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Treating Diarrhea with Tea

Updated on December 28, 2015
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a cup of warm tea to sooth your diarrhea
a cup of warm tea to sooth your diarrhea | Source

What is diarrhea?

Most people has the first thought of visiting the doctor once they have diarrhea but you can stop diarrhea with simple home remedies too.

Diarrhea in children and adults can be a worrying issue if not treated promptly.

  • In fact, diarrhea does not happen often unless it is caused by bacterial infection in the digestive system, viral infection in the urinary tract or simply food poisoning.
  • Diarrhea means the stool is soft, loose and watery.
  • You will notice stool incidents such as soiling the underpants when the bowel is unable to control the bladder.
  • When a child or an adult has diarrhea more than 2 times a day or has blood in stools, visit the doctor promptly because of the possibility of dehydration.
  • It is very important for a child with diarrhea not to become dehydrated. This will happen if he is losing more fluid than she is drinking orally.

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home flies are one of the reasons for food poisoning on our food | Source

What Caused Diarrhea?

Food Poisoning Causes Diarrhea

  • Food poisoning means eating food that contains toxins produced by certain bacteria, unripe fruits that causes acidity to the digestive system or unclean food whereby the food is not covered and fed by flies, rats or insects.
  • The food may not taste funny or may not change its outlook either.
  • Food poisoning seldom occurs from food that has been clean thoroughly and cooked recently because cooking kills germs.
  • Germs multiply rapidly in custard, whipped cream, yogurt or salad creams if they are left out of the refrigerator for many hours.

How often do you have diarrhea?

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Tea can help to relieve diarrhea

What Causes Dehydration?

  • When the bowel system constantly tries to remove the toxin frequently through bowel movements, it will cause severe dehydration ( excessive loss of body water ) and painful anus due to inflammation.
  • You will notice that every time you consume some food or beverages, the diarrhea may begin spontaneously or in within half an hour because of indigest food or sensitive digestive system.


Treat Diarrhea by drinking Tea

  • Therefore, you should keep your body hydrate by drinking lots of liquids such as tea, warm water or soups to replace the loss nutrients and fluids.
  • Tea contains vitamin c and tannic acid which stops bacterial action and detoxifies the body. It helps to carry toxin out of the body through frequent urination.
  • Furthermore, tea aids in soothing and healing the digestive tract gradually. Drinking tea after a light meal balances the mild poison caused by these bacteria.
  • However, never add sugar or milk into tea when treating diarrhea because these sweetness feed bacteria in your digestive system, thus irritate bowel even more.
  • Freshly brewed tea helps to relieve and prevent painful abdominal spasms, bloating, gas, bowel dysfunction such as diarrhea and constipation. It is safe to drink tea daily as the soothing effect heals to ease the irritation and heals the pain gradually.
  • Peppermint tea, Chamomile tea and green tea are the best teas to treat diarrhea because they are strong in soothing the gastrointestinal system.
  • These wonderful teas help to calm and relax the intestinal tract muscles and prevent spasms from recurrence. Have a cup of warm tea with a slice of toast bread to absorb the acidity in your stomach, whenever you feel the signal is coming.

Which Should I buy? Loose tea or tea bags?

  • Chinese teas are loose teas, sold either raw or ripen ( cooked ), depending on the processing method that you prefer.
  • Some of the green tea are roasted with various flavor such as Lavender, Rose or Jasmine which bring fragrant smelling aroma when these teas are scalded with hot boiling water.
  • For those who prefer to cut down the hassle of using the teapot, buy green teas that come in teabags for convenience and instant brewing from the mug.
  • Nowadays, various branded tea companies retail green teas not only in natural flavor but in 17 to 20 different flavors to suit tea lovers’ taste buds.
  • The benefits of buying teabags are; they are well packed individually, not messy or soggy as the leaves are all trapped in the linen bag, quick to produce the tea flavor by pressing the tea bags against the mug and easy to discard, cleaning the mug without much hassle.




The difference between loose teas and tea bags

  • The difference between tea bags and raw loose teas is the size of the tea leaves.
  • Teabags are filled with tiny pieces of broken tea leaves which results to less fragrant smell and produce a little tasteless feeling.
  • Loose teas are typically combined with whole big, medium and small leaves which are not broken.
  • Furthermore, when loose tea are mixed with hot boiling water in a teapot, it swirls freely with lots of spacing involved, able to expand , swell and produce delightful fragrant and sweet taste even without sugar added.

How to Brew Oolong Tea

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Interesting and your logic makes sense. Good hub and useful!

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      JP Carlos 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      I love drinking tea. But since I had acid reflux I'm told not to drink tea anymore. Too sad for me. :(

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this useful info. My diarrhea is just my body getting rid of something that shouldn't be in there.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @billybuc

      Glad to know that my logic is making sense. Thank you vy much !

