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while in CHILE I was taken by a bad case of diarrher,My friend's mom,Took two lemons and squeesed the juce into a glass,And then added a half tea spoon of bakeing powder, And as it foamed she told me to drink it all.It worked so well I still cant belive it.
I think it corrects the acids in the stomic or kill the bacteria,as it is acitic,and airates the stomic.

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Had a bad case of diarrhea, I couldn't even hold water. Late at night did not feel like going out to get some Imodium, besides didn't think I was going to make it. Looked this up. Used 1/4 cup of Lime Juice, didn't have anything else, and 1/2 a teaspoon of baking powder. This stuff worked! I'm on my first hour and still holding. I'm finally heading for bed and with no worries. Thanks!


Been cramping and stooling all day I just tried this remedy and tasted pretty good lets just hope it works.


I love homeremedes


thank you very much, i was suffering for two days. something told me to go to the computer,and i saw your posting. you saved my life because i was tired of the rest room, thanks again God bless


Im dying,called the pharmacy to deliver and that didnt work. Tried custard powder and water. Didnt work. Just tried ur remedy and praying it works. Il be back


Relieve your diarrhea naturally Now!
100 Natural Remedies for diarrhea

1- Avoid milk and dairy products except yogurt. (agreed by all medical experts unanimously)

2- 'Start with a 'clear-liquid' diet,' says Dr. Chey. 'By clear I mean chicken broth, Jell-O, or other foods and fluids you can look 'clear' through.' The reason, he explains, is that the bowel needs rest during the time you have diarrhea, 'and that's why you should stick with a diet like this until it subsides. You don't want to force your system to handle more than it already has to.'

3- It is imperative to rehydrate yourself during these bouts. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar to 1 quart of water. This will replenish your glucose and electrohydrates.

4- Avoid these foods. Obvious ones to pass up include beans, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Also, bread, pasta, and other wheat products; apples, pears, peaches, and prunes; corn, oats, potatoes, and processed bran. And definitely overcome that urge for ice cream or dairy products period.

5- Carbonated beverages due to their gaseous state may contribute to the explosiveness.

6- Though there are many natural and over the counter remedies, they are most temporary. Diarrhea has to run it’s course with the exceptions of IBS or chronic diarrhea. Then a more stringent course of action may be necessary.

Here are some home remedies that have a good track record used by our ancestors:

· Arsenicum

· If you feel weak and have a burning pain in mid-section take cuprum arsenicosum . Take 4 charcoal tablets every hour this will absorb the toxins from the body.

· Drink blackberry tea for mild diarrhea.

· Take cayenne in capsules.

· Ginger tea can stop cramps and pain. Or take Ginger in capsules.

· Drinks like ginger ale or carrot juice is good for making the stools less watery.

· Charcoal is excellent for many digestive ailments.

· Boil brown rice and water for 45 minutes eat the rice (it contains Vitamin B) and drink the water.

· Adding soluble fiber to your diet will help. It will 'bulk' up the stool. Soluble fiber is found in whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

· Acidophilus supports digestive system and absorption of nutrients. Helps cure pain associated with digestive track. You can find acidophilus in some yogurt products or Probiotic supplement

· White rice you get from the Chinese food place works great everytime

· Grate an APPLE with its skin, let it turn brown and eat it to cure this condition.

· . Took two lemons and squeezed the juice into a glass, and then add a half tea spoon of baking powder. Drink it down as it foams.

· Take a teaspoon of paste made from equal parts powdered ginger, powdered cumin, and powdered cinnamon mixed with honey three times a day.

· Pickle juice, believe it or not works miracles.

· Make Jell-o according to package directions, except only add enough cold water to make it drinkable. Drink this hot Jell-o before it sets up.

· In a cup mix 1 tsp of Cinnamon, 1 tsp or a little bit more of sugar. Add to hot water. Stir, let cool and drink in One gulp if you can.

· Ingredients = Wheatgrass Powder --- For stomach cramps and diarrhea. Buy some wheatgrass powder from the health food store and mix up a double or triple dose of it with water and drink, followed by a glass of plain water. The taste may be awful, but the instant relief is worth it.

