Natural Remedies

Diarrhea Natural Remedies


Posted by Mary Lou (Harwich, MA) on 11/24/2007
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When I was a little girl if I had an upset stomach my grandmother would mix up black strap molasses and a small amount of baking soda. She would wait for a while as it puffed up and then would give me a spoonful. It always worked , so I tried recently and after 45 years it still does.

Multiple Remedies

Posted by Roy (Grants, New Mexico, USA) on 01/06/2013
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Several people in my family got a stomach flu with diarrhea. I didn't get the stomach flu but got a bad case of diarrhea. After 2 days of this I started bleeding a lot of bright red blood when having a bowel movement. I searched the web for possibilities then came to earth clinic and found cures for all the likely possibilities it could be. I found a few post that described similar symptoms. I combined these to come up with a cure that worked for me.

Every morning I would make a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, after eating the oatmeal I would drink a glass of water that had 1/3 cup of aloe vera juice added. As I drank this I would take 2000 mg of garlic capsules, 2000 mg vitamin c, 1500 mg tumeric capsules, and I would chew two papaya enzyme tablets. After this I would drink a glass of water that had 2 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar added. For lunch and dinner I would drink the water with aloe vera and take the garlic, tumeric, vitamin c and papaya enzyme but not the apple cider vinegar. At meals and snacks I ate high fiber foods mostly. I did this for 10 days. In less than 24 hours I felt much better. After 48 hours I had no bleeding and my appetite returned. After 6 days I felt back to normal but continued the treatment for the full 10 days. It has now been over a week since I stopped this treatment and still feel good. I am a 51 year old male and I have been taking 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water for over a year every morning and I take 1000 mg vitamin c at each meal. For my allergies I use a netti pot with 2 cups of water and a teaspoon of sea salt.


Posted by David (Woodburn, Oregon, Usa) on 07/02/2012
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To stop diarrhea in adults, pour 1 teaspoon (for kids use 1/4 teaspoon) of ground nutmeg in a spoon. Fill a glass with at least 2 cups of water. Put the spoon of ground nutmeg into your mouth. Drink the glass of water and eat the teaspoon of nutmeg at the same time.

Wait two hours while drinking plenty of water. If you still have diarrhea at this point, eat another 1 teaspoon and 2 cups of water. If diarrhea persists then stop use and try something else.

This worked wonders when I was in grade school!

Replied by Pbird
Everett, Wa

In my experience that much nutmeg is um, intoxicating. I would be careful with this one.

Parasite Cleanse for Chronic Diarrhea

Posted by Mystic Gardener (Central Ohio) on 12/15/2013
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In December of 2012 I suddenly began having watery, explosive diarrhea up to 30 times a day! I couldn't work, as I drive for a living. I tried almost every remedy on this site and others. The first thing my doctor did, at my request, was order a parasite test. It came back negative (which was not accurate). As the months went by and I kept losing weight, the doctor eventually had me tested for hyperthyroid. I developed extreme, forceful rapid heartbeat, anytime I ate. I would actually see the undigested food I ate in the toliet, it went through me within an hour or 2. I was then diagnosed with hyperthyroid and began seeing an endocronoligist and taking prescribed medication. After the second day on medication, something within myself said to at least try a parasite cleanse. By this time I had been off work 8 months and had lost 30 lbs. I looked like I was dying and I was actually starving to death because everything went through me so quickly. I purchased a good quality 28 day parasite cleanse and from the very first dose, something just felt different within me. By the third or fourth day, I started seeing these weird parasites in the toliet. Day after day, hundreds. Not worms, but weird bug like things called cryptosporidium. By the time the 28 day cleanse was over, I no longer had diarrhea! I went back to work, and now, a year later that nightmare is just a distant memory. I got to thinking about it later that testing for parasites is probably often not accurate because if they came out in your stool you wouldn't have parasites! A real DUH moment for me.

Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc

Hello Mystic;

Do you have any belief in how you acquired the parasite?

Replied by Helpyourself
Texas, Usa

Please tell us what the name of the product is that you used.

Replied by Mystic Gardener
Central Ohio

I used a product at Whole Foods Market. The product contains some pills and a tincture of Wormwood. It was just after I first took the wormwood tincture that I felt a profound stillness in my whole being, like the parasites had been stunned. Yes, I believe I know how I got the parasites. Since I always wash my produce before I eat it, I believe I got them at a restaurant from someone else who was infected and then prepared my food without washing their hands. They probably had parasite eggs under their fingernails. An interesting thing that happened about a month before I started getting the diarrhea was that one day I started having very hard contractions in my belly, the whole abdominal area. No pain, just very strong contractions. It lasted the whole day and it was only for one day. It was very weird, as I had never had anything like that before if I wasn't actually having a baby! I think that could have been my body's first attempt at getting rid of the infestation. I also had fairly severe pain in the left leg during this time of diarrhea. When the parasites left, so did the leg pain!! I think they were nesting in an intestinal area adjacent to a nerve and just the bulk of them was enough to irritate that nerve that goes down into the leg!

