Diarrhea refers to frequent passing of unformed and watery stools. Diarrhea, or commonly known as loose motion also causes dehydration which in severe conditions may lead to death. Diarrhea can be acute or chronic. Generally intestine absorbs water from diet and also secreted by liver, stomach and pancreas in normal body condition.
In the condition of diarrhea water is not properly absorbed by the intestine or sometimes excess water gets secreted by the organs due to which intestine fails to absorb the excess water. People of all age may suffer from diarrhea. Suffering from the conditions of diarrhea for extended periods may generate unduly complications like weakness as a result of loss of vitamins from body. When blood comes out with the stool, the condition is described as dysentery and not diarrhea.
Causes of Diarrhea
There are several causes of Diarrhea. It may be caused due to infections, teething in infants or due to the use of antibiotics. In case of acute diarrhea stools becomes excessive watery and patient passes stool very frequently.
Some of the other causes of Diarrhea are as follows:
– Inadequate digestion of consumed food
– Bacterial and fungal infections
– Food allergies
– Bowel disorders
Mint juice is extremely beneficial in treating diarrhea. Combine 1 teaspoon mint juice with 1 teaspoon of honey and lime juice. Patient should take the mixture three times a day for better results. This is a very easy to prepare and safe home remedy for diarrhea. You can also take a mixture of ½ teaspoon of ginger juice, 1 teaspoon of mint juice and 1 teaspoon of honey to get the same benefits.
Banana and Curd
Take banana with curd at least once or twice a day. This will aid in treating loose motion.
Lemon juice, Ginger juice, Pepper powder
Prepare a mixture by combining half teaspoon of lemon juice, half teaspoon of ginger juice and ¼th teaspoon of pepper powder. Take this blend twice a day. This is one of the effective natural remedy for diarrhea.
Pomegranate contains high astringent properties therefore its usage is extremely effective and trusted in the treatment of diarrhea. Simply drink 50 ml pomegranate juice as often as you like. It helps to heal weakness as a result of continuous and excessive purging, thus helps in managing diarrhea.
Curd, Mango juice and Ginger
Combine mango juice, curd and 1 teaspoon of ginger. Take this mixture several times a day to effectively cure diarrhea in a natural way.
Mango seeds work wonders in treating loose motion. It’s better to collect the seeds in the time of mango season. Dry the seeds under the sun and then powder the seeds. Reserve the powder to use as a medicine. Take 1 ½ or 2 grams of powder with honey twice a day. You may also consume the powder without honey twice daily. This is also one of the beneficial natural home remedies for dysentery as well as diarrhea.
Turmeric is another trusted remedy for diarrhea. It is known as a vital intestinal antiseptic and gastric stimulant. Take one teaspoon dry turmeric powder by combining in 1 cup butter milk or simply in one cup of water. This is enough to get rid of diarrhea. Or you can simply take one teaspoon fresh turmeric juice.
Black pepper, Kelp and Water
Boil 2 cups water and let it cool. Now add one and half teaspoon kelp and three teaspoon black pepper to the water and sip.
Sesame seeds also work tremendous in curing loose motion. Bake lightly 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds in a pan. After baking grind the seeds to form a fine powder. Then mix 1 teaspoon cow’s ghee to the powder. Now separate the mixture in three parts. Take each part with ½ cup of goat’s milk (boiled) daily three times a day continuously for six days. This is your natural medicine for diarrhea that will never cause any side effect or aggravation to the condition.
Prepare a paste of lemon with the seeds in it. Add salt to the paste. Consume 1 teaspoon of the paste twice or thrice a day. Take this with patience, it is equally curative.
Honey and Water
Take 8 ounce water and add 4 tablespoon of honey to it. Sip the water slowly for an aid in the treatment of diarrhea.
Curd and Cumin seeds
Chew cumin seeds (roasted) by mixing it with curd. This remedy will help to increase digestive power and will prevent diarrhea.
Apply ginger juice on umbilicus externally. Ginger has excellent curative and healing properties.
Grate 1 raw papaya. Add 3 cups of water to it and boil for ten minutes. Strain the water and drink it within one day.
Diet to be followed during diarrhea
Diet should be strictly followed during this condition. You need to avoid fruit juices, peas, apricots, peaches, prunes, pears and palms if suffering from dysentery or diarrhea.
You need to consume curd, yoghurt, mint, apple, buttermilk, pomegranate, banana, potato, carrot, mint, papaya etc. Children can also consume these foods. Add yoghurt to your diet for safely treating diarrhea. Yogurt contains ‘Lactobacillus Acidophilus’ which is a beneficial bacterium that helps in fighting bad bacteria. Drink plenty of water to make up the loss of water from the body. Add a dash of sugar and salt or electrolyte to the water.
Home remedies for diarrhea are some of the inexpensive and easily available remedies for curing diarrhea without causing any side effect to your body. These remedies are absolutely safe both for children and adults. However if the condition persists or you face severe dysentery consult doctor.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.