apple, banana, blackberries, carob powder
- An apple a day prevents both constipation and diarrhea. In case of acute diarrhea, grate one ripe apple and let the pulp stand at room temperature for several hours and don’t eat it until it has darkened considerably. The oxidized pectin that is found in the fruit is the basic ingredient of brand name diarrheal medication.
- Cooked mashed banana is another simple remedy for diarrhea.
- Grandma’s old time blackberry juice recipe works well to cure even small children’s diarrhea (6 month and older): Put 1 tsp of all spice in a cheesecloth bag and simmer in unsweetened blackberry juice for a few minutes. For babies, give a teaspoon of the cooled juice every 4 hours. Within 24 hours, the diarrhea should have diminished significantly, and within 48 hours the problem should have disappeared. For older children and adults, increase the doses.
- Carob pods are rich in one class of tannins and therefore carob powder has strong anti-viral properties. Against bacterial-induced diarrhea even in infants who do not eat solid food yet (younger than 4 months), add carob powder to pumped breast milk or formula drink to correct this life-threatening condition. If your child eats solid foods already, add 25 of carob powder to carrot soup to successfully block even E. coli.