· Ingredients: 200mils lemonade or cooled boiled water, pinch of salt, and a 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda. Mix together and sip till finished.

· Ingredients: Fresh Lime Juice, Cornstarch, and Water. Squeeze about 2-3 limes in a glass. Add water and cornstarch (3 tsp or more depending on how bad the diarrhea is) and mix. You can add sugar for flavor if you'd like.

· Ingredients: Rice -1/2 cup, Water – 4 cups, Ginger paste – 1/2 spoon, Salt to taste, Pomegranate juice: 1⁄2 cup

Instructions: Method of preparation

1. Cook rice with recommended quantity of water with ginger paste and salt

2. Add pomegranate juice when the gruel is warm. This gruel rehydrates body and supplies energy. This soothes inflamed walls of intestine and controls bowel movements.

· Ingredients: Lemon/Lime juice, Ginger juice, Black Pepper

Instructions: Squeeze juice of 1/2 of a Lemon. Take a 1' ginger piece and grate it. Then squeeze it to get juice.

Then mix the lime juice, ginger juice and 1/4 tsp. of black pepper powder and drink it.

· Ingredients: Blackberry leaves

Instructions: Pick two or three blackberry leaves. Wash and put in a coffee cup of water. Microwave 3 minutes. Let steep for 5 minutes. Drink. Or pour boiling water over leaves and let steep for 10 minutes. The natural pectin in the leaves stops diarrhea.

· ingredient - cornmeal

put cornmeal into a hot skillet and stir till it is completely parched (medium brown color). Let it cool. Then eat about 2 tablespoons of it (drinking as little water as you can). it tastes horrible (like eating sand), but it really does work. Your diarrhea will be gone within the next 2 to 3 hours.

· Eat a whole can of pineapple cubes

· toast 2 pieces of toast in a toaster till they are dark… the darker the better. Then just eat it plane.

· Take an 8 to 12 oz glass of water. Add at least 4 to 5 tablespoons of flour and stir very well. Drink about 1/4 of the glass to see if it stops, if not drink the whole glass.

· Eat a cup of blueberries

· Drink a shot of blackberry brandy to feel instant relief from diarrhea

· Eat a guava and drink some water with sugar and a pinch of salt.

· Add one teaspoonful of ginger juice in half cup of boiling water and drink hot after every one-hour.

· Make a mixture by adding 1/2 tsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp ginger juice and 1/4 tsp pepper powder. Drink this mixture two times a day.

· Mango juice and one teaspoon ginger should do the job

· Boil water and allow it to cool. Add 3 teaspoons of black pepper and 1 1/2 teaspoon of kelp to 2 cups of water and drink.

· Take 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water with each meal.

· Roast 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds and 1/2 tsp of fenugreek seeds. Mix and powder it, add to 4 tsp of yogurt (curd). Take this mixture three X a day in a day.

· Blend handful of chopped red radishes, 1 cup of cold milk, and 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch. Drink the mixture slowly.

NB: When recommended, observe the following…. Rice used should be brown rice, rather than white rice. Brown rice has greater dietary fiber content and will help add bulk so that diarrhea lessens. Toast should also be whole wheat when possible, to add fiber

· Applesauce contains pectin, which helps to naturally firm very soft or liquid bowel movements.

· Sip some chicken broth. Or any broth, but have it lukewarm instead of hot, and add a little salt to it if it's not already salty.

· Eat easy-to-digest foods. Good choices include soup, gelatin, rice, noodles, bananas, potatoes, toast, cooked carrots, soda crackers, and skinless white-meat chicken.

Herbal Remedies for Diarrhea

The roots of Oregon grape and goldenseal contain berberine, an antimicrobial that may be effective against harmful food-borne bacteria, and other alkaloids. They also appear to decrease colon secretion, helping decrease diarrhea. Their immune-stimulating action will help many people who have viral diarrhea as well. These herbs are often used to treat even serious cases of diarrhea when supervised by a knowledgeable health care provider. They can be taken as tea or tincture. Blackberry roots are another good diarrhea remedy.

