Diarrhea Remedies

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Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Diarrhea

Home Remedy Ingredients

  • Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 to 2 Tablespoons
  • Filtered Water - 8 to 10 Ounces

Take 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink. Do so twice a day until the diarrhea is completely gone (though one dose may do it for some).

[YEA]  01/02/2007: Chaka from Gardena, CA: "I can't believe it! I had diarrhea for 5 days!!! I had no nausea, no fever and no signs of dehydration, so I didn't want to go to a doctor and go through expensive and time consuming work ups for them to tell me they couldn't find the cause. So decided to try whatever I could at home. Repeated doses of Immodium and Pepto Bismol, but nothing worked. Until I read this page and tried the Apple Cider Vinegar. Amazing! Immediately, the cramping stopped and after 3 doses, I was cured the same day!!! The suggestion to mix with Apple Juice was a good one. It's pretty yucky with just water, but at that point, I was willing to try anything! Can't believe something I've had in my cupboard all along was the answer! Thank you!"

Replies
[YEA]  12/31/2008: Anonymous from Milo, Maine, USA replies: "I too had a bad case for 4 days with no other symptoms - well, other than tremendous gas. It would build in my belly until it was painful to touch and then when it was released you would think you were standing in a wind tunnel. I tried Pepto and Immodium to no avail. I talked to my doctor after office hours and he told me the only thing they would do at the ER is put me on an IV for dehydration. I trusted in google, found the site, and tried ACV. Unlike most other accounts, I didn't find immediate relief. My stomach was still playing the part of a cement mixer churning out gas but once that passed an hour or two later, I have been relatively symptom free. 2 Tbsp in some water seems to have trumped the marvels of modern medicine."


[YEA]  02/11/2006: Louise from Ocala,Fl.: "I had diarrhea ( including blood ) almost constantly for 8 1/2 weeks after a " holiday " party at work. I received the advice of 6 MD's, 1 nurse practitioner,& several public health nurses. I had lab tests done. Besides all that , I am a registered nurse. No one knew what was wrong with me ( and yet they wanted to do even more expensive and invasive tests ). I could eat only certain things. When I would take prescription medication - I had to keep taking it. Over the counter medication stopped the diarrhea but left me in constant pain and drowsiness. This week I was blessed to remember something I heard a long time ago about apple cider vinegar. So I tried a few mouthfuls. I had already had about 6 bowel movements that day. I didn't have any more problems that day ( to my surprise ) even though I had eaten alot. My only problem now is to figure out what should I eat first...a pizza ?, chocolate malt ?, grilled cheese with tomato ? I am very grateful to the Almighty for creating such a thing as apple cider vinegar."


[YEA]  "I was on my fourth day of extreme diarrhea and was becoming concerned because of no relief. I had recently completed taking antibiotics for a tooth infection and had started taking a probiotic with a high concentration of L-acidophilus. I'm sure that was helping. But when I started taking raw, unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar with the "mother" I saw immediate results. I also stopped eating any diary products such as milk, eggs, cheese, and also sugar. I always rejoice when I don't have to go to the doctor!"


Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  02/09/2010: Chris from Romeo, Michigan: "My mom, 82, has bouts of diarrhea every month or so. This last for hours and hours and then slowly it subsides and next day she is okay. I remembered reading about taking ACV for this. I asked her if she would try it and she said yes. I mixed 2 tbsp of ACV (with the mother), and 1/4 tsp of baking soda (without aluminum from health food store) and about 8oz of water, and she drank it. She said immediately that she felt better. I checked on her about 15 minutes later and she said she was 100% better! I'm just elated! And so is she of course. Thank you EARTHCLINIC and TED! And thanks to all who posted their experiences about ACV and diarrhea."


Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  08/13/2011: Jennifer from Sunrise, Fl, Usa: "I went to Morocco this summer and was not as careful as I should have been about avoiding contact with the water. By the end of the trip, I had a classic case of traveler's diarrhea (caused by the presence of E. Coli in the water). My stomach started to bother me and a few days after I left Morocco, I was experiencing excruciating cramping, had liquid bowel movements about 11-12 times per day, had a burning/queasy feeling in my stomach, had chills, could not eat, and was generally miserable. Every anti-diarrhea medication that I tried or was prescribed (I tried 5) had absolutely NO effect on me. It wasn't too long before my fiance's parents knew ALL about my bowel problems (to my embarassment), so my fiance's mom gave me apple baby food which seemed to help a little. I suffered for another 3 days, and on the final day I had to travel home for over 24 hours, including a 11-hour flight, and with my condition it seemed like it was going to be a disaster.

the trip I looked up remedies on EC and bought some ACV (couldn't buy the kind with the mother, because I was not in the US at the time). I took the ACV about 3 times that day and the cramping and nausea disappeared and the frequency of my bowel movements greatly decreased. When I got back to the US I was able to take some ACV with the mother, took some coconut oil in chai (which contains cinnamon), ate some applesauce with cinnamon, and in one day my problem was completely GONE, finally putting an end to my 10 days of suffering. Thank you EC!!!! And readers, PLEASE do not drink the water in developing countries ;)

N.B.: Coconut oil might have been effective in my case because my diarrhea was caused by a bacterial/parasitic infection, but coconut oil generally has a laxative effect on most people, so use with caution!"


Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  01/12/2009: Chris from Dighton, MA: "Terrible diarreha as of late. Doctor thinks it is a form of colitis. It got so bad I couldn't leave the house. Took Apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons in water 2x a day. Then Tumeric 1 teaspoon in water. 2x a day. pow! It stopped. Then went on to make sure. Kefir fortified with 10 billion acidophilis 2x a day. No more rumbling and colon sensitivity has subsided. Then went on to a pinch of allspice in warm water before bedtime. I went after this think with both barrels. Have not been bothered since. I think that it was a yeast infection in the intestines. They can not screen for a yeast infection unless it has gotten into the blood stream. At which time you are in serious trouble.

