pomegranate juice

Q. Some of your readers have asked about chronic diarrhea. One of the best things to take is pomegranate juice, which can be found in grocery stores. You can actually get constipated if you drink too much (as I found out!)

A. Although pomegranates are mentioned in Greek myths and the Bible, researchers are rediscovering their healing power. Studies suggest that this ancient fruit may help reduce the risk of blood clots and keep cholesterol from doing damage to arteries.

Pomegranate has traditionally been used to treat diarrhea and dysentery, though there isn’t any research to show this is effective. We’ll take your word for it, along with the warning not to overdo. Some people who have used coconut for chronic diarrhea have found that it too can be constipating.

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  1. KC
    United States

    I am concerned about diarrhea. I started having looser bowels than usual in March this year. About a month ago every time I had a bowel movement it was explosive diarrhea. My diet and exercise habits have not changed. My doctor just said to use Benefiber to help stop it. My concern is why did it start in the first place? And shouldn’t we try to find the cause instead of just treating symptoms?

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