18 DIY Home Remedies for Diarrhea

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Diarrhea is a frequent watery bowel movements which are accompanied by painful cramps, nausea and vomiting. It may be mild (lasts for a day or two), acute (less than a week) and chronic (lasts for more than a week). Main cause for diarrhea, to occur is that when the food and fluids you ate will pass too quickly or too large in amount or both for some times through your colon. Colon is a substance which absorbs the liquid from the food what you eat by leaving a semisolid stool. But if the liquids from your food which you eat are not absorbed then it results in the watery bowel movement and at last it causes diarrhea.

Frequent loose and watery stools, mild fever, abdominal cramps and abdominal pain, blood in the stool, bloating etc are some of the symptoms of diarrhea. Food poison, diet, stress, some medications, fructose and other digestive disorders, etc. are the some of the causes for diarrhea.

Home Remedies for Diarrhea:

Diarrhea means loose, watery stools which makes more frequent trips to the toilet and also a great volume of stool. Diarrhea is what everyone experience at least once in their lifetime, so to avoid this problem follow these natural homemade remedies to be free from diarrhea and its symptoms.

1 Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is an excellent remedy in treating diarrhea as it helps to cure intestinal inflammation and it also has antispasmodic property to heal the problem.

Ingredients:

  • Chamomile tea bag or chamomile flower powder – 1 teaspoon or one tea bag
  • Peppermint leaves – 1 teaspoon
  • Water – 1cup

Process:

  1. Take a saucepan and pour water in it.
  2. Then add either dried chamomile or tea bag and also pepper mint oil into it.
  3. Stir it well and steep it for about 15 minutes.
  4. Strain it and drink this to get relief from the diarrhea and its symptoms.
  5. Drinking 3 cups a day will give instant relief.

2 Orange

It is an old remedy which helps in better digestion and also cures diarrhea.

Process– 1 (Orange Peel Tea)

Ingredients:

  • Orange peel – 1 orange
  • Boiling water – 1 pint

How-to:

  1. Take an orange and peel it
  2. Then chop that peel
  3. Pour this chopped orange peel in a pot
  4. Cover it with 1 pint of boiling water
  5. Allow the water to get cool
  6. Strain the tea and add sugar or honey to sweeten it.
  7. Organic orange is preferred as it is free from pesticides and dyes.
  8. Drink this tea as often once in a day to get rid of the diarrhea.

Process – 2: (Orange Juice)

Ingredients:

  • Oranges – 2 to 3
  • Sugar – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt – 1/6 teaspoon
  • Water – 1 1/3 cups

How-to:

  1. Take fresh oranges and make juice with the help of blender
  2. Add sugar, salt to it
  3. Mix it well in water
  4. Drink it for several times a day to get rid of the diarrhea and its symptoms.

3 Ginger

Ginger is used for better digestion and also helps to get rid of the cramps and abdominal pain which is caused by diarrhea.

Process – 1:

Ingredients:

  • Ginger – a small piece
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon

How-to:

  1. Take a small piece of ginger and grate it
  2. Add honey to it and mix it well
  3. Eat this mixture which helps to improve your digestive process.
  4. Be aware that not to drink water immediately after eating this mixture.
  5. Taking this regularly helps to protect you from any health diseases.

Process – 2:

Ingredients:

  • Ginger – 1 small piece
  • Water – 1 cup

How-to:

  1. Take a small piece of ginger in a pan to make tea
  2. Pour water into it to boil
  3. Boil it for few minutes to get hot
  4. Strain it and add honey to sweeten the taste.
  5. Drink this ginger tea to get relief from the diarrhea.
  6. If you’re not having ginger than you can also use powdered ginger which are available from your spice rack instantly to make tea.

Process – 3:

Ingredients:

  • Dry Ginger powder – 2 teaspoon
  • Salt – a pinch to taste
  • Water – 1 glass

How-to:

  1. Take ginger powder and add salt to it
  2. Mix it well in a glass of water
  3. Drink this once in a day to get rid of the problem.

4 Carrots

Carrots contain good source of pectin which helps to alleviate diarrhea. It also helps to replenish many vitamins and minerals which were lost due to diarrhea.

