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Diarrhea Natural Remedies

Electrolyte Drink for Diarrhea and Cholera

Posted by Sherie (TN) on 01/26/2008
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I have tried over and again to send you info for curing diarrhea, cholera, but can't get it to go. It just comes back and wants me to re-enter the code. In gist if you'd like to check this out yourself. Cure for diarrhea/cholera is maintaining osmotic pressure/electrolytes. In 1 quart of water add I tablespoon of sugar (any sweet would do, maple syrup, honey, etc.,) and 1 teaspoon of salt. Drink continually until the infection has passed. This will save lives. Love your website. Great info! Sherie in TN

Flour Mixed in Water

Posted by Pam (Huntsville, AL) on 12/19/2008
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When I was growing up my mom had a great way to stop diarrhea. Mix a teaspoon or two of flour in a glass of water until smooth and drink it down. It will be about the consistancy of Maalox so don't gulp. Chase it with a glass of water. You can take a second dose after about 3 hours if needed, but usually only takes one dose.

Replied by Trish
Griffith, In
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My parents used the flour water cure for us as well... definitely works!

Replied by Bev
Nova Scotia

What about people who are gluten intolerant, my friend told me about this remedy.


Posted by Jess (Mi, Usa) on 08/13/2015
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I have no idea of the cause but I had terrible stomach cramps and diarrhea. Tried several natural remedies and nothing worked. Ate several pieces of candied ginger, laid down to rest for a bit and all cramping and diarrhea ceased within 20 minutes. Amazing!

Granulated Soy Lecithin

Posted by Billy B (Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada) on 03/15/2013
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I had chronic diarrhea and loose stools. Tried fiber, digestive enzynmes, apple cider vinegar, probiotics, nothing. Reading Ted's post on granulated soy lecithin I tried it, but I didn't try it as a remedy for diarrhea. I started taking one tablespoon in the morning and evening before meals and it did wonders. The second day of this regimen I had 5 solid bowel movements. After that my bowels, which I couldn't trust, are now normal.

Also, consider taking granulated soy lecithin first if coconut oil gives you bowel issues and you want to experiment with coconut oil.

Thank you EarthClinic, I sent Ted a donation in thanks for his effort and sharing of wisdom.

Ground Flaxseed

Posted by Jayne (London, Uk) on 02/18/2012
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This method is for diarrhea caused by IBS, as I have not tried it for any other kind, and don't know that it would work. I started taking one tablespoon of ground flaxseed (same as flaxseed meal), in the morning and one in the evening. At first it didn't help, so I gave it more time, and after about a month (will be different for different peole probably), I have really noticed that things have improved.

For as long as I remember I have had loose stools every day, and at least twice a day. (Sorry if tmi.. ) But a month into taking flaxseed I have firm stools for the first time in ages! It's remarkable how it has helped.

Most people think of ground flaxseed as a laxative, and it apparently will get you moving if tend towards constipation, but it seems to do this by bulking up your stool, (making it less hard). And in the same way it stops too loose stools by bulking them up and making them more solid. (Apologies again for the detail I am going into. Not sure how else to explain it! )

I'm very happy with it. It's meant to contain loads of vitamins and minerals and to be really good for all sorts of disorders. I'm really happy with it, and will be taking it for a long time!

Replied by Jayne
London, __
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Just to update, this is still working. Not only has it completely changed my bowel movements from soft/watery and frequent to properly-formed and normal, it has also reduced the bad stomach pains I was suffering on a regular basis. This pain was especially bad in the weeks before my period and was put down to a mix of IBS and endometriosis. Either way, I have just had an almost pain-free month. I can't quite believe it, it's been so easy! Will carry on with the flaxseed and update this again in a few months to ensure that this hasn't just been a fluke. :)

Replied by Rose
Dallas, Texas

Was wondering if you are still taking the ground flaxseed for loose stools? My 82 year old mother is having severe issues in this area and am going to start her on this.

Hibiscus Tea

Posted by Cleo (Whestone, Az, Usa) on 05/23/2010
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I was in Egypt this past month and had terrible head and stomach ache from dehydration... i was given this red tea was so good to drink and in a 1/2 hour was no head ache nor stomach problems. The name of the tea is hibiscus.

Hydrochloric Acid

Posted by Mariel (Houston, Texas, Usa) on 08/13/2012
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I had chronic diarrhea for 15 years without knowing the cause. I was depleted of minerals to the point of losing hair/eyelashes, muscle and joint pain and lack of energy to the point I was bedridden for quite awhile. After hearing some information on HCl with Pepsin, I decided to give it a try according to the protocol of 1 at each meal of cooked food and increasing by 1 capsule at each consecutive meal until stomach burn is detected and then backing off by 1 capsule. Within 24 hours, my chronic fatigue was gone and within 30 days, my aches and pain were also gone. I have wondered if anyone else has given Hydrochloric Acid supplements (capsules only with Pepsin) a try? It worked for me since my digestive system was not able to break down minerals necessary for bioavailability. I have since given up all grains (wheat, rye, barley and oats) and have eliminated my chronic diarrhea of 15.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Posted by Dirk (Vredenburg, South Africa) on 07/14/2011
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A few of my friend had a diarree problem. I gave to each one half a teaspoon of 3% (in SA 10 Volume) peroxide mixed with half a glass of water on a empty stomach. The diarree stopped immedaitely.


