15 Natural Home Remedies To Get Rid of Diarrhea Fast

If there is one thing that people consider to be a big problem when they are outside the house, it is experiencing diarrhea. When people have diarrhea, they cannot concentrate on doing the tasks that they have to do. All that they can think about is going to the bathroom, and there are even times when the bathroom is not readily available.

It is possible that once in your life, you have also experienced having diarrhea. Aside from the fact that it can be embarrassing, people feel dehydrated and weak after going to the bathroom countless times to let loose stools out.

Sometimes diarrhea may be accompanied by symptoms like watery stools, frequent loose, fever, nausea, dehydration, bloating, and abdominal pain. So how can you get rid of diarrhea fast? This article will provide you 15 natural home remedies to get rid of diarrhea fast.

How to Get Rid of Diarrhea
How to Get Rid of Diarrhea at Home

Common Causes of Diarrhea

First of all, have you ever wondered why you have diarrhea? There are several reasons for this. Some of the reasons are as follows:

  • Food Allergy – There are times when people eat food products that are not accepted by their bodies. The body tends to release the food products as much as possible, which causes diarrhea.
  • Contaminated Water – Have you ever been to a new place, and you have gotten diarrhea from drinking the water? Sometimes, the water does not need to be contaminated to cause diarrhea. It just has to be foreign, and it can already make stools a bit lost.
  • Intestinal Diseases – There are different types of intestinal diseases that people are suffering from right now. One of the most well-known ones is IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Having an intestinal disease can result in having diarrhea quite often.

15 Natural Home Remedies To Get Rid of Diarrhea Fast

1.Liquid Food Products

Some people may find this a bit weird because the stools coming out of their body are already in liquid form, so how can the stools become harder with the intake of liquid food products? Do remember that the body can absorb liquid food better so that the nutrients will not go to waste.

What You Need

  • Food Processor
  • Blender
  • Different Food Products
  • Soups


Do remember that for some of the too solid items, the food processor can be used to break down those items. If the food processor is not enough, the blender can also be used.

For people who do not want to fuss too much, making soups can be a good idea, provided that the soup will have enough nutrients to keep them hydrated throughout the day.

2. Yogurt

Yogurt For Diarrhea
Yogurt For Diarrhea

Many people are aware that yogurt is usually sour, but some still get surprised in knowing that yogurt has good bacteria that can help get rid of diarrhea fast and efficiently.

What You Need:

  • Yogurt
  • Banana (Other fruit)


Remember that in purchasing the yogurt from a store, it might be best to look for yogurt that is not pre-flavored since this will work better against diarrhea. It can be mixed in with fruits like a banana to make it taste better.

Note: The intake of yogurt twice a day will help improve diarrhea efficiently. Adding a banana to your yogurt is also a good idea.

3.BRAT Diet

BRAT Diet For Diarrhea
BRAT Diet For Diarrhea

Some people have heard about the BRAT diet but have never tried it. If you had already tried this out before you had diarrhea, what can you say about it? Do you think it works?

For those who do not know what BRAT is, it stands for Banana, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast. If you have not realized it yet, these are just the four things you would need to include in your diet.

What You Need:

  • Banana
  • Rice
  • Applesauce
  • Toast


You can mix up small portions of each food product for each meal that you are going to take in. Remember that it is okay if you mix in rice with soups to have some taste.

Do avoid putting butter on your toast because this might further aggravate your condition. Desserts are so much easier to eat because bananas and applesauce both taste good.

Note: Remember to always eat in small portions, not to upset the stomach further.


Ginger For Diarrhea
Ginger For Diarrhea

While many people know that ginger is used for some throat and voice problems, most are not aware that ginger can also be used for some stomach problems. Aside from diarrhea, it can also help alleviate cramps and abdominal pain.

What You Need:

  • Ginger
  • Grater
  • Honey


What you would need to do is first get a small piece of ginger. The ginger can then be grated using the grater until they are fine. Mix it with a teaspoon of honey and eat the concoction.

Do remember that even if the taste may be a bit too strong for you. Avoid drinking water so that the good effects of ginger may be felt more easily.

Note: For people who do not have ginger, powdered ginger can also be used but again, avoid having water after taking in a small portion of the powder.


Peppermint Tea For Diarrhea
Peppermint Tea For Diarrhea

A lot of people only know about peppermint as something that is used for different candies. There are times when peppermint can also be used to flavor different drinks. Peppermint is also a good ingredient used as a relieving agent when having stomach problems.

What You Need:

  • Sprigs of Mint
  • Hot Water


The first thing you need to do is make sure that the sprigs of mint you are going to use are clean. You can then steep a few sprigs of mint with hot water for a few minutes. You can drink it when you feel that the water is not hot enough to burn your tongue.

6.Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek Seeds For Diarrhea
Fenugreek Seeds For Diarrhea

The main reason why Fenugreek seeds are known to be a good item used in getting rid of diarrhea is that of their high mucilage content. For those who do not know what this is, mucilage has some components that can immediately stop the bad effects of diarrhea.

