Loose motion is one of the most common ailments and is not usually serious. Also known as diarrhea, loose motion can be described as frequent passage of watery and loose stool. It happens when there is more water content in the stool and it is not absorbed by the large intestine. Loose motion is caused when your gut gets infected by a virus. It is also caused due to allergies to some food items, intestinal disease, alcohol abuse, medications, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, some infection, radiation therapy, laxative abuse, certain type of cancer and improper absorption of nutrients. It flushes out the infection and toxins from the body. It may lead to loss of nutrient and water from your body and leave you exhausted. Usually loose motion lasts for two to three days and can be treated with over-the-counter medicines or using home remedies. Here is a list of some of the most effective home remedies to stop loose motion instantly. While these should do the trick, if the problem persists, you should consult a doctor. (ALSO READ Home remedies for gas: 7 natural remedies to get rid of gas and bloating).
1. Ginger tea
Ginger is a miracle spice used for treating many ailments. It has several health benefits and is an effective home remedy for treating loose motion. It aids digestion, decreases food stagnation and strengthens your tummy.
How to make it: Take a one inch long piece of ginger and mince it. Now, boil a cup of water and add the minced ginger to it. Put off the flame and let it steep for about 10 minutes. Drink this ginger tea two to three times a day.
2. Ginger and salt
As mentioned above, ginger is an excellent home remedy for loose motion. It has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Drinking ginger juice will not only stop loose motion instantly but will also help reduce the stomach pain. Yes, it will be a bit difficult to drink the hot juice so down it slowly.
How to make it: Take a piece of ginger and crush it using a pestle. Squeeze it to get the juice. Take a teaspoon of this juice and add a pinch of salt into it. Drink it one or two times and your loose motion will stop. (ALSO READ Home remedies for acidity: Try these 11 easy ways for quick relief from acidity).
3. Coriander and lemon water
Lemon and coriander
Lemon contains anti-inflammatory properties and is a good home remedy for stopping loose motion. Coriander leaves or cilantro is good to cure diseases related to indigestion. Linalool and borneol, the essential oils present in coriander leaves, will sooth the stomach and aid proper liver functioning.
How to make it: Take four to five leaves and grind them. Add this coriander paste to a glass of water. Add one or two teaspoons of lemon juice in it and mix it well. Drink this.
4. Mint and lemon water
Lemon and mint will sooth your stomach. Mint has anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It also improves the flow of your digestive juices and calms your stomach lining. This drink will ease the pain, cramps and stomach discomfort.
How to make it: Take about 20 mint leaves and crush it using a pestle to extract its juice. Take a glass of water and add in one teaspoon of mint juice and one teaspoon of lemon juice to it. Drink it three to four times a day. (ALSO READ Detox water for summer: 7 infused waters to stay hydrated this summer).
5. Lemon and salt
Lemon and salt
Lemon has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It not only soothes your stomach but also restores the pH balance in the body.
How to make it: Take a glass of water and add in juice of one lemon. Add a pinch of salt and stir it well. Drink this lemon and salt water.
6. Carom seeds with water
Carom seed is an effective home remedy for upset stomach. It aids digestion and gets rid of flatulence and bloating.
How to make it: boil a glass of water. Take one teaspoon of carom seeds and add it into the boiling water. Put off the flame and let it steep for about 10 minutes. Drink this carom seed tea. You can also swallow a teaspoon of carom seeds followed by some lukewarm water instead of making the carom seed tea.(ALSO READ Home remedies for constipation: 5 natural remedies to relieve constipation).
Pomegranate is a great remedy to stop loose motion. You can drink pomegranate for quick results or can eat the fruit. Not just the fruit, pomegranate leaves are effective in treating loose motion.
How to make it: Take out the seeds of pomegranate fruit and use a blender to extract the juice. Drink a glass of pomegranate juice for quick relief. You can also use pomegranate leaves for the treatment. Take few pomegranate leaves and add it to boiling water. Put off the flame and let the leaves soak in it. Strain it and drink the water.
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