The diarrhea is a disease that can be treated with simple, effective and economic measures such as the use of therapeutic teas . However, this health problem is still considered one of the biggest causes of death in Brazil and in the world, especially when it comes to children and the elderly.

According to the United Nations Children’s Foundation (Unicef), diarrhea kills more children than AIDS, malaria and measles combined . “It’s tragic that diarrhea, just an inconvenience in the developed world, kills an estimated 1.5 million children each year,” said UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman.

Among the most common symptoms of this clinical condition are the presence of liquid or loose stools, vomiting, abdominal pain, nausea and fever. Paying attention to these signs is one way to keep the problem from getting worse.

In addition, it is important to search for specialized professionals and for treatments that reduce the elimination of feces, thus avoiding dehydration .

Constipation-releasing teas that are laxatives should not be consumed (Photo: depositphotos)

It is noteworthy that you must be careful with certain remedies, whether natural or modified. This is because, there are some teas that, even being good options for digestive problems, can end up intensifying diarrhea due to the presence of certain medicinal properties. Check out some examples and find out why!

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Contraindicated teas for those with diarrhea

When it comes to diarrhea, any remedy, whether natural or not, cannot be a laxative. This is because the main form of treatment for diarrhea is to prevent consecutive bowel movements. Therfore, teas that release constipation and that are laxatives should not be consumed , examples are:

  • Green tea;
  • Black tea;
  • Flaxseed tea;
  • Cascara tea;
  • Hawthorn tea;
  • Senna tea;
  • dandelion root tea;
  • mint or mint tea;
  • Fennel tea.