The main problem with diarrhoea is it causes dehydration, and this can happen quite rapidly. So of course, what most people do is drink plenty of water to try and combat this. But drinking water usually just causes more diarrhoea; hence, becoming a vicious cycle.
Dehydration from watery diarrhoea is now a common cause of infant death worldwide. If it’s your child that has a dose of it right now, the significance of fixing this problem quickly should be your topmost priority.
Fortunately, you are going to be able to treat and cure your (or your child’s) diarrhoea quickly with this 5 sure diarrhoea natural remedies compiled just for you.
Natural Remedies for Curing Diarrhoea
1. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
Organic ACV is our first choice and number 1 treatment for curing diarrhoea quickly without any adverse effects. In fact, this miracle food will give you some much-needed relief in as little as 20 minutes! Apple cider vinegar is the ultimate bacterial, viral, parasitic and microbial killer.
It also helps to replenish the supply of good bacteria in the digestive tract (which is also important for treating diarrhoea). And if your diarrhoea happens to be accompanied by nausea, stomach ache and stomach cramps, ACV will help get rid of those in a hurry as well!
So all you need to do is mix 1-2 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar (must still contain the “mother” apple) in 6-8 oz. of warm, filtered water and drink down on an empty stomach. Repeat this process every three hours during waking hours for 24 hours. After this, you simply take ACV once in the morning and once in the evening permanently to keep diarrhoea and stomach upset away for good (and for overall good health as well).
For those of you who struggle with the taste of apple cider vinegar, you can either add a little organic honey to the mix or you can buy the ACV capsules, which are easy to take and work just as well.
2. High Strength Iodine
We’ve put this as our number 2 natural treatments for diarrhoea, but in reality, it equally works as well as ACV so you can take your pick between the two. High strength iodine can be a little harder to find than ACV, which is the only downside. But iodine is definitely one extremely powerful parasitic killer and an alkalizing agent.
So if your diarrhoea has been caused by something you ate or a stomach bug, this stuff will kill it fast. It also recharges and rehydrates the body at the cellular level. It is terrific for diarrhoea sufferers who are dehydrated and sapped of energy.
The great thing about high strength iodine is it’s perfectly safe for kids (not recommended for babies though). Also, is virtually tasteless when mixed with water. This makes it easy for them to take compared to the ACV (which kids usually hate the taste of!).
Turmeric is yet another natural cure for diarrhoea that works very well and is cheap. If you’re looking to clog yourself up quickly, turmeric will certainly do it! And most people already have some turmeric stored in their pantry for cooking. So if you do you can get started with this treatment right now.
Just mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of warm, filtered water and throw straight down the hatch. If you don’t like the idea of doing that then you can mix a teaspoon of turmeric in with a tablespoon of honey or yoghurt and take it that way (this actually tastes much nicer).
For kids, the second option is definitely the easiest. Just remember to give them ½ a teaspoon instead of 1 full teaspoon. Teenagers, however, can have the same amount as an adult (you can’t really “overdose” on turmeric anyway so it doesn’t really matter how much you have). Take this concoction 3 times daily on an empty stomach for 1-2 days to be completely diarrhoea free!
4. Cinnamon and Ginger
Here are two additional easy home remedies for diarrhoea that you will probably have in your pantry right now. You can either mix 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger powder in with a tablespoon of honey or yoghurt or make up a cinnamon and ginger tea.
To do this you simply combine 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and ½ a teaspoon of ground or freshly grated ginger in a cup of boiling water. You can also add some turmeric too if you like. Mix well then leave to steep for 30 minutes before slowly drinking. You can also sprinkle some cinnamon on a couple of pieces of toast and eat for even more benefit.
So any of these combinations will work extremely well and they are also very “kid friendly”.
5. Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal is another one of our favourite natural remedies for diarrhoea and upset stomach that really does work a treat. The reason we’ve listed it under turmeric, ginger and cinnamon is that it can be a little harder to get in some countries. You probably won’t have any sitting in your pantry right now. But having said that, activated charcoal is becoming more and more popular. Even some supermarkets are starting to stock it in their health food isles.
So if your diarrhoea has been caused by food poisoning or drinking contaminated water then activated charcoal is definitely what you need. It cures diarrhoea and an upset stomach by absorbing the bad bacteria and microbes that are causing the problem. Activated charcoal also helps to relieve nausea and intestinal gas that can sometimes accompany diarrhoea and stomach upsets, along with helping to “harden you up”, so to speak. Of course, this, in turn, will give your tushie some much needed and welcome relief!
You can purchase activated charcoal online or from most health food stores or pharmacies. For adults, take 520-975 mg’s after each meal (but don’t exceed 5 grams per day). For children, a smaller dose will be required (just follow the directions on the bottle). And because activated charcoal can interfere with nutrient absorption, take it for 3 days then only use when needed.
There you have it! Our top 5 natural remedies for curing diarrhoea that works like magic. Have you been successful with other remedies? Kindly leave a comment below.