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|Home Remedies for Diarrhea.
Diarrhea refers to the frequent passage of loose or watery unformed stools. Diarrhea may be acute or chronic. Commonly
known as 'loose motions', it is one of the commonest diseases in children.
The small intestine normally gets more than ten liters of liquid per day which comes from the diet and from secretions of the
stomach, liver, pancreas, and intestines. In the case of diarrhea, water is either not absorbed or is excreted in excess. It is
men sent to the colon whose water-holding capacity is limited. Thus the urge to defecate comes quite often.
The main causes of diarrhea are overeating or eating of wrong foods, putrefaction of food in the intestinal tract, fermentation
caused by incomplete
|The main causes of diarrhea are overeating or eating of wrong foods, putrefaction of food in the intestinal tract, fermentation
caused by incomplete carbohydrate digestion, nervous irritability, use of antibiotic drugs, and excessive intake of laxatives.
Other causes include parasites, germs, virus, bacteria, or a poison which has entered into the body through food, water, or
air; allergies to certain substances or even common foods such as milk, wheat, eggs, and sea foods; emotional strain or
stress in adults and fright in children. Certain organic diseases affecting the intestines may also lead to diarrhea.
Home Remedies for Diarrhea #1
Buttermilk is one of the most effective home remedies in the treatment of diarrhea. Buttermilk is the residual milk left after
the fat has been removed from curd by churning. It helps overcome harmful intestinal flora. The acid in the buttermilk also
fights germs and bacteria. Buttermilk may be taken with a pinch of salt three or four times a day for controlling this disease.
Home Remedies for Diarrhea #2
Carrot soup is another effective home remedy for diarrhea. It supplies water to combat dehydration; replenishes sodium,
potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulphur, and magnesium; supplies pectin; and coats the intestine to allay inflammation. It
also checks the growth of harmful intestinal bacteria and prevents vomiting. Half a kilogram of carrots may be cooked in 150
ml of water until they become soft. The pulp should be strained and , enough boiled water added to it to make a liter.
Three-quarters of a tablespoon of salt may be added. This soup should be given in small amounts to the patient every half
Home Remedies for Diarrhea #3
Mint juice is also beneficial in the treatment of diarrhea. One teaspoon of fresh mint juice, mixed with a teaspoon each of
lime juice and honey, can be given thrice daily with excellent results in the treatment of this disease.
Home Remedies for Diarrhea #4
The pomegranate has proved beneficial in the treatment of diarrhea on account of its astringent properties. If the patient
develops weakness due to profuse and continuous purging, he should repeatedly be given about 50 ml of pomegranate juice
to drink. This will control the diarrhea.
Home Remedies for Diarrhea #5
Turmeric has proved to be another valuable home remedy for diarrhea. It is a very useful intestinal antiseptic. It is also a
gastric stimulant and tonic. One teaspoon of fresh turmeric rhizome juice or one teaspoon of dry rhizome powder may be
taken in one cup of buttermilk or plain water.
Home Remedies for Diarrhea #6
A glass of fresh tomato juice, mixed with a pinch of salt and pepper, taken in the morning, also proves beneficial.
Home Remedies for Diarrhea #7
Simmer 1 pared apple in 1 cup of milk until very soft. Put apple and milk mixture in the blender and blend until smooth.
Drink 12 cup after every bowel movement until relief is obtained.
Home Remedies for Diarrhea #8
Put a pinch of allspice in 1 cup of warm water. Add honey and drink after every bowel movement.
Home Remedies for Diarrhea #9
Heat 1 cup of milk. Add 1 teaspoon of nutmeg. Stir well and drink warm. Do this every hour until relief is obtained. Honey
may be added if desired.
Home Remedies for Diarrhea #10
Fenugreek leaves are useful in diarrhea. One teaspoon of seeds which have been boiled and fried in butter should be taken
with a cup of buttermilk twice daily. They are valuable in allaying biliousness. The seeds are also beneficial in the treatment
of this disease.
Home Remedies for Diarrhea #11
Peel, core, and puree an apple in the blender. Grate if you do not have a blender. Give 1 apple every 2 hours, while
withholding all other food during treatment.
Home Remedies for Diarrhea #12
In case of diarrhea caused by indigestion, dry or fresh ginger is very useful A piece of dry ginger should be powdered along
with a crystal of rock salt, and quarter of a teaspoon of this powder should be taken with small piece of jaggery. It will bring
quick relief as ginger, being carminative, aids digestion by stimulating the gastrointestinal tract.
|Home Remedies for Diarrhea #13
Plantain is easy to find, so dry plenty of it. It has many uses. The ribbed plantain is the best for medicinal use, so try to
collect only that kind.
This recipe is good for treating diarrhea. Pour 1 cup boiling water over 4 tablespoons dried plantain leaves. Cover and
steep 20 minute. Strain and sweeten. Drink in 1/2 cup doses every 2 hours until relief is obtained.
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