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Diarrhea Folk Remedies

Diarrhea is actually a organic defense mechanism. It is a way for your body to release toxins or other harmful things from your system. In the past, before this was understood, doctors usually prescribed antidiarrheal drug, but today they would recommend that you let it run its course organicly.

Antidiarrheal drug will stop your body from performing it’s own organic defense mechanism and will frequently lead to a expanded disease and a weakening of your body’s defenses.

With this in mind we will be looking at organic treatments for diarrhea that will help you to feel more cozy and to speed up the process organicly. Going this route will make your organic system stronger.

Carrots

Carrots organicly contain beneficial electrolytes and minerals which are lost during diarrhea. Adults and bigger children may nibble on fresh carrots while babys may be given strained carrots. Carrots will lessen the symptoms and speed up the recovery time.

Broth

For children over a year old chicken or beef broth will help them to feel better as well as to keep them hydrated and speed up the recovery time. NOTE: Most broth contains a high sodium content. Read the label and opt for the lowest sodium you can get.

Drink Fluids

Most everybody knows how essential it is to drink fluids, but you have to drink the right ones. Fluids with moderate salt and sugar content are best because they will replace very essential minerals and glucose that have been lost. Gatorade, or something similar works well.

You may as well make your own rehydration solution by adding one teaspoon of sugar and a small pinch of table salt to a quart of water. If you want something that will taste better you may add about 1/2 teaspoon of honey and a small pinch of salt to your favorite fruit juice.

NOTE: Do not give plain water or fruit juices to an baby or small child with diarrhea. To stave off dehydration use a rehydration solution such as Pedialyte.

Food

Believe it or not eating the proper foods is one of the best home treatments for diarrhea. If you do not eat the right categories of food your condition may worsen and take longer to run its course.

Blueberries

Dried blueberries and blueberry root has been used as a folk drug for diarrhea for a very long time. Blueberries contain anthocyanosides which has antioxidant as well as antibacterial properties.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is a great herb for treating intestinal predicaments. While you can get prepackaged chamomile it is advisable that you obtain fresh chamomile flowers. Steep one teaspoon in a cup of boiling water for 15 minutes. (Remove from heat before adding the herb).

Foods and Folk treatments to Avoid

Some foods and treatments that have been advisable, or marketed, by some actually work to bind up the bowels. This will serve to expand the condition and at the same time will cause whatever the root predicament is to remain within your body for a longer period of time. This means that the so-called drug is working against your own body.

foods and treatments to avoid include: carob powder, pectin, bananas, acidophilus tablets, Swiss cheese, barley, and many exotic teas.

Essential NOTE:

Babys, small children, and the elderly who suffer from expanded diarrhea are at risk of dehydration and should be taken to a doctor. Anyone suffering from diarrhea accompanied with cramping, fever, or rashes should see a doctor.

Herba remedies for diarrhea

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