Natural treatments for mucus in the stool include increasing fluid intake and eating foods that are anti-inflammatory and rich in probiotics. A balanced diet with fiber, carbohydrates and fat may also resolve the issue, according to Healthline.
The intestinal mucus layer protects the body from pathogens and food residue in the intestines. Therefore, it is common to have mucus in the stool. However, gastrointestinal problems, such as inflammation, can cause excess mucus in the stool. Other causes of excess mucus in the stool include dehydration and constipation. In these cases, the symptoms usually resolve on their own, according to Healthline.