10 Home Remedies for Diarrhea
Diarrhea is a sign that your body is trying to rid itself of something toxic. Avoid over-the-counter medicines and try these natural solutions instead.
Try a new kind of hot chocolate
Another natural drink you can make at home might be a bit tastier than the others: Dr. Dean recommends stirring 2 teaspoons of carob powder into 6 ounces of water. The carob powder will have a subtle chocolate flavor and help to bind the stool and slow down diarrhea.
Up your zinc
During an episode of diarrhea, your body is losing vitamins and minerals. “Zinc supplementation may play a crucial role in treating and preventing acute diarrhea, particularly in children,” says Viquar Mundozie, MD, FAAFP, family physician at Mercyhealth Harvard Clinic-South. Foods rich in zinc include nuts, seeds, and eggs. Keep an eye out for signs that you’re not getting enough zinc.