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Home Remedies for Diarrhea

When stools are loose and without consistency, the condition is termed as diarrhea. It is useful to get rid of undesirable substances in a limited way. If the condition worsens with additional symptoms like vomiting, fever and stomach pain immediate medical attention is required. Children and people above 65 years of age are likely to suffer from it. Diarrhea causes severe loss of fluids which needs to be replenished. Diarrhea is caused by food poisoning, bacteria in food or water, food allergies or virus. If blood or mucus is found in the blood, parasital infection is confirmed. There are several home remedies for Diarrhea which are being successfully used in controlling it and are worth using them.

Home Remedies from Herbs

Herbs are useful in preparing home remedies for Diarrhea with the following examples serving as an indication for them. Chopped Basil Leaves, a pinch of salt and black pepper added to curd acts as an effective home remedy for Diarrhea. A mix of mint juice, honey and ginger juice is extremely useful. A few drops of Pudin Hara mixed with water can be taken as a dehydrant and helps in prevention of loss of body fluids. A mix of lemon juice, ginger juice and pepper powder prepared in a table spoon can be taken to improve the condition. Wild oregano oil can be used as an anti bacterial, anti parasitic and anti viral and effective in treating these symptoms. Ginger tea acts as a pain reliever. Ginger ale makes the stools less watery. Charcoal can be used to prevent vomiting, nausea and intestinal bloating. It can be used for detoxifying liver and kidneys.  Coriander seeds should be boiled in water. After straining out the seeds, the liquid can be consumed to stop dehydration.

Home Remedies from the Kitchen

Sugar and Salt added in small quantities in the ratio 2:1 to a cup of water can be given regularly to quench the thirst and helps in replenishing the body fluids. Water and Brown Rice should be boiled till the rice is cooked. The water should not be thrown away, instead it should be taken as a supplement for effective control of Diarrhea and the rice should be eaten for the vitamin B content. Grated Papaya boiled in water for ten minutes water strained out and consumed can act well for Diarrhea. A lemon ground well and a paste made with the addition of salt can be taken as an effective instrument to counter Diarrhea. Garlic has the intrinsic ability to destroy harmful bacteria in the intestines without affecting digestion. Garlic capsules can be taken for effective control. Puree made from carrots boiled in water can be taken as a liquid enhancing the control measures. These are some of the home remedies for Diarrhea which can be prepared from the shelf immediately for good results.

Home Remedies from Fruits and Plants

Leaves of pumpkin squash or gourd can be used to make tea when boiled in water. After draining out the leaves, the water can be taken for effective results. Amaranth seeds and leaves are useful in Diarrhea. You can make a decoction by boiling the amaranth seeds in water and allowing it to steep for half an hour. Two cups of this decoction can mitigate the symptoms. Grape fruit seed extract is an excellent remedy for traveler’s Diarrhea. Fresh pomegranate skin soaked in water, heated till the volume becomes ¼ th can be taken as a liquid several times of the day for improvement. Honey can also be added to this to treat blood in the stool. A paste from Goat’s milk and Sesame seeds is also extremely useful and one of the many home remedies for Diarrhea.

Diet and Prevention

Brown Rice, ripe Bananas, Apple sauce and toast can be given as a diet during Diarrhea. Toast should have whole wheat and butter or jam should not be added. Apple juice should be avoided as it increases Diarrhea intensity. Liquids should be given frequently to compensate the water loss. Dairy products should be avoided. Fruit juices, Apricots, Peas, Pears and Plums should be avoided. Buttermilk, Yoghurt, Banana and Carrot can be given. Physical activity should be completely curtailed.

All the above home remedies for Diarrhea work well for most of the cases, but if the situation aggravates with other symptoms surfacing, medical attention should be immediately sought.

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