Diarrhea is a symptom of bowel inflammation. It is characterized by frequent fluid stools that may or may not be accompanied by abdominal pain, cramps, fever, and vomiting.
Diarrhea is a kind of defensive reaction by which an organism tries to expel harmful substances, but this mechanism is not perfect and needs our help to be effective.
The most common causes of diarrhea are:
- Viruses(rotavirus in children is one of the most common);
- Bacteria and parasites that can be introduced through contaminated food and water;
- The use of antibiotics can also lead to diarrhea because their overuse disrupts the normal intestinal flora of the gut, that is, it disrupts the balance between good gut-forming bacteria, allowing the multiplication of microorganisms causing diarrhea;
- Lactose intolerance and artificial sweeteners can also cause this problem;
- Of course, there are more serious diseases of the digestive tract such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, diabetes, irritable colon;
- Surgical interventions can cause diarrhea.
Stomach infection requires some discipline, you need to eat light rice-based foods on water, replenish fluid and electrolytes, consume cooked carrots and potatoes, but in smaller quantities and more often. Bananas contain potassium, which is often lost during diarrhea. Apple puree is another ally in the fight against diarrhea that restores lost energy. Skinless chicken is recommended.
Diarrhea usually lasts about three days, up to a maximum of five days, longer than that requires examination and mandatory reporting to the doctor.
Below, read more about natural homemade diarrhea remedies:
The incredible absorption power will prevent even the most persistent diarrhea. Clay is an excellent cleanser of the body, it absorbs toxins and helps cleanse the colon.
Drink clay mixed with water. Prepare in a glass beaker and mix with a wooden or plastic spoon. Add one small spoon of clay to half a glass of water. Allow standing for 2-3 hours (maybe longer). In the morning, on an empty stomach, stir the liquid and drink.
Of all home diarrhea remedies, rice is considered to be the most effective. An interesting fact is that the positive results are not the rice itself, but the starch contained in it.
- When eaten, rice absorbs moisture very well;
- It also makes the stool heavier and thicker;
- Rice relieves symptoms;
- Rice prevents bloating and fermentation of food.
This natural remedy will stop diarrhea 1 to 2 hours after ingestion. Children recover from this drug faster than adults. As soon as you see that the body normalizes the composition of the stool, stop taking rice water,
It contains analgesic, antipyretic, antibacterial and sedative properties, and numerous studies have shown the effectiveness of ginger in the treatment of diarrhea. It is believed to help relieve cramps and abdominal pain.
You can make ginger tea or cut it into small pieces and mix it with honey.
Tea and oil of mint
This tea is traditional when it comes to abdominal pain and diarrhea. It reduces inflammatory processes in the intestines, soothes the digestive tract, and menthol and monoterpene help eliminate cramps and stomach pain.
A blend of tea with multiple herbs is also a great natural remedy for diarrhea. A blend of blackberry tea, quince leaf, pomegranate, chamomile, ginger, thyme, and mint will quickly reduce abdominal distress and help stop diarrhea.
Adequate fluid intake
Diarrhea is often accompanied by vomiting, which also poses a risk of dehydration. It is necessary to increase your fluid intake, in moderate doses, repeatedly throughout the day and night. Also, you should avoid caffeinated and carbonated beverages, which would only make the symptoms worse.
Sugar and salt supplementation
Sugar and salt lost in diarrhea need to be compensated. A beverage made from the juice of two oranges, half a teaspoon of sea salt, two teaspoons of honey and one liter of water can be helpful. You should drink this drink every half hour(one glass) until the symptoms have subsided.
Just rest enough
In this condition, avoid stressful activities when you have diarrhea. Eight hours of sleep is necessary for the body to recover.
Natural medicine therapy is the first treatment that a person has come to know. For centuries it was the only way to heal, and thanks to experience, knowledge was passed on from generation to generation. The tradition of natural preparations dates back to the Neanderthals, and today is a free choice in healing.
Natural remedies must be administered expertly and with medical help. Herbal remedies and modern medicine are increasingly complementary, helping to cure many ailments.