Home remedies for diarrhea

If you excrete unformed faeces at least three times per day, this is called diarrhea. It can be associated with colicky abdominal pain, nausea, headache and fever. Diarrhea can lead to weight loss and in severe cases to high dehydration due to the high salt and fluid loss.

Mostly diarrhea is caused by viruses or bacteria. But stress and nervousness as well as food poisoning or taking certain medications can be the cause.

You can prevent viral diarrheal diseases by always storing all food in the refrigerator, washing your hands before cooking, and changing the kitchen towels frequently.

Especially in southern countries, you should not drink tap water and forgo raw fruits and vegetables.

You have to drink a lot if you have diarrhea. Mostly mineral water and sweetened with glucose sweetened fruit tea or fruit juices.

If you have more diarrhea, you should take electrolyte solutions that you can buy at the pharmacy to compensate for salt and fluid loss.

Avoid milk, coffee, nicotine and alcohol and eat only rusks, rice, oatmeal, white bread or chicken stock.

Consuming a grated apple or crushed banana strengthens the chair.

Let three tablespoons of dried blueberries boil with half a liter of water for ten minutes; let it rest for five minutes, strain and drink a cup several times a day. 

Mix 25 grams comfrey root and rose petals. Pour one tablespoon of this mixture with one-quarter liter of boiling water, let stand for ten minutes, strain and drink a cup three times a day.

Boil three sliced garlic cloves in one quarter liter of milk, strain and drink the warm milk.

If you have severe diarrhea that lasts more than two days, be sure to call a doctor. There is a risk of dehydration, which can be treated by infusion with saline solution.