Process – 1: (Carrot Juice)

Ingredients:

  • Carrot juice – 1 glass
  • Lemon juice – few drops
  • Sugar or honey – as you likes to sweeten the juice

How-to:

  1. Take few fresh carrots and make the juice with the help of blender.
  2. Add few drops of lemon juice and sugar or honey
  3. Mix it well and taste this carrot juice
  4. Drinking carrot juice regularly will help to make you healthy.

Process – 2: (Carrot Puree)

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Carrots – 4to 5
  • Water
  • Blender

How-to:

  1. Take the carrots and cut them into pieces
  2. Then cook these carrots for few minutes to make it soft.
  3. Now blend these soft carrots in a blender by adding few drops of water
  4. Eat this puree to get relief from the diarrhea.
  5. Eating this puree of half a cup in several times a day will helps to get rid of the diarrhea problem.

5 Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek seeds are one of the wonderful remedy for many health problems. These are also helps to cure ingestion problems and diarrhea. It is a strong anti-diarrheal agent.

Process – 1:

Ingredients:

  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Water – 1 glass

How-to:

  1. Take fenugreek seeds and mix it well with water
  2. Or you can mix fenugreek seeds with yogurt and eat it
  3. Drink this solution to fend off the diarrhea problem.
  4. Regular taking of this fenugreek seeds will be best results to cure the health problems including diarrhea.

Process – 2:

Ingredients:

  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Yogurt – 2 tablespoons

How-to:

  1. Take fenugreek and cumin seeds in equal quantities
  2. Roast them and make them a fine powder by using mixture grinder
  3. Add this to yogurt
  4. Mix it well to make this a fine paste
  5. Consume this paste thrice a day to get quick relief from the diarrhea.

Process – 3:

Ingredients:

  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Yogurt – 1 tablespoon

How-to:

  1. Take fenugreek seeds
  2. Swallow it with yogurt
  3. Do it once in a day to get rid of the problem.

6 Lemon and Ginger

Lemon helps to kill the bacteria that are responsible for the diarrhea. Ginger helps to cure the intestinal problems.

Process – 1:

Ingredients:

  • Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons
  • Ginger paste – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder – pinch

How-to:

  1. Take lemon juice and add ginger paste and a pinch of black pepper powder into it
  2. Mix it well to make it like a fine paste
  3. Consume this paste twice a day will helps to get rid of the problem.

Process – 2: Lemon Juice

Ingredients:

  • Lemon – 1 or 2
  • Hot water – 1/2 cup

How-to:

  1. Take fresh lemons and squeeze the juice from it
  2. Add water and mix it well
  3. Sip this liquid to get rid of the diarrhea quickly.

7 Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has antibiotic properties which help to cure diarrhea. It also contains pectin which will soothe the intestinal spasms / irritated stomach.

Ingredients:

  • Apple cider vinegar – 1 tablespoon
  • Water – 1 glass

How-to:

  1. Take a glass of water and add apple cider vinegar in it
  2. Mix it well to make it clear solution.
  3. Drink this solution with each meal whenever you take, until you get rid of the diarrhea and its symptoms.

8 Berries

Blueberries have anti oxidant and anti bacterial properties which help to cure diarrhea and its symptoms. Black berries are good source of tannins which helps to treat diarrhea.

Remedy – 1: (Blueberry soup)

Ingredients:

  • Dried Blue berries – 1/3 ounce
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 5 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 small
  • Lemon slices – 2 1/ 4 inch
  • Vanilla extract – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt – pinch

How-to:

  1. Take all the ingredients except lemon slices and heat them in a saucepan over high heat
  2. Stir it well until the sugar dissolves completely
  3. The reduce the heat to medium – low to simmer
  4. Allow the berries to become more tender for about 15 minutes
  5. Then discard lemon slices and cinnamon sticks
  6. Using blender make a soup with the puree
  7. Transfer the soup to a bowl and refrigerate until it is very cold.
  8. Drink this soup twice a day to get relief from the diarrhea.

Remedy – 2: (Black berry Tea)

Ingredients:

  • Dried black berry leaves – 1 teaspoon
  • Water – 1/2 glass of water

How-to:

  1. Make a tea by pouring water in the pan
  2. Add dried black berry leaves into the water
  3. Stir it well and boil it for about few minutes
  4. Strain the solution and drink it slowly to fend off the diarrhea problem.
  5. Drinking this tea for several times a day will definitely help to cure the problem soon.

