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Troubled By Diarrhea? Here Are 15 Home Remedies To Your Rescue

Diarrhea or loose motion is the recurrent motion of stools that is watery and loose. Usually loose and watery bowel movements are not considered very serious as they are rather common. However, you should not ignore the condition, since it can cause major loss of water and essential nutrients from your body. Here are 15 home remedies for loose motion that can help you during diarrhea.

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The condition of loose motion is more repeated in kids than adults, and loss of water from their body can result in extreme dehydration, weakness, loss of appetite and stomach pain, among other troubling issues. For this reason, these home remedies that we have gathered for you can give you instant relief.

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In some folks, loose motion is a part of irritated bowel syndrome. It can also occur as a result of some chronic disease of the large intestine. For these conditions, you need to contact a doctor and undergo proper medical treatment. For the others, read on!

Causes of loose motion

  • Infection by bacteria
  • Allergies
  • Food poisoning
  • Infection by parasites
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Medications that do not suit the digestive system
  • Stuffing yourself
  • Cancer
  • Malnourishment
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Fright
  • Stress
  • Anxiety

Symptoms of loose motion

The symptoms vary depending upon the complication of the condition. The symptoms of non-serious loose motion are,

  • Bloating
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Watery stool
  • Loose stool
  • Constant bowel movement

The symptoms of serious diarrhea include the aforementioned indicators and the following,

  • High fever
  • Weight loss
  • Mucus in stool
  • Blood in stool
  • Dark stool

The following home remedies can help you treat less complicated loose motion.

Home remedies for loose motion

1. Mustard seeds

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Mustard seeds have antibacterial properties which help in treating loose motion.


  • In a glass of water add one-sixth of a tablespoon of mustard seeds.
  • Let it seep for an hour.
  • Now drink the water like a regular oral tonic after straining it.
  • Repeat the treatment thrice a day to help cure loose motion.

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2. Lemonade

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Lime juice due to its anti-inflammatory qualities helps clear your stomach, but it also is a tried and tested cure for loose motion.


  • You need one fresh lemon for this. Squeeze it properly, and add half a tablespoon of salt to it.
  • To the solution, add a tablespoon of sugar, and mix well.
  • You need to drink the lemonade once every hour.
  • The toxins in your intestine will get flushed out in no time.

Pro tip: Drink the concoction of at least three days so that all your abdominal toxins are flushed out.

3. Pomegranate


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Pomegranate is one of the fruits that do wonders on our stomach during loose motion.


  • Consuming pomegranate seeds while suffering from loose motion can help get relief from it. Try to eat two pomegranates a day to stop diarrhea as well as replenish your body’s hydration level.
  • You can also use a mixer to blend pomegranate seeds. The extracted juice must be consumed at least thrice a day for positive results.
  • Drop some pomegranate leaves in boiling water. Strain the liquid in a cup. Drink twice a day for the results you desire.

4. Fenugreek seeds (Methi)

Methi is antibacterial and antifungal, which makes it an effective remedy for loose motion.


  • Powder two teaspoons of dried methi seeds.
  • Mix the powder in water, and drink the water everyday on an empty stomach.
  • Consume for three days at least to get relief from diarrhea.

5. Honey


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Honey cures a number of health troubles. But did you know that honey is super effective in healing loose stools?


  • Consume half a tablespoon of pure honey. Make sure the honey is fresh. Organic honey, therefore, would be the best cure.
  • Alternatively, you can add one-fourth of a tablespoon of cinnamon powder and honey, each, in a glass of lukewarm water. Drink the solution early in the morning, in empty stomach.
  • Drink the cure twice a day to heal your abdominal infection.

6. Buttermilk


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Buttermilk is effective in healing the digestive system, and helps it function properly again. Buttermilk contains acid that fights the bacteria and germs in your digestive tract.


  • To a glass of buttermilk, add half a tablespoon of salt.
  • Add to this a pinch of black pepper. You can also use jeera powder in its place. Or even turmeric powder.
  • Mix the blend well.
  • Drink this mixture thrice a day for the necessary result.

