Lemon extract to cure diarrhea

Lemon extract has the power to kill all pathogens, that cause loose stools. It also keep the body hydrated and helps to flush out toxins.

Research evidence(s)

Evidence 1

Diarrhea due to pharmaceuticals. There are some pharmaceuticals recognised as being “hot” which can cause diarrhea. This is the case with antibiotics (“combióticos”). To treat this diarrhea large quantities of acid fruit juices (lemon or orange) should be given.


Vázquez, M., Mosquera, M., & Kroeger, A. (n.d.). People’s concepts on diarrhea and dehydration in Nicaragua: the difficulty of the intercultural dialogue. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1519-38292002000300003

Evidence 2

Fruit juice (of lemon) is mixed with salt and is helpful to cure dysentery.


Ullah Khan, S., Ullah Khan, R., Mehmood, S., Khan, A., Ullah, I., & Zahra Bokhari, T. (2013). Medicinal Plants Used to Cure Diarrhea and Dysentery by the Local Inhabitants of District Bannu, Khyber PakhtoonKhwa, Pakistan. Advances in Pharmaceutical and Ethnomedicines, 15-18.

Follow the simple instructions in the DIY recipe.


How to use whole lemon to cure Diarrhea – DIY

  • 1 Whole Lemon ((medium size))
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 50 ml Water
  1. Keep a lemon and half a teaspoon salt handy.
  2. Clean and chop a lemon along with its peel and seeds.
  3. Add chopped lemon to blender.
  4. Blend it well.
  5. Add water to dilute the lemon paste.
  6. Add salt to the diluted lemon extract.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Your drink is ready.

Consume this drink twice or thrice a day to treat diarrhea.

Kripa Sivasubramanian, MBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. After a long stint in the Technology sector, she took up courses in natural medicine and yoga. Ms. Kripa is certified in Ayurvedic yoga for Dosha. She is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.