Loose motion: Home remedies for loose motion in adults

 Loose stools or loose motion means the stools are very watery and not firm. They might be common however, it can be a symptom for serious conditions.

The loose motion can occur due to various reasons. It results in dehydration and loss of nutrition from the body. The patient is left weak and tired because frequent toilet trips. They can occur after you have eaten something. However, there is no exact time when they can occur. In this condition, there is loss of electrolytes and all the nutrition from the body.

Moreover, loose motion can be chronic and serious and indicates some underlying health conditions. This loose motion is also known as diarrhea.

11 causes of diarrhea or loose motion:

Here are 11 causes of diarrhea most common in adults.


There are certain foods or drinks that increase the amount of water in the stools and lead to loose motion. Here are some foods that can cause loose motion as they do not get digested properly:

  • Alcohol
  • Heavy and spicy food
  • Caffeine
  • Magnesium

Food poisoning:

Food poisoning can be a very common cause of loose motion. Moreover, it is accompanied by vomiting too. This occurs because when viruses or bacteria enter the body, they cause inflammation and hence it results in indigestion and some severe symptoms.

Now here are some causes that are serious and have loose motions as their symptoms:

Irritable bowel syndrome:

This is a chronic condition affecting the digestive tract. Hence results in diarrhea and other symptoms such as:

  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Bloating
  • Constipation and gases in the stomach
  • Improper digestion.

Ulcerative colitis:

In this condition the colon and rectum becomes inflamed and it results in poor function. Thus it leads to diarrhea or loose motions.

Other symptoms accompanying loose stools are:

  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Tiredness
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Joint pain
  • Irritation of skin and eyes
  • Weight loss and don't feel like eating

Crohn's disease:

This is another disease leading to inflammation of the inner lining of  the stomach. This leads to immense pain, indigestion and hence loose stools.

Celiac disease:

People who are allergic to gluten suffer from this disease. In this condition, the inner lining of stomach gets swollen upon eating of gluten and this results in loose motion.

Improper absorption of bile acid:

If you are suffering from bile obstruction, gallstones or liver cirrhosis, then you might experience loose motion. This is because in these condition the secretion of bile is affected. Bile is important for fat digestion which when hampered leads to gastric issues.

  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Bloating
  • Constipation and gases in the stomach
  • Improper digestion.


It is the inflammation of pancreas which is necessary for breakdown of fats, starch and proteins in the body.

Pain in the abdomen

nausea and vomiting.

Cystic fibrosis:

In this condition, the mucus builds up inside the lungs and digestive tract and this is a  long term condition. Hence, it interferes with digestion and this leads to loose motion and diarrhea.

Other symptoms of this disease are:

  • Chest infections
  • breathing issues
  • Not able to gain weight
  • Cough that never goes away

Dumping syndrome:

In this syndrome, the food moves very fast from stomach to bowel. This leads to lack of absorption and improper digestion in the stomach. Hence, it causes loose motions and diarrhea.

Other symptoms associated with this syndrome are:

  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Bloating
  • vomiting and nausea
  • Improper digestion
  • Abnormal heartbeat
  • dizziness

Home remedies to get rid of loose motion:

Coconut water for loose motions:

Coconut water helps in reviving back the lost minerals from the body. Moreover, the coconut water is refreshing and may it is great for health. It can help to cure loose motions as in this condition you cannot have food.

Coconut maintains the electrolyte and water balance in the body.

You should drink coconut water at least twice when you have diarrhea or loose motions.

Coconut water is rich in electrolytes such as potassium and sodium. It helps to replenish the lost body fluids and  maintain an electrolyte balance in the body. Moreover, it has the following nutrients too: amino acids, vitamin C, enzymes.

Bananas for loose motions:

When you have loose motion have a banana. Banana helps in this condition because the pectin content help in absorption of water and reduces the occurrence of loose, watery stools. Moreover, bananas are a rich source of potassium which means that ut can help to replenish the lost potassium from the body.

You can have bananas in the following way:

Eat one or two bananas at least twice a day.

Blueberry for loose motions :

Blueberry is great for problems related to digestion and loose motions.

You can use it in the following way:

Take 1-2 tsp of blueberry root powder and add it to one cup of warm water. You can also add honey for taste. Let the blueberry root powder seep its contents into the water before you drink it.

It helps in loose motion because it contain antioxidants like anthocyanins and polyphenols. Moreover, blueberry tea has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties tp fight loose motion.

Mint for loose motion:

You can have mint alongside honey, it helps in fighting loose motion and other stomach issues.

