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Home Remedies to Stop Loose Motion Immediately

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In this article, we will talk about natural ways to stop loose motion. We will also give the details about the home remedies for loose motion. You will also get all the information related to Ayurveda treatments for pregnant ladies who are suffering from loose motion, which is a pregnancy symptom.

Loose Motion also called as Diarrhea is a condition in which three or more loose or liquid bowel movements occur in a day. It is one of the most common ailments and is found in every age group, ranging from infants to adults. It is also experienced by pregnant ladies and is seen as a pregnancy symptom due to hormonal imbalances in the body. Loose motion causes electrolyte disturbance and deficiency of water content in the body. Loose motion can also have other effects on the body like paleness of the skin, mood swings and irritation.

Causes of Loose Motion

There may be various factors, which could lead to loose motion. Below are most of them:

  • Bacterial and Viral Infections are the most common reason. Salmonella or Rotavirus virus leads to acute diarrhea among people.
  • Ailments, which lead to loose motion, include Ulcerative Colitis (chronic inflammation in the large intestine), Crohns disease and celiac disease.
  • Intestinal parasites may also cause loose motion or Diarrhea.
  • Indigestion of certain food items such as lactose, sugar, and carbohydrates may result in loose motion.
  • Overactive Thyroid glands can also cause loose motion.
  • Antibiotics and medicines for blood pressure and those containing magnesium can also lead to diarrhea.

Symptoms of Loose Motion

  • Frequent watery stool, sometimes with blood or mucus.
  • Stomach and abdominal cramps.
  • Burning of Anus.
  • Low Blood Pressure and Dehydration.
  • Depletion of urine quantity.
  • Fever with chills in some cases.
  • Vomiting and nausea.
  • Bloating in abdominal area.
  • Weight Loss.
  • Constant Thirst.

Fever with chills in some cases

Home Remedies to Stop Loose Motion

Loose motion may last up to 3 days. During this period, it leads to water deficiency and loss of nutrients from the body. Loose motion or Diarrhea can also cause gastrointestinal infections and hospitalization in some extreme cases. So, to be safe from such problems here is a list of home remedies. One can use below remedies to be safe from serious ill effects of loose motion.

1. Probiotics:

Yogurt is one of the best sources of probiotic and contains strains of bacteria or healthy bacteria. Some other sources of probiotic food items include kefir lime leaves, kimchi, sauerkraut, tempeh, buttermilk, kombucha etc.

How to use: Take probiotic-rich food items in the morning especially if you are suffering from loose motion. But avoid overeat them as it may lead to acidity.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural antibiotic. It also helps in fighting with bacterial attack during loose motion. It helps in fighting against Diarrhea inducing ill organisms in the intestine.

How to use: Drink one glass of warm water, mixed with two tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar. Try drinking such prepared mixtures for at least three times a day.

3. Antibacterial Spices:

Turmeric and Cinnamon are natural antibiotics; they can help in fighting with Diarrhea causing organisms. They also improve your bowel system and reduce irritable bowel syndrome.

How to use: Drink one glass of lukewarm water, mixed with half-tablespoon of turmeric or cinnamon at least three times a day till your loose motion doesn't stop.

4. Potassium-rich foods:

Bananas and potatoes contain the highest amount of potassium. They also have pectin content in them, which is a water-soluble fiber hence, leading to absorption of extra liquids in the intestines. Such food items help in preventing the body to pass out excess water and minerals through stool.

How to use: During loose motion, eat a ripe banana in every two hours. You can also eat a raw banana. For this, boil the raw banana and mesh it with rock salt. It will help you raise your taste buds along with preventing loose motion or diarrhea.

Natural way to stop loose motion

5. Citrus Fruits:

There are a variety of citrus food items such as lemon, sweet lime, grapefruits and grape orange. They help in cleansing toxins, which may build up in the body due to Diarrhea.

How to use: Citrus fruits can be taken anytime through the day. However, you should not take them in empty stomach. Also avoid taking them at night as it may lead to excess bloating.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Loose Motion

In South-East Asia, people consider Ayurveda as a very effective healing process. Ayurveda also has many other benefits for overall health, as there are fewer side effects in Ayurveda. Diarrhea is known as Atisar in Ayurveda. Ayurveda has been helping people from Atisar in a very effective and convincing ways. According to Ayurveda, the main causes of Atisar are weak gastrointestinal system, impure water and poor dietary supplements. Dietary supplements may include overcooked food items, a combination of warm spices and malnutrition. Ayurveda classifies the causes of Atisar as follows:

  • Vataj Atisar (caused by Vayu or air)
  • Pittaj Atisar (Caused by gastric biles)
  • Kaphaj Atisar (caused by weakness in stamina and suppleness)
  • Sanipattik Atisar (mixed characteristics from other mentioned causes)
  • Bhaya and Shokaj Atisar (caused by fear and grief)

Remedies of Loose motion as per Ayurveda

Ayurveda has divided the remedies for Atisar (loose motion) in following two ways:

  • Diet and Lifestyle Changes: As per Ayurveda regular intake of proper amount of water, avoidance of junk foods and intake of natural food are the best solutions to Atisar. Regular exercise and a fearless and energetic mind also work positively to avoid Atisar.
  • Home Remedies: The intake of fruits such as pomegranate, banana, and pineapple on a regular basis gives relief from Atisar. Some other foods such as porridge and rice are suggested with boiled lentils to people with Atisar. 
  • The most common remedy suggested for Atisar is a regular dose of salt-sugar mixed water throughout the day.

Pomegranate stop loose motion immediately

Other helpful ways to Stop Loose Motion

  • One should not avoid taking salts such as WHO ORS (Oral Rehydration Syrup) during Diarrhea. It is one of the most effective treatments to loose motion. 
  • For serious cases, patients are usually advised to go for Intravenous therapy, Intravenous therapy refers to delivering liquid dietary elements directly to the veins. 
  • Antibiotics such as Trimethoprim- Sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have been found to be very helpful..

Interesting Facts about Loose Motion

  • People with Diarrhea can lose up to 20 liters of fluids in a day.
  • Diarrhea usually lasts for 3 days. But some people can have Diarrhea that may last much longer and sometimes leading to hospitalization.
  • The average human intestine is about 8 meters long and gets most affected in case of Diarrhea.

Hope this article helps you resolve your queries regarding Loose Motion and in understanding how to stop loose motion immediately. Follow Elawoman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatment.

Dr. Sankar Das Mahapatra

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Prem Kumar

I prefer using Apple cider vinegar as listed in the article to control my loose motion. They are really effective.

Nov. 2, 2018, 1:31 p.m. 5.0


Sushmita Bansal

Apple cider vinegar worked superbly for me when I had severe loose motion. It improved my condition quickly.

Oct. 1, 2018, 4:29 p.m. 4.5


Rohini Karnad

I eat two spoons of isabgol powder in curd to stop my loose motion. It works wonder.

June 26, 2018, 11:25 a.m. 5.0


Damandeep Bhatia

It is always a good idea to stop loose motions naturally, medicines have other side-effects. It's a good to know thing because I haven't encountered on ayurvedic treatment for loose motion.

Oct. 27, 2017, 4:47 p.m. 5.0


Trishna Sahpathi

There is one more home remedy to stop loose motion immediately. One spoon raw tea and one spoon raw sugar should be swallowed wholly with very little pinch of water. it will take hardly 5-10 mins to stop the loose motion.

Oct. 27, 2017, 2:50 p.m. 4.5

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