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Natural treatments for excessive saliva – Mint, water, ginger and yoghurt

Hypersalivation is not a disease, but it is a symptom of another condition. It is also known as ptyalism or sialorrhea. It is a condition when someone has too much saliva in their mouth. This can result in saliva from the mouth spilling over the bottom lip, which is also known as drooling. This condition can be caused by difficulty keeping the mouth closed; excessive saliva production; or an inability to effectively swallow or clear saliva from the mouth. When you have too much saliva, then it can cause problems with eating and talk along with skin infections and chapped lips. Also, drooling and hypersalivation can lead to low self–esteem and cause social anxiety. The most common symptoms of hypersalivation are a poor sense of taste; chapped lips; pneumonia; softening and damage to the skin around the mouth; speech disturbance; infection of the skin around the mouth; dehydration; bad breath [1]. Those people who suffer from hypersalivation are more likely to inhale saliva, fluids, or food into their lungs which could lead to aspiration pneumonia. This can happen when they are gagging and coughing and in these cases reflexes are impaired. If you suffer from hypersalivation, then you need to talk with your doctor before you start using some of the below-mentioned home remedies for this condition.

12 Home treatment for excessive saliva


This home remedy will make your breath fresh in a natural way, and also it can help to reduce excessive saliva. This is considered one of the best home remedies which can help to reduce excessive salivation because the mint has the ability to speed up your efforts to ease and manipulate the production of saliva as well. If you want to get the best benefits of excessive saliva, then you should clean the mint leaves thoroughly before you put them inside your mouth and keep them there for several minutes. You need to do this natural treatment on a daily basis.


This is one of the most effective and strongest home remedies which you can use to diminish the amount of exaggerated saliva inside your mouth. It has anti-inflammatory properties which means that it is beneficial for your skin and mouth, but also, it will give you more advantages than any other spice which is found in the kitchen. Also, it will reduce the amount of harmful bacteria significantly that are responsible for cavities [2]. You should cut ginger into thin slices, take one of them, and then place them inside your mouth and keep them for a few minutes. You should do this natural treatment on a daily basis because in this way you will get the efficiency and effectiveness of the ginger. Also, there is another option in which you can use ginger. You can mix long pepper, black pepper, and dried powdered ginger in equal amounts (each of them should be 100 mg). When you have mixed these ingredients, then you should store the mixture in a safe place. The best place for storage is the glass container. You can add this home remedy to your veggies and yogurt. You should add 2 – 3 pinches of this natural cure in pure honey and then mix it well. You need to eat this home remedy two times per day because it will give you relief from the excess saliva.

Natural cures for excessive saliva


This is considered one of the best home remedies for excessive saliva. People who suffer from excessive saliva might think that it is irrelevant because they need not add more fluid into their mouths. However, it is important to keep your body hydrated all the time. It is known that when the water flows from your mouth to your throat, it will sweep the excess saliva along with it. This will help in reducing the amount of saliva in your mouth.


It is highly recommended to consume yogurt as a dessert because it has the ability to regulate the digestion system [3,4], and it also helps to reduce eructation after a meal. It is also known as one of the best home remedies which can fight back excessive saliva. You should consume one cup of non-sweetened yogurt after one meal because it will help to improve your digestion system, and it can also reduce the excess saliva in your mouth.


This is an important spice which can be used to prevent excessive saliva. It is known that this home remedy can reduce the nerves, as well as; salivary glands. It has antibacterial [5,6], and anti-inflammatory compounds. Also, cloves are very great and powerful for their ability to discharge germs from your mouth. You should grind several cloves, and then mix them with hot water later on. Also, you can make the clove into tea and consume it on a daily basis.


This is one of the best home remedies which can help you to treat excessive salivation. It has the ability to diminish the existing bacteria inside the mouth[5,6]. Cinnamon can also restrict the production of saliva immediately. You can consume it as tea a few times per day since this can help you to improve the situation gradually. You should crush some cinnamon sticks to extract the powder, or you can buy this powder from the supermarket. Put the powder inside a tea bag, and combine it with hot water. You should dip it several times before you strain it. You can put some raw honey in it because you will get both better taste and the additional health benefits of honey. You should drink this home remedy on daily basis.


This natural cure is also known as catechu. This herb is one of the best home remedies for excessive salivation which people, who suffer from this condition, can use. We know that we produce excess saliva with the sour, salty, and sweet tastes which we experience in our mouths. This natural cure has astringent properties which can counteract this reaction. Also, it can treat any irritation and inflammation in the mouth and throat which can trigger hypersalivation [7].

Amla powder

This is one of the best natural cures which can help you to stop excessive salivation, and also; it is very effective for the acidity in the stomach [8]. In addition, it is a very effective home remedy which can help you to stop the sour taste and sour water in your mouth. You should consume this powder mixed with warm water immediately after a meal because it will help you to get relief from excessive salivation.


This is one of the most effective home remedies for hypersalivation due to its strong acidic content. The acidity of lemon works really well in reducing the function of salivary glands in case of excessive saliva natural treatment. It is a known fact that many people use lemon as a natural way to protect their mouth from oral diseases. Even if you do not have saliva building up in your mouth, you can still use lemon due to its many benefits. You need to keep the fresh lemon slices in your mouth for several minutes. Also, there is another option, and that is to dilute fresh lemon juice with water in the same amount, and then drink it a few times per day on daily basis.


It is one of the best home remedies for excessive saliva due to its anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties [9], and that is why neem is a natural cure for many diseases. It can also help to fight against thick saliva in your throat. This will prevent your mouth and throat from being infected by viruses. You should put some neem leaves into hot water, and then boil them for a few minutes. When this mixture is warm, then you should consume it slowly and regularly to reduce excessive saliva production.


Kutki is also known as Picrorhiza kurroa. It is a very popular herb used as a natural treatment for excessive salivation. This home remedy is very helpful in case of overproduction of saliva. In addition, kutki aids in the process of clearing the saliva in your mouth. This home remedy is also well-known for its many positive impacts on the body through mechanisms, from digestion to metabolism [10].


This is a very effective home remedy for excessive saliva. It can stop the salivary glands from producing more saliva. It also serves as a natural cure for bad breath and bacterial infections in the mouth [11,12]. You can keep this home remedy directly in your mouth, and you will get its health benefits in a period of several minutes. There is another way to use cardamom, and that is to mix cardamom powder with hot water. You should try to consume the warm water mixture two to three times per day on a daily basis, and in a very short time, you will notice that you will feel better.


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Dina Mohy
Dina Mohy
Dr. Dina M., a medical graduate (MBBCh), and currently a medical intern who has interest in scientific and data research. Dina likes reading novels and baking during free time. She is more interested in basic sciences like immunology and molecular biology.


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