Diarrhea can be serious. And when you’re miserable and trying not to run to the bathroom every 5 minutes any cure is worth a try.
A little old lady came in to where I work and after chatting for a bit she tells me this really old home remedy her grandmother gave to her to stop diarrhea. It went something like this:
Mrs. Pierce – “I don’t know if you know this but a while back I had a colonoscopy that must have upset my digestive system. I had the worst diarrhea for almost 2 weeks. I was so mad at that doctor because he told me to take those immodium pills and the didn’t work. For 2 weeks I had to sleep with towels underneath me. It would just run, you’d be standing there and all of a sudden it would just run down your leg!”
Me – (thinking to myself – ewwwww!! why are you telling me this??) Out loud – “That must have been terrible.”
Mrs. Pierce – “Well it was. But then I remembered this home rememdy my granny told me. She said you get some fresh blackberries and put them in a pot. Put some water in the pot to cover the blackberries and then add a couple of teaspoons of sugar to sweeten it. Let it boil and then cool down. After it cools down, drain the blackberries out and drink the juice.”
Me – “Did it work?”
Mrs. Pierce – “You know it did. I mixed me up a batch of that and the diarrhea stopped right away. And I was taking six of those immendium pills at a time! I was so mad at that doctor!”
Now I’ve not yet had the need to try this home remedy so I can’t say for sure it works but if not at least it’s somewhat healthy minus the sugar. I did think it was pretty funny that she popped up with this story out of nowhere but I also thought it was a pretty interesting home remedy for diarrhea.