An agent that stimulates salivation.
• Xerostomia (Dry mouth)
• Bayberry (Myrica cerifera)
• Centaury (Centaurium erythraea)
• Gentian (Gentiana lutea)
• Indian Tobacco (Lobelia inflata)
• Jamaican Dogwood (Piscidia erythrina)
• Kava (Piper methysticum)
• Prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)
Mechanism of Action:
• Bitters (Via vagus nerve)
• Parasympathomimetic (Via nicotinic and muscarinic receptors)
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