8 Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Diarrhea

When people have diarrhea, they cannot concentrate on doing the tasks that they have to do. All they can think about is the need to go to the bathroom. Besides the embarrassment, there are also some quite tiring effects that you will go through after that. The most common symptoms will be weakness and dehydration as you will hit the bathroom many times in order to get the loose stools out. Other symptoms of diarrhea can be abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, fever as well as watery stools.

You can try to combat diarrhea with a variety of natural, home remedies to fight the infection as well as provide relief from the symptoms:

Guava Leaves
The leaves of the guava tree are full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, antibacterials, and even tannins that can have significant health benefits, from treating stomach troubles to chronic diseases like cancer. Boil guava leaves with a pinch of salt and then cool it. Drink half cup every 3-4 hours as it will slow down the diarrhea and provide the necessary energy the body needs.

BRAT stands for Banana, Rice, Applesauce and Toast. All are bland and soothing, and the bananas and applesauce contain pectin, a type of soluble fiber that soaks up excess fluid in your intestine and slows down the passage of stool. Mix up small portions of each food product for each meal that you are going to take in.

Ginger will help you correct the digestive system as well as soothe the cramps in the abdomen. Put some minced ginger into boiling water, boil for a few minutes. Drain and cool it down around 5 minutes, mix it with a teaspoon of honey. Drink that water until you feel better.

Black Tea
Drink black tea sweetened with sugar. The hot water helps with rehydration and tea contains astringent tannins that help reduce intestinal inflammation.

Yogurt and Banana
Eat yogurt containing ‘living cultures’ like Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium. These help to restore healthy levels of the helpful bacteria in your intestine. The intake of yogurt twice a day will help improve diarrhea effectively. Adding a banana with your yogurt is also a good idea since banana is highly regarded because it is easy to digest. The green banana can help bulk up the stools and cease the diarrhea efficiently.

Chamomile Tea
The great thing about this tea is that it soothes the aggravated parts of the digestive system so that diarrhea can be stopped at the soonest possible time. Brew the chamomile tea with hot water for a few minutes. Add some fresh lemon juice to get better taste.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can be used to help cure diarrhea. It fights the bacteria that are possibly causing the problem. Take in the apple cider vinegar on a teaspoon first before following it up with a glass of water. If you do not like the taste of apple cider vinegar that much, you may also choose to mix in one teaspoon of the apple cider vinegar on the glass of water and drink it straight. Do this twice a day until your condition gets better.

Carrots are another soothing source of pectin. Cook some carrots until they’re soft, and then drop them in a blender with a little water and puree into a baby-food consistency. Add salt to taste. Eat a quarter to a half-cup each hour.

photo: medicalnewstoday.com

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