Diarrhea is often your body’s way of dealing with disruptions in your gastrointestinal system. Bad cases of diarrhea can come from many sources, such as:
a viral infection
a bacterial infection
certain kinds of surgery
certain gastrointestinal diseases
Avoid certain foods
Probiotics are natural, over-the-counter remedies for diarrhea. They’re essentially “live bacteria” that exist in certain foods like yogurt. They also come in powder or pill form.
is botanically referred to as Plantago ovata and commonly known as Plantago ovata, Ispaghula Psyllium and Plantago ispaghula belongs to the members of the plant genus Plantago. Psyllium seeds are commonly used for producing mucilage, which is a gelatinous substance from plants that contains protein and polysaccharides. Psyllium contains a soluble fibre known as arabinoxylan ( hemicellulose). Psyllium is commonly used as a laxative as well as a dietary fibre for easing the symptoms of constipation, diarrhoea and stomach ache. It can also be used as a bulk-forming laxative regulating the functioning of the large intestines. Some people also use Psyllium as a food thickener. Psyllium mucilage basically absorbs excess water while stimulating a normal bowel movement.
It is also used for preventing and treating bowel diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulosis, colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. Psyllium can retain water and as such helps to slow down colon transit and the gastric emptying time in individuals suffering from faecal incontinence or diarrhoea. According to Bliss et al., (2001), psyllium efficacy as an herbal remedy for treating diarrhoea and relieving constipation is attributed to its high fibre and mucilage content.
Mucilaginious herbs like slippery elm help heal digestive tract
Mucilaginous herbs soothe and heal damaged parts of the digestive tract. They also carry toxins out of the body without feeding harmful bacteria. Mucilaginous herbs include psyllium, slippery elm, and marshmallow. They should be consumed with large amounts of water. Okra pods, also considered a mucilaginous herb, should be thoroughly cooked and chewed well when treating diarrhea.
Eat small meals of rice, oatmeal, banana, and vegetables
Other foods that are good when treating diarrhea include boiled rice, oatmeal, cooked whole grains, bananas, and steamed vegetables. Wine with meals can also help by killing harmful bacteria.
is botanically known as Hydrasis Canadensis L. and commonly known as yellowroot, goldenseal, eyebalm, yellow pucoon, eyeroot, golden root, orange root, ground raspberry, Indian dye, jaundice root and Indian turmeric. Goldenseal is a perennial herb that belongs to the buttercup family of Ranunculaceae. It is originally from southeastern Canada and the eastern United States before spreading to other parts of the world.
Yellowroot can be distinguished by its yellow knotted, thick, rootstock with purplish stem. The rhizome has a knotty appearance stem scars and it usually grows in patches in hilly slopes, along stream banks and in an open woodland. Goldenseal roots can be chewed or decocted and taken to relieve stomach upset (Cavender, 2003). Yellow pucoon contains an intestinal antibiotic properties thus helps to reduce clingy E.coli while stimulating the immune system. A major active ingredient in goldenseal is berberine, which has been proven effective for increasing the activities of macrophages that digest viruses and bacteria.
Other Options are:
cinnamon bark or powder