Diarrhea Remedies

Last Modified on Sep 29, 2014

Plantains   1  0   

Posted by Ruma (Cambridge,MA)

[YEA]  when an upset tummy makes you runny,a plantain should be tried cooked and mashed, never fried. if plantains are not your taste with a regular banana make some haste.

Pomegranate Juice   1  0   

Posted by Greesh (Wa) on 01/24/2014

[YEA]  Freshly made Pomegranate juice is a miracle cure for diarrhea. Make u drain out juice after juicing. Instead of juicing you can crush seeds in your mouth, take in juice and spit out seeds. That is what I liked to do since had no energy for juicing at that time. You can eat a porridge of tapioca root. Combination pomegranate and tapioca root works wonders.

Poppy Seed   1  0   

Posted by Joelle (Brownstown, Mi 48193 Usa) on 04/17/2012

[YEA]  Hi I love you earth clinic.!!!! Whenever I have a problem I look it up on earth clinic. May god bless all you people who would like to help others.

A few months ago I had noro virus which was diarrhea for 3 weeks and went to the er 2 times and almost admitted into the hospital. My aunt told me to take poppy seed to stop loose stools and it worked!!!! Poppy seed stops loose stools and makes your gut normal again!!!! Its a miracle. You can buy poppy seed from a pakistani or indian store for about 4 bucks. Take 1 teaspoon 2 or 3 times a day until needed. If you don't believe me do your research on poppy seed. I just wanna help out humanity any way I can. Thanks, Joelle love earth clinic!!!!!

Post-Diarrhea Diet   0  0   

Posted by Alex (Albuquerque, New Mexico Usa) on 03/17/2013

Now that I have a bout with diarrhea sort of under control, what do I eat? When and how much etc, I am starved but concerned of a relapse. I am trying to understand gut flora, and such. I am 78 and this is the first encounter with diarrhea that has lasted now more than a month. All my life I've claimed a 'cast iron stomach' and could eat and drink any thing, no problem. Thanks Alex

Posted by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Alex, you might start with white rice, banana and/or grated apple (let it turn brown). These are some of the staples for firming up things. Remember to chew well.
Posted by Anon
Hi, you will need to bath in mineral salts like Epsom salts or Himalayan salt- or use footbaths ( or feet in washing up bowl). I would recommend a teaspoon of blackstrap molasses which contains vital minerals. Did you find out why you had diarrhea? This needs checking if you've not done so. Eat bland foods which are easily digestible like rice/ potatoes, maybe eggs.
Posted by Kelly
Cinti, Ohio
Hi Alex from New Mexico: forgive me if this post duplicates but I'm having some computer problems. Here goes. Don't fear diarrhea just go to your local health food store and get activated charcoal (AC). It works much better than otc remedies. Take only one at a time as it is a very powerful remedy. God created our bodies to subsist on veggies and fruit, so enjoy those. Even if there is a recurrence, the AC will stop it in its tracks. Actually, the AC can be a little constipating so you will need the fruits and veggie to balance out your system. Don't panic if your stool is black as that is just the AC. God Bless!

Potatoes   1  0   

Posted by Cecilia (Bournmouth, Uk) on 01/26/2012

[YEA]  I frequently get diarrhea, which has so far been put down to IBS. I often resorted to taking diarrhea pills, but felt I was taking them much too often, and was worried about long-term effects.

Then by chance, I found that whenever I ate boiled potatoes it cleared up quickly. If I make sure that I eat them with a meal every day then I suffer a lot less regularly.

Posted by Francisca
Zug, Switzerland
900 Posts
1 tbspoon of white clay in a liter of water, you let it rest for a few hours and then drink a bit once in a while. Helps me big time!

Psyllium Husk   1  0   

Posted by Kris (Omaha, Nebraska) on 09/21/2007

[YEA]  I suffered from chronic diarrhea and painful gas for two months after taking a 10-week course of Prevacid (a ppi). Stopping the medication didn't help and eating a simpler diet didn't help. I started taking a teaspoon of psyllium husk in a glass of water every day. Within 48 hours the diarrhea and most of the gas were gone. I plan to continue with the psyllium for a while. Thank goodness for small miracles!

Raw Egg   1  0   

Posted by Donna (Aspen, CO)

[YEA]  Blend one raw organic egg into Kefir. Drink. Instant relief.

