Home Remedies for Diarrhea


Diarrhea is an increase in the frequency of bowels as an urge of your body to get rid of some toxic materials in your intestine. It is caused by decreased absorption of fluids by your intestine that could either be due to an infection, inflammation or mal-absorption. The symptoms associated with diarrhea are abdominal cramps along with mild to severe pain. The complications may lead to severe dehydration as a result of excessive loss of minerals from the body, lethargy, electrolyte abnormalities, irritation of anus etc.


Though diarrhea is a serious complication along with counter medicines these home remedies are way more beneficial than antibiotics. But in case it gets any severe and you are not getting relieved from these home remedies you need to consult your doctor as soon as possible. All these beverages help to retain the mineral loss and get relieved of the pain. The most important thing to take care of in diarrhea is that your body may not be prone to dehydration. That’s all.


Clear Broth or Apple Juice:


The clear broth or apple juice will help you retain the lost minerals from the body. The most obvious complication of diarrhea is dehydration which needs to be treated as soon as possible and for that, instead of taking some counter pills you can try these juices to help your body recover as soon as possible. Otherwise, dehydration may lead to excessive loss of minerals from the body to severe weakness and further complications. Start with taking small sips and then to drink a cup after possibly every hour.


Fresh Orange Peel Tea:


It not only helps to treat diarrhea instead is a great digestive aid too. but you need organic oranges for this drink as non-organic oranges skin may contain various pesticides and dyes as well. For making this beverage and a superb home remedy for diarrhea, you need to peel off an orange and chop its peel finely. Place it in a pot and fill it with boiling water accordingly. Cover the pot and wait until it cools down. Now, stain it and serve with honey, or sugar or maybe cinnamon powder, as you like.


Boiled Rice:


When it comes to diarrhea people are often confused with what to eat and what to not? Well, the answer is to eat but with a little caution. You can just stick yourself to boiled rice that must be soft as your stomach is already too disturbed. Boiled rice is recommended in diarrhea as they are known for their “binding effect”. Eat small portions of butter-free rice to get rid of diarrhea and then you can get back to your normal routine.




The intense spell of diarrhea can be controlled with chamomile tea as it helps ease the intestinal spasms along with combating the inflammation. It has an amazing relaxing power and thus is gentle for your intestines.




Honey is also very effective and helps you get relieved of the intestinal cramps and bouts of diarrhea. Mix 4 tablespoons of honey in a cup of hot water and let it cool. It can be very sweet but really effective for your stomach.


Vinegar Water:


Apple cider vinegar is reported to contain pectin and has some antibiotic properties which in case of diarrhea helps get rid of bacteria causing the infection and intestinal spasms as well.




As you have seen Apple is continuously being used in most of the remedies against diarrhea. This is because it contains pectin which helps to soften the bowel movements. As a snack, you can try this applesauce spread on a piece of bread that will fill your stomach as well.


BRAT Diet:


In case of prolonged diarrhea, just stick to BRAT diet that is Banana, plain Rice, Applesauce, Toast, and tea as well. They will keep you nourished and soften the bowel movements as well and help you get rid of the intense bowel spasms. It is usually safe to eat this diet until you get completely recovered as some heavy diet may again induce the problem.




Buttermilk is also a great remedy to fight diarrhea. Mix a half teaspoon of dry ginger into a cup of buttermilk and drink it twice or thrice a day.


Caraway Tea:


Caraway tea helps in easing the discomfort in your stomach and painful spasms that come up with diarrhea. Add a teaspoon of caraway tea to a cup of boiling water and let it stay for 15 mins until it gets cooled. Stain the brew and drink it.


Decaffeinated Black Teas:


The tannins component of black tea has an astringent action on the mucous membranes of your painful intestines. It helps the body to conserve the fluid and controls the inflammation as well. Also, blackberry and raspberry leaves are also renowned for their ability to ease painful diarrhea. But in that, you need to choose teas that are extracted from real leaves as some of them are just artificially prepared. They won’t be of any help. And always choose decaffeinated teas as caffeine in a tea is a dehydrating agent and may complicate the situation instead of doing any better to your diarrhea. Red teas such as rooibos are claimed to be beneficial in relieving the colon spasms.


Avoid certain Foods:


There is a list of food items that actually trigger the symptoms of diarrhea and if you are already suffering from it quickly back off from these foods:

  • Fried foods
  • Foods with rich sauces
  • Fatty cuts of meat
  • Citrus fruit
  • Artificial sugar
  • Too much fiber
  • Fructose
  • Peppermint


Not all of these beverages are for you to try at the same time, you can choose one or two of them depending upon the availability of ingredients. Just stick to soft food and any of these brew teas you may like for the ease of intestinal cramps and get rid of bout diarrhea.

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