Diarrhea often occurs mostly due to food or water poisoning or emotional disturbances, or the lack of proper & safe drainage system. When the water or food is contaminated by foreign bodies or Vitamin C or magnesium, you tend to get this problem.
It is a common ailment among all age groups. Improper or irregular eating habits with too much of fried stuff or vegetable, or junk food causes diarrhea.
Studies show that diarrhea is one of the main causes of death in infants.
Frequent watery, loose bowel movements and vomiting are the seen in acute infectious diarrhea.
Salt loss is also seen in this disease.
The most common symptoms of diarrhea are cramps, dehydration, weakness, mild fever and distention in the abdomen.
When the colon does not absorb the required fluid during the digestion process, diarrhea occurs.
Viral infections and bacterial toxins also cause it.
If you are allergic to milk, dairy products also cause diarrhea. Chronic and acute diarrheas are the most commonly known diarrheas.
Even in this case, rushing to the doctor can be kept as the last resort for this disease. You can try all the age-old remedies for curing diarrhea before visiting the hospital for pills or injections.
Few natural remedies are given below for your benefit:
Mix a teaspoon of sugar with half a tea spoon of salt in a glass of water as the initial remedy. Keep giving this to the patient until dehydration and vomiting ceases.
You can boil the pomegranate skin soaked in water for an hour, and strain it. The strained water can be used in treating diarrhea.
You can even give small quantities of sesame seeds & goat milk’s paste to the person suffering with diarrhea.
You can give fruit juices to the patient.
The elimination of the bodily residue in a liquid form from the guda (anus) is known as atisar by Ayurveda India’s native language. This symptom, if not treated well and in-time, can also result in a severe dehydration.
Hetu (the causes, according to Ayurveda texts)
- Consuming excessive quantities of water
- Eating emaciated & dry meat
- Unaccustomed foods
- Puddings of tila (sesame seeds)
- Sprouted grains
- Excessive wine consuming
Foods; large portions of dry food
- From arshas (piles)
- Improper oil therapy
- Suppression of urges
Poorvarupa (premonitory symptoms as referred to by Ayurveda treatments)
- Pricking pain in the region of heart
- Rectum & alimentary tract
- Weakness of the body
- Flatulence and Indigestion
Rupa (clinical features): As quoted by the herbal remedies’ references.
Vataja Atisara: Excrement is in a small watery quantity, expelled with noise, pain and difficulty.
Pittaja Atisara: Suffering from excessive thirst, fainting, perspiration and burning sensation accompanied by deep yellow and/or green excrements (may even contain blood) expelled with pain and a burning sensation followed by the ulceration of the rectum.
Kaphaja Atisara: The result is solid, slimy, white, fatty, uncooked, mixed with Kapha (mucus), frequent, heavy, foul smelling, accompanied with difficulty of elimination & followed by pain. While anyone suffering from the above will simultaneously experience sleepiness, laziness, disliking of food, mild straining at stools (or tenesmus), horripilation, nausea, feeling of heaviness in urinary bladder, rectum & abdomen together with the feeling of non-elimination of feces though actually eliminated.
Tridoshaja Atisara: Manifested with the symptoms of all the Doshas.
Bhayaja & Shokaja Atisara: Diarrhoa caused by fear of anxiety, usually a quick warm elimination.
Ayurveda herbal medicine natural treatments
Langhana (fasting) is ideal at the commencement of the disease / disorder. The patient who is suffering from pain in the abdomen, flatulence and excess of salivation should be induced to vomit by using Ayurveda medicine. Purgation and vomiting.
When the doshas have given rise to flatulence, heaviness, pain and loss of movement of the abdomen, then the use of pranada (haritaki) restores the bodily functions, by clearing out the obstructed doshas, effectively.
When the doshas are slightly increased, fasting is indicated. Water well cooked with either vacha or prativisha, musta and parpata or hrida and nagara should be given to drink.
When weak hunger is felt patient should be given light foods, in little quantity, at the proper time; that undergoes digestion quickly and bestows taste, strength of digestive fire (digestive juices & enzymes) and of the body in general.
Commonly used Medicinal Ayurveda products
- Vatsakadi Decoction (Bhaishajya Ratnavali)
- Pathyadi Decoction (Bhaishajya Ratnavali)
- Tryushanadi (Bhaishajya Ratnavali)
- Shunthayadi (Bhaishajya Ratnavali)
- Narayan (Bhaishajya Ratnavali)
- Kutajavaleha (Bhaishajya Ratnavali)
- Kapardik (Siddhayog Sangraha)
- Shankha (Siddhayog Sangraha)
- Agastisutaraj Rasa (Yog Ratnakar)
- Kanaksundar Rasa (Yog Chintamani)
- Karpur Rasa (Ayurved Saar Sangraha)
- Piyushvalli (Siddha Yog Sangraha)
- Shankhodar (Yog Ratnakar)
- Kutaj Ghan Vati (Siddha Yog Sangraha)
- Jatiphaladi Vati (Bhaishajya Ratnavali)
- Panchamrut Parpati (Bhaishajya Ratnavali)
- Vijay Parpati (Bhaishajya Ratnavali)
- Rasa Parpati (Bhaishajya Ratnavali)
- Kutajarishth (Bhaishajya Ratnavali)
- Baboolarishtha (Bhaishajya Ratnavali)
- Mustakarishtha (Bharat Bhaishajya Ratnavali)