[toc]Diarrhea is characterized by passing of frequent stool in watery and loose form. When passing stool for three or more times, it is diarrhea. It is completely opposite to constipation. Diarrhea could be acute or chronic. It is accompanied with other symptoms such as vomiting, stomach pain, nausea, dehydration. A very uncomfortable phase, where the sufferer is conditioned to stay back home until it gets cured completely.
It could be dangerous for those who are young, elderly people or those who are ill. At times diarrhea, could be a symptom of some other health problem. The body uses diarrhea to get rid of unnecessary substances that gets accumulated over time and also to flush out the bacteria and viruses that may have entered while consuming unhygienic food. There are a number of natural remedies available right at our homes, which are quite preferable over the medicines from the stores. So here we get you a selection of few of the best.
6 Home Remedies For Diarrhea
Ginger can be of great help during diarrhea. Either one could have it directly or a cup of ginger tea. To have it alone, take a small piece of ginger grate it add a tsp of honey to it and eat it. Or else to try ginger tea, take a small piece of ginger and boil it in a cup of water. After boiling it, strain the ginger and add some honey and drink it. 2-3 times a day should be enough. It will ease down the digestion process. It will also help to stop the cramps and pain.
When one is suffering from diarrhea, the body get dehydrated as the liquid content is passed away in the stool. Also, the body tends to lose the necessary electrolytes such as potassium and sodium which are essential in running the body. Having plain water also, works well, as it is gentle, though it lacks the necessary electrolytes. Coconut water is also a good option. At least 8 cups of water or any other fluid is a must to keep the body hydrated.
Yogurt, a great home remedy for treating diarrhea. But not just the plain and simple ones. Yogurt with live cultures are the ‘good bacteria’ that go in the intestine and protect from the ‘bad bacteria’. This will help you to recover faster. The good bacteria will go in and produce lactic acid which will destroy the bad ones. In a day, two bowls should be enough.
A fresh glass of carrot juice, 2-3 times a day will work out to cure diarrhea. It will supply your body with the necessary vitamins and minerals that have been lost. To make the juice, wash a few carrots, peel them, slice them into pieces and blend. You can also squeeze a slice of lemon and add a bit of sugar to make it more tasty.
Garlic has got all the necessary elements to stop diarrhea. It can be eaten in different ways. It can either be cooked, can have it raw or make garlic tea. Have it 2-3 times day. In case of tea, can add sweeteners like sugar or honey to make the taste more suitable.
What To Avoid
During diarrhea, there are a few things that help to cure diarrhea but there are some foods which if consumed may exaggerate it. Avoid milk and dairy products. Say no to sweets. Food with high fibre content is also not advisable. And high-fat foods could also worsen the condition so all of these have got to be added to your list of dont’s.