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Home remedies for loose motions

"Loose motion" you may blame it on something you ate at the celebration dinner. Also known as Diarrhea, it is uncomfortable and unpleasant, but generally no big deal in otherwise healthy adults. It can be cured easily with the help of some easy and effective home remedies

If you are running to bathroom frequently because of uncontrollable bowel movements and passing loose watery stool with abdominal cramps and stomach pain followed by nausea or vomiting. This may be due to a bacterial and viral attack on your intestine as you may have consumed food or beverage contaminated with bacteria.

This type of diarrhea keeps you on the toilet for a couple of days but doesn't stick around long. Diarrhea is part of your body's defense mechanism. It is an effective way for the body to get rid of those undesirable alien substance that may have entered your body. It is common digestive problem also known as loose motions. Here are some natural home remedies to treat it at home and relieve the symptoms fast.

Effective home remedies for Diarrhea.

1) Stay hydrated 
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things that you need to focus on while suffering from diarrhea. This is mainly because your body loses liquids and electrolytes minerals such as sodium and potassium that are critical in the running of your body which can cause dehydration. 

You can solve the problem easily by drinking plenty of fluids. Plain water lacks electrolytes, but it's a good, gentle-on-the-tummy option that can help you replace some of the fluid that you've lost, so drink eight to twelve glasses of water daily. You can add a pinch of salt and a teaspoonful of sugar in each glass of water for better results. 

You can also drink green tea, fruit juices, vegetable juices and even sports drink. Also you must stay away from caffeine and alcohol. Whatever you choose to drink, keep it cool; it will be less irritating that way. Sip, don't guzzle; it will be easier on your insides if you take frequent sips of liquid instead of guzzling down a glass at a time.

2) Butter milk

It is one of the most effective remedies for loose motions/diarrhea. It helps overcome harful intestinal flora. The acid it contains also fights germs and bacteria. Take a glass of butter milk add a pinch of salt and drink 3-4 times a day for controlling diarrhea. Buttermilk is the residual milk left after the fat has been removed from curd by churning it.

3) Carrot Soup
Carrot soup is a very effective home remedy for loose motions/diarrhea. It contains water for sodium, potassium, phosphorous, calcium, sulphur and magnesium to fight dehydration. It also supplies pectin which coats the intestine to prevent inflammation. It also prevents the growth of harmful intestinal bacteria and prevent vomiting. This soup should be taken in small quantities every half an hour.     

4) Mint juice
Mint juice is very beneficial in treating loose diarrhea. A teaspoon of mint juice can be mixed with a teaspoon lime an honey each and can be taken thrice daily. It provides excellent results.

5) Bottle gourd
The juice of bottle gourd is valuable home remedy for treating loose motions. It provides relief from excessive thirst due to sever diarrhea. Add a pinch of salt in a  glass of plain juice and drink everyday.

6) Pomegranate Juice
Pomegranate juice is a very good home remedy for treating diarrhea If you feel weakness due to continues purging and profuse take about 50 ml of pomegranate juice to control diarrhea.  

7) Brown Rice
The high amount of starch and B vitamins present in brown rice can help a lot to reduce the amount of fluid lost, restore intestinal flora and make the stool less watery. This in turn will help to fasten up the healing process. 

Take 30 gm of powdered brown rice and mix with a glass of butter milk and drink 2 -3 times a day, it is an excellent home remedy for treating diarrhea.

8) Yogurt
Eating probiotic yogurt is another effective way to deal with the symptoms associated with diarrhea. ‘Live cultures’ present in yogurt are friendly bacteria that provide a layer of protection in the intestines and help to generate lactic acid to which can kill and flush out harmful bacterial toxins from your body. 
Eat probiotic yogurt several times a day. You can eat yogurt as it is or make a smoothie and then have it. 

However, health experts say that you should not begin to eat yogurt until the stomach calms down, as consumption of dairy products too early can worsen your condition. 

9) Psyllium seed husk 
This is also a brilliant home remedy for diarrhea. It is the seed of a plant. It should be taken with plenty of water or in yogurt. Psyllium reaches the intestinal tract and absorbs moisture, bulks up and calms the intestinal wall. Do not give it to babies or people who have difficulty swallowing certain things.

10) Blueberries 
Blueberries contain an element known as anthocyanosides, which have antibacterial as well as antioxidant properties. At the same time blueberries also contain high amount of soluble fiber pectin which can help a lot in dealing with the symptoms associated with diarrhea. 

The best option here is to chew dried blueberries several times a day. This will help to kill the germ causing diarrhea. Else you can make a cup of tea by boiling crushed dried blueberries in one cup of water for about ten minutes. Drink this tea several times a day. You can also make soup with dried blueberries to control your upset stomach.

11) Bananas
Consuming banana is also a good remedy to solve the problem loose motion. Pectin present in banana is a kind of soluble fiber that helps to absorb liquid in the intestines and thus solve the problem of watery stool. At the same time the high level of potassium present in banana helps to replace electrolytes that may be lost while suffering from diarrhea. 

Take one mashed ripe banana and add one teaspoon of tamarind pulp and a pinch of salt to it and mix it properly. Have this mixture twice daily to settle an upset digestive system. At the same time it is always a good idea to have one or two ripe banana for breakfast.

12) Chamomile
Chamomile is often used in the treatment of various intestinal disorders including diarrhea. The antispasmodic property along with high amount of tannins present in chamomile can give huge relief from the symptoms of diarrhea. 

To make chamomile tea, take one teaspoon of chamomile flowers and one teaspoon of peppermint leaves and put them in a cup of boiling water. Allow it to steep for about fifteen minutes. Have this herbal tea at least three times a day to fasten up the healing process. You can also make a cup of chamomile tea from packaged tea bags.  

13) Ginger
Ginger is simply good for your digestive system, it can be used to treat diarrhea. You can use dry ginger or fresh ginger to make a cup of ginger tea. When ginger tea is consumed two to three times a day, it eases the cramps and abdominal pain that sometimes accompany diarrhea. 

Another option is to take equal amount of ginger juice and lemon juice and crush some pepper into it. Consume this solution at least three times a day to get rid of diarrhea quickly.

14) Fenugreek Seeds
Due to high mucilage content present in fenugreek seeds it is also considered a useful natural cure for diarrhea. When you eat fenugreek seeds you will have bulkier stool and there will be significant improvement in the severity and discomfort of diarrhea. 

Take half a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds and grind it with little water. Drink this solution to get immediate result from the symptoms of diarrhea. 

15) Mint and cinnamon
Take 4 glass of water, add some mint leaves, a piece of cinnamon, 2 black cardamom and a table spoon of fennel seeds. Boil for 10-15 minutes, after that cool it and drain it. Take a teaspoon of sugar and a pinch or 2 of salt in a glass of boiled water and mix it. Drink this concoction thrice a day. It is very effective remedy for loose motion and nausea.

The above mentioned remedies will give you relief from various symptoms of diarrhea. However, in case if your condition doesn't improve, kindly consult your doctor immediately as it may due to any other illnes.

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