What You Need:

  • Fenugreek Seeds
  • Yogurt
  • Cumin Seeds


It is possible to chew on the fenugreek seeds alone if the other ingredients are not available but to make the effect better, it is possible to mix a teaspoon of yogurt with the fenugreek seeds. Add a few cumin seeds, too, to help improve its overall taste.

Warning: Do remember that this mixture must be taken three times a day for instant relief from diarrhea.

7.Chamomile Tea

Chamomile Tea For Diarrhea
Chamomile Tea For Diarrhea

Although all types of tea are known to have possible effects on the body, one tea used mainly to deal with the pains caused by diarrhea is chamomile tea. The great thing about this tea is that it soothes the aggravated parts of the digestive system so that diarrhea can be stopped at the soonest possible time.

What You Need:

  • Chamomile Tea
  • Lemon
  • Clean Water


Brew the chamomile tea with hot water for a few minutes. To make the taste of the chamomile tea better, add some fresh lemon juice.

Alternately, if you are not a fan of placing lemon juice on your chamomile tea, you may want to drink lemon water instead. This will also help relieve the pains caused by diarrhea.

Read: 18 Amazing Benefits of Chamomile Tea for Your Health

8.Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar to get rid of Diarrhea
Apple Cider Vinegar to get rid of Diarrhea

Checking out on various home remedies will always lead people to apple cider vinegar. This is known to have many good properties that you can use to cure the different problems in the body. Right now, apple cider vinegar can be used to cure diarrhea. It fights the bacteria that are possibly causing the problem.

What You Need:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • A Glass of Water


You may want to take in the apple cider vinegar on a teaspoon first before taking a glass of water, or if you do not like the taste of apple cider vinegar that much, you may also choose to mix one teaspoon of the apple cider vinegar with the glass of water and drink it straight.

Note: You should do this twice a day until your condition improve.

9.White Rice

Some people avoid eating white rice like a plague because it does not have a very distinct taste. It can be very good with other food products, but mixing it with other food might not be that wise when having diarrhea.

What You Need:

  • Plain White Rice


The main reason eating plain white rice can be useful is probably because rice can help the stools become hard. Eat the white rice without any other sauce or other spices to make sure that there will be no problems later on.

Note: As diarrhea improves, try eating more and more plain white rice.

10.Carrot Soup

Carrot Soup to get rid of Diarrhea
Carrot Soup to get rid of Diarrhea

Carrot is good when it comes to keeping the eyesight clear and perfect, but apart from that, carrots also have other good properties that can be beneficial to the body.

Carrots are known to cure diarrhea faster, but it also brings a lot of good nutrients that the body needs to recover more quickly from the disease.

What You Need:

  • Carrots
  • A Half Cup of Water
  • Salt


There is a need for the carrots to be cooked in a half cup of water for a few minutes. While cooking the carrots, you can place a little salt to make the soup taste better.

Note: This would have to be taken for a few days even after diarrhea has stopped to better.

11.Clear Liquids

There are times when people tend to forget that drinking water is essential during the onset of diarrhea. People who are not feeling anything are recommended to drink about eight glasses of water a day. If you suffer from diarrhea, you would have to take about ten glasses of water a day to ensure that dehydration will not occur.

What You Need:

  • Water
  • Other Clear Liquids


People who do not like drinking water can have other clear liquids in the form of soups and broths that can be done right at home.

Warning: Do remember to add healthy ingredients to help relieve and not aggravate the symptoms brought about by diarrhea.

12.Black Seed Oil

Black Seed Oil For Diarrhea
Black Seed Oil For Diarrhea

There are times when black seed oil is being used to treat other digestive problems. It is not a surprise then that it is also can be used to treat diarrhea.

What You Need:

  • Black Seed Oil
  • Plain Yogurt


Mix a small amount of black seed oil with one whole cup of unflavored yogurt thoroughly. Eat the mixture after the meal.

Note: You should take this twice a day until the symptoms of diarrhea subside significantly.


Bananas For Diarrhea
Bananas For Diarrhea

It has already been mentioned earlier that bananas are mixed with other components to help relieve stomach problems, including diarrhea. If you do not have any of the items mentioned above, eating a banana can also help because it has a high pectin content that can help stop diarrhea.

What You Need

  • Banana


You can eat a banana alone as a snack or mix it in with other ingredients such as plain yogurt or sometimes nuts. Do remember that the banana has to be ripe to reap its full benefits.

Warning: An unripe banana may cause some problems with the digestive system.

14. Avoid Anything Dairy

Many people love dairy food products such as milk, butter, and cheese; but even though these things taste good. However, you may have to avoid these foods during the onset of diarrhea because they might further aggravate your condition. If you suffer from lactose intolerance, you should also avoid these foods.

