Top 10 Natural Home Remedies For Loose Motion

Top 10 Natural Home Remedies For Loose Motion

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March 30, 20226 mins read

Key Takeaways

  • Loose motion is one of the common digestive problems people face every year
  • Hydration is vital for diarrhea treatment for adults as well as for recovery
  • BRAT diet, ginger, tea are some common home remedies for loose motions
Diarrhea or loose motion is one of the most common and frequent digestive problems. One of the most common causes of loose motion is viral gastroenteritis or intestinal flu [1]. It usually lasts for a few days and is often resolved with help of antibiotics. Apart from medicines, you can also try home remedies for diarrhea. Having a BRAT diet, fluids, and ginger are some known home remedies for loose motion. Read on to know about effective home remedies for loose motion.

Effective Home Remedies For Loose Motion

1. Stay Hydrated 

Staying hydrated is a vital diarrhea treatment for adults and children. Loose motion can lead to a deficit of fluids in your body. This deficit results in your body losing electrolytes such as chloride or sodium. This is why, restoring fluid in your body is essential for treatment and recovery. Drinking adequate water is the first step to recover from loose motion.

You can create a rehydrating drink by mixing 6 teaspoons of sugar and ½ teaspoon of salt into 1 liter of water. Adding these two components helps your intestine absorb fluids. Alternatively, if you have mild symptoms, you can drink OTC hydrating solutions or sports drinks to restore fluid [2]. Be sure to avoid drinks that may further irritate your digestive tract. These drinks include 

  • Alcohol
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Extremely hot beverages
  • Caffeinated drinks
Additional Read:  How Does ORS HelpLoose Motion causes infographics

2. Have a BRAT or Recovery Diet 

BRAT diet is one of the common remedies for diarrhea. The diet comprises of banana, rice, apple sauce, and toast. It includes bland foods that are high in starch and low in fiber. They help you to have a more solid bowel movement. This diet also consists of pectin and potassium which are good for your digestive tract. Keep in mind that BRAT is not a balanced diet and you should follow it only till the time you feel better.

Other than a BRAT diet, you can also change your diet for better recovery from loose motion. You can try eating foods that are 

  • Rich in pectin 
  • High in potassium 
  • Filled with electrolytes 
  • Cooked and soft

You can also try having a liquid diet at the start to help settle your digestive tract. Bland soups, drinks, or salty broths are effective loose motions remedies.

3. Include More Probiotics 

Probiotics are sources from where your body can get good bacteria. These bacteria help create a healthy gut and fight infections. Probiotics can significantly shorten your recovery period from loose motion. They are also one of the safe remedies for diarrhea [3]. 

Some foods that contain probiotics or live microorganisms are  

You can also consume probiotics in the form of pill or powder.

4. Drink tea  

Wondering how to stop loose motion with tea? Drinking chamomile tea can be an effective remedy for your concern. Chamomile flower extract, coffee charcoal, and tree resin can help in treatment of acute diarrhea [4]. Their anti-inflammatory properties will help relax your muscles. They also help reduce pain from spasms and cramps.

Apart from them, drinking lemongrass tea is also one the effective home remedies for loose motion in adults.

5. Eat Ginger 

Ginger is one of the traditional diarrhea remedies for adults. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient that can help relieve many digestive problems, including loose motion. Some of the popular ways to treat loose motion with ginger is drinking ginger tea or ginger ale.

6. Take Lemon and Coriander Water

This is one of the simplest loose-motion home remedies you can try. All you need to do is grind four or five coriander leaves and mix this paste in a glass of water. To this mixture, add two teaspoons of lime juice and drink it after mixing the contents thoroughly. Since lemon is packed with anti-inflammatory compounds, it can reduce loose motion quickly. Coriander leaves aid in digestion, and so the combination of lemon and coriander soothes your stomach ailments. No wonder it is one of the most effective home remedies for loose motion!

7. Have Honey with Fennel Water

While you may be familiar with the fact that honey contains medicinal and antibacterial properties, mixing it with fennel water is the simplest home remedy for loose motion in adults. When you have loose motion, taking honey can improve stool consistency and decrease episodes of diarrhea. While you may have honey as it is, mixing with fennel water and drinking the mixture is a simple way to stop loose motion.

8. Mix Fenugreek Powder in Water

Fenugreek seeds contain antifungal and antibacterial properties and help decrease loose motions. It is one of the most effective loose motion home remedies for quick relief. Take dried fenugreek seeds and powder them in a blender. Mix this powder in a glass of water and drink it daily on an empty stomach in the morning. This reduces the episodes of diarrhea you may experience.

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9. Eat Pomegranates

This is one of the most effective home remedies for loose motion. Since it has numerous anti-inflammatory properties, it helps arrest diarrhea episodes quickly. You can drink its juice or eat the fruit as it is. You’ll be amazed to know that pomegranate leaves also help minimize loose motion. For immediate relief from loose motion, add the pomegranate pearls to a blender and drink it. If you have access to pomegranate leaves, you may boil them in water for a few minutes. Allow the leaves to soak in water for some time, and then drink the water after straining the leaves.

10. Drink Turmeric Water

If you want to know some easy home remedies for loose motion in adults, this is the simplest one. Packed with anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is highly effective in controlling loose motion. Curcumin, present in turmeric, is the compound that gives instant relief from diarrhea. All you need to do is mix turmeric powder in a glass of warm water and drink it to get relief from abdominal discomfort and loose motion.

Foods To Avoid During Loose Motion

There are certain foods that are not good for your digestive tract during loose motion. Other than this, consider avoiding foods that are high in fiber and may lead to bloating. Common foods that you should avoid during diarrhea are 

  • Beans 
  • Broccoli 
  • Cabbage 
  • Cauliflower 
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Milk
  • Berries
Additional Read: Ginger For Immune System

If you have tried the above remedies and still have loose motion, talk to a doctor immediately. Persistent diarrhea can also be a sign of a health condition such as 

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) 
  • Celiac disease 
  • Inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD)

Book an in-clinic or online doctor consultation appointment on Bajaj Finserv Health. With the help of top practitioners, you can learn how to get rid of diarrhea. You can also get answers for different health conditions such as herpes labialis, which is a rare cause of loose motion. The doctors can also help you know about contact dermatitis treatment or blisters treatment as they may come along with loose motion. You can also select a test package to stay on top of your health. Also browse through Bajaj Health Insurance Policies and get yourself covered with a suitable Bajaj Health Insurance Plan.

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  1. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/4108-diarrhea
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16931613/
  3. https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD003048.pub3/full
  4. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26462267/

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