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Home Remedies for Diarrhea


Written by Vanessa Jones, B.A  | Article Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Oct 18, 2022

What is Diarrhea?

Diarrhea is characterized by abnormally loose or watery stools, which occur frequently.. It can lead to dehydration. Some of the associated symptoms with diarrhea include pain in the tummy, nausea, high temperature and loss of appetite. Diarrhea can either be acute (short term) or chronic (long term say for more than 2 weeks) (1 Trusted Source
Diarrhea

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Common Causes of Diarrhea

Some of the common causes of diarrhea are mentioned here

  • Infection caused by virus or bacteria
  • Infected food
  • Infected water
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Side effect from some medicines (1 Trusted Source
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Disclaimer: The home remedies suggested here are not a substitute for treatment by doctors. It is highly advisable to seek an expertís opinion. All the remedies listed here may not be suitable for everyone. It is recommended to check for allergies or do a patch test before using the remedy.

Home Remedy for Diarrhea

Diarrhea can lead to dehydration, this is very important to understand in infants and children. Oral hydration with glucose or sugar, salt and water should be a standard practice for the treatment of diarrhea. Many tips are provided, and depending on the season or what is available in your kitchen, you can try what is available. Also remember that some tips that work for you may not work for another person.

Tip 1:

Mash a ripe banana. Mix with 1 tsp of tamarind pulp and a pinch of salt. Take twice a day.

Tip 2:

Drink a cup of strong black tea or coffee. A study says that black tea along conventional drugs may help in treating non-bacterial acute diarrhea. However, further research is needed in knowing the exact benefits of black tea in treating diarrhea (2 Trusted Source
The Effect of Black Tea (Camellia sinensis (L) Kuntze) on Pediatrics With Acute Nonbacterial Diarrhea

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Tip 3:

Powder 1/4 tsp of cardamom seeds. Boil this in thin tea water. Add a bit of sugar for taste and drink.

Tip 4:

Soak 2 -3 tsp coriander seeds overnight in half a cup of water. Make a coarse paste mix in a glass of butter milk and drink (3 Trusted Source
Coriander fruit exhibits gut modulatory, blood pressure lowering and diuretic activities

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Coriander Seeds for Diarrhoea

Tip 5:

Make a paste of 15-20 tender curry leaves. Mix in 1 tsp honey and drink.

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Tip 6:

Mix 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder with 1 ripe banana and eat.

Tip 7:

A tsp of date paste mixed with 1 tsp honey. To be taken 4-5 times a day.

Tip 8:

Mix 1 cup pomegranate juice with 1 cup of sugar cane juice. Have 4 times a day.

Tip 9:

Have 1 cup of fresh Pomegranate juice 3-4 times a day (4 Trusted Source
Inhibitory Effects of Two Varieties of Tunisian Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) Extracts on Gastrointestinal Transit in Rat

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Pomegranate Juice for Diarrhoea

Tip 10:

Dry Mango seeds in the shade for 3-4 days. Powder and store in a bottle. Take Ĺ a tspn of this powder with either sugar or honey (5 Trusted Source
Multifaceted Health Benefits of Mangifera indica L. (Mango): The Inestimable Value of Orchards Recently Planted in Sicilian Rural Areas

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Powdered Dry Mango Seeds for Diarrhoea

Never neglect acute diarrhea. Seek advice of a medical professional as soon as possible but do get started on oral hydration.


  • 1. Diarrhea - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK448082/)
  • 2. The Effect of Black Tea (Camellia sinensis (L) Kuntze) on Pediatrics With Acute Nonbacterial Diarrhea - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5871214/)
  • 3. Coriander fruit exhibits gut modulatory, blood pressure lowering and diuretic activities - (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19146935/)
  • 4. Inhibitory Effects of Two Varieties of Tunisian Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) Extracts on Gastrointestinal Transit in Rat - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4580143/)
  • 5. Multifaceted Health Benefits of Mangifera indica L. (Mango): The Inestimable Value of Orchards Recently Planted in Sicilian Rural Areas - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5452255/)

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gothran, India

Make strong black tea (hot) and add one lemon juice.Take it hot 2-3 times. This will stop diarrhoea.

Take hot boiled rice water (of south indian red-rice) put salt in extra quantity and take it 2 - 3 times. This will stop diarrhoea.

sazam, India

khus khus and zeera and khadi shakkar grind to powder and consume to control diarrhoea

drink a glass of hot water to stop diarrhoea

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