HERBAL REMEDIES FOR BAD BREATH (HALITOSIS)
It is not for nothing that people say "It is the inner beauty that really matters". We are talking in literal sense here and a little bit on the physiological side of the body.
Looks do matter and they are an added advantage if you want to catch attention and make heads turn in the midst of a big gathering. But, with all those assets, if your mouth smells awful, it can be the most disastrous thing that can happen to you.
On the contrary, if you smell good both physically as well as when you speak up, the other person will have an entirely different perception of you. Not to forget what you speak to him equally matters. But we are talking more about fresh breath and how good oral hygiene can influence the way people look at you?
What is Halitosis?
Halitosis in simple words is known as bad breath. It is a common problem among people and the most frequent reason for it has come out to be poor oral hygiene.
It may be a sign of other health conditions related to the nose, teeth, gums, tongue etc.
Sometimes it may be a result of some deep seated health problem such as Kidney disease or Liver disease.
Nasal problems such as sinusitis or chronic cold can lead to blockage of the nasal area and the sinuses. Due to which there are high chances that bacterial infiltration will occur in that area.
Food we Eat and Bad Breath – the Connection
Whatever food we consume is stuck in the form of small particles in between our teeth, gums and tongue. If not cleansed properly these particles settle down in the respective areas and start decaying. This is what results in bad breath. There are certain types of food that cause bad breath given their strong odor. Vegetables such as garlic and onion are to name a few.
What all food we eat gets digested in the body and the waste products are divided into solid fecal matter, liquids which are released in the form of sweat and urine and gases which are released through the lungs.
So whatever food we eat is metabolized inside the body and its gaseous remnants when they pass through the lungs to be exhaled out also cross the oral aperture and may produce halitosis.
Poor Oral Hygiene
Most dentists advise to brush teeth especially two times per day. Usage of dental floss to remove food particles is also advised. But, people who do not brush and floss daily are at an increased risk of developing dental problems as well as bad breath. The bacteria in their mouth get enough time to decay and produce foul smell in the mouth.
People who brush their teeth daily are less likely to develop this kind of problem.
Can Tobacco Cause Bad Breath?
Smoking or chewing tobacco can cause bad breath equally. Chronic smokers or tobacco chewers have stained teeth and bad breath is a frequent complain among them.
Such people also find it difficult to taste food properly as the taste buds also get damaged and stained by constant tobacco usage.
Halitosis in Ayurveda
According to Ayurveda, bad breath is a result of improper digestion of the food ingested, the remnants of which decompose and produce harmful toxins that damage the body.
These toxins release foul smelling gases which can lead to bad breath.
Therefore, in order to control foul smelling breath it is very important to control the digestive system of the body.
Herbal Remedies for Halitosis
Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Halitosis Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of halitosis. All these herbal remedies are prepared by using natural ingredients. These are free from chemicals and side effects. These are 100% vegetarian products.
Dosage / Usage
- Digestion Support - 1 capsule, twice daily with warm water after meals.
- Triphala Capsules - 1 capsule, twice daily with warm water after meals.
- Gum Care Powder - Massage your teeth and gums gently with 3-6 gm powder. Rinse the mouth with lukewarm water after 2-3 minutes.
- Pitta Balance - 1 capsule, twice daily with warm water after meals.
- Irimedadi Oil - Oil pulling for 10-15 minutes before brushing. Then rinse your buccal cavity with lukewarm water mixed with black salt or pink salt.
1. Digestion Support
Improper digestion is also one of the reasons for this health problem. For the proper digestion of food, the house has digestion support capsules. As the name suggests, the product is the best one to support healthy digestion of food. The product is made using an effective combination of some wonderful herbs that are beneficial for this problem. The herbs include Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminelia chebula), Bahera (Terminelia bellerica), Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare), Dhania (Coriander sativum), Pippali (Piper longum) and Jeerak (Cyminum cuminum). The product helps to relieve heat produced within the body and hence manages the problem of bad breath (halitosis). It suppresses the gas formation in the body. The product stimulates the secretion of digestive juices and thereby provides strength to the digestive system.
2. Triphala Capsules
This product is made using the pure extracts of three most wonderful herbs- Amlaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminelia chebula) and Bibhitaki (Terminelia bellerica). These herbal capsules are useful for the removal of toxins such as high uric acid, high cholesterol etc. from the body. Each fruit component used in the preparation of these capsules is effective in making the digestion process healthy enough. Unhealthy lifestyle leads to imbalance of vata and pitta dosha of the body. This product is useful for the balancing of these two aggravated doshas and hence, a great way to balance the digestive fire. The product is the effective one to manage bad breath (halitosis).
3. Gum Care Powder
Another most effective herbal formulation from the house is gum care powder for bad breath (halitosis). It is used as a tooth powder and is made using the combination of 9 effective and useful herbs. This herbal powder is good for gum diseases. It helps in the brightening of the teeth and supports healthy oral health. It is helpful in preventing the decay of the gums. It is useful in gum bleeding, pyorrhea and gingivitis. In short, it is an excellent one to remove bad breath (halitosis).
4. Pitta Balance
The product is another great way to manage the bad breath (halitosis). Pitta balance capsules of Planet Ayurveda are made using a special combination of the best quality ingredients. Praval pishti (coral calcium), Akik pishti (Agate calcium), Jawar mohra pishti (calcium compound), Kamdudha ras (calcium compound), Mukta pishti (pearl calcium) and Giloy satv (Tinospora cordifolia extract). As the name suggests, the product is actually used to restore the pitta balance of the body. The pitta dosha of the body controls the digestion and metabolism process. And digestion must be healthy enough to control the symptoms of bad breath (halitosis). Praval pishti is used as a natural calcium compound and is helpful in boosting the immunity. Mukta pishti is known to provide relief from the burning sensation while the Giloy is used for detoxification process as well as to boost the immune system. Sometimes infection in the mouth is also a cause of bad breath (halitosis). And a healthy immune system helps to stay away from infections.
5. Irimedadi Oil
Irimedadi oil is an ayurvedic polyherbal oil being prepared by planet ayurveda. It contains medicinal properties of different ayurvedic components such as irimeda (Acacia farnesina), manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), gayatri (Acacia catechu), etc. Irimedadi oil is very beneficial for improving the oral health. It contains anti microbial properties i.e. helps to get rid of the microbes such as bacteria present in mouth, this in return helps to manage the condition of halitosis or bad breath. Irimedadi oil is also beneficial for improving the strength of the teeth and gums.
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