Diarrhea and gastrointestinal problems occur most often due to overeating a particular food or foods that don't go together. Sometimes the reason lies in low-quality or older products.
Diarrhea can also be a symptom of an illness. You can take action right at home - for example you can try to stop your diarrhea using herbs, but if there is no effect, seek the aid of an expert.
Folk medicine recommends no small number of herbs for stomach problems, here are a few recipes:
- Pour 1 cup of water in a pot on the stove and once it comes to a boil, pour it over 2 tablespoons of St. John's wort in a thermos. Leave the mixture for about half an hour and then filter it - drink small sips of the infusion until you notice improvement.
- Another effective recipe can be made with barberry. Put a tablespoon of the herb in a thermos and pour in hot water - about 1 1/2 cups. Allow the blend to steam for 3 hours, then strain it and drink small sips.
- Oak bark can also be used for stomach issues - pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 tablespoon of it. Let the infusion cool completely, then filter and drink 2 teaspoons every 15 min.
- If you don't have diarrhea but are having stomach pains, make a tea with yarrow. Put 1 tablespoon of it in a cup of boiling water and after 3 min, remove from the stove. Sweeten with honey and drink. Drink 2-3 yarrow teas per day.
- Common lady's mantle is another powerful aid against stomach problems. Infusions of this plant are not only used to treat diarrhea, but also gastroenteritis and to relieve colic. It also helps regulate heavy periods, vaginal discharge, weeping wound infections or eczema.
To prepare it, you will need 2 teaspoons of the dried herb, then pour 1 cup of boiling water over it. Cover the mixture and let it sit for 15 min, then strain. Drink it in 3 portions.