KRATOM FOR DIARRHEA & OTHER NATURAL REMEDIES
I think you'll agree that there are many antidiarrheal medications on the market that are just crappy (pun very much intended). OTC drugs like Imodium (loperamide) and Pepto-Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) have been shown to have several adverse effects.
In clinical investigations, symptoms of Imodium use have included abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, tiredness, constipation and flatulence.
Alternately, Pepto-Bismol has been known to cause anxiety, loss of hearing, constipation, slurred speech, dizziness, deep or fast breathing and severe drowsiness.
Well, it turns out there are several natural alternatives to these mainstream diarrhea meds and they include our treasured herb kratom. In today's post, we'll explore exactly what you can do about your posterior problem without resorting to potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals.
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KRATOM FOR DIARRHEA
We've covered kratom's many benefits in the past and the Internet is chock o' block with testimonials covering its anxiolytic and energy-boosting effects, but kratom is also awesome for those afflicted with a case of the Herschey squirts.
Many Mitragyna speciosa (kratom) users have been vocal about the array of health benefits that kratom can provide. Over on Reddit, several users have posted about their experiences using kratom for diarrhea relief.
One user writes, “I have a very rare autoimmune disease that affects bodily functions, and due to this, I have severe chronic diarrhea. I can go 30+ times a day with severely painful cramping.
“One time, I got some "Maeng Da" from a headshop (which I know is too expensive), and consumed around 30 grams and that stopped my diarrhea.”
Another user replied to this poster's comment, saying that he suffers from ulcerative colitis and kratom helps for that as well.
And it's not just kratom users who have noted its potent antidiarrheal effect. One study investigating kratom's inhibitory effects on the gastrointestinal tract of lab rats. The findings confirmed that kratom extract caused a dose dependent protection against castor oil induced diarrhea.
Said study determined that the methanolic kratom extract was what exhibited the antidiarrheal effect on the GI tract.
OTHER NATURAL REMEDIES FOR DIARRHEA RELIEF
There are so many terrific home remedies for treating diarrhea. The following are some easy to find supplements and foods that can make a real difference when it comes to a case of the loosies boosies.
According to Dr. David Williams, certain store-bought yogurts can help to eliminate symptoms of diarrhea. Dr. Williams is quick to point out that you should look for yogurts whose labels advertise their “active cultures.”
You want to find yogurt with active cultures because several yogurt varieties are pasteurized which vanquishes the bacteria that is integral to gut integrity. Other foods that Dr. Williams recommends for this purpose include homemade sauerkraut and cottage cheese.
ALOE VERA JUICE
Dr. Josh Axe has frequently suggested that aloe vera juice is a good daily tonic for chronic diarrhea. Other sources who have recommended aloe vera juice for this purpose include Livestrong.com...which is a bit fishy when we consider that they have also written about aloe vera juice's potential for causing diarrhea.
Regardless, aloe vera juice has a strong reputation for eliminating gas and bloating, and many have used it to vanquish “mud butt.” Over at iHerb.com, you can pick up a 32-oz bottle of Lily of the Desert Aloe Herbal Stomach Formula for $10.00.
THE “BRAT” DIET
Dr. Weil tells his readers that they should consider adapting the “Brat” diet to relieve diarrhea. BRAT is an acronym for bananas, rice, applesauce and toast. It's a simple addition to a normal, healthy diet.
Probiotics refer to foods and supplements that are sources of “good” bacteria. They include the aforementioned yogurt as well as dark chocolate, miso, pickles, kimchi, tempeh and aged soft cheese.
In summary, kratom and other natural remedies can typically serve as organic antidiarrheal treatments. However, it is important to note that chronic diarrhea that lasts longer than a month can a strong indicator of an underlying health condition such as Crohn's Disease or IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
If you or a loved one have had chronic diarrhea in a long duration, we advise you consult with your physician before trying any of the remedies listed here. Be safe, be smart and be well.