Q. My grandmother administered, with great success, a pomegranate ‘infusion’ for treating diarrhea. She would cut the fruit in half and boil it in water and reduce it. It’s nasty tasting but effective and we continue to use it in our family.
A. We have heard from a few other readers that pomegranate juice can help. A Caribbean remedy uses the dried red pomegranate peel to make a type of tea to treat diarrhea. It sounds like your grandmother’s remedy is a variation on that theme.