Bilberry also has mild antimicrobial properties, plus it is an astringent and helps to tone the muscles of the colon. Eat the berries or syrup made from them or drink an infusion from the leaves. Fresh bilberries or their close cousins, blueberries, may worsen diarrhea, but dried berries are an excellent remedy for it.

An effective remedy for diarrhea is the use of buttermilk. It is the residual milk left after the fat has been removed from yoghurt by churning. It helps overcome harmful intestinal flora and re-establish the benign or friendly flora. The acid in the buttermilk also fights germs and bacteria. It may be mixed with a pinch of salt three or four times a day for controlling diarrhea.

Carrot soup is another effective home remedy for diarrhea. It supplies water to combat dehydration, replenishes sodium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulphur and magnesium, supplies pectin and coats the intestine to allay inflammation. It checks the growth of harmful intestinal bacteria and prevents vomiting. Half a kg. of carrot may be cooked in 150 ml. of water until it is soft. The pulp should be strained and boiled water added to make a liter. Three-quarter tablespoon of salt may be mixed. This soup should be given in small amounts to the patient every half an hour.

The pomegranate has proved beneficial in the treatment of diarrhea because of its astringent properties. If the patient develops weakness due to profuse and continuous purging, he should be given repeatedly about 50 ml. of pomegranate juice to drink. This will control the diarrhoea.

Turmeric has proved another effective home remedy for diarrhea. It is a very useful intestinal antiseptic. It is also a gastric stimulant and a tonic. Turmeric rhizome, its juice or dry powder are all very helpful in curing chronic diarrhoea. In the form of dry powder, it ma y be taken in buttermilk or plain water.

In case of diarrhea caused by indigestion, dry or fresh ginger is very useful. A piece of dry ginger is powdered along with a crystal of rock salt. A quarter teaspoon of this powder should be taken with a small piece of jaggery. It will bring quick relief as ginger, being carminative, aids digestion by stimulating the gastro-intestinal tract.

Starchy liquids such as arrowroot water, barley water, rice gruel and coconut water are beneficial in the treatment of diarrhoea. They not only replace the fluid lost but also bind the stools. Other home remedies include bananas and garlic. Bananas contain pectin and encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria. Garlic is a powerful, effective and harmless antibiotic. It aids digestion and routs parasites.

Apple cider vinegar For a preventive measure start taking a teaspoon of vinegar and a teaspoon of honey in a glass of water half an hour before each meal a few days before your trip. Continue this regimen during your trip.

Bismuth Subsalicylate The active ingredient found in Pepto-Bismol, bismuth subsalicylate, can be taken either after an attack or as a preventive measure. Be careful if you take aspirin regularly as Pepto-Bismol contains salicylates, which added to that in the aspirin may cause symptoms such as ringing in the ears (tinnitus).

Grapefruit seed extract Another good preventive or treatment remedy for traveler's diarrhea is grapefruit seed extract. This extract is a powerful all-around antimicrobial product and is an excellent disinfectant. This extract is very bitter, so use tablets or capsules (take 3 capsules daily) instead of the liquid. If you do use the liquid, use five drops in a glass of water. Another helpful product to carry with you is activated charcoal which is explained in more detail below.

Lemon juice Drinking the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon in a large glass of water three to five times a day will kill off the pathogens causing the diarrhea. For prevention in case there is a stomach virus going around, take 1-2 tablespoons of juice before meals.

Loperamide hydrochloride For severe cases of diarrhea, Loperamide hydrochloride (the active ingredient of Imodium A-D) can be very helpful.

Bee pollen Take bee pollen several times a day. It contains nearly all the minerals and trace elements needed in the diet.

Blackberry Put 1 teaspoon of allspice in a cheesecloth bag and simmer it in unsweetened blackberry juice for a few minutes. For children give them a teaspoonful every four hours. Larger doses for adults. Several tablespoons of fresh or frozen blackberries work well, too, as does blackberry juice or wine.

Black pepper and kelp This is a good remedy for diarrhea caused by unpurified water. Boil water and cool. Add 3 teaspoons of black pepper and 11/2 teaspoon of kelp to 2 cups of water. Repeat as often as necessary.

