Diarrhea is one of the most prevalent forms of gastrointestinal problems. It is most prevalent in areas where clean water supply is not available. This Common symptoms include frequent loose stools, abdominal cramps and bloating. It can last up to 2 weeks and can be caused by a virus, bacteria, food poisoning, antibiotics or contaminated water. To prevent and cure this condition.
Here are some natural remedies that could be effective:
Diarrhea causes dehydration due to loss of water and electrolytes in the stools. Therefore, restoring these electrolytes is important. You can take Oral re hydration salts (ORS) when suffering from extreme Diarrhea. But, make sure to drink a lot of water during the course.
Bananas have a high pectin content, which is a soluble fiber that helps reduce diarrhea. The lost electrolytes due to watery stools can also be restored by consuming bananas.
Yogurt, especially with live bacterial cultures such as lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacterium is a great home remedy for diarrhea. It restores the good bacteria in the gut that are lost in the frequent bowel elimination. It is a probiotic which is also found to be helpful in antibiotics-induced diarrhea.
Ginger is used commonly for treating food poisoning and can help with the abdominal pain too. You can grate some ginger and take it with one tsp of honey. This mixture promotes the secretion of gastric juices and improves digestion. You can also prepare it in form of a tea, by boiling it in water. Powdered ginger can also be used if fresh ginger is unavailable.
Highly recommended for treating diarrhea, they have a high mucilage content which is a strong anti-diarrheal agent. You could chew these seeds directly, or mixed with some yogurt. These can also be added to your daily meal to prevent the risk of re occurrence.