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Home Remedies for Dry mouth

Drink Water

Aim for 8-10 glasses of water daily. Sip regularly, especially before, during, and after meals to aid digestion and keep the mouth moist. Regular hydration can prevent dry mouth symptoms.

Sugar-free Gum

Chew one piece of sugar-free gum after meals or when the mouth feels dry. Ensure it doesn't contain sugar to avoid tooth decay.


Place a humidifier in frequently-used rooms, setting it to maintain a comfortable 40-60% humidity level to keep oral tissues moist.

Aloe Vera

Consume 1-2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice daily or apply a small amount of aloe vera gel inside the mouth as needed. Its moisturizing properties provide relief to dry oral tissues.

Coconut Oil

Perform oil pulling by swishing with a tablespoon of coconut oil for 10-15 minutes daily, then spit it out. This not only lubricates the mouth but also has antimicrobial properties.

Avoid Mouthwashes with Alcohol

Switch to alcohol-free mouthwashes. If uncertain, check the ingredients label or seek dentist recommendations.

Cayenne Pepper

Sprinkle a pinch of cayenne pepper on meals or consider taking a cayenne pepper capsule (typically 30-120 mg) daily. Start with a smaller dose and adjust based on tolerance.

Fennel Seeds

Chew a _ teaspoon of fennel seeds after meals or when your mouth feels dry to stimulate saliva and freshen breath.


Consume a 1-inch piece of raw ginger or drink 1-2 cups of ginger tea daily. This stimulates saliva and aids in digestion.

Slippery Elm

Use slippery elm lozenges as directed or create a paste using 1-2 teaspoons of slippery elm powder mixed with a bit of water, and apply inside the mouth.

Hydration Foods

Incorporate hydrating foods into daily meals, aiming for at least a cup of foods like watermelon, cucumber, or celery.


Drink a glass of lemon water (1 lemon squeezed into a glass of water) daily. If opting for lemon wedges, consume in moderation (1-2 wedges) due to acidity.

Avoid Caffeine

Limit intake to 1-2 caffeinated drinks daily or switch to decaffeinated versions to avoid dehydration.

Grape Seed Oil

Apply a few drops of grape seed oil inside the mouth using a cotton swab, as needed for lubrication.

Breathe Through Your Nose

Practice nasal breathing, especially during activities like sleeping or exercising, to maintain oral moisture.

Avoid Tobacco

Consider cutting back or quitting. For those smoking multiple times daily, try reducing by half and then further.


Chew on 1 teaspoon of flaxseeds daily to stimulate saliva and gain their health benefits.

Licorice Root

Chew a small piece of licorice root or drink 1-2 cups of licorice tea daily. Moderation is key to avoid potential side effects.

Green Tea

Drink 1-3 cups of green tea daily to stimulate saliva and benefit from its antioxidant properties.

Saltwater Rinse

Mix _ teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of warm water and use it as a mouth rinse once or twice daily. However, refrain from overusing as it can be drying if used frequently.

The information on this site is not meant to diagnose or treat any illness. Always consult a doctor before making health decisions. This content is for educational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice.

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