Dry Mouth (Xerostomia):

 

• Dry mouth or xerostomia is a condition in which the production of saliva in the mouth is obstructed

• Saliva helps:

   o The mouth to stay moist and clean

   o Digest food

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Sticky and dry mouth

• Excessive thirst

• Sores in the mouth

• Problem in speaking, tasting and chewing

• Bad breath

 

Causes:

 

• Side-effect of muscle relaxants and sedatives

• Diabetes

• Hypertension

• Anaemia

• Arthritis

• Fever

• Excessive sweating

• Vomiting

• Diarrhoea

 

Natural home remedy using fennel seeds and aniseed:

 

1. Take 1 tsp of fennel seeds

2. Add 1 tsp of aniseed

3. Eat this mixture

4. It improves the flow of saliva and alleviates bad breath.

 

Natural home remedy using cardamom powder:

 

1. Take 1 glass of hot water

2. Add 1 tsp of cardamom powder

3. Mix well

4. Leave it for 15 min

5. Drink once every day

6. It moistens the mouth and cures bad breath

 

Tips:

 

• Reduce intake of fizzy drinks

• Consume fruits to keep the body hydrated

• Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco as it hampers the production of saliva