Diarrhea Home Remedies



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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.


Precautions

Although this is a fairly common ailment (which Diarrhea Home Remedies can help to ease the symptoms) and not considered to be a really serious condition, special care should be taken and medical attention should be sought:

  • When the diarrhea carries on for more than two days.
  • When it is accompanied by severe abdominal or rectal pain.
  • When there is blood in the stools.
  • When the stools are black.
  • When the diarrhea is partnered with a fever.
  • In the case of daibetics, when the sugar levels become erratic.




Common Causes of Diarrhea

There are various things that can cause diarrhea, but the most common of these are :

Alcohol 

Along with a few other unpleasant things like a blinding headache and shaking hands, diarrhea could also be a result of over indulgence.

Drugs 

Certain drugs, can have side effects causing bouts of Diarrhea.  Many people I know experience this when taking antibiotics.

Food

Poisoning or allergies (see natural anti-histamines) to certain foodstuffs.

Stress

Undue Stress can be a silent cause of loose, watery bowel movements resulting in frequent trots to the loo.

Water

Drinking of contaminated water.




Diarrhea Home Remedies - Oats Soup

Ingredients

425ml dry pre-cooked oats or instant porridge.

425 ml water.

ΒΌ level teaspoon table salt.

Method

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.


Diarrhoea Home Remedies - Red Apple



Apples and Honey for Diarrhea


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.

Method

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

  • The honey will help towards rehydradtion which is an important part of getting over a bout of dairrhoea.
  • And apples are rich in soluble fibre, and are known to cleanse the digestive system.
  • The reason why the apples must go brown before eating is still a mystery, but who are we to question the old wives?




Diarrhea Home Remedies - using Herbs

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.

Dried Blueberries

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

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 Seeds

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

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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Links to other Digestive Ailments

Home Remedies for Constipation.

Home Remedies for Acid Reflux

Home Remedies for Indigestion

Home Remedies for Nausea

Home Remedies for Stomach Ulcers

Home Remedies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS


Did you know that....

  • Just 75g of oats daily can help lower your cholesterol level.

  •  It's also a great natural way to supplement the minerals magnesium and zinc.



  • It helps stabilize your blood-sugar level and eases constipation.

  • Oats also contain psychoactive compounds that may combat nicotine cravings and have anti-depressant powers.

Apples

"An apple a day keeps the Doctor away".

Because.......

  • Apples reduce cholesterol.

  • They contain anti-cancer agents.

  • They are high in fibre which helps avoid constipation.

  • They help suppress your appetite if you are trying to lose weight.

  • Eating apples will help clean your teeth.

  • They are excellent for indigestion, heartburn and hernias.

  • And they help destroy bad bacteria in the body.






The information on this site does not constitute medical advice. Always consult with your Health Professional.



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