Botulism is a disease produced by ingestion of poor canned food. It is one of the rarer but more serious forms of food poisoning.
This intoxication is caused by the botulinum toxin, a substance produced by a bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which is habitually found in the soil, in the vegetables and sometimes in the intestine of herbivorous animals.
It is important to note that the genus Clostridium comprises about one hundred different species of bacteria, four of which are human pathogens and one of them is Clostridium botulinum.
The first manifestations usually consist of blurred and double vision, intolerance to light, difficulty speaking and swallowing food, nausea, and vomiting. If the disease is not controlled in time, a paralysis of the lower extremities is established which rises to death through paralysis of the muscles of the breath.
It is necessary to note that botulism requires medical treatment but can be supplemented with home and natural remedies.
Home Remedies For Botulism
- Mix equal parts tincture of echinacea, ginger and licorice and take 1 teaspoon 6 times a day.
- Consuming elm bark porridge also helps to alleviate the diarrhea caused by botulism.
- Pour 2 teaspoons of fenugreek seeds into a natural yogurt and mix. This remedy helps to combat many digestive diseases such as this type of poisoning.
- Consume 3 tablespoons of honey every day until you feel the complete cure.
- Mix in a glass filled with hot water 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and take daily.
- Mix one tablespoon of honey and another of ginger powder and pour half a cup of water. Take 2 times a day.