One of the most embarrassing problems is halitosis or bad breath. The main reasons for halitosis or bad breath are poor oral hygiene and improper brushing habits. If you do not brush your teeth properly, food particles remain lodged between the teeth.
These start decaying causing malodorous bacteria to grow. Besides brushing the teeth it is very important to clean the tongue daily especially the rear part where large quantities of bacteria flourish under an accumulation of food residue.
These bacteria produce a very foul smell. Gum diseases such as gingivitis and pyorrhea also cause bad breath. Indigestion problems, smoking, consumption of alcohol and strong foods such as garlic and onions can also cause bad breath.
Instead of using commercial mouth washes and toothpastes which only superficially hide the problem, there are simple effective home remedies, both easy and cheap to procure which will effectively reduce the bacteria in the mouth.
How To Cure For Halitosis
Coriander seeds besides being rich in vitamin C and minerals like iron, copper, calcium and zinc, have an aromatic flavor and contain essential oils like linalool and other terpenoids. They contain substances which are mildly anti bacterial.
After every meal chew a teaspoon of coriander seeds. Masticate properly to draw out the juices and essential oils. The fibrous substance of the seeds will help remove any debris of food left on the tongue.
Green Coriander Leaves
Clean and wash about one tablespoon of coriander leaves. Eat them, every morning chewing slowly so that the juice penetrates in between the teeth. This will leave the mouth fresh and aromatic throughout the day. The vitamin C in the leaves is very good for dental hygiene.
Alum has antibacterial properties. Grind some alum into a fine powder. Take one teaspoon of alum powder add to it a pinch of salt and a few drops of pure mustard oil.
With your clean finger gently massage the gums and the teeth for five minutes every morning and night. Rinse your mouth with warm water. You will never contract any gum disease and your teeth and gums will stay healthy.
Neem is one plant or tree that has the most antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is widely used in medicine. Take a neem twig that is not very hard. Chew the upper end till it is broken into bristles. Gently brush your teeth and scale your tongue with it.
It will kill all the microbes and prevent any foul smelling bacteria from festering on the tongue. Chew some very tender neem leaves. These will not be so bitter. You will never suffer from bad breath.
Mint leaves are full of strong aromatic oils. They prevent bacterial growth and help digestion. Crush a few mint leaves. Put to boil two glasses of water. Add to it the crushed mint leaves some fennel seeds and two cloves.
Boil till the water is reduced to half. Cool and strain. Rinse your mouth swishing the liquid thoroughly. It will leave your mouth fresh and fragrant.
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.