Manifested:
ringing in ears
diarreha
sensitivity in colon
outbreaks of eczema
skin rashed that came and went.
Itching in the ears. A nagging cough.

Cough is still there, it has only been 2 days now, but it is subsiding. Oh yes, outbreaks of atheletes foot, from time to time."

Replies
06/20/2010: Chris from Dighton, Ma replies: "Diarrhea - wrote in 2009 and is published on this site. Had severe problems. The cures I took got rid of the diarrhea completely. Kifir a 5 oz. glass, 2 teaspoons of ACV in 5 oz. of water 2x a day. A pinch of all spice in warm water before going to bed. Acidophilus 5 million a day. I added butter milk also.

I have not been bothered since. I do not have to take these any more and have not after about 6 weeks."

08/10/2013: Margarita from London, Uk replies: "The list of symptoms you describe suggest a bad parasite infestation. Try taking a parasite cleanse tincture that contains Wormwood, Cloves and green Black Walnut hulls. Worked very well for me. Check the dosage on the internet as you need to start slowly with 3 drops a day and work up slowly."
08/12/2013: Oregano from On, Canada replies: "Dear Margarita, as a parasitologist, I think you got Entamoeba. Histolytica or E. Coli. Entamoeba. Histolytica is a very dangerous nasty protozoa. It destroys the tissues that is why it is called Histolytica. The best treatment is 2 grams of tinidazol for 4 days followed by an amoebicidal agents like paromomycine or diloxanide for 10 days to kill the cysts. Reinfection may occure and you have to take extra steps in washing your hands and cleaning your toilets.

S.boulardii might help.

In case of E. coli which is a bacteria known as the traveler bacteria, the approach is different.

Contact me at pollopollop(at)live(dot)ca for more informations and stubborn cases. All the best"


Baking Soda and Fresh Lemon

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  09/02/2005: Jenny from New York, NY: "Mixing a teaspoon of baking soda and a half squeezed fresh lemon or lime in 6 to 8 oz. of water, always helps me."


Banana Peel

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  11/20/2008: Betty from Windsor, Ontario, Canada: "Banana Peel for dysentery: Years ago, fearful of getting dysentry on our travels to europe, our doctor reassured us that we did not have to worry, as long as there were bananas available- he said to eat the white portion of the banana skin. Over the years we have used this method for this purpose. Start out by using about 1/3rd of the inner skin and increase if needed .. It really works .It has a slightly stringent taste, which can be masked by mixing it with peanut butter or jam."


Barley Water

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  12/30/2009: Kathleen from Chicago, Illinois: "Briefly, I wanted to share with you a family remedy for diahrea. As an infant, my nephew had a severe case and mentioned it in front of my Irish immigrant grandmother. She suggested barley water. My sister, of course, ignored her and got a prescription which didn't work. She then tried barley water, and it worked like a charm. Barley water is simply boiling barley (you can buy it dried at the grocery store) and using the water. Do let it cool off a bit before you give to baby or anyone else for that matter!"


Black Peppercorns

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  07/10/2012: Ashley from Kingscote, South Australia: "For over 35 years now I, and my family, have used whole black peppercorns to cure diarrhea and stomach poisoning (used it in bali for 'bali belly') with 100% success. Just swallow 12-15 whole black peppercorns with a mouthful of water (do not chew) problem gone usually 10-15 minutes. Very easy to swallow-don't even know they've gone down!"


Black Tea

Approval Ratings
NAY (1)
100%

05/18/2008: Jen from Fostoria, Ohio: "i was told about this for diahhrea take a tea bag and cut it open take out a teaspoon of the tea and drink it with water (stick the tea in your mouth then drink water) and it stops diahhrea i had friends who tryed it and it worked for them it only worked for a day and a half for me ...... but i been dealing with it for a long time but thought i would share."


[NAY]  10/17/2006: Steph from Jacksonville, FL: "I'm responding to the claim that black tea cures an upset stomach. Whenever I drink black tea, I always develop painful gas and bloating and sometimes diarreah. My grandmother said she has the same problem and that it may be caused by tannins in the tea. Maybe some people just aren't able to break down the chemicals? What does help me when i get a "gas attack" is to get on my knees and stick my butt in the air, focusing on relaxing my abdominal muscles. The posture is a bit ridiculous, but it does help expel the gas after a couple minutes. For an upset stomach, i make a tea of grated ginger, mint, chamomile, or a combination. to that i add organic milk and honey."


Black Tea and 6 Crackers

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  12/19/2007: Dawn from Bucksport, Maine: "black tea and 6 crackers will stop your diarrhia in mins . Dr long ago told my husband to do it. It really works."


Black Tea, Apple Cider Vinegar

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  11/13/2010: Zia from Chicago, Il: "I am an avid reader of this website and have found several very beneficial remedies. I was suffering through upset stomach, liquid stool, till I read about Black Tea and Apple Cider vinegar. I drink ACV regularly with water. I tried it with Earl Grey tea. Diariah stopped and it has been several hours now. I was able to eat a sandwich and didn't need to run to bathroom after wards. Despite minor cramps, I haven't felt the urge or queasy feeling ever since I took Black Tea and Apple Cider Vinegar."


Blackberry and Raspberry Tea

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  "Raspberries are rich in astringent tannins that may reduce intestinal inflammation and block the absorption of toxins. Raspberry or blackberry-leaf tea is also said to be effective, but should be avoided in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. You can make your own tea with leaves and fresh fruits. Drink one cup several times a day, between meals."






 



 

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