How to Get Rid of Bad Breath with Home Remedies

Bad breath is medically termed as halitosis, where there is an undesirable foul odour from your mouth, but you are mostly unaware of it.

Causes of Bad Breath

  • Bacterial growth due to infection of gums, tooth decay or mouth sores and accumulated food particles.
  • Chronic sinusitis/ tonsillitis.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Mouth breathing.
  • Poor oral hygiene.
  • Smoking and tobacco chewing.
  • Raw consumption of onions, garlic and other strong flavoured foods.
  • Certain medications.
  • Certain conditions like cancer, acid reflux, chronic indigestion and constipation.

Management of Bad Breath

  • Brush twice daily with an antibacterial toothpaste or neem/ khadira/ babul stick.
  • Clean your tongue daily with a tongue scraper.
  • Gargle twice daily to cleanse your throat.
  • Rinse your mouth after each meal.
  • Drink sufficient amount of fluids.
  • If you have tooth decay treat it properly.
  • Minimize the use of onion, garlic, coffee, tea and other pitta provoking foods.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption, smoking and tobacco chewing.
  • Bite and chew an amla or apple daily.

Home Remedies for Bad Breath

  • Practise oil pulling with Irimedadi taila or sesame oil daily once. It reduces bacterial growth in your mouth.
  • Gargle with Triphala or Yashtimadhu kashayam.
  • If you have constipation take Avipattikar churna or Triphala churna internally.
  • To improve your digestion and to reduce flatulence you can try Hingvastaka churna, Lavan bhaskar churna, Ajmodadi churna, Trikatu churna, Gandharvahasthadi kashayam, Dhanvantara vati, etc.
  • You can also drink decoction prepared from coriander and fennel seeds.
  • Massage your gums with herbal powder.
  • You can chew Khadiradi vati or cardamom or clove with betel leaves or fennel seeds or cumin.
  • You can try shitali, shitkari and sadanta pranayama.

If you are suffering from chronic sinusitis, tonsillitis or periodontitis you need to undergo proper treatment.

Additional Reading:

Bad Breath – An Overview

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