Blueberries A compound found in blueberries effectively fights the bacteria that causes most cases of diarrhea. Eating one cup of fresh blueberries should do the trick.

Bran Add one tablespoon of unprocessed bran daily to your diet. Don't use the kind sold as breakfast cereal, as it has been processed. It can be taken with liquids or mixed with a variety of foods, depending on taste. It works because it absorbs eight times its own weight and will soak up the excess fluids in the intestines. Your stools should soon return to normal.

Carob flour/powder Carob flour is very rich in pectin, a binding substance, and tannins, which have an anti-viral effect, and is very helpful in normalizing bowels. Carob flour/powder is very beneficial for babies' diarrhea. Mix with formula or food.

Carrots Boil carrots, then puree. Take 1 teaspoon every 15 minutes.

Carrot juice The essential oils in carrot juice have an effect on the mucous membranes in the stomach. Take juice several times daily to help regain proper digestion. The juice is good for children, too, and should stop diarrhea attacks quickly.

Carrot soup with carob This has been used effectively in children suffering from diarrhea caused by E. Coli bacteria.

Charcoal Take activated charcoal or white clay to absorb toxins in the system. Actually, activated charcoal is a powerful adsorbent, which is a substance that attracts things to its surface, as opposed to absorbing them into itself. Charcoal will stop the diarrhea quickly by adsorbing the toxins that are causing the problem. NB: Activated charcoal is not for everyday use as it adsorbs important vitamins and minerals you need to be healthy. If you can't find activated charcoal, try burning a piece or two of white toast. Scrape the burned part into a cup of boiling water and drink.

Cottage cheese and sour cream Combine two tablespoons of each and eat the mixture three or four times a day.

Garlic Chew raw garlic or take up to ten garlic oil capsules daily to kill bacteria. This remedy is good when you are travelling.

Honey Mix thoroughly 4 tablespoons of honey with 8 ounces of water. This is a good remedy for bacteria-caused diarrhea. Smaller quantities can be used for infants. Diabetics should be careful about taking so much honey at one time.

Lime juice Fresh lime juice added to a little hot water will quickly stop diarrhea in infants, children and the elderly.

Nutmeg Put a small amount of nutmeg, the size of a dime, in a spoon, and swallow. It will stop diarrhea quickly and is safe for small children.

Orange juice Mix 1/2 cup of orange juice, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/6 teaspoon salt, 11/3 cups of water. Give a child 1/2 oz. of this mixture every 2 hours.

Persimmon Make a tea by cutting up six near-ripe persimmons and steeping them in 3 cups of boiling water, covered, for 20 minutes; strain and drink 2 cups in a 4 hour period.

Potato soup Make some homemade potato soup and eat several bowls during the day.

Pumpkin Make a tea from the leaves of a pumpkin, squash or gourd. Boil two quarts of water; snip several double-handfuls of leaves into the water; cover and remove from heat; steep for 35 minutes; drink a cup every couple of hours.

Radishes In a food blender mix a handful of chopped red radishes, 1 cup of cold milk, and 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch. Drink slowly. This remedy should stop the diarrhea within an hour. Repeat again in 4 hours, if needed.

Rhubarb Take 2-3 capsules of Chinese rhubarb root at one time. Or, make a tea by bringing a cup of water to a boil then adding 1 2/3 teaspoons of cut dried rootstock; simmer for 3 minutes; remove to steep, covered for half an hour; drink only 1/4 to 1/2 cup. If you continue to have diarrhea, decrease the dosage, as too much rhubarb can cause diarrhea. This may seem odd, but rhubarb is used for constipation and diarrhea, but in different doses.

Rice flour Rice flour dissolved in water may be given to infants to stop their diarrhea.

Rice water Boil a cup of rice in three cups of water for 15 minutes; pour off the water into a cup to cool. Take several tablespoons of flour and swallow in small quantities, washing down with the rice water. The diarrhea should stop within an hour. For infants, give them rice water with a bit of sugar and milk. For older children, eat the rice whole.

Tapioca For infants, dissolve granulated, quick-cooking tapioca (but not cooked) in water and use as an enema.