What to Avoid:

  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Other Dairy Products

Note: You can retake the Dairy products after the stomach has settled down and problems with diarrhea have already disappeared.


Rest For Diarrhea
Rest For Diarrhea

This is probably the main thing that people would have to do to get cured of diarrhea, but they sometimes forget how to do this because of people’s busy lives. If you would ask many people right now how many hours of sleep they usually get, a lot of people would say that they are not getting enough sleep.

Not having enough rest makes the body more susceptible to problems and conditions that might weaken the body overall. Resting is always necessary, especially when suffering from diarrhea.

What You Need:

  • A Comfortable Place to Stay In

Note: When people rest, the body has a chance to rejuvenate and cure on its own. Resting together with all of the other home remedies mentioned above will help cure their diarrhea problem.

People would have to remember that diarrhea only lasts for a few days; if diarrhea takes longer than the usual 3 – 4 days, it might be the right time to consult your doctor.

You would have to list down why you think you are suffering from the condition so that it will be easier for your doctor to prescribe the various medications that you need to get rid of diarrhea fast.

Do remember that sometimes, diarrhea is a symptom of an underlying condition. This might be detected early again with the help of your doctor.

32 thoughts on “15 Natural Home Remedies To Get Rid of Diarrhea Fast

  1. Helped me alot. Thanks. I’ve been suffering from diarrhea for a few days, and it is not a pleasure to have. It’s been making me “go” every ~30 min.

  2. I’ve had it for 3 days and I have a track meet TOMORROW!! I’ll just load up on water and yogurt. I have been sick for almost 2 weeks, but only had diarrhea for 3 days. Good info thanks

    1. I’m having the same problem! I’ve been sick for a few weeks but have had diarrhea for three days and I’m going on a three day camping trip. Let me know what worked for you!

  3. Will these remedies help if the diarrhea is being caused by a disease I’ve had diarrhea for close to a year and it is extremely hard to deal with at school.

  4. hii v been suffering from diarrhea for these last 2 weeks it will stop than i start to eat again and its back again what can i do

  5. Helped me alot. Thanks. I’ve been suffering from diarrhea for a few days, and it is not a pleasure to have. It’s been making me “go” every ~30 min.

  6. Ive been having diarrhea for 2 days and its frustrating, i try eating but it makes my stomach hurt more and my stomach is bubbly

  7. I have IBS and had my gall bladder removed due to gall stones. After I eat my first meal, regardless of what it is I get crippling stomach cramps, diarrhoea and nausea. I can be on the toilet for up to 7 hours. It’s ruining my life, what can I do?

    1. You’d better switch to a healthier, low-fat diet to help relieve your symptoms and go to the hospital to do a comprehensive inspection.

  8. Thanks for your help …I have diarrhea, BUT also tummy probs, hiatus hernia, inflam of tum lining & esophagus, & 2 erosions, so Apple cider vinegar is out & lots more, any with salt added to it, I can drink water only, & it has to have almond milk added, i am fine with the banana, cereal, rice carrots toast potatoes…so that is wonderful…thanks…

    1. You can add also to your meal our Guyabano Natural Health drink with malunggay extract.. in a sachet… This can help a lot to improve your immune system …

  9. Thanks so much. I’ve had diarreah for about 2 months now and I’ve had to go probably every 45 min. Sometimes I would even wake up and I had diahreahed the bed. Of course my husband thought it was gross to wake up with liquidy poop in his mouth so he left me for another women. This diarrhea has obviously been hard on my so thanks for the tips. Just to make sure, only eat dairy, caffeine, and don’t drink water? Thanks again.

  10. Thanks for the post.
    You should add this one: sweet potatoes and yams. Better, healthier and more effective than white rice. Rmthey work really well to bind things in the intestines and nutritionally rich.
    Just boil them and and with or without a little salt.
    Also: avocados.
    And for liquid, it is wise to add that water may not be sufficient to rehydrate the body. It is recommended to add a little salt ad honey (preferable) or sugar in the water to replenish the body with salts and electrolytes.
    And lastly, when eating an apple, grate it first and let it sit until it turns brown and eat it plain or with plain yogurt.

  11. I have been fighting with Diarreah for quite some time. I live in Texas and eat almost daily @ a Mexican style restaurant. While different foods each day I get to the store in travel by the City Bus.
    I don’t drive because I have Epilepsy. My Doctor recommended a pill for diabetes called Loperamide
    to take 1 tablet 4 times per day. I tried that for 2 months and it simply did not work!! My daughter then
    took me to a different Doctor & he recommended the same pill but to take 2 in the morning & then 1
    pill each time I had to go to the stool but no more than 7 pills/day. I tried it like that for 3 months but
    still no control. I can only figure what is causing the Diarreah is the amount of walking that I am forced
    to do to get to & from each Bus stop & then about the 4 block walk to my house to get home. If I am lucky to get a ride from a friend @ times from my house and back home, I have no TROUBLE !!!

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