Most people do not induce emesis, or vomiting, unless they have a compelling reason to do so. Vomiting may be necessary, however, for removing a poisonous or irritating substance from the stomach. Although there are several methods for causing emesis, drinking water and mustard powder is quite effective. Mustard powder works by irritating the gastric tissues, which stimulate the vomiting center in the stomach, according to “Medical Botany: Plants Affecting Human Health.”
Things You'll Need
- Warm water
- Dried mustard powder
Fill a glass with about 8 oz. of warm water. The water should be warm enough to dissolve the mustard powder but not so warm that you can't drink it.
Measure 1 tsp. of dried mustard powder and add it to the water. Stir the mixture until the powder dissolves completely.
Drink the mixture immediately, and at a steady pace. Do not sip it.