[toc]Are dry mouths a common occurrence in large mouths? Unfortunately, talking too loudly or yapping too much will not give you a dry mouth. What it will give you is a sore throat and vocal cords.Also known as xerostomia, dry mouth is a condition in which the production of saliva is shut down. This article discusses the reasons for the occurrence of the dry mouth and also some home remedies that are effective in alleviating the symptoms associated with it.
An obvious cause of dry mouth is dehydration, but there isn’t an obvious reason for the occurrence of a dry mouth. This means that not drinking eight glasses of water daily doesn’t mean that people will get dehydrated. Some people may suffer from dehydration because of blood loss, diarrhea, fever, burns, vomiting and extensive exercise.
8 Natural Cures For Dry Mouth
Salt/Sugar/Baking Soda Mixture
This mixture is effective in relieving dry mouth that’s caused by dehydration. This is because the electrolyte balance is resolved naturally in this manner. ½ teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of sugar and a splash of lime or lemon for taste should be added to the mixture. One cup of water at room temperature should be taken for mixing these ingredients together and should be consumed.
Restoring electrolytes to the body is necessary because dehydration is the primary cause of a dry mouth. This kitchen-made elixir is much less expensive than any other commercially prepared sports drink and doesn’t require people to visit the grocery store.
Baking soda and goldenseal is another natural treatment available for dry mouth.
One tablespoon of baking soda should be mixed with one cup of liquid goldenseal and people with a dry mouth should swish it in their mouth for one or two minutes. It shouldn’t be swallowed. This mixture doesn’t only moisturize the mouth, but also helps in relieving inflammation.
This is the perfect option when people want to have a snack. The saliva glands are stimulated with the help of these waterlogged snacks like celery sticks and they also moisturize the mouth.
Sugarless candies can be sucked on in case they have a sweet tooth problem. Sugar-filled treats should be avoided most of the time because the mouth is already vulnerable and will be exposed to decay.
A dry mouth can be cured naturally if people either add cayenne pepper to their food or take four ounces of water and add half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper to it.
Inflammation is reduced, saliva production is increased, circulation is improved and the immune system is boosted with the aid of this hot spice.
Not only is a dry mouth uncomfortable, but it often results in bad breath. Any social situation can be removed with this double whammy. Luckily, it is easy to fight off bad breath.
That’s where parsley comes in. It may be put onto the plate by a restaurant for decoration purposes, but it can come in pretty handy. People can find ample amounts of iron, calcium and Vitamin A and C in it. Also, it is a natural breath sweetener so people can simply chew it.
Bad breath that’s associated with a dry mouth can be eliminated with munching on fennel and anise seeds mixed together.
Moreover, people can also make a mouthwash by combining fennel seeds with other herbs.
Germ-killing alcohol is found in store-bought mouthwashes and they act as a drying agent. Any mouthwash that contains alcohol shouldn’t be purchased so people should start reading labels. Better yet, people can make a refreshing herbal mouthwash by simply reaching into their spice rack and pulling out aniseed, mint and rosemary.
Aniseed and mint can help in keeping the breath fresh while germs can be fought off with the help of rosemary. Take 2 ½ cup of boiled water and combine 1 teaspoon dried mint, 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary and 1 teaspoon anise seeds in it. For 15 to 20 minutes, this mixture should be covered and allowed to steep. It should be used as a gargle after straining and separating.
Loosen mucus and keep your mouth moist by drinking water frequently. Keep water by your bedside at night and keep sipping it throughout the day as well. Dry and salty foods such as dry breads and meats, cookies, poultry, crackers, fish, dried fruits, toast and bananas should be avoided.
Also beverages and other foods with high sugar content should also be forgone as they lead to a dry mouth. This hydration solution is simple and effective and of course, helps you cleanse the system too.