9  Home Remedies for Diarrhea

Ginger

The medicinal characteristics of ginger make it an ideal solution for treating food poisoning. Additionally, it is also useful in reducing abdominal pain and intestinal cramps. To gain the advantageous aspects of ginger, cut it into small pieces and consume with a tsp of honey. It enables the release of gastric juices and aids in digestion. Another method involves preparing a ginger tea by grating ginger and adding some honey to it, before boiling. Sipping the strained tea offers relief from diarrhea in some time.

 

Yogurt

Yogurt, is an effective home remedy for diarrhea. Particularly, yogurt with live bacterial spores such as lactobacillus and bifidobacterium, is good for treating the intestinal condition. The mentioned spores gradually replace the bad bacteria with good bacteria in the intestinal tract and thereby assist in controlling diarrhea. A study quoted in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that consumption of pro-biotics aided in eliminating antibiotic resistant bacteria that result in diarrhea. The medicinal benefits of yogurt can be derived by consuming two bowls along with a banana every day.

 

Carrot

Soup prepared from carrots is high on fiber and has antidyspeptic results in the intestinal tract. This preparation is especially advisable for children recovering from diarrhea due to the vital nutrients it offers and also aids in restoring the electrolyte balance. Its beneficial qualities can be harnessed by boiling it in the pressure cooker with a little water for about a quarter of an hour. Add a pinch of salt, powdered cumin seeds and asafetida, for flavoring before consumption several times every day.

 

Fenugreek

The seeds of fenugreek have a high proportion of mucilage that is a natural & a potent antidiarrheal compound. Their medicinal properties can be gained, by chewing the seeds along with an equal proportion of yogurt. Alternatively, these seeds might be combined in equal proportions with cumin & roasted and mixed in an equal amount of yogurt. Consumption of this mix thrice every day yields rapid relief from diarrhea.

 

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is another home remedy for treating diarrhea. Apple cider vinegar has properties that eliminate the bacteria causing diarrhea. One tsp of this vinegar consumed in a glass of water, once or twice every day is advised till the ailment subsides.

 

Bananas

Ripened bananas are a rich source of pectin, Therefore, their consumption is advised during a bout of diarrhea. In bananas, the pectin controls diarrhea as it is a water-soluble fiber and potassium, an electrolyte, ensure maintenance of vital body functions. Consuming a few ripe bananas every day is advised till the diarrhea ceases.

 

Black seed oil

The medicinal properties of black seed make it a popular home remedy for various intestinal disorders such as gas, colic, diarrhea or constipation. Gaining from these properties require consuming a tsp of black seed oil in yogurt every day till diarrhea is effectively cured.

 

White rice

During a bout of diarrhea, consuming plain white rice is advised, as it is very digestible & contributes to the bulk, thereby satiating hunger pangs and reducing the urge to frequent the washroom. Consume the food without any added spices or sauces and increase its amount gradually as diarrhea subsides.

 

Fluid intake

An episode of diarrhea can inevitably result in a serious de-hydration. To overcome this aspect, consumption of fluids such as broths, clear sodas, vegetable soups’ and coconut water is advised. Un-caffeinated sports drinks too might be consumed to maintain the fluid balance. Abstinence from alcohol, acidic drinks and citrus juices is advised.

The mentioned home remedies for treating diarrhea vary widely amongst individuals and primarily are dependent on the severity and reasons responsible for the problem. However, if none of the mentioned home remedies yield relief, consulting a physician for a detailed evaluation may assist.