Fluid : To prevent dehydration, make a mixture of 1 liter boiled and cooled water with 1/8 teaspoon sea salt, and drink as much as you can, especially after a watery stool.

Cinnamon: Mix 1 tablespoon powdered cinnamon bark with one cup of hot water. Steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Cinnamon is a natural astringent, dries up your bowel.

Banana: Strangely enough, banana is good therapy for constipation, as well as the runs. Boil a raw banana, mash, add a pinch of sea salt and butter

Spice : Blend 1 teaspoon cumin-seeds, 1/4 tsp methi seeds, 1/4 tsp mustard seeds, 1/4 tsp dil (suwa) seeds, 1/2 tsp ajwain (fennel) seeds. Roast on a low flame. Add a pinch of heeng and sea salt, and stir for a minute. Make a course powder when cool and store in an air tight jar. Mix 1/2½ teaspoons of powder with 1 teaspoons of curd. Eat twice a day for quick relief. This mixture is also good for chronic flatulence and dyspepsia. The fenugreek (methi) alone stimulates the digestive process as well as the metabolism in general. The other spices have properties that have still not been scientifically evaluated.

Yoghurt: The friendly bacteria in natural uncooked yoghurt (dahi) helps vanquish the baddies, and keep your gastrointestinal tract working properly. Eat a cup daily, not just when you have diarrhoea.