Halitosis, a medical term for a chronic bad breath, is a common and yet tricky problematic condition which becomes rather annoying and nerve-racking as the problem becomes lingering.


What Causes Halitosis or Bad Breath?

Apart from poor oral hygiene, gum diseases and dental cavities, presence of too many bacteria in the mouth tends to cause the condition of bad breath. Smoking is another reason behind this malady. Also, impaired digestion is one of the prime reasons that Ayurveda believes to be causative for this problem.


How To Relieve Bad Breath?

Various products touting to be the best in beating the problem of bad – breath have now and then been tried by many of us. Yet, the solution is only short lived and the malady manages to come right back. Let us think of a natural solution, something that is free from chemicals, stays longer and provides freshness to our mouth from inside out. It is high time that we put an end to the embarrassment and put an end to that foul odour. The best way out is to go herbal and breathe happy!


Try Herbal Mouthwash At Home

Herbal mouthwash is something that goes in long way in helping us get rid of bad breath. Some of the most common, naturally available mouth-freshening herbs include:

  • Peppermint
  • Clove
  • Eucalyptus
  • Sage
  • Myrrh
  • Fennel

These natural herbs have been medicinally proven to prevent the problem of bad breath. Since years and decades, these have actually been known for working wonders. You can easily rinse your mouth using these herbal mouth washes and stay clear of wide variety of oral health issues.

Let us take a closer look at how herbs can actually be used at home:

  • The chlorophyll obtained from fresh leaves of green plants such as basil, coriander, parsley and peppermint has been known to fight bad breath. We can wash them and chew them directly, especially after every meal, after having washed and rinsed our mouth with water.
  • Cardamom, coriander, ginger, basil, cinnamon, fenugreek etc. are other widely used herbs that leave a rather refreshing flavour behind in our mouth. A 30-second mouthwash solution made using one or more of these herbs also does the trick for many. On the other hand, we can also make a nice mouth rinse using cinnamon powder and warm water.
  • Chewing a mix of cloves, cardamom and fennel seeds also offer relief from the problem of bad – breath. Another way is to boil parsley leaves with some cloves, let the solution cool and then you need to strain the same. The strained water works as an amazingly refreshing mouthwash.
  • You can also use a fresh lemon, by simply sucking on to its juice or adding it to some water and using it for gargle. This will prevent the problem of dry mouth, and thus, that of bad breath.
  • Using baking soda while brushing reduces the acidity in our mouth, thus halting the growth of bad-breath-causing bacteria.
  • Salt water gargles is another age-old technique for keeping bad breath at bay. They discourage the oh-so-many bacteria in your mouth from multiplying, and also saves your mouth from drying up.
  • One of the major lifestyle habits is to start using a nice tongue-scraper, every morning, before going to bed and also after you have had a meal.

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Dr Sonica Krishan is Author and Speaker in the areas of Healthy and Joyous Living through Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga and other Contemplative practices. She is a leading Ayurveda Professional in India. She is also Health Writer, Columnist, Editor, Ayurveda Consultant and Holistic Healing Coach. Dr Sonica is open for National as well as International Collaborations with interested people / institutions in fields of Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga.


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