18 Best Home Remedies to Fight Loose Motion

Home Remedies to Fight Loose Motion

Loose motion or diarrhea refers to the frequent passage of stools which are loose and watery. Watery bowel movements are very common and are usually not very serious. It may cause loss of water and minerals from the body.  People may have diarrhea once or twice every year. The condition is more frequent in children. Loss of water from the body can cause dehydration. It also results in weakness, loss of appetite; stomach pain etc. loose motion usually lasts for 2-3 days and can be treated with home remedies or any over the counter medicines. In some people, diarrhea is a part of irritable bowel syndrome or occurs due to chronic disease of the large intestine. In such conditions medical treatment is necessary.

Causes of Loose Motion

There are many causes of loose motion. The important causes are
•    Food poisoning or infection by bacteria
•    Infection by other organisms such as parasites
•    Allergies to certain food
•    Foods that upset the digestive system
•    Diseases like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis
•    Medications
•    Overeating
•    Mal nutrition
•    Certain medication
•    Some cancers
•    Alcohol abuse
•    Stress or fright

Symptoms of Loose Motion

Depending on the complication of the problem, the symptoms of loose motion vary. The symptoms of uncomplicated or non-serious diarrhea includes
•    Abdominal bloating of cramps
•    Nausea and vomiting
•    Watery  or loose stool
•    Sense of urgency to have a bowel movement
The symptoms of complicated loose motion include the above symptoms and the symptoms given below
•    Fever
•    Weight loss
•    Blood  or mucus in the stool
•    Dark colored stools
You can treat non-serious loose motion using various home remedies for loose motion. You will have to contact a doctor if you have loose motion or fever for more than 24 hours and if you are unable to take even liquids to prevent water loss.

Home Remedies for Loose Motions

The following are some of the home remedies that you can try out if you are suffering from bouts of loose motion or loose stools.

1. Mustard Seeds

Mustard seeds are found to have certain antibacterial properties that will be effective in treating loose stools.
• Add ¼ teaspoon of mustard seeds in a tablespoon of water. Keep it there for one hour.
• Now drink this water like you take a regular oral tonic.
• Repeat it for two to three times a day to get rid of loose stools.

2. Lemonade

Lemon juice has anti inflammatory properties that will help in easily clearing the stomach. It is one of the tried and tested home remedies for loose motion for many decades.
• Extract the juice from one full lemon. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and a tablespoon of sugar to it. Mix it well.
• Now consume this lemonade every hour till you feel that the toxins in your intestines have been flushed out.
• It would be better off for you to use this concoction for three days to clear all the toxins in your stomach.
• Make sure that you consume just soup or broth or semi solid food for a couple of days before returning back to your normal diet.

3. Pomegranate

Pomegranate is a fruit that will help in reducing the loose motion problems that you are suffering from effectively.
• Eating the pomegranate seeds during loose motion will help in reducing the symptoms and stopping lose motion. Make sure that you eat two fruits a day to reduce loose motions.
• You can also blend the pomegranate seeds in a mixer and extract its juice. Drink a glass of this juice at least three times a day to see effective results.
• You can also drink the water that is brought to boiling point with pomegranate leaves soaked in it.

4. Methi Or Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek has antibacterial and antifungal properties and is also an excellent home remedy to fight loose stools.
• Take one to two teaspoons of dried fenugreek seeds and powder it in a blender to reduce it into fine powder.
• Now mix this powder in a glass of water and take it every day in the morning on an empty stomach for two to three days to completely get relief from loose motions.

5. Honey

Honey is a natural medicine that can cure a lot of health problems and is very effective in fighting loose stools.
• Take a teaspoon of fresh and pure honey. It would be better if you get hold of organic honey.
• Add ½ a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and the pure honey in a glass of warm water. Mix it well.
• Drink this water on empty stomach early in the morning. Then repeat the same at least two times in the day to cure your bladder infection. You will see visible results in two days time.

6. Buttermilk

Buttermilk is considered to be a health drink in India and is very effective in soothing the digestive system and bringing it back on track. The acid in the buttermilk has the ability to fight bacteria and germs and to soothe your digestive system.
• Add a teaspoon of salt and a pinch or black pepper powder or jeera powder or turmeric powder and mix well.
• Drink this buttermilk at least two to three times a day to get rid of loose stools.

