Diarrhea is the condition of having three or more loose or liquid bowel movements per day. This happens due to increase in the motility of the bowel in the intestines & decrease in the capacity of colon to absorb water. Mainly Rotavirus infection is the major cause of this disease in children & Norovirus is the main cause for adults. Main symptom is the frequent watery stools & resultant fatigue & lethargy.
The loss of fluids through diarrhea can cause dehydration and electrolyte disturbances such as potassium deficiency or other salt imbalances.
Traditionally, ORS (Oral Re-hydration Solution) is given to curb the disease.
Drink adequate amount of water to maintain the hydration of the body.
Drinking couple of glasses of grape juice with water is the most trusted home remedy for Diarrhea caused by food allergies.
Mix roasted cumin seeds and black salt in buttermilk and drink this mixture after taking food to cure Diarrhea.
Mix 1 tsp of cumin seeds with half a tsp of honey. Drink this mixture 4 times a day until the symptoms disappear.
Take 1 tsp of honey in half a glass of buttermilk to control the fluid loss.
Eat a ripe banana with buttermilk twice a day to have desirous results.
Therapeutic herbs like rhubarb, aniseed, chamomile and meadow-sweet are efficient natural home remedies for Diarrhea.
Mix about 2 gm of cinnamon powder in some warm water and drink this thrice in a day to keep Diarrhea in control & eventually cure it.
Extract mint leaves juice and drink half a cup of this juice mixed with honey and lime juice thrice a day to relieve Diarrhea.
Drinking a glass of warm water mixed with 1 tsp of turmeric powder is one of the best natural home remedy used in the treatment of Diarrhea. Alternatively, you can replace warm water with buttermilk.
Boil raw papaya (raw) and eat it with cumin powder sprinkled over it.
First boil some fenugreek seeds and then fry them in butter. Take these seeds with a cup of buttermilk a twice in a day to reduce Diarrhea.
Regularly drink pomegranate juice throughout the day. This is age old Egyptian home remedy for diarrhea.
Drinking decoction of guava leaves in water provides relief from Diarrhea.
Mix 1/4 tsp of pepper powder, 1/2 tsp of lemon juice and 1/2 tsp of ginger juice. Taking this mixture two times in a day controls diarrhea.
Drink Carrot soup at regular intervals of half an hour.
Take a mixture of 1/2 a tsp of powdered Indian Gooseberry (Amla) and some black salt in water.
Rice gruel, coconut water and barley water also play a valuable role in the treatment of Diarrhea.
The diet for curing Diarrhea mainly include bananas, buttermilk, ginger, garlic, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, aniseed, carom seeds, yogurt & carrots. Mashed apples are highly beneficial in this disease.
Fruit juices like that of bael, pomegranate, orange etc can be consumed during the treatment. Apply onion paste on the navel to get rid of Diarrhea.
It is my personal recommendation to observe a fast for a few days to give rest to the stomach. Also, it has been observed that the consumption of milk aggravates this problem.
So it is better to stay away from milk. Spicy foods should be avoided & emphasis should be given on the consumption of liquids at regular intervals in order to avoid dehydration.
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