Intestinal or Stomach Infection
Do you have or want to be prepared for any stomach infection problem?
Intestinal infection is one of the most common problems related to the digestive system.
There are many elements that can cause this disorder, but its appearance is mainly due to contamination of food.
There are many pathogens that can cause intestinal infection, including viruses, fungi, bacteria and microbes that are harmful to the viscera, unlike bacterial flora, which in fact benefits the digestion and proper process of assimilation of food and elimination of gases.
The main symptoms of intestinal infection are fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea (with possible bleeding due to irritation of the intestine), and general malaise.
Here is a series of home remedies for intestinal or stomach infection.
Traditionally, chamomile is known to be a home remedy for many ailments. This is due to its infinite medicinal properties, among which its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties stand out.
For these reasons it has been used since ancient times to treat abdominal pain. You can consume chamomile tea by combining the antibacterial properties of honey and lemon to treat abdominal pain, inflammation of the intestinal tract and reduce the presence of pathogens.
Chicken broth with vegetables
Chicken broth is one of the foods most used and recommended by experts (both naturists and doctors) to treat indigestion.
This is due to the immense amount of nutrients and proteins contained in chicken and vegetables, which help to rebuild the stomach and provide strength to the person who suffers from constant diarrhea.
In fact, chicken leg broth is known to protect the stomach and help dehydrated people regain strength. Prepare chicken broth or cream with vegetables such as potatoes, celery, carrots or eggplants. Try not to add too much salt to the preparation or excessive spices, as these can cause acidity.
Peppermint is excellent for treating all kinds of ailments thanks to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. In fact, it is highly recommended for treating diseases caused by pathogens due to its antiviral and antibacterial properties.
You can consume mint in infusions accompanied by lemon and honey. It has an excellent taste, slightly mentholated, and does not require excessive sweetening.
White or Apple Vinegar
Vinegar can be an excellent ally for fighting intestinal infection due to its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. You can also consume it to reduce stomach acidity, avoiding aggravation of intestinal irritation.
You can ingest it in the company of olive oil in low quantities. It is also an excellent cleaning element, as it eliminates much of the bacteria and germs that lodge in food.
The lemon is a classic remedy to treat all kinds of stomach ailments, including heartburn, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting and nausea, due to its high content of vitamin C, known antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal natural.
You can make lemon tea and accompany it with other powerful and effective medicinal herbs to treat stomach pain.
Ginger is an excellent antibacterial and antiviral. Ginger also benefits intestinal transit and relieves infection of the intestinal mucosa. You can consume it in tea infusions or with ginger water. Its taste is somewhat spicy, which is why you shouldn’t use too much.
The green banana has many health-promoting properties. Traditionally it has been used for the treatment of various stomach complaints, as it has anti-inflammatory properties, which benefit from the reduction of irritation of the stomach walls and intestine.
You can eat the green banana in broth or cream. If the green banana is part of the ingredients of a chicken soup, so much the better. Adding spinach leaves to banana cream not only improves its flavor, but its digestive properties are even greater.
Of the best known fruits used to treat indigestion and protect the stomach walls, guava has proven to be one of the most effective. This is because it has anti-inflammatory properties, which helps desinflamar the intestine.
In addition, it has antibacterial properties, as it is effective in fighting bacteria such as staphylococcus aerus, Salmonella spp and Eschericiacoli, which cause diarrhea and are mainly transmitted by flies.
You can consume guava juice or make infusions of guava leaves. Guava can contain many worms, so it is important that you wash it well before using it.
Milk is known to be an excellent natural gastric protector. In fact, it is as effective or more effective than medications such as omeprazole or pantoprazole.
You can eat it raw, or in juice. To improve its effects you can liquefy the seeds, which will give it a slightly fermented and delicious flavor. Milky is very sweet by nature if it is well ripened, so you don’t need to add sugar.
This oriental condiment is highly valued in gastronomy for its delicious sweet and spicy flavor. Not to mention, it can work as an excellent natural dye. However, its medicinal properties are what really surprise.
For millennia it has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat all kinds of ailments. It can be effective in removing all types of fungi and impurities from the skin, as well as desinflamar the digestive system and help the hepatic process.
When you have an intestinal infection, your liver and kidney activity are likely to be affected, which can aggravate the intestinal problem.
We should not forget that these organs clean impurities from the blood, which gets its nutrients from what we eat, so they are intimately related. Turmeric tea has a delicious aroma and has a sweet, slightly spicy taste. You can accompany it with honey to sweeten it.
Recommendations for treating and preventing intestinal infection
In addition to home remedies, it is important to take some precautions to prevent this ailment manifested in the body or, if you suffer, mitigate its consequences and benefit the healing process.
Wash food well
The main cause of intestinal infection is poor food handling. This is because many inputs (especially vegetables, meats and unprocessed foods) are contaminated either by the poor condition in which they are stored in supermarkets or by the fact that they are contaminated.
It is therefore extremely important that you take basic sanitary measures when cooking. To do this you only need to wash your hands and consequently, wash food correctly with water (preferably boiled).
Some people use salt and vinegar to wash food because of the antibacterial and inhibitory properties of both.
Lemon can also be used to wash food. In the case of meat, it is highly recommended to wash it well before cooking, as being a magnet for all types of insects (especially flies) is an ideal breeding ground for the reproduction of parasites, bacteria and microbes that can cause all types of digestive disorders.
Watch what you eat
When suffering from an intestinal infection it is important to maintain a digestive friendly diet.
In that sense you should avoid solid foods, with abundant fat and fried foods, as these foods can cause acidity and thereby worsen intestinal irritation. It is best to eat soups or vegetable creams low in salt, to avoid stomach and intestinal irritation.
Because of constant bowel movements in cases of intestinal infection, it is very common to become dehydrated. Experts recommend drinking plenty of water (preferably boiled) or fruit juices low in sugar.
Papaya and guava are excellent gastric protectors that, in addition to protecting you, will help you recover energy.
Lemonade and orangeade are excellent moisturizers, they also enjoy high amounts of vitamin C.
Needless to say, you should reduce the consumption of carbonated beverages such as soft drinks, as they can irritate the stomach and cause acidity.
Alcoholic beverages are by nature harmful to health and in cases of indigestion or intestinal infection are potentially dangerous, as consuming them aggravates the disorder by the acidity they cause, not to mention that if you are consuming antibiotics can be harmful to treatment.