The mint leaves contain menthol which decreases inflammation of the bowel, flatulence and loose motion. Moreover mint and honey combination helps to relieve digestion problems in the body.

You can have mint and honey in the following way:

Extract juice form the mint leaves and blend it with honey and lemon juice. Add this to lukewarm water and drink this mint tea twice daily.

Cinnamon for loose motion:

Cinnamon helps in killing of bacteria inside the intestines that cause loose motion. It also activates the enzymes required for digestion and hence contributes to the well being of the digestive tract.

You can use cinnamon for loose motion in the following way:
Take one inch of cinnamon bark and put it in hot boiling water. Let all the contents of the cinnamon seep inside the water. Then add honey and drink this cinnamon honey to relieve loose motion.

Drumstick for loose motion:

Drumsticks are highly used in India in regular meals. They are great for loose motion because they have anti-microbial and antioxidant properties. It helps in clearing away toxins from the body and hence relieves gut issues like nausea, vomiting, loose motion and diarrhea.

You can use drumstick leaves in the following way:

Take one teaspoon of juice of drumstick leaves and mix it with honey. Consume this mixture immediately and have this daily until loose motion stop.

Apple cider vinegar for loose motion:

Apple cider vinegar improves the digestion and symptoms of heart burn and gases. This is because it increases alkalinity by working against the stomach acid. It is great for digestion because it increases the digestive enzymes in the body.

You can use it in the following way:

Take 1-2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar along with water before every meal.

Cumin water for loose motion:

Cumin has a large amount of volatile oils. It also has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This means that cumin is great for any problems related to stomach distress especially stomach gases.

Here is how you can prepare cumin water:

Take 1-2 tsp. of cumin and add it to one cup of water. Boil this cumin concoction for  5 mins and drink every night before sleeping.

Cumin strengthens the digestive tract and helps in bloating and loose motion.

Carom seeds for loose motion:

Carom seeds are used from ages in India to get rid of stomach problems like bloating and stomach ache in children. The most important component responsible  for releasing gas from the stomach in carom seeds is thymol.

You can use carom seeds in the following way:

Take 1-2 tsp of carrom seeds and add them to one cup of water. Add some sugar and boil this for about 5 mins. Drink this concoction if you have stomach gas. Moreover, you can give it to small babies too who have stomach pain due to stomach gas and loose motion.

Yogurt for loose motion:

Yogurt is rich in good bacteria, which means that it is a great probiotic. Hence, to improve digestion and intestinal flora eat yogurt or curd everyday. Yogurt relieves stomach gas.

Eat one small bowl of yogurt after meal at least once very day for loose motion.


The turmeric's main active compound is curcumin and other compounds are sterols and polyphenols. Thus it helps in digestive conditions and stomach gases. You can have turmeric in the following way for gas:

Add this powder to milk or  hot water and drink this daily for relief against a number of ailments.


Asafetida is a latex of a tree. It is very strong on flavor and a great anti-flatulent. It is great antimicrobial and provides you comfort from digestive problems such as intestinal gas, flatulence and irritable bowel syndrome.

You can have asafetida in the following way:

Add a bit of asafetida to some water, boil it drink at least once daily.

In babies you can use asafetida to relieve gases in the following way:

Take 1-2 tsp. of asafetida and add it some water, just enough to form a paste. Then warm this paste and apply it over the naval region of the baby for getting relief from gases.


Ginger has anti-inflammatory property and also it acts a digestive tonic for the stomach. It also reduces the bloating sensation and promotes digestion of food in the stomach. Ginger also eases flatulence and eases pain due to stomach gas. Moreover, it is great for nausea too

You can have ginger in the following way:

Take one inch of ginger and grate it. To this grated ginger, add some lemon juice, asafetida and honey or sugar. Have this every time you suffer from stomach gas. You can also prepare in large quantities store this in the refrigerator

Chamomile tea: *img

Chamomile is an herb which is great for fighting inflammation and prevents . Hence it is a must have for bile reflux treatment. Fortunately, chamomile has no side effects. It contains mucilage which protects the lining of the esophagus.

You can have chamomile in the form of a tea.


Lemon juice is rich source of vitamin C and citric acid. This juice is also great antioxidant. Hence it helps to improve uterine health. The antioxidants reduce oxidative stress and reduce the chance of uncontrollable cell growth.

You can use lemon juice in the following way:

Take 1-2 tbsp. of lemon juice and add it to one glass of water. Add in some baking soda and drink this mixture everyday.


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