Tomato/sauerkraut Sip equal parts of tomato and sauerkraut juice. Cabbage juice may be substituted for the sauerkraut juice. Substances in cabbage have been shown to heal intestinal lesions.

Tomatoes Cut tomatoes into 1/2 inch thick slices and place on a cookie sheet and put in the oven at 155� for 2 hours, then 125� for 9 more hours. Put dried slices in a blender to make a powder. A dozen slices will make enough to add to a cup of cool water for mild diarrhea. Use more for a bad case. You can also take a tablespoon with milk every two hours. This remedy will usually stop the diarrhea within 12 hours.

Tomato/pectin For a very effective anti-diarrhea remedy, add some dried apple powder to the tomato powder. Cut unpeeled apples into 1/4 inch thick slices; dip them in lime juice; dry at 155� for 2 hours, then 125� for about 3 more hours; test for complete dryness. Make them into powder in your blender and make a mixture of 1/2 tomato powder and 1/2 apple powder (about 1 level tablespoon of each), and add to 11/4 cup of warm water.


Children and adults should be given nothing but herb tea for at least 6-12 hours, up to 24 hours. Black and green teas are rich sources of tannins which have astringent qualities that help stop diarrhea. The following herbs are recommended: Silvery lady's mantle (Alchemilla alpina), bilberry leaves, sage, Iceland moss, silverweed (Potentilla anserina) and tormentil (good for very stubborn cases).

Agrimony Take an infusion or tincture of agrimony. It is an astringent and healing agent for all intestinal inflammations and is especially suitable for children. Can be combined with soothing herbs such as chamomile, ribwort plantain or marshmallow root to relieve gut inflammation.

Allspice A remedy from the West Indies calls for a pinch of allspice in a cup of warm water or milk.

American cranesbill Take an infusion or 2-3 ml tincture (made from leaves) three times a day; or take a decoction made with 20 g root to 600 ml water. This is an astringent and is good for children and the elderly.

Amaranth Amaranth seeds and leaves are a good astringent and are useful in stopping diarrhea. Make a tea by bringing three cups of water to a boil, adding two teaspoons of seeds, cover and simmer on low for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon of leaves (if available) or just let it steep for 30 minutes. Drink two cups daily.

Apple Eating an apple, including the skin, is good for diarrhea.

Bayberry Bayberry contains a chemical in the bark called myricitrin that fights germs, and also contains tannins which have a drying or astringent effect that will help relieve diarrhea. Drink two cups a day until you are better. Boil one teaspoon of powdered root bark for 10 to 15 minutes. You may want to sweeten it as it is bitter.

Blackberry leaf/raspberry leaf Drink a tea made from these herbs.

Boneset Drink boneset tea.

Chamomile Drink a tea made from this herb.

Caraway Drink tea made from caraway seeds.

Catnip Make catnip tea by mixing one tablespoon of dried herb in a large cup of boiling water, steep for 10 minutes, strain, cool, and drink.

Cinnamon The Pennsylvania Dutch put one teaspoon of nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon and honey in a cup of warm milk. Drink at mealtime. To this remedy, Brazilians add one pinch of powdered cloves.

Cinnamon and cayenne pepper The combination of cinnamon and cayenne pepper is very effective in tightening the bowels. Make a tea by adding 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoonful of cayenne pepper to two cups of boiling water. Let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes; cool; drink 1/4 cup every half hour.

Feverfew Mix 1/2 oz. each of feverfew, skullcap and lady slipper. Place in a quart jar, fill with boiling water and steep for 2 hours. Take 2 tablespoons three times daily.

Garlic is effective in three ways: it soothes, cleanses and reduces inflammation. Dice some garlic and take with juice, milk, soup or honey two or three times a day. You may also cook the garlic. Garlic tablets are also effective and can be used by people who have problems digesting raw garlic. Take two tablets once or twice daily for mild cases, three times for bad cases, and up to five times daily for severe cases. The doses should be two grams each. Garlic is also very rich in potassium which is essential for proper contractions of muscles, including the intestines. The potassium is also important in the body's electrolyte system and is lost during bouts of diarrhea.

