Home Remedies for Loose Motion

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October 14, 2017

Are you feeling uncomfortable and uneasy because of loose motion or diarrhea? Do you want to experience the efficacy of home remedies to get rid of loose motion? The term loose motion refers to watery stools and is also known as diarrhea. Diarrhea as such is not a not a serious problem unless it is chronic and is occurring quite often.

In times ago, loose motion was often treated with natural remedies made at home unlike modern days. Manifestation of loose motion is more common among children. A healthy adult can go through this uncomfortable bowel movements once or twice a year and is considered normal. As a matter of fact, before two generations people induce loose motion with home remedies to clean the bowel once in six months.

Causes of Loose Motion or Diarrhea 

The causes of general loose motion are many and can be because of allergies, overeating, food poisoning and infection due to parasites. The other causes evolve over malnutrition, cancers, stress, fear, foods that disturb the digestive system, abuse of alcohol, medications, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. These causes have to be treated only by qualified physicians. Also if the diarrhea is severe (called chronic diarrhea), you have to consult a doctor immediately.

Otherwise if it is under control you may treat loose motion with the following home remedies.

4 Home Remedies for Loose Motion

If the problem is severe, you can consult a doctor but loose motion can also be treated with home remedies such as:


Half a teaspoon of turmeric can be mixed with warm water and swallowed quickly. One teaspoon of turmeric can be mixed with yogurt and ingested.

Mustard Seeds

Quarter teaspoon of mustard seeds can be soaked in a tablespoon of water for one hour. The water can be retained and ingested with this process being repeated 2-3 times in a day.


Pomegranate seeds can be eaten or the juice can be ingested. If you have pomegranate tree at your place you can boiled its leaves in water and can take the concoction thrice a day.

Lemon Juice 

Lime or lemon juice can be taken to flush out the toxins from the body. The juice can be mixed with water, salt and sugar.

Other Home Remedies for Diarrhea or Loose Motion

There are other home remedies for diarrhea or loose motion such as sago, honey, water, leaves of fenugreek (Venthayam), dry ginger powder, and buttermilk. Remember to hydrate your body very well after a bout of loose motion to restore the lost water content. Help your digestive system to recuperate with semi solid or liquid foods. Eat foods that are rich in starch and avoid milk products except for butter milk.


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