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Certain plant leaves contain tannins that are considered to be diarrhea remedies. Notably blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry leaves when taken as tea may help diarrhea. Do not eat fresh blueberries because they may make the diarrhea worse. Pregnant women should avoid high doses of tannins. Chamomile tea may also act as a diarrhea remedy.
NOTE: If remedies involving homeopathy, herbs, dietary and nutritional supplements, acupressure, aromatherapy, and other alternative or complementary healing methods are used, be advised that these products and techniques have not been scientifically proven to treat, prevent, or cure any disease. Serious interactions with prescription and nonprescription medications (OTC) are always a possibility. Keep the doctor informed about every prescription medication, OTC medication, and vitamins and supplements an individual uses, and seek medical advice for any health concerns prior to taking any medication or remedy. It is recommended to keep a log of all medications a person is taking; prescription, OTC, vitamins, supplements, and herbs in your wallet or purse in case of emergency.
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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