Check out our Diarrhea Home Remedies to see what would normally be the causes of this unpleasant sickness.
At the same time you can see what you can use from your home, garden, or local health shop to help stop this fairly common ailment from becoming a real pain in the ...........
So what is Diarrhoea actually? It is our bodies way of getting rid of toxic substances.
But what makes it something to watch carefully, is that having this continuous flow of watery stools, our bodies do not get enough time to use the benefits of the nutrients in the food that we have absorbed and this can lead to dehydration.
There are various things that can cause diarrhea, but the most common of these are :
Along with a few other unpleasant things like a blinding headache and shaking hands, diarrhea could also be a result of over indulgence.
Certain drugs, can have side effects causing bouts of Diarrhea. Many people I know experience this when taking antibiotics.
Poisoning or allergies (see natural anti-histamines) to certain foodstuffs.
Undue Stress can be a silent cause of loose, watery bowel movements resulting in frequent trots to the loo.
Drinking of contaminated water.
425ml dry pre-cooked oats or instant porridge.
425 ml water.
¼ level teaspoon table salt.
Stir all ingredients until well mixed.
It should be as thick as you possible but still drinkable.
Do not use more salt.
Do not add sugar.
Do not take the soup all at once, take it at intervals, as although, it is rich in insoluble fibre, it takes a while to build up to fibre.
Oats are bland and easy to digest.
Now this is a remedy that goes back in time, ask anyone over 50 years of age, and they will tell you that it was what they were given to fight off diarrhoea when they were kids.
Mix some grated apple with a bit of honey and allow them to brown before eating.
Although known as an old wives tale there is some scientific evidence to show that this remedy could help with a bout of diarrhea
Some foods can fight diarrhoea because of the astringent compounds found in them (Astringement means that they drain water from the gut, solidifying faeces). Other foodstuffs contain compounds that will kill off bacteria, all helping in some way to keep the "trots" at bay.
Blueberries are rich in anthocyanosides which are chemical elements known as super-antioxidants that kill bacteria, including E.coli a common cause of Bacteria.
Cinnamon is anti-microbial which means it is a "substance that kills or inhibits the growth of micro- organisms such as bacteria or fungi". And a nice cinnamon tea is believed to be one of the quickest ways of helping to get rid of diarrhea.
Fenugreek is a spice used in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking and has long been a natural medicine for diarrhoea and gastrointestinal spasms. They contain ample amounts of soluble dietary fiber which as we have seen with oats, helps to solidify watery stools.
Ginger has strong antioxidant properties and is an effective anti-microbial agent, which helps fight inflammation, cleanses the colon, and reduces spasms and cramps.
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