Remedies Needed   0  0   

Posted by Barb (Windsor, Ontario) on 12/07/2012

hello... I have had diareha for about 5 weeks now and tired of trying everything. I heard eating coconut macroons helped so I made some and not sure if it helped. Bought coconut milk and the first thing in the morning loose and watery. Now I see cinnamon tea or sticks. I only go once in the morning. Can u help this senior as to what will work. I am scared to eat anything. Please tell me what to try and the brands name and where to get it. thank u barb

not sure if I bought the right coconut milk and I just downed it.

Posted by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
704 Posts
Hi Barb, I'm sorry to hear of your having to deal with this with no relief. I am going to tell you what my mom would make me when I had this problem growing up. She never gave it a name but it is called Jook or Congee in the Chinese culture. It's a rice soup and very comforting. It would always calm my stomach and then the diarrhea would cease. I still love jook but usually only get it in Chinatown when we go for our dim sum. I am going to give you a link for a recipe since my mom would just "put it together". This will make it easier for you to know the amounts of the ingredients.


Here's another recipe with photos and you can also see the variations that are in these recipes as they are usually "family recipes" passed down:


Hope this helps! Take care, Lisa

Posted by Ed2010
Oakville, Canada
Hi Barb, Should be some infection. To stop the diarrhea:

Take 1 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of cold water morning and evening. May be couple of days or till the diarrhea stops. (would take 1 to 3 days).

And to strengthen the stomach and intestines take Home Made Milk Kefir 2 cups a day or at least 1 cup a day. Even if you can't make Milk Kefir, buy some milk kefir some store.

If you are in any type of antacid , it is time to stop it and take the natural way.

Good Health, thanks

Posted by Maggie (Kl, Malaysia) on 10/11/2012

Dear doc, I'm 30 years old female. I have 2 sons. Last year I had laproscopic to remove my gallbladder with stones. After the surgery I had loose motion every times I eat. Then after three months it was ok. Now for the past six months I have severe diarrhea. I have to go to the washroom 3-5 times a day. I have tried a lot of medication but it doesn't help me. I can't go out of the house. It makes me lose hope. Since I have two small children to look on. I feel that I need to get help. If I take lopramide then it makes my stomach to cramp, bloat, severe needle poking pain. Pls help me.... Tq

Rice Milk   1  0   

Posted by Barbara (Houston, TX) on 08/14/2006

[YEA]  2 1/2 cups water, 1 cup rice. Prepare rice using above measurements, do not add salt to rice while cooking. After 15 minutes the rice will be soupy. Drain off the excess water from rice and drink Rice Water warm. If diarrhea persist after 4 hours, drink more rice water.

Rice Water   2  0   

Posted by Dobby (Warnbro, W Australia) on 01/15/2012

[YEA]  My young baby daughter got really bad diarrhoea when I was in Europe. The doctor told me to boil rice and the gluggy water that was left after boiling the rice to add it to her milk bottle I added a quarter milk and filled the bottle with rice water. She was happy as she had her bottle, next day she was better two days she was fine.

Posted by Maria J. (Colorado City, AZ) on 06/05/2009

[YEA]  This is the home remedy my mother always used for diarrhea: Boil one ounce of rice to one quart of water for twenty minutes, then strain and drink.

Sesame Seeds   1  0   

Posted by Jacob (Bartlett, IL) on 03/04/2008

[YEA]  Hi One remedy I have used consistently since childhood is one I learnt from my mother. Its a simple South-Indian remedy.

Heat 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds in a pan till it starts popping. Once it starts popping nicely and starts giving out smoke, add half glass of water and let it boil for a few minutes. Cool and filter the liquid. Drinking this pale yellow liquid has been the most effective cure for diarhhea that I have seen. You can repeat it once more.

Sunflower Leaf Tea   1  0   

Posted by Maria J. (Colorado City, AZ) on 06/05/2009

[YEA]  For diarrhea: Make a tea with sunflower leaves, then take it one teaspoon at a time, until you return to normal. Increase the amount gradually as needed. Use carefully, because the tea can cause constipation.

The Bratt Diet   1  0   

Posted by Chandra (Hammond, USA) on 09/15/2007

[YEA]  Cure Diarrhea: Children and Adults -- The BRATT diet:


Obviously as plain as you can tolerate... I found the best meal (tolerable) was plain rice (obviously cooked), plain toast, and chamomile tee... bananas for "snacks"

Within 24 hours my daughter's (then 2yo) and mine had stopped. We were also nauseated and within 2 days, or 24 hours after the "runs" stopped, we were able to tolerate soup... then other things

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