9 Black Seed Oil

Black cumin seed is an herb with full of medicinal values. It is used to treat various health problems including diarrhea. It contains antioxidant properties and is full of vitamins and minerals which are helpful to cure diarrhea and also to boost up your immune system.

Ingredients:

  • Black seed oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Plain or flavored yogurt – 1 cup

How-to:

  1. Take a cup of yogurt and add black seed oil into it
  2. Mix it well as the oil has to dissolve completely in yogurt
  3. Consume this twice a day to get rid of the diarrhea and its symptoms.
  4. Continue eating it twice a day until and unless diarrhea has gone away.

10 Salt – Sugar Solution

As diarrhea leads to dehydration and you feel thirsty all the time. So to prevent that situation try this syrup as it helps to rehydrate you.

Ingredients:

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar – 1 teaspoon
  • Water – 1 quart / 1 glass

How-to:

  1. Take salt and sugar in equal quantities
  2. Mix it well in water
  3. Drink this solution to get rid of the diarrhea and also to rehydrate yourself.
  4. Drinking this 2 – 3 times a day will provide to your body the necessary glucose and electro-hydrates

11 Brown Rice and Banana

Brown rice contains B vitamins which help to control and cure various symptoms of diarrhea. Bananas contain pectin which will soak up excess water and gives quick relief from the diarrhea.

Ingredients:

  • Brown Rice – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Banana – 1 small one

How-to:

  1. Prepare rice by adding brown rice and water in a cooker
  2. Let it like that until it becomes soft
  3. Then add a banana to the rice and mix it well
  4. Eat that rice which helps to remove the toxins from your body and thereby diarrhea.
  5. Process has to be continued for better relief from the diarrhea.

12 Honey and Ginger

Honey will helps to soothe the irritated part due to this diarrhea and ginger helps to cure gastro intestinal problems at last leads to cure diarrhea

Ingredients:

  • Dry ginger powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 teaspoon

How-to:

  1. Take all the ingredients in equal quantities
  2. Then mix it well to make a fine paste
  3. Now take this thrice (three times) a day to get rid of the problem.

13 Cinnamon and Cayenne Pepper

The combination of these is very effective in tightening the bowels and helps to prevent the diarrhea.

Ingredients:

  • Cinnamon – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cayenne pepper – 1/8 teaspoon
  • Water – 2 cups

How-to:

  1. Take a pan and pour water in it and put this pan over medium heat
  2. Then add cinnamon and cayenne pepper to it
  3. Stir it well and put it in simmer for about 20 minutes
  4. Let it cool for few minutes
  5. Now drink 1/4 cup for every half an hour to get instant relief from the diarrhea.
  6. Drink this until and unless you get relief from the problem.

14 Nutmeg

Nutmeg is a potent aromatic spice which contains starch, potassium, proteins, calcium, safrole, camphene as this helps to treat nutmeg.

Ingredients:

  • Flour – 1 teaspoon
  • Nutmeg – 1 teaspoon
  • White sugar – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – pinch
  • Water – 1 glass

How-to:

  1. Take a glass and mix all the ingredients in it
  2. Add water to it and mix it well
  3. Drink this solution for every 4 hours
  4. Or you can take three pinches of ground nutmeg and dissolve it in warm water. Sip it slowly to get rid of the problem.

15 Slippery Elm

Slippery elm is a bulk fiber source which helps to thicken the bowel movement and soothing spasms in bowels.

Ingredients:

  • Slippery elm – 1 teaspoon
  • Hot water – 1 cup

How-to:

  1. Take slippery elm powder and mix it with hot water
  2. Drink this to get relief
  3. Drinking a cup of this liquid for three times a day will helps to prevent the diarrhea.

16 Yogurt

Yogurt contains probiotics (friendly or good bacteria) which helps to line your intestine to protect you from disease causing germs. Yogurt produce lactic acids in your intestine which helps to kill the bacteria and makes you feel better. Live – culture yogurt is the best way to treat the diarrhea which is caused by antibiotics. As these antibiotics will kill the beneficial bacteria in your intestines, but by eating live culture yogurt (kefir) will helps to replenish those bacteria. So, it’s better to eat yogurt and live – culture products daily to get rid of these problems.