Geranium Geraniums make a good astringent and can help stop diarrhea. Make a tea by boiling 1/2 quart of water and adding 2 tablespoons of grated or finely chopped root; reduce heat and simmer uncovered 7-10 minutes; remove from stove and add 1/2 handful of finely snipped leaves; cover and steep for 40 minutes; strain, sweeten with honey, and drink a cup every 31/2 hours.

Ginger Add one teaspoonful of powdered ginger root to one cup of boiling water. Drink three cups a day. This is especially good for cramps or abdominal pain.

Golden seal Make an infusion of golden seal and drink up to three cups a day as needed.

Lavender Put one drop each of lavender, ginger and orange oil into a few drops of a light carrier oil. Massage into the abdominal area.

Meadowsweet Meadowsweet is another popular herbal remedy. Make an infusion using one or two teaspoons of dried herb in a cup of boiling water, steep for 10 minutes. Drink up to three cups a day as needed.

Mugwort In cases of chronic diarrhea, use an extract of the herb mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris).

Nutmeg Mix 1 teaspoon flour, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon of white sugar, and a pinch of salt in a glass. Add enough water to make it easy to drink. Take every 4 hours.

Peppermint tea Make peppermint tea and add two tablespoons of fresh onion juice (made from a grated onion squeezed through cheesecloth); take a cup hourly.

Raspberry, red Babies can be given 1/2 teaspoon of red raspberry leaf tea every four hours.

Slippery elm Make an infusion of slippery elm and drink up to three cups a day as needed. Another remedy is made by putting slippery elm powder in a cup of hot water and drinking a cup three times daily.

Tormentil Add 20 g herb to 600 ml water for a decoction; take 2-3 ml tincture up to three times a day. Tormentil has 20% tannins, making it very astringent and helpful in reducing inflammation. You can also add soothing herbs such as ribwort plantain or marshmallow root to help ease stomach inflammation.

Turmeric Turmeric has been used effectively for centuries in India and Thailand to relieve diarrhea. Don't take in large doses if you take antiplatelet medication or are pregnant.

Yarrow Make an infusion (very weak one for babies) of yarrow. If this doesn't stop the diarrhea, add a small pinch of tormentil and give 3 teaspoons throughout the day. For a weak infusion, make it so it is barely colored. Stronger herbal teas may stimulate the baby too much and cause bad reactions.

· Mix a teaspoon of vinegar and a teaspoon of honey in a glass of water half an hour before each meal.

· Boil pomegranate peel, cool and drink half a cup 2 times a day (can add sugar).

· Grind half an apple and drink the juice, a little every time.

· Make tea out of coriander leaves.

· Drink chamomile tea to relieve the diarrhea and pain.

· Drink peppermint tea.

· Drink wormwood tea to treat stomach trouble.

· Mix and mash: corn, garlic and potatoes, then eat.

· Blanch 1-2 teaspoons of oregano in water for 10 minutes and drink.

· To stop the diarrhea, eat boiled sweet potatoes.


WOW WOW WOW!!! For about 2 weeks I've been have crazy diarrhea and I was getting rather desperate. It tastes like a tart lemon soda, but it works. Took about an hour and a half, but I no longer feel the urge to jump up and run to the bathroom. I am impressed. I am bookmarking this and saving. Now I'll be even more impressed if it helps me to sleep like a baby tonight. We'll see! =) Thanks!


ugh i just woke up an hour ago running to the bathroom n i couldn't fall back asleep due to the cramps and ive been like this for the last 3 days so i hope this works.


I think I picked up a stomach bug my son had and to top it off I'm pregnant. I tried the mixture it wasn't too bad. It was very sour, but I used limes. I was burping up in seconds hopefully it helps with the diarrhea.

one thankful traveler!

This really worked. I have a plane to catch in a few hours and was freaking out because I was going to the bathroom every 30 min to an hour. I am home by myself and had to way to get to the store for anything OTC so I tried this. My stomach is still talking, but NO cramps! and I haven't visited the bathroom in over two hours.... on my way to recovery? I think so!

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