Food poisoning is a very unpleasant condition caused by the ingesting food which was contaminated with various bacteria, toxins, parasites or viruses.
The body then experiences gastrointestinal conditions and the person feels sick and nauseous. Vomiting and diarrhea occurs as a measure of protection because the body tries to get rid of the poisonous substances as soon as possible. Food poisoning can be life threatening because severe types of dehydration may occur because of excessive diarrhea and vomiting.
Infants and older people are especially exposed to this kind of risk. In order to prevent food poisoning one should always handle and store the food safely, especially in warmer weather in order to prevent it from getting spoiled and therefore poisoned. Properly suited homeopathic remedies for food poisoning are usually used to speed up the vomiting and diarrhea with which the poisons get released from the body.
These remedies are also very beneficial because they stop the diarrhea and vomiting once they release all the toxins from the body and the process of rehydration then must take place.
Arsenicum is the primary homeopathic remedy used for food poisoning, especially in situations where a person got poisoned by ingesting spoiled meat. Arsenicum is intended for the patients who experience severe weakness and exhaustion caused by excessive vomiting and diarrhea and are also very restless and anxious at the same time.
These patients usually do not like being left alone and when feeling at the worst they usually feel very anxious and think that they might die. These symptoms are usually even more worsened during the night. Pulsatilla is a helpful remedy for those who got poisoned by eating bad fish or excessive amounts of ice cream. Lycopodium comes in handy for persons suffering from shellfish poisoning.
China is the best homeopathic remedy for recovering after severe cases of dehydration. Even when vomiting and diarrhea stop after the poisons have been released from the body, most patients still feel very weak because they got exhausted by excess dehydration. China is the most potent remedy for these conditions. Nux vomica is best suited for the situations when a person had too much alcohol and food or even both at the same time, so that makes it an awesome cure for hangovers.
Homeopathy relies on two very important rules which are the key to the successful prescription of remedies suited to one’s individual needs. The remedy must match the symptoms very carefully and very strictly. One should always take just one pill and ingest no more than that unless the unwanted symptoms return.