11 Home Remedies for Diarrhea
Diarrhea is a sign that your body is trying to rid itself of something toxic in your system. Avoid over-the-counter medicines and instead try these natural solutions for relief.
Sip clear broth or juice
Apple juice and clear broth will help replace salts and minerals lost to diarrhea. But avoid citrus, pineapple, tomato, and other juices that you can’t see through, because their acids can irritate already inflamed intestines. Start with small sips, and work your way up to drinking a cup every half hour.
Make fresh orange peel tea
A traditional diarrhea remedy and general digestive aid, orange peels stimulate digestion. You need organic oranges for this brew; nonorganic orange skins may contain dyes and pesticides. Peel an orange and chop the peel finely. Place in a pot and cover with a pint of boiling water. Cover the pot tightly and steep until cool. Strain, sweeten with honey, and drink.
Bind yourself with rice
Plain white rice is known for it’s “binding effect” on bowels. Eat small portions of white rice, butter-free, until the diarrhea is under control.