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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Treating Diarrhea

Out House

 Dysentery and diarrhea

(1) Drink extra water.

(2) Use a liquid diet.

(3) Eat charcoal. Make a paste by mixing fine charcoal particles with water.
Take 1 ounce of charcoal slurry every 4 hours as needed, not to exceed 2 days. (It may relieve symptoms by absorbing toxins.)

Constipation (can be expected in survival situations).

(1) DO NOT take laxatives.

(2) Exercise.

(3) Drink extra water.

Diarrhea symptoms usually last from 2-5 days and will usually go away on its own. It is important to keep hydrated during this time period.

Medicinal Plant Treatments:


Medical uses- Burns, diarrhea, dysentery, skin problems, and parasites. Tannin solution prevents infection and aids healing.

Sources- Found in the outer bark of all trees, acorns, banana plants, common plantain, strawberry leaves, and blackberry stems.

(3) Preparation

(a) Place crushed outer bark, acorns, or leaves in water.

(b) Leach out the tannin by soaking or boiling. Increase tannin content by longer soaking time. Replace depleted material with fresh bark/plants.

Treatment- Diarrhea, dysentery, and worms. Drink strong tea solution (may promote voiding of worms).

Common plantain

Medical uses. Itching, wounds, abrasions, stings, diarrhea, and dysentery.


(a) Brew tea from seeds.

(b) Brew tea from leaves.

(c) Make poultice of leaves.


(a) Drink tea made from seeds for diarrhea or dysentery.

Stay Prepared! Stay Alive!


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