Dry Mouth - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Dry Mouth. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.


Posted by Peanut (Dallas, Texas) on 05/01/2011

Hi, I was having a lot of trouble with dry mouth, dry nose, dry tongue, burning mouth. I had tried everything: hormones, B vitamins, iron, etc. It caused me to have a lot of anxiety and sleepless nights. The only thing that has helped me is potassium. I started taking a potassium supplement of around 600 - 1000 mg. a day. Also, high potassium foods: fruit juices, cantalope, V-8 juice, tomato juice. Once my potassium levels came up, the dry mouth started going away, also acid reflux, and stomach, digestion problems. Hope this helps someone.

Coconut Oil

Posted by Janice (Coloma, Mi) on 11/13/2009

Lately I have been waking up at night with a terribly dry mouth. My tongue and the roof of my mouth are even sore from sticking together. Last night I got up and rubbed some coconut oil on the roof of my mouth and that helped. Does anyone know what causes this? Actually I feel like my whole body is parched. My skin and hair are also very dry. I have been running the humidifier but that doesn't seem to help.

Vitamin E, Vitamin A

Posted by Karen (Alpharetta, Georgia) on 10/06/2009

Dry Mouth Cured With Vit E Carotene

I couldn't sleep and I would cough because my mouth was so dry. I had to drink water all night. Vit. E and Vitamin A (carotene) has alleviated the symptoms almost completely. My eyes aren't as dry either. Vit E (400) in the dry form is more effective and it enhances the effectiveness of the Vit. A.(25,000) I tried Vit A (carotene) alone and it didn't work. It needs the help of vitamin E. I take it every day.