12 Incredible Ways to Wet Your Whistle & Stop Dry Mouth (We Never Thought of #4!)

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4. Rosemary

If you have tried those over-the-counter mouthwashes, you know that most of them are full of alcohol, which does kill germs, but also dries out your mouth. You can make your own moisturizing mouthwash by mixing one teaspoon each of aniseed, rosemary, and mint in 2.5 cups of boiling water. Cover and steep for 20 to 30 minutes. Strain and refrigerate. Use this natural mouthwash as often as needed to stop dry mouth and the bad breath that comes with it. Store the extra in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container.


5. Cayenne Pepper

If you have ever tasted this spice before you already know that it encourages the salivary glands to really increase their production! It also helps to clear out the taste buds so you can taste your foods better. Simply press a tiny bit of ground cayenne pepper on a moist fingertip and rub it around on your tongue. You will feel the burn, but it will only last for a short time. You should notice an increase in your saliva production in less than a minute!


6. Cardamom

This is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy to help fight dry mouth. Chewing a cardamom pod will kill the germs that cause bad breath while increasing increases moisture in the mouth. Simply chew on a pod of cardamom after every meal and any time you feel the beginning of cotton mouth.

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