Diarrhea is a very common ailment and there are several herbal remedies that can help you get through it and recover. There are many over-the-counter medicines for diarrhea, but they often stop the course too quickly and leave you constipated and the intestines irritated. Herbs can help soothe the intestines and nourish the whole digestive tract. In Ayurveda, diarrhea is known as Atisara. Vitiation in any of the three doshas can cause atisara. However, the vitiation of vata dosha is particularly responsible as it brings more water to the intestine and lowers the digestive fire which causes diarrhea.
Some medications may cause diarrhea. The most common drugs that cause diarrhea are antacids. Antacids that contain magnesium cause diarrhea in many people. If you suspect that this may be the problem avoid using antacids containing magnesium for one to two weeks. Diarrhea may cause a loss of significant amounts of water and salts. In most cases, this irritating condition generally clears out on their own without treatment. However, if the ailment persists, you will become dehydrated, or you could pass blood in your stool, and when this happens you need to quickly consult with your doctor. Potassium is depleted with bouts of diarrhea, so it is important to eat potassium rich foods, like bananas, or to take supplementation.
Passage of urine is infrequent and is accompanied by a burning sensation.Â The pulse becomes slow, breathing is rapid, and generally the patient looks pale and emaciated.Â Do not let this condition continue. Give the following treatment in either mild or severe cases and good results will be obtained. While activated charcoal is a good emergency remedy, probiotic supplements are longer term. While they can have an immediate effect, they are best when taken as part of your normal diet. The 'friendly bacteria' contained in probiotics have been proved clinically not only to help boost your immune system and help it fight bacterial and viral intestinal infections, but also to prevent such pathogens from getting a foothold in the first place.
Brown rice and toasted whole grain bread are traditional home remedies for diarrhea that my grandmother used and with good reason. These foods provide you with some energy and nutrients to overcome feelings of weakness, while giving bulk for the stool. Ginger can also help in relieving the symptoms of diarrhea, especially stomach cramps and pain. Ginger may come in the form of tea or capsules. Equal parts of ginger powder, cumin powder, and cinnamon powder, can ease the accompanying symptoms of diarrhea. In case of diarrhea you should drink plenty of fluids and at the same time you should not drink alcohol and caffeine. Drinks made from ginger and carrots are useful as they make the stools less watery. Also make sure that you do not drink juice made of apple because it will only increase diarrhea.
Among these are bananas that replace the lost potassium, oily fish or fish oil capsules that provide the essential fatty acids that not only help to dispel diarrhea but also maintain your health, astringent foods such as pomegranate, carob and tannins in black teas and the nutrients available from juiced greens and fruits. All of these help to maintain the balance of vitamins and minerals needed for good health, plus they help settle and heal your intestine so you are not dealing with cumbersome, painful symptoms such as diarrhea.