Swelling or bulging of the tongue is known as swollen tongue. The allergies and medications are the common reasons of the swollen tongue. Besides this hypothyroidism, tongue infection, pituitary gland over-secretion, tumor, etc. are also responsible for the swollen tongue. This disease can be quite frustrating and inconvenient for one who is facing this ailment. There are a number of home remedies for swollen tongue.
By gargling with the mixture of half tea-spoon of turmeric paste and a glass of warm water twice a day, one can get relief from the inflammation and swelling of the ailment. This is an effective home remedy for the disease.
These are very useful in providing relief to the swollen tongue. Since celery has high quantities of water in it, it is helpful in stimulating the salivary glands and relaxing the tongue.
One must switch to semi-solid food and soft foods. Hence one must have lots of gravy, broths, butter, stew, soups and yoghurt to feel relaxing in this condition as one faces difficulty in chewing food.
One must get some ice fragments and put it within the mouth. The freezing temperature of the ice helps in decreasing the swelling of the tongue.
Avoiding salty food
One must avoid the intake of sour and salty food, which triggers the production of saliva. Since in the case of the swollen tongue, one faces the difficulty even in swallowing saliva, intake of these types of food must be avoided in order to reduce the difficulty.
Fennel seeds should be mixed with aniseeds to act as a soothing mouthwash to calm the tongue, remove the breath and arouse and stimulate the salivary glands.
One must soak aniseed, rosemary and mint leaves in a bowl of water throughout the night. Then in the morning, the mixture must be strained and used as a mouthwash. Mint will help in calming the inflammation of the tongue while aniseed will sweeten the breath and rosemary will act as a germicide and fight the germs.
These home remedies if followed properly can help in curing the disease easily and effectively without having to go to the physician.