Herbal teas contain beneficial compounds and properties that can help boost digestive health and ease symptoms of diarrhea, including dehydration, fatigue, and nutrient deficiencies.
Diarrhea can be caused by a number of factors ranging from bacteria and viruses to intestinal inflammation and irritable bowel syndrome. To treat this condition, there are certain herbal teas that can be helpful.
Ginger tea can help soothe symptoms of diarrhea including nausea and pain. Various benefits can also be obtained from consuming this tea, including increased blood flow, decreased inflammation, and improved digestion. It is made from the rhizome of the ginger plant and boasts a slightly spicy flavor and tingling scent.
Guava-leaf extracts inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, a common cause of diarrhea, according to a study published in the Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo. For this benefit, we need to add the leaves and root of guava to a cup of boiling water, strain the water, and consume it on an empty stomach for quick relief.
Lemon contains antioxidants that can help heal the body.
In a study, it was found that lemons contain chemical compounds that can fight off bacterial and viral infections. Among citrus fruits, lemon juice and lime juice had the highest concentration of bacteria-fighting compounds.
Take a cup of warm water and add lemon juice to it. Sweetened it with some honey and drink it.
Peppermint tea has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which help to get rid of the problem of indigestion, gas, and diarrhea thereby settling the stomach related issues.
For this, we need to make a paste of peppermint and extract its juice. Now, add the juice to the warm water and make the tea.
Chamomile tea is known for its calming and soothing effects which can help quiet an upset stomach. It also has antiviral and antibacterial properties that are useful in getting rid of harmful pathogens and parasites that cause diarrhea. Additionally, it also has anti-inflammatory properties which help to prevent the inflammation in the intestines and keep the stomach healthy.
The tea is made by infusing the chamomile blossoms it hot water.