Diarrhea is a common problem that occurs when your bowel movements (or stools) are very loose or watery and frequent. It can be either acute, lasting for a few days or chronic, lasting for longer than several weeks. Diarrhea is caused by factors including an infection or virus, food allergies, stress, dehydration and certain medications. It can also be the side effect of many different problematic conditions a person can contract. Diarrhea happens to everyone at some point in their lives and can really make you miserable. The good news is that most of the time it won’t be a serious threat to your health. The really good news is that there are natural ways to help treat your diarrhea.
Essential oils. Essential oils have healing properties including analgesic, antiviral, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory that make them good remedies for getting relief from diarrhea. Peppermint essential oil is reported to help reduce bowel inflammation and provide a soothing effect on the digestive system, reducing watery or loose stools. Also, peppermint oil is reported to have antispasmodic properties. Its cooling, invigorating and pain relieving properties make it a great remedy for stomach cramps related to diarrhea.