7. Sago

Sago is a tried and tested ingredient that can help cure stomach pain and enhance digestion.


  • In a bowl of water, soak sago for about 3 to 4 hours.
  • As the sago gets osmosed, you need to make sure the water is enough.
  • Strain the water, and drink it to cure loose motion.
  • Drink this strained water thrice a day for positive results.

8. Avoid milk products

You need to avoid some milk products for the next three to four days. You need to give your digestive system time to recover. The large intestine is unlikely to digest certain milk products when you are suffering from loose motion. So be cautious.


  • Avoid cheese, margarine, milk powder, high fiber, milk and greasy foods.

9. Make yourself a health drink


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For this drink, you need turmeric powder, salt and curry leaves. This drink helps stop loose motion. You also require curd, which due to its antibacterial properties, works great on digestion and brings it back on track.


  • To a bowl of water add 5 teaspoons of curd, one-eighth of a tablespoon of turmeric powder, some curry leaves, a pinch of asafoetida and salt. Bring the container to boil.
  • Once the water boils, remove it from the flame.
  • Strain the water, and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Drink this water thrice a day to heal your loose motion in no time.

10. Hydrate your body

Like we said earlier, when you are suffering from loose motion, your body loses a lot of water and essential nutrients. So it is very important that you keep it hydrated at all times.


  • Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water when you are troubled by loose motion.
  • Drinking healthy soups, and the juices mentioned in this listicle can also help.
  • Mixing electrolyte powder to a glass of water and drinking it thrice a day can also give you some relief from stomach pain during loose motion.
  • Coconut water also does wonders on our body when it needs rehydration.

11. Bael leaf

Bael leaf powder and even bael fruit, which is called wood apple, are excellent remedies for loose motion. They soothe the abdominal muscles, and get rid of the symptoms of loose motion.


  • Mix 25 grams of dried bael leaf powder, 25 grams of bael fruit powder with 4 teaspoons of honey.
  • Consume the mixture three times a day for 4 days to feel relieved of loose motion.

12. Bottle gourd

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Bottle gourd in the form of juice can be excellent for loose motion. It helps retain the body water content. It, thus, prevents your body from getting dehydrated, which can cause a number of complications.


  • You need a fresh bottle gourd for this.
  • Peel its skin, and cut it into small pieces.
  • Now squeeze the juice out.
  • Consume the juice thrice a day to restore your body’s water content.

13. Ginger powder

Dry ginger powder helps an upset stomach, miraculously, owing it to ginger’s antifungal and antibacterial properties. Ginger also helps improve digestion.


  • Add one fourth of a tablespoon of dry ginger in a cup of buttermilk.
  • Blend the mixture well.
  • Drink this mix four times a day.
  • Within just a couple of days, you will see a significant reduction in your diarrhea.

14. Take ample rest

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When suffering from several bouts of diarrhea that is caused by food poisoning, you need to take enough rest to let your body, which will be feeling extremely weak then, recuperate.


  • You must take complete bed rest to allow your body to recover sooner.
  • Continuously sip on lukewarm water or broth with a pinch of salt while in bed.
  • Avoid oil or heavy food when resting.
  • You may use heating pads on your abdominal area in case you are experiencing cramps or stomach pain.

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15. Raw papaya

Raw papaya is a remedy for loose motion that my grandma will stand by! It not only stops the diarrhea but also reduces stomach cramps, if any.


  • You need one raw papaya.
  • Peel it and grate it. Put the grated papaya in a bowl that has three cups of water in it.
  • Boil the papaya.
  • Once the water with the papaya boils, remove it from the flame.
  • Now strain the water, and drink it while warm.
  • Drink this water three times a day to reduce the loose motion.

If you are suffering from diarrhea, you can try these home remedies for loose motion to get relief. Was this helpful? Let us know in the comment section below. :)

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Troubled by Diarrhea? Here Are 15 Home Remedies For Loose Motion
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