties. Being anti-inflammatory and analgesic, it treats pain as well as inflammation. It also shows good results in weakness, headache, mild fever, dry mouth, etc.

Recommended dosage: Take 1 capsule twice daily with normal water.

 

6. Nerve up tablet:

Nerve up tablets keeps the nerves healthy and strong. These tablets help balance the vata as well as kapha dosha. It also provides strength to the central nervous system and improves its functioning. The ingredients present in it are abhrak bhasma, shankh bhasma, shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet, praval pishti, etc. It treats symptoms associated with food poisoning like abdominal pain, abdominal cramps, difficulty in passing urine, weakness, fatigue, dizziness, etc.

Recommended dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.