Loose motions also known as diarrhea are caused by viral and bacterial infections. This is a worldwide problem and acute diarrhea causes many deaths every year. The colon is able to absorb several times more fluid than it requires but when this capacity is overreached and stretched to its limit then it results in loose motions.
When more fluid, than can be actually absorbed, passes into the colon then the excess fluid together with other substances such as bile acids, fats and other waste materials leaves the colon in the form of loose, thin and watery stools. Certain illnesses, indigestion, unhealthy food or injury to the gastrointestinal tract can also cause loose motions.
The main symptoms are nausea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain urgent and frequent bowel movements. The number of bowel movements can vary from six to seven to twenty and above per day. The body gets drained of energy and immunity is considerably weakened.
Natural Cures For Loose Motions
Remove the pulp of a ripe bael fruit and soak into four glasses of water. After half an hour mash the pulp thoroughly with your hand and strain the juice. Drink a glass of this juice three times daily. This fruit has multiple medicinal values the chief among them being antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fever and antioxidant properties which quickly eliminate the infection from the stomach and prevent too much fluid from being pulled into the bowel. The juice also prevents the body’s energy from being sapped and keeps it in good health.
Mint is very valuable in treating all kinds of gastric problems. It is especially very useful in treating loose motions because of its powerful antiseptic and antibiotic effect which eradicates the infection rapidly and settles the stomach quickly. Grind some fresh mint leaves and extract its juice. Take a teaspoon of mint juice and mix one teaspoon of lime juice and one teaspoon of honey and drink three times a day. You will get instant relief in the pain and nausea and the vomiting too will stop.
Make some curd with skimmed milk and churn it well. Add enough water to get a thin consistency. Drink a glass of thin buttermilk three or four times daily. Buttermilk is full of valuable nutrients and contains no amount of healthy bacteria which fight the germs in the stomach and bring swift relief in the loose motions. It also supplies vital energy to the body and prevents dehydration.
Bottle gourd is a magical remedy for loose motions. It numerous medicinal values work instantly and bring immediate relief in loose motions. It replenishes the loss of fluid and prevents weakness and fatigue. Grate one small bottle gourd and squeeze the mass to extract the juice. Drink a glass of it every morning.
Cut one ripe banana into small pieces and mix it into a cup of beaten curd. Season with some powdered kala namak and eat this mixture three times daily. Bananas will provide digestive enzymes and the much needed energy and curd will kill the infection and stop the loose motions.