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Halitosis and Bad Breath Natural Ayurvedic Treatment

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Ayurveda treatment for bad breath in Melbourne by Pure Herbal Ayurved

Bad breath or halitosis is a commonly faced problem. Each one of us must have experienced it at some point. Bad breath is not a disease but, it is an irritating symptom that can indicate some serious ailments in the body. Besides being an irritating symptom it is socially embarrassing too.


Halitosis is different from the bad breath that one has in the morning caused by the bacteria feeding on the food debris in the mouth for whole of the night. It is the bad breath which stays with you the whole day, and is there to embarrass you whenever you open your mouth to talk to someone.



Brushing, flossing and rinsing mouth only provides a temporary relief from the problem. However, this condition should not be ignored and expert medical help must be sought for.



Causes of Bad Breath



The main causes of bad breath are:


  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Intake of food items that are smelly (e.g. onion, garlic)
  • Xerostomia (dryness of mouth) can lead to bacterial growth
  • Smoking, alcohol consumption, chewing tobacco
  • Respiratory tract infections (like cold and sinusitis), gastro-intestinal infections (like constipation, acidity and indigestion) and some kidney and liver diseases can also lead to bad breath.
  • Dieting and fasting also causes foul smell


Ayurvedic Halitosis Treatment with Ayurveda in Melbourne



Ayurveda believes in eradicating the disease from the system with the use of herbs. According to Ayurveda, a disease occurs due to an imbalance in the energies of the body, called doshas. It treats the disease by restoring the disturbed balance.



Kapha dosha is associated with mouth and therefore an imbalance in the kapha dosha causes halitosis. Oral hygiene, thus assumes great importance and it goes hand in hand when it comes to treating bad breath.



Pitta dosha is also responsible for bad breath. In the cases when agni or digestive fire of the pitta is vitiated it leads to improper digestion, that causes the collection of ama or toxins in different parts of the body like the digestive tract.



This undigested food starts to ferment and cause foul smell. Ayurveda uses herbs and dietary changes to treat this disease.



How to get rid of Bad Breath Halitosis with Herbs?



Halitosis can be treated through the use of natural remedies. Some of the natural herbal remedies for bad breath are as follows:



  • Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) - It boosts immunity and is an effective rejuvenating agent. It has anti-oxidant properties that improve health. It also fights disease causing bacteria and removes toxins from the body. It helps to enhance the overall health of the body.


  • Haridra (Curcuma longa) - It is one of most used herbs in Ayurveda. It has anti- inflammatory, blood purifying and immunity enhancing properties. It has good curcumin which lends haridra its preventive and curative properties.


  • Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra) - It is an excellent natural remedy for promoting oral health. Its anti- bacterial and anti-microbial properties prevent cavities and plaque, keep the teeth and gums healthy and strong and fight bad breath too.


  • Neem (Azadirachta indica) - It is considered to be a miracle treatment for halitosis. Its anti-fungal and anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties help prevent the bad breath. Its leaves are widely used for the treatment of gingivitis.


  • Amla (Phyllanthus emblica) - It controls bad breath and strengthens teeth. It is also known to control mouth ulcers. Rinsing the mouth with amla juice cleanses the mouth and prevents bad breath.  



All the above mentioned herbs are used in different combinations and proportions by ayurvedic practitioners to form natural solutions for bad breath.



How to treat Bad Breath with Some Home Remedies?



Bad breath is a big turn off and socially embarrassing too. But you need not worry, there are some natural home remedies for bad breath that will definitely help you find a solution to this problem. Some of them worth considering are mentioned below:



  • Mint leaves- Chewing mint leaves is one of the best remedies for bad breath. It will refresh your breath and leave a pleasant smell. The chlorophyll present in the leaves absorbs all the foul odours in the breath.


  • Brush using baking soda- Baking soda has hydrogen peroxide that neutralises the acid present in the mouth. Acidic environment in the mouth serves as a perfect breeding ground for bacterial growth that results in foul smell. Just wet your tooth brush, sprinkle some baking soda on it and brush your teeth for an odour free breath.


  • Eat apples- Apples are nature’s tooth brush. Chew apples properly while eating them as they eliminate many bad breath causing bacteria.


  • Vitamin C- Vitamin C will help combat the growth of bacteria in your mouth. Include veggies and fruits like oranges, lemons, carrots for a good supply of vitamin C.


  • Yogurt- Binge on yogurt, it can help you get rid of chronic bad breath. Have it continuously for six weeks and see the difference for yourself.


  • Chew cardamom- Chewing cardamom will freshen up your breath and leave your breath with a pleasant smell.


  • Chewing parsley- It is used for garnishing various cuisines. Chewing parsley helps reduce the sulphur producing bacteria that result in foul smell.  


  • Chewing cloves- Chewing on cloves reduces the odour producing microbes, it is also useful in case of tooth ache. Take 10-12 cloves in a cup of water and boil the water until it is reduced to half the volume. This clove flavoured water can either be used for gargles or can be sipped slowly.


  • Cleaning the tongue- Cleaning the tongue every day with a scraper is as important as brushing. Actually, the surface of the tongue is not smooth, it has elevations and crevices, which form a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Just brushing the teeth followed by rinsing with a mouthwash will not clean the tongue. The white layer of ama (toxins) that develops on the tongue must be removed with a tongue cleaner. Cleaning the tongue will not only improve your oral hygiene but also improve your taste reception.


  • Oil pulling- It is a fantastic detoxification technique that is done by swishing a table spoon of oil (coconut oil, olive oil or sesame oil) in the mouth for 10-20 minutes preferably in the morning. It does the same for our mouth what a soap does for the utensils. It provides a clean antiseptic environment that promotes the flow of dental liquid which is needed to prevent cavities and oral disease.



All the above mentioned herbs coupled with home remedies for bad breath will definitely help you. But, before choosing a treatment it is very important to establish the cause of bad breath.



Ayurvedic Treatment In Melbourne



The science of Ayurveda is inspired by nature. It is a traditional and spiritual way of healing. This methodology of treatment focuses on the individual as a whole and restores the health by using herbs, panchakarma, yoga and meditation.



One such ayurvedic clinic that has been providing authentic ayurvedic treatment in Melbourne for various diseases is Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic. It is professionally run by a team of ayurvedic doctors who follow Ayurveda in letter and spirit.



Before starting the treatment, a detailed case study of the patient is taken to understand the symptoms. This is followed by devising a custom made herbal formulation as Ayurveda does not believe in ‘one size fits all’ theory.



Herbs used are carefully sourced so that proper treatment is delivered. Panchakarma, the ultimate detox therapy is also used to rejuvenate the body. They claim to have the best ayurvedic doctors in Melbourne who are there with the patient at every step of the treatment.






Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence.




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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More


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