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In general terms, diarrhea means the frequent passage of loose or watery stools. Judging by the number of ancient remedies which abound world-wide for this horrid affliction, diarrhea appears to have been a major problem ever since the beginning of time. It occurs due to the consumption of contaminated or stale food. It may be acute or chronic.
Looseness of bowels and an increase in the frequency and fluidity of stools.
The stools turn copious and more in volume.
Diarrhoea Boil 1/2 kilogram of carrots in 250 ml water until they become soft. Now strain the pulp and add enough boiled water to the residue, to make it one liter. Now add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Give this decoction in small amounts to the patient every half an hour.
Carrot supplies water to combat dehydration and replenishes many important minerals. It also coats the intestine to allay inflammation.
Drink boiled water to make sure it is free from contamination.
Take drinks like orange juice as it keeps the bacteria in check.
Stay away from artificial sweeteners.
Wash your hands with soap and water before you prepare food.
If you find you get diarrhea after drinking milk or a dairy product, then discontinue its consumption and try its substitutes like Soya milk etc.
Have 1 gm powdered nutmeg (Jaiphal) twice a day with water or butter milk.
Have roasted seeds of isabgol (Psyllium) twice a day as they bind loose stools.
Grind the dried seeds of bael into a powder. Take 4 to 5 gms with water, thrice a day.
Make an infusion with the bark of babool (Acacia) and take it every 6 hours.
Take 2 gms of the powdered seeds of henna because these have the tendency to bind stools.
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