Ayurvedic treatment for Dry mouth

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DRY MOUTH AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

In Ayurvedic texts, dry mouth is discussed under the aegis of Trishnaroga and has been explained as a disease entity by itself. Trishna has also been mentioned as a symptom of many other underlying diseases. The clinical presentation of Trishna (other than normal thirst) can manifest in different forms and will have treatment specific to the types.3

The ahar (diet) and vihar (lifestyle regime) recommendations for dry mouth are given below.

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Increase the intake of fluids, especially drinking water to one’s content
  • Consume plenty of frozen chunks of water based fruits and vegetables like watermelon, cucumber, pineapple, etc
  • Drink fruit juices and vegetable juices
  • Drink tender coconut water at least once or twice a day, as it is a good remedy for dry mouth
  • Eat soft and liquid diet like stews and soups
  • Avoid excess coffee, tea, sodas and alcoholic drinks
  • Only consume sugar-free candy or gums
  • Drink plenty of water, but avoid sipping slowly as this can wash off any saliva and make mouth dry.
  • Make a habit to carry water bottle everywhere
  • Avoid spicy foods.

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Avoid smoking, chewing tobacco and alcohol
  • Avoid mouth breathing as much as you can
  • Consult a dentist if you have tooth caries/cavities
  • Gargle with warm salt water 3-4 times daily
  • Use a room vaporizer to add moisture to the bedroom air

Brush and floss your teeth at least twice daily

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