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What is Diarrhea? Some homeopathic treatment for Diarrhea – Part 1

What is Diarrhea?

• Diarrhea refers to the frequent passage of loose or watery unformed stools.
• This implies that watery stools are passed at least 3 – 4 times in a day.
• Diarrhea is one of the most common of all digestive problems.
• Diarrhea may occur independently or sometimes as a symptom of a specific medical condition or disease that requires specific treatment.
• Diarrhea although symptomatic, simply requires mild treatments.

Symptoms of Diarrhea

• Either there is no absorption of water or it is excreted in excess
• Frequent passing of watery stools
• Pain in the abdomen.
• Bloating
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Food poisoning
• Cramping
• Passage of bloody stools
• Fever

Causes of Diarrhea

• Overeating or consumption of wrong foods.
• Parasites, Germs, Virus, Bacteria, Emotional Stress.
• Organic diseases affecting the intestines.

Diarrhea treatment using Other Remedies

• Cooked or baked apples are good for diarrhea as the cooking process softens the cellulose.
• A glass of fresh tomato juice, mixed with a pinch of salt and pepper when taken in the morning is also effective.
• Application of cold compress and a cold hip bath.
• Starchy liquids such as arrowroot water, barley water, and coconut water are also useful in treating diarrhea. These liquids not only replace the fluid lost but also bind the stools.
• Bananas contain pectin and encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria.
• Garlic is a powerful, effective, and harmless germ killer which aids in digestion and removes intestinal worms.

Diet Aspects and Considerations

• Follow a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle at all times.
• Ideal diet is the BRAT diet. It comprises of:
– Bananas
– Rice
– Applesauce
– Tea (or Toast)
• Intake of fresh fruits and vegetables increases the amount of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
• Consumption of whole grains and cereals is also important. It adds fiber to your digestive tract which facilitates the movement of the waste matter in the digestive tract.
• High-fiber foods help alleviate constipation.
• Maintain an adequate intake of fluids, especially water.
• Make sure that you drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water in a day.

Homeopathic Treatment for Diarrhea

1. Argentum nitricum
The person who has the following symptoms needs this remedy:
• Bloating
• Flatulence
• Pain may be felt in the groin region
• Diarrhea may look green
Argentum nitricum responds to Diarrhea that occurs immediately after:
– Eating
– Drinking
– Intake of too much sugar

2. Arsenicum album
The person who has the following symptoms needs this remedy:
• Anxiety
• Restlessness
• Exhaustion
• Burning pain in the digestive tract
• Person may be thirsty.
• The person has frequent small sips of tea or water.
• Stools may be watery and have a putrescent odor.
• Simultaneous diarrhea
• Vomiting
Arsenicum is often helpful when the cause of diarrhea is spoiled or tainted food.

3. Bryonia
The person who has the following symptoms needs this remedy:
• Diarrhea during flu
• Person feels grumpy
• Wants to lie still
• Be left alone
• Person gets overheated and drinks lot of cold water.
• Symptoms are worse in the morning
• Dryness in mouth

Scientifically Proven Home Remedies Home Remedies for Diarrhea The Complete Self-Care Guide to Homeopathy, Herbal Remedies & Nutritional Supplements

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