Diarrhea is a common stomach disorder and anyone can suffer from this problem anywhere and anytime. It is also known as watery bowl movements and its victim has to pass his/her watery stool again and again in a day.
Diarrhea is a minor problem if you deal it properly but if you become careless towards it, it could prove to be fatal and take your life.
Causes Of Diarrhea
Viral infections usually cause diarrhea in most of the cases. Shigella, campylobacter and salmonelle are organisms that lead to bacterial diarrhea in most of the cases. People who use antibiotics to cure different types of health problems may also suffer from diarrhea because clostridium difficile bacteria start developing in patient’s intestine, which lead to diarrhea.
Diarrhea is also caused due to E. coli bacteria. Contaminated water, contaminated food etc. also cause diarrhea due to bacteria present in them. Diarrhea also occurs as a result of the side effects of some medicines.
How To Cure Diarrhea Naturally
Drink Plenty Of Fluids
In case of diarrhea, you lose water and minerals from your body with a rapid speed. Initially you start feeling weak and exhausted but if you don’t replenish yourself with sufficient amount of fluids and electrolyte, you will get dehydrated to extreme extent which may even take your life. If you are suffering from diarrhea, keep on drinking water. It is recommended to drink electrolyte in this case.
You can also consume home made electrolyte in case of diarrhea. Mix a pinch of salt in a glass of water and add one or two tablespoons of sugar in it. You may also squeeze lemon juice in it. Stir the mixture properly and drink it after passing watery stool. It will not allow you to become weak by keeping you hydrated and will eventually save your life. (Diabetes patients should consult their doctors before taking sugar).
Applesauce is an excellent remedy to control diarrhea. Due to pectin present in it, applesauce controls diarrhea by converting the watery stool in firm stool. This ingredient is also very effective in fighting the bacteria that cause diarrhea.
Carrots are highly rich in antioxidants and there are some ingredients in it which have the power to kill E.coli bacteria (one of the causes of diarrhea). Wash fresh carrots nicely (otherwise dirt and germs present on the surface of carrots will aggravate your problem) and after slicing it steam them. Thereafter prepare the juice of steamed carrots and consume it. It is an excellent remedy for diarrhea caused due to E. coli bacteria.
Tea prepared of raspberry or blackberry or green tea also helps a lot in controlling diarrhea naturally.
Yogurt contains properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause diarrhea. Hence when you consume yogurt, your problem is controlled to great extent. This is one of the most effective natural remedy for diarrhea. Consume little bit brown rice with yogurt for better result.
Garlic & Ginger
Garlic and ginger are spices which contain very powerful antioxidants that destroy bacteria causing diarrhea. Drink ginger tea and consume raw cloves of garlic to control diarrhea.
Banana is very beneficial in controlling diarrhea because it contains pectin. It also contains vital minerals such as potassium, magnesium etc. which fulfill the need of electrolyte in your body. Diarrhea should be controlled within 2 days. But if you see no positive result, consult your doctor immediately.