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Home Remedies for Diarrhea

When you start passing watery stools without consistency it can be termed as diarrhea. Diarrhea is a way the body flushes out the unwanted wastes from the body which comes with symptoms like stomach ache, vomiting, nausea, fever etc. If this is persistence in children and adults then it could be dangerous as the fluid level in the body decreases. Causes of diarrhea could be due to food poisoning, water known bacteria’s, food allergies, excess of alcohol, caffeine, laxatives, certain medications like tetracycline, penicillin etc. Stool with mucus or blood is an indication of virus or parasite.

There are certain herbal as well as home remedies that are useful in effectively treating diarrhea. Mentioned below are certain time tested age passed on remedies for treating diarrhea.

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To prevent dehydration the first thing is to increase water intake and this can be effectively done by adding a pinch of salt and some sugar which acts as an electrolyte, a few drops of purdin hara if added to half a glass of water and taken 3-4 times a day is also effective. ½ teaspoon of ginger powder added to a glass of buttermilk if taken 4-5 times a day is also helpful. Chewing the inner rind of pomegranate with a pinch of salt or drinking pomegranate juice is also effective. Making a paste of an entire lemon with the rind and seeds and adding salt with this taken a few times is also effective.

A mixture of mint juice, honey in equal quantity and half the quantity of ginger juice is also effective. 2 tabs of sugar, 1tbs of poppy seeds, edible gum and cardamom powder each and ½ tsp. of nutmeg mixed and powdered should be taken every 2-3 hours. Drinking a mixture of equal quantity juice of lemon, fresh ginger and ¼ tsp. of pepper powder is also effective. 5-6 leaves of tulsi or basil, ¼ tsp. of rock salt or sea salt, black pepper corn powder taken in 3-4 tbsp. of curds 3-4 times for a week helps recondition your stomach. Grated raw papaya boiled in 3-4 cups of water for 10-15 minutes, stained and taken daily is also effective in treating mild diarrhea.

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Arsenicum a homeopathic medication is also useful in treating diarrhea. Drinking tea made from blackberry is useful in treating mild diarrhea. Ginger tea helps stop stomach cramps and pains. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Eating boiled brown rice along with the rice water is beneficial as it contains vitamin B. Fenugreek seeds are also useful in controlling diarrhea swallowing 1 tabs of this helps control diarrhea. 1 tsp. of nutmeg paste taken with a glass of water also helps stop diarrhea. Drinking a cup of hot coffee decoction also helps control diarrhea. Eating apples and pomegranate is also another useful remedy. Pomegranate juice is also beneficial in treating diarrhea. The most important thing that you need to make note is to avoid drinking apple juice which are readily available in the market as these pre-packed apple juice causes more harm than being useful to treat diarrhea.


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