12 Effective Home Remedies for Diarrhea

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Diarrhoea Atisar

Diarrhea, known as Atisara in Ayurveda, is a common health issue for children and adults alike. ‘Ati‘ stands for ‘excess,’ and ‘saranam‘ stands for flow. Therefore, when somebody suffers from Diarrhea or Atisara, they are likely to pass excessively loose, watery motion at a high speed. Ayurveda considers Vata and Ama as the two key pathological factors behind Atisara. [1]

According to Ayurveda, excessive intake of Aam leads to the Nidan. The Nidan then leads to the vitiation of Vata, triggered by Saman-Apan vata. The outcomes of these occurrences are Koshtha Shunyata and Mandya Jathragni. [1] The final result is stool Dravata in Pakvashaya, leading to Atisara. The problem must be nipped in the bud, as Diarrhea can cause electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, and even death. 

Apart from causing malnutrition in children, Diarrhea can even cause infant mortality if not checked on time. This article will discuss the various home remedies for upset stomach and Diarrhea.

Home remedies for Diarrhea

  1. Fluid Intake

One of the simplest home remedies for Diarrhea is drinking an adequate amount of fluids, be it in the form of water or any reputed oral rehydration solution. Rice water, lentil soups, and home-made apple juice can be effective in this case. [2] Fluid intake is highly crucial for the management of diarrhea as a lot of water is lost from the body during diarrhea. 

  1. Rice porridge

This is one of the best home remedies for diarrhea in babies. Mushy, semi-solid rice gruel or porridge can be given to infants above 6 months of age during diarrhea. [3] Rice porridge is easily digest-able and can help restore electrolytes and fluids. 

  1. Mashed Sweet potato

If you are looking for one of the best home remedies for diarrhea in babies and home remedies for diarrhea in toddlers, consider giving them mashed sweet potato. [4] If your kid is a toddler you can add salt and sugar to the mix. This ideal diarrhea food is great for replenishing the lost electrolytes, keeping your little one’s tummy full and offering the much-needed nutritional support during child diarrhea or Balatisara.

  1. Bael fruit sharbat
home remedies for upset stomach and diarrhea

De-seeded Bael fruit pulp is an excellent remedy for quick relief from diarrhea and dysentery. [5] You can churn the pulp with some water and a pinch of salt to make a refreshing and replenishing sharbat and drink during diarrhea.

  1. Anar peel decoction

The skin of the Anar or pomegranate fruit may be boiled in water to get a decoction. 10 ml of that decoction may be taken daily as one of the most effective home remedies for diarrhea. [6]

  1. Elaichi peel ash

Elaichi or cardamom peel may be burnt to get the ash. That ash may be mixed with honey and taken frequently during diarrhea. This remedy controls loose motion and vomiting. [6]

  1. Jayphal

Rub the Jayphal fruit on a mortar stone or any other clean surface using water or milk. The paste-like debris that the fruit yields can be given to your kid in case of diarrhea. [6]

  1. Jeera

Jeera or cumin seeds are well known in the realm of Ayurveda for its gastro-protective properties. Jeera water made by mixing 1 gram-2 grams of roasted jeera powder to buttermilk (250 ml) is a popular Diarrhea home remedy in India. [6]

  1. Nariyel Pani
home remedies for diarrhea in babies

Tender coconut water or Nariyel pani is rich in natural salts. When someone has diarrhea or loose motion, taking Nariyel Pani frequently can replenish the lost electrolytes. This makes Nariyel Pani one of the most effective home remedies for diarrhea and the dehydration it causes. [6]

  1. Nimbu Pani

Nimbu Pani or lemonade (the juice of one lemon, water, salt and sugar) is an effective oral rehydration drink. It also controls the urge to vomit, which is common during diarrhea. This makes Nimbu pani one of the most perfect home remedies for vomiting and diarrhea. [6]

  1. Pippali

This herb pacifies the Doshas, prevents the formation of gases and eliminates Ama and toxins from the body. [2] You can mix Pippali churna (2 grams-3 grams) in 1 liter buttermilk or takara and drink it every six hours. This is one of the best Indian home remedies for diarrhea. [6]

  1. Saunf

Saunf or Fennel powder (3 grams-5 grams) may be mixed with buttermilk and taken thrice a day. [6]


• What kind of drugs are given for Diarrhea or Atisara?

An Ayurvedic doctor will prescribe medications with attributes like Laghu, Madhura, Mridu, Sheetal, Sanshamaka, and Surabhi sampurna to manage Atisara. Pachan and Deepan drugs are generally prescribed for chronic Atisara. [1]

• What are the different types of Diarrhea/Atisara according to Ayurveda?


• What are the different well-known Ayurvedic medications for Atisara?

Dhanya Panchak Kwatha 
Gangadhar Churna
Samangadi Kwatha 
Balchaturbhadra Churna


Diarrhea or Atisara is the outcome of intestinal disorder. The various aspects of Atisara include Agnimandya, Aam Nirmiti, Abdhuti Dushti, Mala Dravikaran. The home remedies for Diarrhea discussed in the article are targeted toward managing the various symptoms and aspects of Diarrhea. So, when a kid or adult in your house suffers from Diarrhea, you can use the different home remedies for Diarrhea in toddlers and home remedies for Diarrhea in adults mentioned in this article.


This article is written from a health and wellness perspective and is not medical advice. Kindly seek the help of a certified medical practitioner before initiating any treatment.


  2. Ayurveda Perspective on Balatisara; Common Causes, Symptoms and Ayurveda Management
  3. Diarrhea Dialogue
  4. Using Agriculture to Improve Child Health: Promoting Orange Sweet Potatoes Reduces Diarrhea
  5. Phytochemistry and medicinal uses of the bael fruit (Aegle marmelos Correa): A concise review
  6. Ayurvedic Home Remedies

Dr. Jyoti Lakhani

Dr. Jyoti has 15 years of experience in Clinical Practice, Research & Education in the field of Ayurveda with competency in acute & chronic conditions like Arthritis, Spondylitis, Osteoporosis, Sciatica etc. She has also expertise in treating Female Infertility disorders, other Gynecological Problems & General disorders.


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