7. Sago

Sago is known to be an effective ingredient that will help in reducing stomach pains and also to improve digestion.
• Soak sago in enough water for three hours.
• As sago consumes a lot of water you need to make sure that it is soaked in enough quantity of water.
• You can drink the water to get relief from stomach pain and also will help in preventing loose motion.
• You need to drink this water several times a day to see good effects.

8. Prepare A Healthy Drink

A drink that is made by mixing turmeric powder, curry leaves and salt in the water will be very effective in getting rid of loose motion. Curd has antibacterial properties and turmeric powder has anti inflammation properties. Curry leaves are also a very healthy ingredient that is used in Indian cuisine a lot.
• Add two tablespoons of curd, ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder, a pinch of asafetida, curry leaves and salt in boiling water and bring it to a boil.
• Make sure that the water reaches the boiling point. Once it is fully boiled, remove from flame. Drain the water and allow it to cool.
• Drink this twice a day for three days to completely cure loose motion problems.

9. Liquidate Your Body

If you are suffering from severe loose motion, then you are bound to get dehydrated very soon. Hence, it is very important for you to stay hydrated at all times, especially when you are suffering from loose motion.
• Make sure that you drink 8 to 12 glasses of water during your loose motion days.
• You can also think of drinking certain healthy soups or fruit juices.
• Electrolyte powder mixed in water will also provide you relief from stomach pain and cramps.
• Coconut water is also a very good agent that will keep you hydrated during loose motions.

10. Mint And Honey

Mint leaves have been used since ancient time to treat loose motions or diarrhea. It has antibacterial properties and helps in quick digestion. It can be given in any form. You can even chew one or two mint leaves every day after meals to help in the digestion of your food. This will prevent you from suffering loose motions.
• Extract mint juice from fresh mint leaves by beating it in a blender and draining its juice.
• To a teaspoon of mint leaf extract add a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of lime juice. Mix them well and consume this mixture.
• Take this mixture two to three times daily for two to three days to get rid of loose motions.

11. Bael Leaf Powder

Bael leaves and the bael fruit which is also known as wood apple is found to be an excellent ingredient that will help in soothing stomach muscles and help in reducing loose motion problems.
• Take 25 grams of dried bael leaf and fruit powder and mix it with 2 tablespoons of honey.
• Take this mixture three to four times a day and repeat it every day until you feel that you are free from loose motion.

Home Remedies for Loose Motions

12. Bottle Gourd Juice

Bottle gourd juice is an excellent drink that must be given to people suffering from loose motions as it will help in retaining the water content in the body and prevent the body from getting dehydrated.
• Take a fresh bottle gourd, peel the skin and then cut it into small pieces.
• Now put these pieces in a blender and mash it well.
• Squeeze out the juice from the mash mixture and consume it two times a day to restore the water level of the body and to not get dehydrated when suffering from loose motion.

13. Dry Ginger Powder

Ginger has antifungal and antibacterial properties and also helps in soothing the stomach pains apart from improving digestion. It is an excellent ingredient to take for loose motions.
• Add half a teaspoon of dry ginger powder in a cup of buttermilk.
• Mix it well and drink this buttermilk three to four times a day.
• Within 2 days, you are sure to see a considerable reduction in diarrhea.

14. Take Rest

If you are suffering from severe bouts of loose motion due to food poisoning, then it is advisable that you take complete rest for two days as there is every chance for your body to go weak due to loose motion and dehydration.
• Try to take complete bed rest so that your body can recover easily.
• You can sip lukewarm broth with a little bit of salt while in bed and do not go for oily or heavy foods during the rest period.
• You can also use heating pads on your stomach area if you are experiencing stomach cramps and pain.

15. Raw Papaya

Raw papaya is found to be effective in treating loose motions. It will help in easing stomach pain as well as reduce stomach cramps.
• Grate a raw papaya and put in a bowl that contains three cups of water.
• Boil the raw papaya in water for about 10 minutes.
• Strain the water and drink it once it becomes warm.
• Drink this two to three times a day till you feel a reduction in loose motion.

