Natural Cures For Diarrhea & Gas

Diarrhea and gas can be caused by several factors such as infection, antibiotic or simply your diet. Diarrhea may lead to dry mouth, water stool or dehydration while gas may lead to stomach discomfort and the frequent release of gas. There are several herbal and natural cures for these symptoms.


You can drink 1 to 3 cups of Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) tea per day to treat diarrhea and gas. This herb has an astringent component that works to dry out your bowels. Blackberry and Raspberry (Rubus spp.) also have astringent components found in their roots and leaves. The recommended dosage to relieve diarrhea symptoms is 3 cups of tea per day.

Apples (Malus domestica) are an anti-diarrhea remedy. The active ingredient is found in apple peels. This can also fight against gas. You can bake an apple or make apple sauce using organic apples for the best results. Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) contains tannin, so you can also add this to your apple sauce to relieve symptoms. Two capsules of Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) contain tannin, pectin which works to reduce diarrhea symptoms. Carrots are great for preventing E.coli and other harmful bacteria from attaching to the small intestines. Carrot soup can be made by steaming the carrots and mixing them into the soup. Carrot soups contain carotene which promotes overall immune function.

Oregon Graperoot (Mahonia aquifolium) is an herb that works to treat diarrhea that is caused by E.coli, V. cholera, shigella, salmonella or by parasites giardia. You can take 60 drops of tincture three times a day, in capsule form you can take up to 500 to 600 mg. Pregnant women or women who are nursing should not take this herb. Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) and Catnip (Nepeta cataria) have an antispasmodic action that helps to relive gas and intestinal cramping. You can take 3 cups of tea per day until your symptoms of gas have subsided. If you are pregnant, do not use catnip, and if you have heart burn or esophagal reflux do not take peppermint.

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Garlic is used to kill a wide array of viruses, bacteria and parasites that may cause diarrhea. You can add two cloves of garlic to your daily diet.

Food and Drinks

It is best to avoid whole grain cereals, vegetables and raw fruits until your diarrhea and gas symptoms are relieved. You should drink water, herbal teas and fruit juice to avoid dehydration caused by diarrhea. You can eat cooked vegetables, active culture yogurt and low-fiber grain until your symptoms have subsided. Gas can also be cause by swallowing too much air when you eat. It is important to eat with your mouth closed to prevent this condition.