Bad breath, which is also known as Halitosis, usually occurs due to the poor oral hygiene. It is a common problem with almost everyone that cause embarrassment. Bad breath refers to an unpleasant smell on your breath that get noticed by other people while you speak or breathe out.
It can be a build-up of bacteria in the mouth including food debris, plaque, gum, or in the back coating of the tongue. Proper oral hygiene will keep this problem at bay. Here are some herbal tips that may help you to reduce this problem.
Herbal Remedies For Bad Breath
Parsley, officially known as Petroselinium crispum, is native to Mediterranean region. It is one of the best herbal remedies to prevent bad breath. Most of the people are not aware of this fact and only used parsley for garnishing purpose. Parsley herb gets its colour from chlorophyll compound.
It contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help to balance the toxins and pollutants ingested by you. Chlorophyll is considered a natural deodorizer that is recommended to fight against bad breath temporarily. It is also listed as an ingredient in various products used for bad breath. You can also chew some parsley that provides refreshing effects to your breath.
Fresh alfalfa is another herbal remedy to treat bad breath. It contains chlorophyll, which helps to fight against bad breath by preventing it in the bloodstream and colon. It also has various minerals and vitamins. You can consume a cup of tea made by fresh alfalfa. It is also available in various forms such as tablet and liquid extract. Take 1000 mg of alfalfa tablet or 1 tablespoon of liquid form of alfalfa 3 times a day.
Peppermint is at the top most position on the list of herbal remedies for preventing bad breath. It contains a wide range of menthol that helps to alleviate the bad breath. It not only destroys the bacteria causing bad breath in your mouth but also travels through your bloodstream. It further comes out of your pores in the form of sweating and also though your lungs when you breathe.
You can simply chew few fresh leaves of peppermint for few minutes and then swallow them. You can also apply peppermint oil to your tongue and gums that helps to kill the bacteria that cause bad breath due to its anti fungal and antibacterial properties and also freshen up your breath.
A clove is also very effective herbal remedy to get rid from bad breath problem. Small piece of clove is enough to use because it is very strong so you need to be little cautious while taking it. It is rich with an antibacterial substance called Eugenol, which is very aromatic and often used in different mouth-fresheners and toothpastes. Take a whole clove and gently rub it between your teeth for few minutes. It will provide you a cold air sensation and also revitalize your breath. Use this remedy on a regular basis for desired result.
Fennel seeds are a superb herbal remedy to prevent bad breath by improving the digestive disorders and also provide a fresh fragrance or aromatic scent. It contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, decongestant, and antispasmodic properties that not only shrink foul mouth odor but also promote a healthy gastrointestinal system.
Chew a tablespoon of fennel seeds and split them out after some time. Also, you can chew them throughout the day if possible. Or prepare a tea made up of fennel and drink it regularly to reduce bad breath. It is also obtainable in the form of capsules, liquid extract, oil and tincture at the departmental stores.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.