Posted by Kaybee (Tri-cities, Tn) on 08/21/2013
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Lugo'ls Iodine is absolutely the BEST thing ever for diarrhea. Seriously, I've suffered off and on all my life with diarrhea episodes and have recently discovered that if I take 3 to 6 drops of Lugols in water my diarrhea will stop almost immediately! Works for food poisoning too! You must order on-line tho cause you can't buy that kind of iodine at drug stores any more thanks to FDA!

Iodine for Diarrhea -- Bulgarian Remedy

Posted by Anna (Beijing, CN) on 12/13/2007
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I am Bulgarian, living in China at present. As a child, whenever I had diarrhoea, my grandma would give me a few drops of iodine in half a glass of water to drink. It would halt the problem within hours. When my son was 10 months old, he had a severe diarrhoea and after trying a few medicines, the elderly doctor suggested the same remedy for him - 2 drops in some water. The next day he was healthy again. As a school administrator in Beijing I got almost sued by a Finnish mother for administering the remedy to her 8 year old daughter on a trip. There was a bus, full of kids, going to another city 5 hours away and, even though I knew in many countries it was forbidden to take iodine orally, I didn't have a choice. The bus didn't have to stop anywhere on the road and the girl was fine. I have talked with doctors about it and they said that if taken rarely, it's not doing harm. In Bulgaria generations have been treated in this way and I never travel (especially to another country) without my little black bottle. For chool children the dose is 4-5 drops in water and for adults - 5 to 8. Sometimes adults need to repeat on the next day, if the problem persists.

Replied by Sindee
Carlsbad, California
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I can attest to this remedy, I was living in Fiji Islands as a child and remember my mom giving iodine in water for diahrrea which I used to get from drinking water from other peoples wells, funny but true. Same thing has happened to me in the US for the past 30 yrs (I travel a lot). My favorite remedy is cinnamon, cloves and honey remedy. Haven't tried iodine since I didn't know the ratio. Thanks for sharing. EarthClinic is becoming my fav site for home remedies. Appreciate lots.

Lemon Juice

Posted by Jewelz (Ottwawa, Canada) on 02/03/2007
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after researching a lot of sites while literally having quick breaks to the toilet, i found that acidic item pop up in many forms, apple cida vinegar, vinegar.. but the first thing i tried was Lemon juice because it was the only acidic thing i had in the cupboard. God bless the person who showed me lemon juice. In a panic because i needed the toilet again, i drank about half a glass of lemon juice maybe bit under and sat on the toilet. It was around the 14th time today that i had been, when the 14th was done i sat there and drank it all and since then i sat for another 15mins and was satisfied enough that it did do something. and since then Im happy i had lemon juice. Give it a shot, you got sh-- to lose haha!

Matchstick Remedy

Posted by Rw (Southwest Virginia) on 11/22/2015

I've not had the occasion to use this, but it was so intriguing I had to post it. If you Google "matchstick diarrhea Joepathy" you'll find more info on it, and the matchstick remedy is supposed to be good for other things. But here is what to do for diarrhea (and I haven't been able to tell if any matches will do or just the safety matches they have in Sri Lanka where Joe lives):

Take 2 Matches from a matchbox and light one.
Have the second match handy in your hand and light it from the first.
Dunk it immediately into a cup of water so that it will light and extinguish itself in the water.
Repeat the same process 3 times over with 3 sets of matches for best results.

Give the patient a teaspoonful from the water every hour or every time after a bowel movement.

I'd love to know if this works. Would be an easy thing to take on an international trip.

EC: Interesting testimonials and discussion about what is contained in a match head found on above-referenced site here.

Menstrual Diarrhea

Posted by Sunny (Ca) on 05/01/2014

Can you please make a section for the menstrual issue of menstrual diarrhea please? I would like to get advice on this issue. Thank you.


Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 02/13/2016
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My mom's home remedy for diarrhea was to boil a cup of milk and drink it - no sugar. Hold your nose because it tastes awful. Let it cool down a bit first.

Posted by Amanda (Osburn, Idaho) on 09/01/2009
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I learned this from my great grandmother who used it all the time.

If you have problems with diarrhea take two cups of whole milk (IT HAS TO BE WHOLE MILK) and boil it to a rolling boil. (It takes a long time to get to boil, but once it does...it will boil over so watch it close). Let the milk cool and as it cools it forms a skim over the top of the milk, peel it off and drink it.

It works guaranteed. But as always if you continue to have problems see a dr.

Replied by Maryland
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It worked!

Usually apple cider vinegar does the trick for me, but it wasn't working. The best Apple Cider Vinegar did was to space out my visits to the bathroom.

After over 12 hours experiencing completely liquid diarrhea, I saw this post and boiled 2 cups of whole milk, turned off the stove before it boiled over, waited to cool, remove the skin that formed and drank it.

Felt better right away and today I have no more problems. Thank you!