Also known as stomach virus or gastroenteritis, stomach flu is an irritation of the stomach and the intestines. Usually, this flu tends to disappear on its own after a couple of days.
These viruses, bacteria and parasites usually enter a person through the mouth. Being a highly contagious disease, it can easily attack adults and children as well.
Here is the best way to get rid of the stomach flu without taking drugs.
Ginger is one such food item which is easily available and accessible and has immense anti-inflammatory properties which makes it quite an effective natural remedy for stomach flu. Ginger also acts as an antiviral and helps the body fight off the virus that caused the stomach flu in first place.
Ginger also helps in digestion and provides instant relief from some of the symptoms of stomach flu like nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and abdominal bloating.
Ginger helps in decreasing the frequency of the diarrhea that an individual has while battling stomach flu.
You need to boil a teaspoon of freshly cut ginger in about 2 cups of water. Let it cool down for about 10 minutes. You can add some tea leaves for taste and drink the tea. You can take this tea a few times a day until you feel relief from symptoms.
Simply chewing chopped ginger is also quite effective. It should also be mentioned here that ginger is not recommended for people with chronic hypertension.