      @jpmc

      Sorry to hear that your tummy isn't going well with tea. Guess only medication can help u. Good luck!

      @mhatter99

      Hey, been a long time since I see your comments! Yep, sometimes diarrhea is just flushing out some food that we shouldn't consume. Thank you !

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      it's always good to have a natural remedy for health problems. I think we tend to use too many tablets for things these days. it would be good to have an idea how fast this remedy works. thanks for the hub. sharing!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @lemonkerdz

      Yeah, people should cut down relying on tablets. Natural remedy is the best. Thanks for reading.

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      Xenonlit 4 years ago

      What an interesting solution! I will try tea the next time I have that problem and I will give it to others in the house.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Glad that my solution sounds interesting to you. Hope it works 4u. Thanks for reading.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Unfortunately, diarrhea is a common problem in Peru. We often drink chamomile or black tea (very strong) to combat the problem. I appreciate your tip about eating a piece of bread to absorb stomach acid, too. Thank you!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @vespawoolf

      Sorry to hear that. Over here, diarrhea is common after food poisoning because people love to eat fly stained food, vendors don't bother to cover up the displayed food. So, tea is a hot beverage and well known to cure diarrhea. Thanks for reading

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      visionandfocus 4 years ago from North York, Canada

      I love chamomile tea as a relaxant before sleep, esp. when I'm traveling abroad and suffer from jet-lag the first few nights. Good to know it helps with diarrhea too. I've also read somewhere that coconut water (straight from the young coconut) is great for replenishing the minerals lost from dehydration. I love the taste of fresh coconut water but the packaged variety (even the supposedly organic ones) just doesn't taste right. I envy your easy access to it. :)

      Thanks for sharing!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @vision

      thanks for reading and am glad to know that you are fan a tea too.

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      Great advice! Thank you I will try loose green tea with my son, because he gets diarrhea sometimes. Voted up!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @insightful

      Hope that it helps. Thanks for the vote

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Another great practical advice. Don't forget the power of dandelion tea as well. :)

      Happy tea time!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Yeah, dandelion too. All teas are great ! Thanks for reading.

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      Solaras 4 years ago

      I never knew Tea could help with these issues. Thanks for the good avice, voted up!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for reading my hub. Tea could cure lots of problems.

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      Natasha 4 years ago from Hawaii

      I used to buy tea in bulk when I was in high school. I haven't had nearly enough tea recently! Thanks for reminding me. I am actually going to start some water right now.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @nata

      i used to drink normal tea until lately i changed to green tea.

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      peachpurple,

      This is a very interesting and useful hub. I never knew that tea was a good remedy for the diarrhea. I'll definitely try it the next time I feel diarrhea coming on. Thanks for sharing this information. Sharing with followers.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @paul

      Thanks vy much and sharing too.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I never knew about tea being good for diarrhea. I always have tea and drink it frequently and will remember this next time someone in my house has diarrhea. Thanks for writing this very interesting and useful hub.

      Voting up and sharing.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @susan

      Thanks for yr kind comments . Drinking tea often will reduce the chances of having diarrhea too

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      Abdus Salam 4 years ago from Bangladesh

      very informative and useful hub. thanks

      Voting up!!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @vertualit

      thanks for reading my hub

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Tea is one of the oldest remedies to cure diarrhea and you are so right in helpful explanation on Cure Diarrhea with Tea

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Yes,I always drink tea when having diarrhea. My hubby and I are tea drinkers and so we are never out of different teas. Thanks for this useful and informative hub.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      #DDE

      thanks, tea is the oldest remedy, so is garlic too.

      #Thelma

      hi! I also drink tea when i had runs, felt better

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      Lorelei Cohen 2 years ago from Canada

      I really do have to get back to drinking more tea. I used to drink green tea daily but have fallen out of the habit. Tea is so healthy and soothing. Ideal for an afternoon drink.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      yes, it is cool and healing green tea, not the normal brown tea

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      I like this article, very interesting I'm a tea drinker.

      Maybe that's the reason I never have diarrhea.

      Very happy not to have it.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      lol! yes, most tea drinker doesn't have diarrhea problems, thanks for coming

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      Disillusioned 2 years ago from Kerala, India

      I never knew tea is good for treating diarrhea! Thanks for the info.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks rajan, you should try, tea helps to fill up the water drained out from your body

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Tea and dry toast were always what my mother gave to us if our stomachs were upset due to the flu or some other cause. Obviously there is something to it!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks peggy, yes, tea replenish the water in our body, dry toast, to fill up the hunger pangs?

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