Stomach Flu-Gastroenteritis

The stomach flu, or gastroenteritis, can be caused by a number of different viruses that attack your gastrointestinal system. These viruses can be contracted from food that was inadequately prepared or due to poor hand-washing hygiene. People with the stomach flu often have symptoms of diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, fever, headache, and sore muscles. Depending on the type of virus you have, the flu can last from one to 10 days.

The stomach flu is not truly “the flu,” or influenza. Influenza is caused by a virus that attacks your respiratory system—that is, your nose, throat, and lungs.

Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu):
• Gastroenteritis is also known as stomach flu
• The condition refers to the inflammation of the stomach or the intestine
Symptoms to look for:
• Abdominal cramps
• Severe stomach pain
• Diarrhoea
• Vomiting
• Fever
• Ingestion of bacteria through:
   o Consumption of contaminated food
   o Contact with an infected person
   o Eating uncooked vegetables and fruits
Natural home remedy using carom seeds, garlic, ginger, lemon juice:
1. Take ½ tsp of carom seeds
2. Crush some garlic to paste
3. Crush some ginger to paste
4. Add ½ tsp of garlic paste to the seeds
5. Add ½ tsp of ginger paste
6. Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice
7. Mix well
8. Eat 3 times a day
This releases toxins from the body and also strengthens digestion.
• Clean all vegetables thoroughly
• Cook in a hygienic environment
• Avoid raw or un-coked food
• Drink 8-10 glasses of water everyday
• Avoid milk and milk based products as these contain bacteria which can further complicate the
These remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, and are completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist.  Refer to the terms of use.