Stomach flu is caused by several viral infections and it is the second most common illness. It is an intestinal infection that is extremely contagious. It causes mild to severe diarrhea. Fortunately, there are several home remedies that you can put to the test to cure this condition. If you do not get any relief within a few days then you must visit a doctor or the emergency room.
Bananas are great to soothe the stomach and ease the pain caused by this condition. It does this by neutralizing the acids that cause the pain in the stomach. Indirectly they help to stop the diarrhea.
Ginger is an herb that helps to soothe the stomach and stop the cramping. You may choose to add ginger to your food preparations or you can also blend ginger with your cup of tea so that you get a stronger dose of the herb. Avoid using tea that has caffeine in it. When you have stomach flu you must drink only green tea. You can also chew on the root; however you must be note that the herb has a very strong pungent taste. You can also drink a glass of ginger ale but make sure to that it is semi flat so that you are not drinking too much fizz.
Peppermint is also known to be able to soothe aching stomach muscles. Drink a cup of peppermint tea 3 to 4 times in the day and you will experience relief from the stomach cramps and diarrhea. The menthol in the tea will help to reduce any signs of flatulence. You can also add chamomile to your tea.
Drinking warm water helps to soothe the stomach and prevent the pain. You can add a spoon of honey to the water to lessen the impact of the pain. You can also add baking powder to the water.
Eat plenty of yogurt to get rid of the flu and eliminate the bad enzymes from your stomach. You must also eat plenty of dry toast, rice and applesauce. Avoid any heavy or spicy foods when you are suffering from stomach flu; you must also avoid hot foods and opt for salads and milkshakes.