Vomiting can occur
suddenly. It can happen for a number of reasons - you have eaten stale food;
you have some kind of disease; some food has become lodged; you are suffering
from food poisoning. Vomiting is the body's reaction to food that it cannot
handle. It is nature's way of eliminating a substance that is injurious to the
body, so do not attempt to stop the process. Afterwards, try to further clear
the system by drinking plenty of water. This will also have the effect of
diluting the cause of the illness.
Boil 1 teaspoon of
fennel and 1 teaspoon of dill seeds in 3 cups of water. Ensure that the
container is enamel or stainless steel and not aluminium. Boil it until 1 cup
is left. Filter it and take 1 tablespoon every 2 hours (1 teaspoon for
The moment that
your body is able to retain something stronger, try a tea that will calm the
system such as ginger, camomile, mint or any herbal tea. Boil 1 tablespoon of
grated fresh ginger in 3 cups of water until 1 cup remains. Filter the water
and drink it slowly. Then eat more alkaline foods, like yoghurt with banana,
which will further soothe your system.
It is important to
bring up the entire stomach contents, and not to worry about the vomiting -
unless you are suffering from bulimia, ulcers or hiatus hernia. If the vomiting
continues for longer than 24 hours, seek professional help.