The use of teas and herbs have been a staple component in the treatment of diarrhea for many civilizations the world over.
Diarrhea is an increase in the frequency of passage of loose or liquid bowel movement. Diarrhea is actually a symptom of underlying disorders. As such, a holistic treatment may only be effective if the underlying causes of the diarrhea are treated.
Some of the accompanying symptoms of diarrhea include cramps and pain in the lower abdomen, lack of bowel control, nausea, weakness, malaise.
The common causes of diarrhea are bacterial, parasitic or viral infection. However, other causes are stress, dietary changes and other more serious disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, Crohn’s disease, food poisoning, ingestion of dirty water, etc. Diarrhea can also be caused by intake of dairy products by lactose intolerant people.
Here is a list of teas that are frequently taken to help relieve diarrhea:
Agrimony Tea – Can help relieve diarrhea in children if given early.
Barberry Tea – Can be used for bacterial diarrhea
Basil Tea – Can be used for diarrhea in children
Bayberry Tea – May be helpful in bacterial diarrhea
Bilberry Tea – Helps in preventing fluid in coming into the intestines.
Bistort Tea – this highly astringent tea may help fight diarrhea, dysentery and other stomach-related ailments.
Blackberry Tea – May be helpful in mild diarrhea
Bupleurum Tea – In small doses, may be helpful in fighting diarrhea
Catnip Tea – Is a great way to relieve spasmodic intestines.
Caraway Tea – May aid in binding watery stools quicker
Carob Tea – May be beneficial in treating diarrhea in babies
Chamomile Tea – Works well with adults with mild to moderate cases of diarrhea.
Cramp Bark Tea – May help with irritable bowel syndrome.
Cranesbill Tea – Has astringent properties useful in fighting diarrhea
Dandelion Tea – Is included in many remedies for diarrhea
Dill Tea – Helpful in treating diarrhea caused by microbial action
Galangal Tea – Fights diarrhea associated with persistent body ‘coldness’
Goldenseal Tea – Helpful in treating infectious diarrhea
Guarana Tea – Possesses astringency that fights diarrhea
Honeysuckle Tea – Helps alleviate diarrhea
Lady’s Mantle Tea – may help in the treatment of diarrhea.
Licorice Tea – Used in treating disorders in digestive system.
Linden Tea – May help combat diarrhea and indigestion
Lotus Tea – Used as medicinal herbal concoction for diarrhea
Meadowsweet Tea – Helps alleviate diarrhea in children
Mistletoe Tea – may have beneficial effects on diarrhea
Mullein Tea – May help contain diarrhea
Oregon Grape Root Tea – may be useful against diarrhea and dysentery.
Partidgeberry Tea – Prescribed for diarrhea
Pau D’Arco Tea – Has been used as folk medicine in treating diarrhea for centuries and is still thought to be effective today.
Periwinkle Tea – Traditional remedy for diarrhea
Plantain Tea – Traditional remedy for diarrhea
Prickly Ash Tea – may be useful against diarrhea.
Psyllium Tea – Used as bulk-forming diarrhea for treatment of diarrhea.
Quassia Tea – may be helpful against diarrhea.
Rosehip Tea – May help in diarrhea and other gastrointestinal conditions
Shatavari Tea – Its roots are traditionally used for diarrhea treatment
Sheep Sorrel Tea – Is a component of many traditional treatments for diarrhea.
Shepherd’s Purse Tea – may help fight diarrhea.
Slippery Elm Tea – Helps relieve diarrhea and other stomach-related ailments
Vervain Tea – Used against diarrhea since olden times
Walnut Bark Tea – a decoction contains compounds that may help fight diarrhea and dysentery.
White Oak Tea – Powerful astringent to control diarrhea
Wild Cherry Bark Tea – Long used to treat diarrhea
Witch Hazel Tea – May help heal diarrhea
Wood Betony Tea – May prove effective against diarrhea
While there may be many benefits of tea towards combating diarrhea, it is also recommended that consultations be done with qualified medical practitioners.