Have You Tried Using
Herbs for Bad Breath?

Consider using herbs for bad breath, if you're trying to avoid using chemicals to solve the problem. Although there are some very mild commercial products you can use to fight halitosis, it's perfectly understandable that you might prefer a totally natural approach.

Even an extremely effective oral hygiene product line (such as TheraBreath ) which is free of alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate, and other chemicals, still uses a chemical process to generate its potent, oxygen-enriched products.

Look for products containing some of these herbs for bad breath. Kalium Phosphate, one of the herbs for bad breath, is a natural salt that can be found in all body fluids. (Although Kalium Phosphate is actually a mineral and not an herb, it's an important component of this herbal product.) It fights germs and can prevent the decay of body tissue. This is significant because damaged or diseased oral tissue can result in bad breath.

Kalium Phosphate is recognized as a preventative for more than just bad breath. It also prevents unusually bad-smelling gas and stools. If you just don't want to smell bad, you're going to like Kalium Phosphate.

Silicon Dioxide (also a mineral, but part of an herbal solution) is another of the suggested herbs for bad breath. It's used to purge the cells, removing toxins, thereby ridding your body of a variety of bad odors. Silica is naturally occurring in the body, especially in hair, nails, skin, nerve sheaths and all mucous membranes, including the mouth and digestive tract. This biochemical tissue salt is also frequently prescribed for gum disease (including gum boils and mouth abscesses), mouth ulcers and chronic mucous infections (e.g. sinus infections).

Silica acts as a natural cleanser and purifier and will also eliminate all foreign matter in the body. For this reason Silica should not be used by people with any type of prosthesis, breast implants, pace makers, metal plates, pins or artificial tubes in the body.

For centuries, another of the herbs for bad breath, Sweet Fennel, has been used as a diuretic, anti-spasmodic and calmative herb. It contains an aniseed-flavored essential oil containing mostly anethole, as well as fenchone; both of which are thought to account for its anti-spasmodic and diuretic properties. Fennel is an excellent digestive tonic. It also helps to relieve gas. Fennel seed has a long history of being used to sweeten the breath.

Milk Thistle is regarded as one of the most important herbal liver tonics and restoratives. It helps to restore healthy liver function, bile production, and digestion. In doing so, Milk Thistle eliminates toxins from the body, particularly from the digestive tract.

Medical use of Milk Thistle may be traced back more than 2000 years. Milk Thistle has been subject to many clinical trials which clearly demonstrate its effectiveness.

If you don't feel like tracking down these herbs for bad breath individually, try Triple Complex HaliTonic from Native Remedies.

In addition to using herbs for bad breath, make sure you follow these simple oral hygiene guidelines:

  1. Avoid toothpastes which contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS): SLS offers no oral health benefits whatsoever. Its sole purpose is to bubble and foam to make you think that something spectacular is happening in your mouth. The truth is that toothpastes which contain SLS contribute to dry mouth. When your mouth is dry, there is less oxygen-rich saliva to help keep anaerobic bacteria under control. If you want to prevent bad breath, avoid SLS toothpastes.

  2. Watch what you eat: The obvious items to avoid are onions and garlic, but there are other groups which can cause bad breath. Those groups are drying agents (alcohol, for example), foods dense in protein (such as fish), sugars, and acids (including all coffees and some mouthwashes).

  3. Drink plenty of water: Make sure you consume plenty of fluids, especially water, during the day. Doing so will help wash food particles and excess mucous from your mouth. It will also help prevent dry mouth.

  4. Avoid alcohol: Regardless of whether it's contained in an alcoholic beverage or a mouthwash, alcohol is a desiccant, or drying agent. A dry mouth provides an excellent breeding ground for the anaerobic bacteria which cause bad breath.

  5. Don't smoke: Not only does it make you and your breath smell bad, it also dries your mouth, contributing to accelerated anaerobic bacteria reproduction and bad breath. If you really want to prevent bad breath, you will not smoke.

  6. Avoid coffee: If you have to drink it, drink it in moderate amounts only. Coffee contains acids which cause anaerobic bacteria to reproduce more quickly. It doesn't matter whether you drink regular or decaffeinated coffee. Both contain high levels of acid.

  7. Brush your teeth daily: Brush at least twice a day. If possible, brush your teeth after every meal. Keep a toothbrush and other dental supplies at work.

  8. Floss daily: Daily flossing removes trapped food particles which can begin to rot, contributing to the odor problem. It also promotes healthy gums and teeth and can even help prevent major illnesses.

  9. Use a tongue scraper: Make a daily tongue scraping part of your oral hygiene routine. Use a scraper to remove any surface coating, an excellent food source for anaerobic bacteria. This gets those bacteria right where they live.

  10. Finally, be certain to get regular dental checkups and treatments. Diseased oral tissue is an excellent breeding ground for the bacteria that cause bad breath.

A healthy mouth will help you in all your relationships and will allow HaliTonic, or any other natural cure for bad breath which you decide to use, to do a better job.

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