Today we compare two home remedies for diarrhoea and cramps, which are completely natural and therefore not pharmaceutical products.
Domestic remedy for diarrhoea: bugle
The creeping fungus, also known as Ajuga reptans, is a perennial plant with fibre roots, which can occur in very large populations. The green leaves form a rosette, are oval in shape and merge into a stalk. The flowers sit in the upper stems in pairs of up to six, the calyx is hairy.
The fruits are closed fruit with reticulated surface. The bugle can be found all over Europe, especially in meadows and glades. Everything except the root is used as a medicinal plant. The medicinal plant is cut off the stems from April to June and dried throughout, then stored in a glass container.
The effect is wound healing, anti-inflammatory and also against diarrhoea, the active substances are tannins, glycoside and saponins.
In case of intestinal complaints, add 3gr to 100ml of water and brew up, drink two to three cups a day. For skin inflammations, haemorrhoids and mucosal inflammation apply 6gr to 100ml of water and then apply as a compress.
Bugles can be bought at the DIY store or at Amazon.
Domestic remedies for diarrhoea: Alchemilla
The Alchemilla xanthochlora is a perennial plant which can grow up to 40cm high and from whose root a leaf rosette grows. The leaves are almost circular and consist of up to 11 round lobes with serrated edges.
The flowers consist of a panicle with many small flowers, they are green-yellow, the petals are missing. The fruit is a closing fruit enclosed in a goblet. It is widespread in whole Europe, thereby preferentially on meadows and at the edge of the forest. The leaves are used as a medicinal plant and can be collected from May to July. Then dry the leaves in the shade and store them in a paper bag.
The active ingredients of tannins, resins, saponienes and phytosterols help by being contracting, anti-inflammatory, scar-forming, slightly antiseptic and against diarrhoea. For diarrhoea wash 5gr per 100ml water and 3 to 5 teaspoons per day, for inflammations and as a septum 10gr per 100ml water and the affected areas or apply a compress. Cosmetically very good because it has a contracting effect and is good against wrinkles.