Halitosis: natural cures for bad breath
Herbs and essential oils can be made into very effective mouthwash remedies to sweeten breath
Bitters & Syrups
If you would like sweet breath after dinner, simply chew a fresh sprig of parsley, often handily served as a plate garnish in restaurants. Basil, dill, and cilantro also contain chlorophyll, which acts as a natural breath freshener.
Herbs and essential oils can be made into very effective mouthwash remedies to sweeten breath and help keep gums and teeth healthy. Fennel not only improves digestion, but also can reduce bad breath and body odor that originates in the intestines. Give raw carrots as a midday treat to help scour teeth of bacteria-laden plaque, a common cause of bad breath. Cardamom tea contains cineole, a potent antiseptic that kills bad-breath bacteria and sweetens breath. Thymol, one of the constituents of thyme, is contained in antiseptic mouthwashes. Neem leaf powder can be used as an effective tooth powder to fight plaque and gingivitis when mixed with astringent herb powders and/or baking soda. A few drops of Tea tree oil, lemon, or peppermint essential oils can be added to warm water for an effective mouth rinse to freshen breath.
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