17 Garlic

Garlic helps to soothes, cleanses and also reduces the inflammation. It also helps for better digestion and makes you feel better while you’re facing the problems of diarrhea and constipation, etc. garlic contains rich in potassium which helps for proper contractions of muscles including intestines. By all these properties, garlic is an excellent medicine in curing the diarrhea and its symptoms. You can take this garlic either in raw, cooked, precooked forms by using this in soups, juice, milk, honey etc. you can also use garlic tablets (2 – 3) each of 2 grams once or twice a day for mild cases, 3 times a day for acute cases and 5 times a day for chronic cases.

18 Diet Plan

Planning your diet will also helps to get cure from many health problems including diarrhea.

  • Avoid milk, cheese and other dairy products (except yogurt, buttermilk, cheese) while you facing diarrhea and also after it got reduced for a month will gives better results.
  • Avoid caffeine, non clear drinks (orange juice or tomato juice), spicy foods and food with high concentration of sugars will also increase the diarrhea.
  • Intake the food which are kinder and gentler like soups, rice, noodles, bananas, soda crackers, cooked carrots, potatoes, toast, skinless white meat chicken in your diet to get relief from your diarrhea.
  • Have starchy food such as precooked rice or tapioca cereals, boiled which rice, brown rice, toast etc. but avoid fried and fast foods & high fiber food as it is not soluble in your stomach easily.
  • Avoid too much of sugar or salt in your diet and also oatmeal, uncooked vegetables, etc. has to be avoided.
  • Eat salty crackers / soda crackers, sugar cookies or even plain cookies which help to ease your pain.

Tips to Reduce the Diarrhea:

These tips will be useful to you in the travel of curing the diarrhea and its symptoms.

  1. Drink water and other fluids like fresh fruit juices (other than apple and prune), sports drinks, herbal teas, soups and other over the counter electrolyte powder which helps to run the body without any problem and replaces what you’re losing.  So, stay hydrated all the time to get proper resistance to fight against the infection causing gems, etc.
  2. Taking rest is the natural way to cure the problem, as it helps to boost up the immune system which helps to get rid of any problem.
  3. Frequent drinking / sipping of any broth (lukewarm but not hot) with little salt will also cures the diarrhea.
  4. Simply putting a heat pad on your belly will also helps to give relief from the abdominal cramps.
  5. Avoid drinking alcohol or consume a little quantity while you facing this problem. Also avoid smoking and chewing gums (sorbitol)
  6. After clearing up of the diarrhea symptoms, you can start drinking broth but make sure that the broth does not contain any fat or other substances. You can also try plain green tea, plain toasted food, etc to get rid of the diarrhea problem.
  7. Take only liquids for the first 12 hours of the problem to get solved. After 23 hours, take only BRAT diet (banana, rice, applesauce and toast) to get relief from the diarrhea problem. Eating green banana will helps to cure the diarrhea.
  8. Eat two bananas (ripped) every day until you got relief from the diarrhea.
  9. Drink plenty o water as diarrhea leads to dehydration of your body. So, drink water like coconut water, barley water, rice water etc. to get hydrate yourself and to prevent the diarrhea problem.
  10. Have fresh fruit juices especially pomegranate juice, mango, guava and avoid fruits which causes diarrhea like apple, prunes etc.
  11. Wash your hands frequently after completing your bowel movement and before going to take your meal to avoid the infections
  12. Take the fresh food but not frozen, other food which was stored in few days.
  13. Keep the food free from bacteria, fungus, and virus as they cause you the problem of diarrhea.
  14. Even stress also plays a vital role in causing diarrhea. So, try to reduce your stress by doing yoga, meditations and other activities.

Diarrhea is an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation, where diarrhea and its symptoms usually last for a couple of days. But for sometimes, diarrhea lasts for a week or more and becomes chronic. Then immediately consult the doctor as it can leads to any serious problem.

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Comments: When travelling, drink clean water, avoid spoiled food such as white rice (3-day old), eat slowly, eat pineapple/papaya 30min before and after meals, drink green tea.

 

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