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Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) – Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

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Dry mouth is also known as Xerostomia. It is the state in which less saliva produces in the mouth. Dry mouth could occur in nervous or stressed condition. The consistent condition could increase the risk for tooth decay basically that help keep harmful germs away.

Saliva Helps:

   o The mouth to stay moist and clean

   o Digest food

Dry Mouth Symptoms:

  • Sticky and dry mouth
  • Excessive thirst
  • Sores in the mouth
  • Problem in speaking, tasting and chewing
  • Bad breath

Dry Mouth 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


  • Reduce intake of fizzy drinks
  • Consume fruits to keep the body hydrated
  • Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco as it hampers the production of saliva

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