16. Avoid Milk Products

It is vital that you totally avoid milk and milk products for at least three to four days unit you fully recover from the loose motion bout. The intestines will not be able to digest milk and milk products during loose motion and consuming them will lead to increase in loose motion. Foods to avoid:
• Cheese
• Milk
• Margarine
• Milk powder
• Caffeinated drinks
• High fiber or greasy foods

17. Starch Rich Foods

If you have just recovered from a bout of loose motion it is ideal that you take starch rich foods for a couple of days to ease your stomach and to help in easy digestion. Some of the foods that you can take:
• Cooked white rice
• Boiled potatoes
• Tapioca
• Cooked carrots

18. Chamomile Tea

Tea made from chamomile flowers is very effective in treating inflammation of the intestines and will work on your body to reduce loose motion problems. It will help in improving the upset digestive system very quickly.
• You can make a cup of tea by using chamomile tea bags that you can buy ready-made in the market.
• If you would like to have a healthy herbal tea, then you can boil one teaspoon of chamomile flower and a spoon of peppermint leaves in a cup of boiling water. Boil this mixture for about 15 minutes.
• Strain the mixture and drink the tea at least three times a day to get better relief from digestion problems.

Are you suffering very badly from an upset stomach? Do you want to know the ideal home remedies that you can try to get rid of loose motion problems? Then, all you need to do is to try out some of the above mentioned home remedies to easily get relief from loose motion problems and stomach pains.

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  • Santhosh Mahadevan

    Powdred pepper with Jaggery is also an effective medication to stop loose stools

  • chandru

    i am suffering from loose motions since 2 days,kindly help me in this regard.

  • rashminder singh

    hello everyone,

    my concern is that my 2 and half year old he getting loose motion somewhere after every three months and it went to complicated loose motion he does watery motion and it goes somewhere one week shown to doctor but not getting perfect answer can someone tell me the reason and what to do so that he doesn’t get this thing again and again.
    rashminder singh

    • Check with Doctor only as your kid is very small. These remedies are for adults.

    • kashish

      Start giving him the homoepathy medicine calcaria my family is using this since 20 years with our infants . Now i am using this with my baby too since he was three months . Its a dissolving tablets of small size. Give it on regular basis as it has no side effects. Rest you can know when you buy it. It is easily availables on nearby chemist shop.

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  • varun nair

    Avoid milk products, but hv Buttermillk????
    Author please revert with corrections.

    • Butter milk is very useful for proper digestion. So you can go for it.

      • Shan

        what about yoghurt? it is not mentioned.

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    Nice thanks for information

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  • dinithi

    that’s very useful.
    thank u so much!! 🙂

  • Mëşťą Ŗ Šųŕåj

    Sometimes my mom gets stomach ache so that she feels like loose motion n vomit sensation
    Sometimes while sleeping this happens and she won’t be able to sleep due to that pain
    So kindly help me

  • Tejashwar

    I am getting blood in motions can you please suggest some remedies to cure it

  • Ajit Chauhan

    mera halat khrab hai….please help now

  • Meenakshi Dudeja

    I m having loose motions n frequent bowel movement from almost 1 week. Due to this I m suffering from Low BP also. Doctor even gave a bottle of Glucose n two injections . But neither BP is raised nor the motions have stopped. N bowels are dark n watery. Plz suggest should I consult some other doctor? Or anything else.

    • Alex Pandian

      I have been loose motion 2 weeks,3 or 4 times with in a day, so please give me solution.

  • Mariyeh Mushtaq

    Some high level research has found that maintaining proper posture and not using smart phones can reduce the chances of loose motion. Drinking lemon juice can also help.

  • Raanjit bankoa

    hello my name ranjit bankooa, i have had a huge amount of loose motion these days and my mother has made me vodka and it helped my huge loose motion i had these days, your things i didn’t do because we Indians, you know, are very family carering and loving to each other even when they have bad days with huge loose motion, like i had these days. Even though i want to say thank youuuuuu

  • Vishesh Jain

    The treatments you coined are not scientifically proved. Scientifically you have to incorporate fibers without much liquids, so that that must absorb excess water and will give quick relief in loose motion, also some good bacteria like lactobacillus (present in curd) must be added in diet. Salt balance must also be required.

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  • Alex Pandian

    I have been loose motion last 2 weeks so please suggest cure my problem