No, not now?!?! Diarrhea is a problem we all can get, and most have experienced in at least once in their lives. Diarrhea herbs are great to have on hand and most are easy to find.
Diarrhea can also be caused by so many things. Here are some common causes of diarrhea.
- Stress and anxiety
- Food sensitivities
- Food poisoning
- Digestive System issues like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, microscopic colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome.
- Lactose Intolerance
- Artificial Sweeteners or Sugar Alcohols
I have a few go-to herbs and herbal remedies that make up my favorite herbs for diarrhea.
1 (1⁄4-inch) slice fresh ginger
Put the ginger in a cup and pour the boiling water over it. Steep until cool. Discard the ginger.
Dosage: For children eight months to two years of age: 1 to 2 teaspoons a day.
For children eight years of age and older: 1 to 2 cups a day.
11⁄2 teaspoon slippery elm bark powder
1⁄4 cup cold water or juice
2 cups water, apple juice, or grape juice
Combine the slippery elm bark powder and cold water in a small cup or bowl and stir to make a paste. Set aside. Put the water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the paste, decrease the heat to medium-low, and simmer, whisking constantly, for 2 minutes. Serve warm.
For children one to two years of age: 1 to 2 tablespoons.
For children three to four years of age: 3 to 5 tablespoons.
For children five to six years of age: 5 to 6 tablespoons.
For children seven to eight years of age: 7 to 8 tablespoons.
For children nine to twelve years of age: 1 cup.
Variations: To vary the flavor, add a little grated lemon rind or spices (such as ground cinnamon, cloves, or nutmeg) to taste. For children older than two years of age, a little honey and a small amount of dried fruit (such as raisins or chopped dates or apricots) may be added if they can be chewed safely.
Blackberry Leaf Tea
Use 2 teaspoons blackberry leaf for each cup of water.
Prepare as a strong infusion.
Drink often at least 3 times a day.
Remember to remain hydrated so you don’t dehydrate.
Tip: Add a few blackberries to the tea to sweeten it.
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