Diarrohea refers to the frequent passage of loose or watery unformed stools. This is very commonly found in children. They get infected due to weak digestive system or drinking vitiated milk. Diarrhoea causes dehydration.

The main symptom of diarrhoea are frequent, loose, watery stool, loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, abdominal cramps and fever.

There are many causes of loose motion including food poisoning, infection, malnutrition. However, the main causes of diarrhoea are over eating or eating wrong kind of food or excessive intake of laxatives. The other causes include germs, parasites, bacteria, virus or poison which has entered into the body through food, water or air; allergies to certain food; sometimes emotional stress or fright also causes loose motions. It may also be caused due to a chronic problem like stomach flu.

Here we discuss a few natural remedies to cure loose motions.This natural home based treatment gives beneficial result.

Home Remedies For Loose Motions:

Treatment of Loose Motions with Mint, Lemon and Honey:
Mint is very valuable in treating diarrhoea. It may be given in any form. If one teaspoon of mint juice is given with a teaspoon of lime juice and one teaspoon of honey, it shows excellent result. This mixture may be given two or three times a day.

Loose Motions Remedy with Wood apple(Bael fruit):
Take 25gm of dried bael fruit powder and add honey. Taking this mixture 3 to 4 times a day gives relief.

Home Remedy for Diarrhoea with Buttermilk:
Buttermilk works like magic in diarrhoea. The acid in buttermilk fights germs and bacteria. A glass of buttermilk mixed with a pinch of salt , taken 3 to 4 times a day provides relief.

Cure Loose Motions with Bottle gourd:
The fresh juice of bottle gourd(ghiya) should be given to patient everyday so as to restore the loss of water in the body.

Natural Remedy for Loose Motions with Banana and curd:
Banana taken with curd is a useful home remedies for diarrhoea.

Loose Motion Remedy with Indian gooseberry(Amla)

Take 3 grams of Amla powder and mix with a pinch of black salt. Take this mixture five times a day with cold water. This remedy is very healthy and works instantly.

Home Remedy for Loose Motion with  rice water

Rice water is the suspension of starch obtained by draining boiled rice. Mix a pinch of Epsom salt to the rice water. Now keep drinking this water sip by sip with buttermilk. It gives relief when taken three to four times a day.

Treatment of Loose motion with mango and jambul leaves

Sometimes loose motions get accompanied with vomits, fever etc. In such case take 5 gram juice of fresh mango leaves and 5 gram juice of fresh jambul leaves and 3 gram pure honey. Mix properly. Taking the mixture 3 to 4 times a day gives relief.

Loose motion treatment in small children

Small children get infected very quickly. If there is a symptom of yellow colored motion in small child then this remedy may prove useful.  Take dried bael giri. Rub it on rough surface with little water to obtain little paste. Giving it to the kid in very small quantity gives relief.


In addition to the above remedies, fresh lemon water prepared with Epsom salt and sugar, Pomegranate juice, fresh coconut water, black tea without sugar and buttermilk added with little ginger powder or cumin seed powder, boiled raw papaya  also gives relief.

It must be remembered that the patients should strictly avoid spicy food, fast food, meat, fish, dairy products like cheese, cottage cheese, milk, milk powder or coffee, tea prepared with milk etc. In fact the patient should take more of fluids than taking solids. Try to eat less but more frequently.