Tea For Diarrhea

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.