Dry Mouth Remedies

Rain Forest Remedy

 

While not a well-known plant throughout the US, Jaborandi, or Polocarpus pennatifolius, is used in other parts of the world, notably Central America (Belize), to treat the various causes of dry mouth. The leaves of jaborandi turn dry mouths moist after just a few minutes of chewing. Compounds in the plant seem to activate the salivary glands. How? Another secret of the rain forest, apparently. Check your herb shop for supplies and also check with your physician when mixing herbs and prescription medication before use. 

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