To counter the foul taste in your mouth, lemon is another excellent home remedy.
The citric acid in lemon stimulates salivation, which helps break the metal-like taste in the mouth and even fights bacterial growth to maintain oral health.
- Add the juice of half a lemon to a glass of lukewarm water. Use it to rinse your mouth 2 or 3 times a day.
- Sprinkle a little salt on a small piece of lemon. Use it rub your tongue to enhance your taste buds.
- You can even chew tender lemon leaves or add them to your salads or soup recipes.
If sinus and upper respiratory infections are the reason behind your dysgeusia and halitosis, you can treat the problems with peppermint due to its natural antibacterial effects.
Peppermint inhibits the growth of bacteria in the mouth, thus preventing bad odors, and in fact, its soothing smell freshens up your breath.
It also calms the digestive system and eases acid reflux symptoms, which includes a metallic taste in the mouth.
- Add a handful of freshly crushed peppermint leaves to a jug of hot water. Cover and allow it to steep for 1 hour, then strain it. Drink a glass of this infused water throughout the day.
- Chew 5 to 6 fresh peppermint leaves 2 or 3 times a day.
- You can even prepare a strong cup of peppermint tea, cool it and then use it to rinse your mouth once daily.