Diarrhea Home Remedies

"Let food be your medicine and your medicine be your food. Each one of the substances in a person's diet, acts upon the body and changes it in some unique way, and upon these changes the whole life depends, whether in health, in sickness or convalescent."  

Hippocrates 2 000 years ago.

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 ...........

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What is Diarrhea?

So what is Diarrhea 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,  prevents our bodies from not having enough time to use the benefits of the nutrients in the food that we have absorbed and this can lead to dehydration.


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 diabetics, 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 :


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


Diarrhea is one of the hallmark symptoms of Colitis.


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.

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How do you stop Diarrhea?


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 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 fiber, it takes a while to build up to fiber.
  • Oats are bland and easy to digest.

What can you eat to stop Diarrhea?

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.


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 re-hydration which is an important part of getting over a bout of dairrhea.
  • And apples are rich in soluble fiber, 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 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 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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