At some point in our lives, most of us will experience a bout of illness rather unpleasant – diarrhea. Most of us experienced two evacuations per day, and have firm stools. When the stools are watery and very loose or liquid – and this happens three or more times a day, is known as diarrhea. For most, this condition lasts a day or two, but if it persists, it may be a concern, or point to a more serious condition.
Natural Remedies for Diarrhea
In a bowl mix 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon or a little more sugar. Add to hot water. Stir, cool and drink in one gulp if possible.
Carrot soup is another effective home remedy for diarrhea. Is the supply of water to combat dehydration, replenishes sodium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulfur and magnesium, supplies pectin and coats the intestine to allay inflammation. It slows the growth of harmful intestinal bacteria and prevents vomiting.
Apple cider vinegar for a preventive measure start taking a teaspoon of vinegar and a teaspoon of honey in a glass of water half an hour before each meal a few days before your trip. Continue this regimen during your trip.
Turmeric has proved another effective home remedy for diarrhea. It is a very useful intestinal antiseptic. It is also a gastric stimulant and tonic. Rhizomes of turmeric, lemon juice or dry powder are very useful in curing chronic diarrhea. In a dry powder, and ma be in buttermilk or plain water.
Lemon juice drink juice freshly squeezed lemon in a large glass of water three to five times a day to kill the pathogens that cause diarrhea. For prevention in case of a stomach virus going around, take 1-2 tablespoons of juice before meals.
Another grapefruit seed extract or repair good preventive treatment for traveler’s diarrhea is grapefruit seed extract. This extract is a powerful all-around antimicrobial and is an excellent disinfectant. This extract is very bitter, so use tablets or capsules (take 3 capsules daily) instead of liquid. If using the liquid, use five drops in a glass of water.
Another useful product to take with you is activated charcoal which is explained further below.
Blueberries a compound found in blueberries effectively fight the bacteria that cause most cases of diarrhea. Eat a cup of fresh blueberries should do the trick.
Cottage cheese and sour cream Combine two tablespoons of each, and eat the mixture three or four times a day.
Honey Mix 4 tablespoons of honey with 8 ounces of water. This is a good remedy for diarrhea caused by bacteria. Smaller quantities can be used for children. Diabetics should be careful about taking so much honey at a time.
potato soup Make some homemade potato soup and eat several drinks during the day.
Pumpkin Make a tea from the leaves of a pumpkin, squash or pumpkin. Boil two quarts of water, twice cut several handfuls of leaves in the water, cover and remove from heat, strong for 35 minutes, drink a cup every two hours.