(Last Updated on : 28/03/2014)
In the natural remedy for diarrhoea
it is advisable that the patient keeps a complete fast for two days. Hot water only may be taken during the period to compensate for the loss of fluids. Juices of fruits may be taken after the severe symptoms are over. After the condition improves, meals can be enlarged steadily to include cooked vegetables, whole rice
and milk. Raw foods should be taken only after the patient completely recovers. A successful remedy for Diarrhoea is the use of buttermilk. It is the residual milk left after the fat has been removed from yogurt by churning. It helps overcome injurious intestinal flora and re-establish the friendly flora. The acid in the buttermilk also fights germs and bacteria. It may be taken and mixed with a pinch of salt three or four times a day controlling Diarrhoea.
Carrot soup is another effective home medication for diarrhoea. It supplies water to fight dehydration, replenishes sodium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium, supplies pectin and coats the intestine to allay inflammation. It checks the expansion of harmful intestinal bacteria and prevents vomiting. The pomegranate has proved beneficial in the treatment of Diarrhoea on account of its astringent properties. Mango seeds are also helpful in Diarrhoea. The seeds should be collected during the mango season, dried in the shade and powdered and kept stored for use as medicine when required. Turmeric is another effective home remedy for Diarrhoea. It is a very useful intestinal antiseptic. It is also a gastric stimulant and a tonic. Turmeric
rhizome, its juice or dry powder are all very helpful in curing chronic diarrhoea.
In case of diarrhoea caused by indigestion, dry or fresh ginger is very useful. A piece of dry ginger
is powdered along with a crystal or rock salt. A quarter teaspoonful of this powder should be taken with a small piece of jugglery. It will bring quick relief as ginger, being carminative, and aids digestion by stimulating the gastrointestinal tract. Starchy liquids such as arrowroot water, barley water, rice gruel and coconut water are highly beneficial in the treatment of diarrhoea. Other home remedies include bananas and garlic. Bananas contain pectin and encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria. Garlic
is a powerful, effective and non-toxic antibiotic. It aids digestion and routs parasites.