Dry MouthDry mouth is quite a common condition, also known as xerostomia, which takes place in the situations when a person’s saliva glads fail to produce sufficient amounts of saliva to keep the mouth moist. It is estimated that more than 10 million people in the UK suffer from dry mouth, and for the most it is linked to being excited, nervous, scared, stressed out and so on. Most of us tend to give no great importance to this condition, but sometimes such easy thing as dry mouth can be a signal of very serious health problem, including diabetes. In the most severe conditions, dry mouth can also cause loss of the sense of taste, constant burning sensation or tingling, etc.

That is why if you suffer from dry mouth very often, do not delay seeing your health care specialist who can find out the reason for this condition and prescribe an effective treatment. The first and easy solution for dry mouth which naturally comes to the mind is drinking good amounts of water: to be proper, taking small sips of water very often. Experts would also recommend keeping away from alcohol, caffeine and nicotine, which are also among the most common reasons contributing to a condition like dry mouth. In terms of other approaches proposed by alternative medicine, it can be effective to try acupuncture which can stimulate the function of saliva glands.

Herbal Remedies For Dry MouthThere is a variety of herbal remedies for dry mouth which can effectively help to ease and prevent the condition. Trying various moisturizing herbal teas can be an excellent idea. Dandelion root, ginger root, burdock, licorice root, goldenseal, yellow dock and other herbal teas can stimulate saliva production and have positive effects on your digestive system. Traditional Chinese medicine offers using dendrobian tea and mix it with the above mentioned herbs to increase the effects.

Gentain extract is one more effective herbal remedy for dry mouth, however, it can be taken only after consulting a specialist. Putting 3-4 cloves into your mouth and swirling them around can assist in saliva production and making your mouth feel fresher. If you are not allergic or sensitive to very hot foods, you can use such effective natural stimulants like fresh ginger root or cayenne pepper instead of cloves. It is also important to add to your diet as much as possible fresh fruit and vegetables which can prevent dehydration and relieve dry mouth.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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