Replied by Kathy

I'm wondering what the parasite cleanse was that was so effective?

Pickle Juice

Posted by Meme (Dallas, Tx) on 03/07/2014
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My grandmother always had us drink some dill pickle juice for diarrhea. Usually worked within a day!

Her remedies were passed down from her mother and grandmother She believed in castor oil...or Black Draught syrup...Clover Salve... If one of those didn't cure you or kill you....then you went to the doctor (she always called him the 'pill-crusher')

I can vouch for the dill pickle juice.

Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc

Hello Meme,

How do you make Black Draught syrup and Clover salve?

I love the 'Old" remedies.

Replied by Taram7

Black Draught


Clover Salve

Any salve can be made with an infused oil (infuse with the plant you want to use) This would vary based on the oils you choose, infusion method and plant. Then you add 1/3 part of infused oil, 1/3 other carrier oils (selected for properties) and 1/3 natural beeswax. These recipes could have been as numerous as the homes that used them based on what clovers were accessible in the area. Red Clover is supposed to be a good one for skin issues.

Beeswax has to be melted to mix - but that is all. infuse, melt, mix, cool. You can find basic infusion methods on the internet and many different salve recipes as well as tutorials also. Unless you had a 'clover oil' then you would want to infuse yourself. Its not difficult and saves money although not time :)

Posted by Rae (Pearl City, Hawaii) on 10/07/2008
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Pickle Juice (remedy) for Diarrhea:

My family has been using this remedy for years and years. It really works!!! This remedy is used when you have a bad case of diarrhea. Just take at least 3Tbsp. of pickle juice (from the regular plain Dill Pickles jar) and right away you'll start to feel better and you won't have to worry about running to the bathroom. It really works wonders!!! Good Luck!!!

Replied by Picklejuicecuredchronicdiarrhea
Montana Usa
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I stumbled across this diarrhea remedy by accident. Dill pickle juice! I drank about 3/4 of a cup from the bottom of a jar of sliced dill pickle spears and whoa! I noticed that it had worked so well against post-prandial diarrhea that I became constipated for only the 5th or 6th time in my life! So use it in smaller amounts, but try it, it tastes great and garlicky and interesting too. It seemed miraculous because I'd almost daily or more often get diarrhea after eating so many foods for the last 5 years or so, and had even curtailed trips to the store or anywhere until I was sure I was "empty" and even then sometimes I'd have to dump my shopping cart and make a B line to the store bathroom, so anxiety-producing! But now the diarrhea is cured as far as I can tell. I mean I now have a totally normal bowel response with no running off within 5 minutes to 1/2 hr. of eating formerly diarrhea-causing foods. It has been about 2 weeks now and I seem to be normal, like other people who just eat and travel and so on without worrying about how far to a rest stop or how close ot a toilet they are. I can hardly believe it. Dill pickle juice (or dill pickle relish) work. I only found the remedy by craving pickles suddenly. I had both a little relish and a few spears plus the juice left in the jar sitting nice and cold in the fridge and man they seem to have done the trick within 10 mins or so, plus long-term. So cheap, so easy, so fast so open the jar and get some down yourself. I only wish I could drink more but I think it works too well because before I had figured out that was what had stopped diarrhea, I was enjoying them so much that I bought a new jar of pickles to eat and of course I overdid it and then got constipated, a new and unwelcome experience. I treated that finally after a few days of no-go with 2 capfuls of milk of magnesia because I was totally unaccustomed to constipation and found it very uncomfortable. Then I was perfect just like others. Only someone who's been under the misery of chronic diarrhea or sudden diarrhea can appreciate what a life-changing thing that cure can be. Travel! Go out! Stop fearing "what if" problems and go eat out or swim or anything. Dill juice rules!

Replied by Sindee
Carlsbad, California
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Worked for me too some while back. I took 1/2 teaspoon at 1/2 hour interval. Than prepared long grain rice leaving it a bit watery and adding a pinch of salt and pinch molasses. After any bout with diarrhea I always eat foods that are neutral that goes easy on the stomach, anything that has a bit of starch/carbs.

Replied by Luluseven
Covington, La

How often did you take the pickle juice & for how long? Hourly for 7 days? Once a day? 3x a week? I have the same symptoms as the lady in Montana & am dying-feel like I can hardly do anything ( especially in the am)... Anyway I love pickles so this will be easy! Please help me with dosage?

Replied by Claudette
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It doesn't even have to be dill pickles. I ate a few slices of bread and butter pickles and instantly the cramping in my stomach stopped and no more diarrhea!


Posted by Ruma (Cambridge,MA)
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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

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

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

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

Replied 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.

Replied 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.

Replied 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!


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

Replied by Francisca
Zug, Switzerland

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

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

Posted by Donna (Aspen, CO)
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Blend one raw organic egg into Kefir. Drink. Instant relief.

Rice Milk

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

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