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Diarrhea can strike anywhere and at any time, and often involves discomfort, pain, and a certain degree of social awkwardness. Despite all the negative associations, diarrhea is an important mechanism the body uses to expel unwanted substances. Without it, we could become seriously ill or die from infections or poisons. It may be unpleasant, but diarrhea protects the stomach. Nevertheless, when easing it is the goal, a number of home remedies can help.

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1. Chamomile

Besides inducing sleep, chamomile tea has a wide variety of medicinal uses, including helping to manage diarrhea by easing pain, bloating, and other symptoms. Chamomile is also versatile and widely available. The antispasmodic properties of this herbal remedy soothe intestinal complications. When symptoms develop, try drinking chamomile tea steeped for ten to 15 minutes, three times a day.

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