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Diarrhea Natural Remedies

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda

Posted by Chris (Romeo, Michigan) on 02/09/2010
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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

Posted by Jennifer (Sunrise, Fl, Usa) on 08/13/2011
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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!

Replied by Danielle

Wow! That's great news! So ACV can kill of parasites? I am learning so much from this site!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric

Posted by Chris (Dighton, MA) on 01/12/2009
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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.

ringing in ears
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.

Replied by Chris
Dighton, Ma

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.

Replied by Margarita
London, Uk

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.

Replied by Oregano
On, Canada

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

Posted by Jenny (New York, NY) on 09/02/2005
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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

Posted by Betty (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) on 11/20/2008
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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

Posted by Kathleen (Chicago, Illinois) on 12/30/2009
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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

Posted by Ashley (Kingscote, South Australia) on 07/10/2012
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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

Posted by Jen (Fostoria, Ohio) on 05/18/2008

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.

Posted by Steph (Jacksonville, FL) on 10/17/2006
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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.

Replied by Jayne

Black tea works well for me. I don't split the tea bag open, I just drink a hot cup of black tea and it calms my stomach immediately and usually stops the diarrhoea quickly. I crave black tea when my stomach's bad. I think our bodies often know what's best for us.

Black Tea and 6 Crackers

Posted by Dawn (Bucksport, Maine) on 12/19/2007
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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

Posted by Zia (Chicago, Il) on 11/13/2010
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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

Posted by Susan (USA)
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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.

Blackberry Brandy

Posted by Molly (Madison, USA) on 04/12/2008
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For SERIOUS seemingly intractable diarrhea, take one shot glass of blackberry brandy. I learned this decades ago from a neighbor whose grandmother would but one-eighth TEASPOON, an infintesimal amount in the baby bottle for youngsters whose diarrhea hung on for many days.

The stuff is STRONG, it's an old folklore remedy which almost always works, for anybody, any age, any reason.

For long term loose stools with intermittent diarrhea, try a wheat-free gluten free diet for a month. Research this online, as wheat is hidden "everywhere," for instance there is apparently only one spice company which does NOT add wheat flour to its spices --- SO, you see, it's VERY easy to be exposed to wheat gluten in processed foods or eating in restaurants, no matter what one orders.

HIGH dose biotin can be "miraculous" for some folks -- get the FIVE-MILLIGRAM bottles at the health food store. I was amazed the first time that I swallowed 25-MILLIGRAMS of biotin, as that "expensive" bottle of this B-Vitamin was certainly cheaper than the many medical tests.

For a long term solution, massive supplementation with very large amounts of acidophilus has been successful.

Blackberry Juice

Posted by Casondra (Denham Springs, La) on 08/16/2009
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I would like to add that blackberry juice is great for diarrhea in children. It works for adults as well. Boil fresh or frozen blackberries, strain. Let cool before drinking.I often make a large batch and freeze it so we always have it on hand.

Replied by Lisa
Mid, Michigan
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Canned Blackberries works just as well.


Posted by Melissa (San Diego, Ca, Usa) on 02/03/2012
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Blueberries, especially dried blueberries, will stop diarrhea--if you want to stop it. Sometimes it might be a good idea to purge the offending... Whatever. But other times, if you are suffering travelers' diarrhea, an overdose of Vitamin C, or too much gourmet coffee (which can have 8x the caffeine of regular coffee) a serving of blueberry yogurt, or a blueberry muffin might set you right again.