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Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common symptom of gastrointestinal diseases, characterized by increased frequency and fluid consistency of the stool.

How to control

1..Withhold food and liquid if possible, for 4 hours. Sips of 7-up or buko juice may be taken every 30 minutes. Take small amounts at a time, but frequently.

2. For nursing babies: Replace milk with rice water or buko juice for feedings. Withhold all solids and other liquids except the rice water or buko juice.

3. If uncontrolled within one day, consult the physician.

Herbal Medications

1. Tanglad leaves

ü Boil 10 young leaves in 2 glasses of water for 10 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon sugar and one small crushed ginger.

Dosage:

Adults: 1 cup, 3 times a day and after every loose bowel movement

Children: (Babies) 1 tbp., 3 times a day and after every loose bowel movement

(2-6 yrs.) ¼ cup, 3 times a day and after every loose bowel movement

(7-12 yrs.) ½ cup, 3 times a day and after every loose bowel movement

2. Kugon roots

ü Boil 5 chopped fresh roots in 2 glasses of water for 15 minutes.

Dosage:

Adults: 1 cup,3 times a day and after every loose bowel movement

Children: (Babies) 1 tbp., 3 times a day and after every loose bowel movement

(2-6 yrs.) ¼ cup, 3 times a day and after every loose bowel movement

(7-12 yrs.) ½ cup, 3 times a day and after every loose bowel movement

3. Kaymito leaves

ü Boil 1 cup chopped leaves in 2 glasses of water for 15 minutes.

Dosage:

Adults: 1 cup,3 times a day and after every loose bowel movement

Children: (Babies) 1 tbp., 3 times a day and after every loose bowel movement

(2-6 yrs.) ¼ cup, 3 times a day and after every loose bowel movement

(7-12 yrs.) ½ cup, 3 times a day and after every loose bowel movement

4. Bayabas leaves

ü Boil 10 chopped leaves in 2 glasses of water for 15 minutes.

Dosage:

Adults: 1 cup,3 times a day and after every loose bowel movement

Children: (Babies) 1 tbp., 3 times a day and after every loose bowel movement

(2-6 yrs.) ¼ cup, 3 times a day and after every loose bowel movement

(7-12 yrs.) ½ cup, 3 times a day and after every loose bowel movement

5. Makahiya leaves

ü Boil 1 cup chopped leaves in 2 glasses of water for 10 minutes.

Dosage:

Adults: 1 cup,3 times a day and after every loose bowel movement

Children: (Babies) 1 tbp., 3 times a day

(2-6 yrs.) ¼ cup, 3 times a day

(7-12 yrs.) ½ cup, 3 times a day


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