What To Eat When You Have Diarrhea!

what to eat when you have diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common condition characterized by frequent, loose or watery stools along with stomach pain. 

Causes of Diarrhea

  • Overeating
  • A minor bacterial infection
  • Mild food poisoning
  • Emotional anxiety
  • Extreme fatigue

Even a quick and simple episode of drains your system of potassium, magnesium, and sodium. A bout of Diarrhea will often leave the sufferer tired, dehydrated and depressed. Fortunately, Diarrhea can be managed by Natural and Herbal Remedies. It’s important to keep drinking liquids during and after a siege in order to avoid depletion and dehydration.

What To Eat When You Have Diarrhea! Let’s Find Out


A West Indian remedy for diarrhea is 1 pinch of allspice in a cup of warm water or milk.


A Pennsylvania Dutch remedy is 2 pinches of cinnamon in a cup of warm milk.


A Brazilian remedy calls for 2 pinches of cinnamon and 1 pinch of powdered cloves in a cup of warm milk.

Cayenne Pepper

The combination of cinnamon and cayenne pepper is known to be very effective in tightening the bowels very quickly. Boil 2 cups of water and take it off the heat. Add half teaspoon of cinnamon and a quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes. As soon as it’s cool enough to drink, have a quarter cup every half hour.

Black Tea

Consume black tea. You can sweeten it with some honey, but don’t drink or eat anything else until you’re able to stay out of the bathroom for two hours. Then eat a little yogurt, and continue sipping a couple of cups of the black tea for a few more hours.


Add 1 teaspoon of powdered ginger to 1 cup of boiled water. Wait for it to cool, then drink it. Do this throughout the day with 3 cups of this ginger tea.

Onion Juice

Grate an onion and squeeze it through cheesecloth until you get 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) of onion juice. Drink this juice every hour. You can also take it with a cup of peppermint tea.


For centuries, the blackberry plant has been used to cure diarrhea and dysentery. This remedy has been passed down through the generations. 

Lactic Acid

Lactic acid drinks are effective in treating diarrhea and important in that they replenish the system’s supply of friendly intestinal bacteria.

Buttermilk, Sauerkraut Juice or Kefir

Have 1 to 2 glasses of buttermilk, sauerkraut juice or kefir (found in health food stores). Or eat a portion of plain yogurt having active cultures.

Barley water

Have some good old barley water.


  • Scrape a peeled apple with a spoon and eat the scrapings. In fact, eat no other food but scraped apple until the condition greatly subsides
  • Bananas may help promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestine and replace some lost potassium. Eat a banana soaked in milk at least 3 times a day.


  • Take Activated Charcoal. Charcoal capsules or tablets can help stop diarrhea quickly by adsorbing the bacteria or toxins that may have caused the problem. 
  • Have a burned toast. In place of charcoal, you might eat a slice or two of burned toast
  • Zinc Supplement. Take a Zinc Supplement. It will really help you manage your Diarrhea


The navel is an acupressure point for treating diarrhea. Using your thumb or the heel of your hand, press in and massage the area in a circular motion for about 2 minutes.

Chronic Diarrhea

Consume Archway Coconut Macaroons. Take two of them every day. It will really help you put an end to your chronic bout of diarrhea. You can have Archway cookies (found at most supermarkets). Many people have reported success with them.

If you can’t find Archway cookies, you can make your own coconut macaroons and they too, work like magic. While they don’t work for everyone, there is no harm in trying.

Try these Natural and Herbal Remedies for Diarrhea they will surely make a difference.


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