Bad Breath Problem? An
Herbal Remedies For Bad
Kelvin Ho Wee Min
Bad breath can be quite offensive. It is also
known as halitosis.
Many people are not even aware of the fact that they suffer from
this problem. The most common cause of bad breath is bad teeth.
If you have dental decay at the roots of the teeth, then it is likely
that you will suffer from bad breath.
Small holes in the teeth can also cause bad
breath, as germs can
multiply in the holes and give off a foul odor.
There are also other causes for bad breath which
in the tonsils, adenoids and sinuses. Foods such as garlic, onions,
high sugar products, spicy food and dairy products can cause bad
breath, along with smoking and drinking alcohol. Hunger, morning
breath and poor oral hygiene also play a part in bad breath.
There are a variety of herbal mixtures for bad
breath to help eliminate
Drinking plenty of
water daily will help to control bad breath.
Dehydration will attempt to conserve moisture by reducing the
salivary flow, which minimizes the saliva’s cleansing effects on
bacteria which is a cause of bad breath.
Clean your tongue with
a special tongue scraper in order to
Brush your teeth at
least twice daily, or after every meal is
even more effective.
Clean your teeth and
tongue with baking soda to receive fresh
breath. Or rinse the tongue with baking soda that has been
dissolved in a little warm water.
Eat plain yogurt for a
six week period, as this can help to
eliminate bad breath, as it decreases the levels of offensive
compounds produced by bacteria in the mouth by 80%.
Gargle with a glass of
water which has the juice of half a
Brushing your gums and
tongue with powdered cloves is
another herbal mixture for bad breath.
If you suffer from bad
breath, then try to avoid foods such as:
blue cheese, salami, tuna, curry, garlic, onions, anchovies, red
meat, milk, coffee and cola.
A natural deodorizer
is parsley, and cardamom seeds help to
sweeten the breath.
Another bad breath
reducer is fennel tea. The compounds that
are found in the tea can decrease bacteria growth that causes
Eat a green raw Guava
in order to fight against bad breath.
Cloves can be kept
under the molars without chewing in order
to keep your breath fresh.
Eating oranges and
citrus fruits, which are high in vitamin C
can help control the bacteria population.
Eucalyptus Oil has an
active antiseptic ingredient (Eucalyptol)
and can be found in many toothpastes and oral hygiene products.
In order to keep the
mouth moist and increase the flow of saliva,
chew sugarless gum or suck on a sugarless candy. These contain
sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol (sugar alcohols), which do not support
the growth of oral bacteria.
to prevent bad breath, oral hygiene is essential. Use a good
quality mouthwash every day along with brushing. Be sure to rinse
with the mouthwash for a minimum of two minutes for maximum
effect. It is also advised to change your toothbrush every three months.