My wife recently had some intestinal problems that caused her to have a bit of diarrhea. Today that is not much of a problem you run to the store and purchase an over the counter anti diarrhea medication. But what about in the future, if the pharmacy is not there.
This got me to thinking about apples and there various uses. When we were living in South Africa and my brother was little, he had a severe bout of diarrhea. The old Dutch lady who lived next door told my mother what to do. You take an apple and grate it. Spread it out and let it turn brown. Then consume it. Believe me it works well. We have used it in our family for years as an anti diarrhea medication.
It is somewhat ironic, unripened apples can cause diarrhea, but if you let a ripe apple turn brown it will stop it.
Other types of Anti Diarrhea Medication.
Chamomile is good for treating intestinal inflammation, and it has antispasmodic properties as well.
In Sweden, blueberry root is a long-time folk remedy for diarrhea.
Ginger tea or ginger capsules can stop cramps and pain.
Charcoal has long been used for absorbing and expelling intestinal gas. Charcoal may also be used for relieving a variety of ailments, such as indigestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, high cholesterol and intestinal bloating.
In the old Special Forces Medical handbook, there is an appendix, called Primitive Medicine in a Survival Situation that discusses this issue. They used charcoal scraped off a piece of burned wood. They used about a handful for dysentery. They also burned and ground bones in ash and swallowed the powder. Schoolroom chalk was powdered and swallowed.
They also took bark for oak trees and would boil it in water for between 12 hours to 3 days. The resulting balk concoction was vile tasting and hard to get down, but worked due to it containing tannic acid.
During hard time food poisoning and dysentery will affect many people, caused by bad food and water. Knowing ways to make anti diarrhea medication may very well save someone’s life.