THE PROBLEM: Last week my wife's sister was visiting us from New Jersey. Somehow she must have eaten something that didn't agree with her and she got Diarrhea. She suffered with it for a couple of hours. Then, finally told us (my wife and I) about it.
WHAT WE DID
I simply said to her, let's try some tumeric. I have seen that work before for diarrhea, maybe it will work for you too.
We mixed half a tsp of tumeric into about a 5 ounce glass of water. I told her to mix it well with the teaspoon and then drink fast as it tends to quickly settle on the bottom.
"It tastes like dirt!" she said. "It isn't that bad!" I retorted with a chuckle. Then she drank about another 3-4 ounces of water as a chaser.
About 2 hours later we heard some good news from my sister-in-law. No more diarrhea! She was most impressed (and not to mention relieved!) that a simple herb could help - and fast!
Ok, that's it, just 1/2 a tsp of tumeric and 2 hours later - relief! Hope this info. helps someone else.
P.S. We used organic tumeric in powdered form.
Yelm, Wa, United States
I had eaten a bunch of raw celery a week ago and have had diarrhea ever since. I have IBS, and wasn't sure if it was IBS related, or some kind of bacteria thing. Yesterday morning it was horrendously bad and I was getting very dehydrated, so I had an electrolyte drink and came here to look for rememdies. I tried the turmeric, 1 teaspoon in a cup of herbal tea, and I kid you not, my stomach felt better within the first minute of drinking it, and then I was completely FINE the rest of the day. I took another dose this morning for insurance, and have been great all day. Thanks - Earthclinic to the rescue!!!
Turmeric for Diarrhea
Of the 2 methods recommended, I chose turmeric. This worked for me! I had 'rhea for 3 days and couldn't figure out if it was something I ate or what because otherwise I felt normal. I measured 1/8 tsp into hot water and drank as a "tea." After much rumbling and grumbling and such going on in my tummy, it settled right down. That was yesterday evening and today I am back to normal.
Question: I have read several of the suggested remedies for diarrhea, which is 1 teaspoon of turmeric spice powder in a hot cup of water once a day. Some of the people noticed a difference within two to three days. My question is along with the turmeric tea once a day, I noticed that no one has mentioned what type of diet they followed? Could Ted or some of the people that have used this method answer as to what they ate? Do you drink the turmeric tea on the first day and follow a liquid diet for one to three days or what did everyone do or eat? I have a friend that has had diarrhea for two weeks and none of the over the counter products have worked. Could someone please answer?
I stumbled onto this site today and I think that it is wonderful that so many people have been helped. I am hoping to be able to help my friend. Thank you, Yvonne from Brownsville, TX.
Diarrhea with Turmeric Powder: I had just gotten back from a 2 week trip in New Mexico and without thinking, I immediately ate two greasy Tex-Mex meals back to back. Needless to say, I had diarrhea that followed me for almost a week. I might have carried a bug back with me from MEX, I'm not sure of the source. I tried 1 tsp of Turmeric powder with a glass of water one night, and the following day I was already improving. Just for safe measures I went ahead and took another tsp the next day, and it was completely gone the following day, after only taking 2 doses!
OMG!!!! I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!! To all of you, for these posting, I have been suffering for the past 4 days five nights and I had tried everything, was starting thinking I had to go to the emergency room and thought there was something seriously wrong with me. But I came across this website and and tried the Turmeric tea out and OMG!! Thank you is all I can say God Bless you all, for your info on this matter. Thank you, I can leave my own home and not worry of feeling sick or nauseous and the cramps! Thank you Thank you :)
This will probably stump everyone, but I have had bad 'rhea for over 20 years. It has hindered my life, in a way, that I won't date or travel with anyone. I've been to the doctor and a few days ago given a prescription for a stomache infection because I was cramping. Medication is done and I still have the rhea and the cramping. I have not eaten or drank a thing today and it started out semi-solid and within 4 trips to the bathroom, it slowly went right back to the 'rhea. I can't even tell you how this has taken over my life. I am afraid to go places and when I do, I know where the bathrooms are on my route. PLUS, I have now gotten as low as buying adult diapers and bringing extra clothes with me even when traveling within my own town. I am going to try the Tumeric but I'd like to know, is it good for just a day or will it keep it away?
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Pietersburg, South Africa
Fort Madison, Iowa
Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
Recently I went to India. When I returned I started to have diarrhea. I thought it would go away in a day or two but it did not. After five days of misery I went to the CVS and bought keopectate. Didn't work. I tried a vegetable diet, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, nothing worked. Now it's ten days and I'm fifteen pounds lighter, weak, and finding it hard to keep hydrated not to mention that going to the bathroom was now agony. I was ready to go to my doctor/hospital.
My wife who was still in India told me to take Tumeric. There was a big container of it so I mixed a heaping teaspoon in a glass of water and drank it down. Slightly bitter but I liked the taste. The next morning I took another dose and that was it. My stomach settled right down and a day later it was gone. Really amazing.
I had a very severe sore throat. I tried the ACV with honey & garlic and it helped a great deal. I added lemon juice to the mixture for good measure. Also when, I had "the runs", I used Tumeric and it was almost working immediately. So this is a YEA for home remedies.
Turmeric remedy (Diarrhea): Turmeric always works for me. Unlike over the counter medications which take 3 or more days Turmeric works instantly. I've been using this for over an year now after reading from this website.
I had the worst Diarrhea of my life for two days. Pepto Bismol and Kaeopectate were completely ineffective against the problem. Having used Apple Cider Vineagar prior for various cures based off reccomendations on this site with great success I turned to that. I took 2 Tbls for 2x's a day for a day and a half and while it cured my rumbling stomach instantly it did little if anything to cure the Diarrhea.
So I turned to the Turmeric remedy listed here. Went to the store and paid a whole .99 for a little bottle of the spice. Filled up a small glass of water with 1 teaspoon of the spice, stirred it in and took it down. Insta-cured. It stopped the problem from the moment I took it. Keep stirring or sloshing the spice around in the glass when you drink it so it doesn't build up and get really hard to take down during the bottom of the glass.
As a sidenote, my mom got sick with the same symptoms a day later, and again nothing was working. She took the same stuff as I did and again, she was cured instantly.
My mother used to grind to paste a one inch piece of raw or dried turmeric on the grinding stone, dilute it with 2 cups water, add a pinch of salt and boil the mixture thoroughly till it was reduced to 1 cup. The mixture was allowed to stand for the sediment to settle. The clear solution from the top was to be taken while still warm to stop diarrhea due to food poisoning. Turmeric is a mild antiseptic.
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Dear Earth Clinic - Last week I had an awful stomach flu (throwing up, diahrea). The vomiting stopped, but the 'hrea stayed around all day. I found the tumeric cure on Earth Clinic. I remembered a friend told me about it years ago, so I tried 1/2 teaspoon tumeric in a cup of hot water. It didn't taste that badly (maybe I'm used to taking herbs). I had one or 2 more loose stools, but the 'hrea stopped and I was able to start hydrating properly again. I recommend it.
It really works! After trying everything I could get my hands on, and six days of constant diarrhea, I tried the turmeric - and within hours I am back on track. Thanks for saving me the Doctor bills. I used one teaspoon in an 8 oz glass of warm water. Had to hold my nose to get it down but it was worth it.
I love this website! I added some Tumeric Powder with water and stuck it in the microwave for about a 1 min. I drank it as quickly as I could before it became cold again, and it cured the diarrhea instantly!