Home Health Care Treating diarrhea with natural methods

Treating diarrhea with natural methods


An upset stomach followed by frequent trips to the bathroom can be pretty exhausting and irritating at the same time. It happens to us at least once a year and has us wondering and looking around for quick relief treatments. Some of the common symptoms of diarrhea include:

  • Cramps in stomach
  • Rumbling sounds
  • Loose stool
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Some serious symptoms include:

  • Blood in stool
  • Fever
  • Weight loss

Diarrhea can be caused by a variety of reasons. Commonly, it could be due to:

  • An excessive use of laxatives
  • Infection which could be because of a bacteria or virus
  • Contaminated food
  • Strong medications that affect the stomach
  • Stress and anxiety

If you have been a victim of this embarrassing but equally draining health problem in recent times, this guide will certainly be of help to you. We will be discussing top natural methods that can be used to help treat and even stop diarrhea altogether.

1.      Use Fluids

One of the biggest concerns people have with diarrhea is dehydration. In order to make a quick recovery, you need to take loads of fluids and keep yourself well-hydrated. It would also allow your digestive system to recover itself and catch a well-deserved break. This would heal any minor issues it might have and cleanse your system.

2.      Yogurt

If you remember, even as kids when we complained of an upset stomach, we would have our moms running after us with a bowl full of yogurt for us to devour. It is because yogurt is full of probiotics, the healthy bacteria, that help smooth out our system. They not only help with digestion but also negate the effect of unhealthy bacteria in our gut. Yogurt is also easier to digest so this is an added bonus.

3.      Ginger

As much as you might want to avoid this natural treatment, it is certainly one of the fastest and most effective ones. It contains Gingerol which treats diarrhea along with other digestive problems that you might have. Ginger is also good for nausea, vomiting, bacterial infections and food poisoning. You can either grate some fresh ginger and mix it with a bit of honey or use it to make ginger tea twice a day. Try not to dilute the ginger as it will take away its effectiveness.

4.      Bananas

As soon as someone around us gets diarrhea, we all suggest him to use bananas. This is not just a myth but a proven fact that bananas are really helpful for diarrhea patients. They contain pectin, a fiber which is soluble in water, that helps relieve the symptoms of diarrhea. Bananas are also high in potassium and natural electrolytes that keep your body well-hydrated. Even besides diarrhea, bananas are helpful in maintaining the natural health of your digestive system.

5.      Peppermint

Not only does it smell nice but is a natural carminative agent as well. When used with diarrhea it helps with cramping, bloating and any discomforts that you might be feeling. You can use peppermint with your tea or its essential oil in a safe manner to help with your stomach problems.  It also treats constipation, irritable bowel syndrome’s symptoms, indigestion and helps ensure a healthy bowel movement.

6.      Get loads of rest

Some good rest has never done anyone any harm.  With your body going through trouble, you need to reserve as much of your energy as you can to allow your body to recover naturally. Enjoy some hot peppermint tea and get some rest. Sleep is our body’s way of dealing with any problems that it might be facing and recovering the natural order of the system. As per recommendation, you should get eight hours of sleep and if you can’t seem to do that then allow your body to rest as much as it can.

These tips when followed will help us recover from diarrhea in a prompt manner. However, if you feel that even after a day or two the situation is not getting better or worsening then you must see a physician. A proper evaluation and medication coupled with these treatments will do the job for you.


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