Ayurvedic treatment for Diarrhea


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Most of infectious diarrhea are self-limiting. That means they get cured on their own. Prevention is the key to diarrhea management. Some of the treatment and preventive measures include hand-washing especially after using the toilet and before eating. Hand washing is the most effective way to prevent diarrheal infections that are passed from person to person. Diarrhea management especially those due to viruses is by replenishing the lost water and electrolytes using oral rehydration solution or ORS. Antibiotics are needed in children with bacterial diarrhea.

Ayurveda recommends simple diet, lifestyle tips along with few herbs to strengthen digestion and prevent diarrhea.

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Give nutritious and smaller meals to child
  • Give warm liquid to prevent and treat dehydration
  • Oral rehydration solution (ORS), breast milk, light daal or pulses, tender coconut water can be given.
  • Do not give plain water, soda, tea, fruit juice, gelatin desserts, chicken broth, or sports drinks
  • Include food such as Indian gooseberry (amla), ginger, curd, yoghurt, lassi, mashed banana etc.

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Wash fruits and vegetables before eating or cooking
  • Develop habit of hand-washing, washing kitchen counters and cooking utensils
  • Wash raw meat, especially poultry to prevent diarrhea
  • Always drink clean water

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