Homemade remedies for dry mouth and throat

How to treat dry mouth, throat and tongue

Dry mouth and tongue is a condition in medicine known as xerostomia. It is an unpleasant thing which occurs very often due to dehydration of the body, but also because of many other factors. It often occurs by changes in the composition of saliva or its reduced secretion.

This health problem is easily solved by simple changes in one’s lifestyle and using natural products such as fennel seeds, cold filtered oils, elm and aloe vera. We have prepared excellent recipes, so if you experience an increased drying of the mouth, throat and the tongue make sure you stick with us.

What causes dryness of the mouth and what are the symptoms. 

A very common cause of the dryness is that the salivary glands are not working properly and without a doubt this is connected with the aging of the organism, the increased dehydration, everyday stress, anxiety, snoring, depression, cigarette smoking and the consumption of harmful beverages.

Dry mouth during pregnancy and in nursing mothers is also common, due to the aforementioned dehydration or hormonal changes that women undergo during this period. Therefore, it is desirable to point this out to a doctor to solve the problem as soon as possible.

This medical disorder may be a result of a specific drug intake because usually those for the depression or anxiety, as well as antihistamines, muscle relaxants, decon-gestanata, and painkillers cause dryness. Other possible causes of dry mouth and tongue are chemotherapy, radiation therapy, severe diabetes, nerve damage and autoimmune diseases.
Symptoms of a dry mouth are firstly interior dryness of the mouth, thick and somewhat sticky saliva, coarse tongue, extreme thirst, sore mouth, bad breath, loss of taste, chapped lips, difficulty in chewing and swallowing and even speech. Dry mouth can be quite irritating, especially because of the unpleasant sticky feeling.

This problem is easily solved by simple changes in lifestyle and using local medicines. Make sure that you use these medicines every day that we recommend until the symptoms of xerostomia, completely disappear.

Do not let the first symptoms of dehydration occur

Dehydration is one of the most common causes of dry mouth, so it is best during the day to increase the fluids intake. Proper hydration helps your body secrete more saliva, to eliminate the symptoms of dry mouth.

If you struggle with dry mouth and throat at night, making sure that you drink enough water or to suck an ice cube. Eat more fruits and vegetables that are rich in water, such as watermelon, cucumber and pineapple.

Also, drink freshly squeezed juices and syrups of fruits and vegetables. Chamomile and green tea can be of a great help. Be sure to eat lighter soups every day. Avoid all drinks that contain caffeine and you should not take soft drinks or spirits drink as they can further contribute to dehydration.

Cayenne pepper eliminates dry mouth and tongue

Cayenne or red pepper stimulates salivation, and is one of the best natural remedies for dry mouth. It also strengthens the sense of taste, so you can better distinguish sour, salty, sweet and bitter. Moisten the tip of the index finger and dip it into the peppers, then gently apply it to the tongue. At first it may sting a little but the saliva will immediately start flowing. You can also add a bit of pepper to the soup, salads and other favourite dishes.

Fennel seeds for better salivation

Flavanoids in fennel seeds stimulate saliva production and help in case of dry mouth. In addition, aromatic taste suppresses bad breath and the smell from the mouth, which occur as a result of this disorder. Nibble on fennel seeds several times a day, so you do not have problems with dry mouth, you cannot confuse them with fenugreek seeds. Fry them lightly in a pan, grind finely and add a little salt. Eat half a teaspoon of this mixture every day.

Elm prevents drying of the mouth

Brest contains a gumarabic, a unique substance that when is mixed with water turns into a gel that helps lubricate the mouth and throat. In addition it alleviates many conditions that occur due to dry mouth.

  • In a cup of boiling water add one to two teaspoons of smooth elm. Cover the top and let it rest for about ten minutes. Filter it good, add local honey and drink the tea twice a day.

If you have a dry mouth at night and notice the morning halitosis, you can make a paste of smooth elm bark powder and dilute it with a sufficient amount of water. Apply the paste to the inside of your mouth, let it rest couple of minutes, and then rinse your mouth with water. Do this more than once or twice a day.

Swirling oil in the mouth produces results

This ancient Ayurvedic practice helps in making your mouth stay moist, and is an excellent method for the treatment of xerostomia. In addition to dry mouth, it is good for the overall maintenance of oral hygiene and removal of bad breath. This method is performed using unrefined sunflower, sesame, olive, or coconut oil.

  • Simply swirl a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for good fifteen minutes (be careful not to swallow it), and then spit it out. Rinse the mouth with lukewarm water and then brush your teeth with toothbrush and toothpaste. Repeat this every morning before breakfast and you will not have a dry mouth and tongue.

Aloe is an ancient medicine

Aloe Vera has always been used to treat dry mouth. It also protects sensitive tissue in the mouth and it improves the sense of taste. Drink 0.5 dl of aloe every day to get rid of an unpleasant dryness. You can rinse your mouth with aloe juice several times a day, or you can use gel and apply it inside your mouth. Leave it couple of minutes in the mouth, and then rinse with water. Repeat the whole process two to three times a day.

Grape seeds hydrate efficiently

The grape seeds are another effective remedy, which eliminates dry mouth and throat. Its moisturizing property helps to keep the inside of the mouth moist for a long time. In addition, since it is rich in vitamin E it soothes and promotes healing of the mouth.

  • Rub oil from the seeds with your fingers on the tongue and inside of the cheeks, and let it rest overnight. In the morning rinse thoroughly with warm water and brush your teeth. Repeat this process every night before bed.

Lemon juice eliminates bad odours from the mouth 

Lemon juice stimulates more saliva and moisturizes the mouth, in addition to its acidity it helps purify and eliminate bad breath.

Squeeze half a lemon in a glass of water and a teaspoon of honey. Drink water or homemade lemonade during the day to provide the necessary hydration. Lemonade must not contain sugar. Also, sprinkle a little salt on a slice of lemon and rub it on the tongue to improve the sense of taste.

Try cardamom pods or tea

Cardamom is an Ayurvedic medicine for dry mouth and throat. Chewing cardamom pods will surely help improve moisture of the mouth and eliminate bad morning breath, and this procedure should be repeated after every meal or when your mouth is dry.

  • In a regular cup of warm water, add one teaspoon of cardamom. Leave the beverage to rest for ten minutes before you drink it up.

Repeat once or twice in 24 hours. In addition, dry mouth can be rinsed twice a day with hot tea of ​​cardamom.

Ginger root can prevent dryness of the mouth

Ginger can also be used to moisten the oral cavity. This herb stimulates salivation and makes your mouth fresher for a prolonged period of time. Slowly chew a piece of ginger, and do it several times a day.

For dry mouth and bad breath, you can drink two to three cups of ginger tea with a little honey to stimulate the salivary glands.

How to prevent dry mouth – additional tips

- Avoid cigarettes because tobacco inhibits saliva production
- Regularly suck on sweets without sugar or chew gums that do not contain it, to encourage better salivation
- Sleep in a room in which there is a humidifier or an evaporator to make your mouth moist throughout the night.
- Breathe always on the nose, not your mouth.
- If you can, avoid medications such as diuretics, antihistamines and decongestants that dry the mouth.
- Gargle with salt water 3 to 5 times a day.
- Prevent dry mouth and throat by periodically inhaling steam to moisturize the airways.
- In addition to brushing and flossing, daily clean the tongue of any deposits.
- Chew each bite, and after a meal be sure to rinse your mouth with warm water.
- Reduce intake of spicy and acidic foods, because they can irritate the oral cavity.
- Snack on foods that have high water content such as celery, to stimulate salivary glands and hydrate a dry mouth.