Bad Breath Remedies

Bad Breath: try Ayurvedic Home Remedies

By Shankar.

A person with bad breath can irritate others due to foul smell coming from the mouth while talking. If you notice that people are avoiding or putting their hand on their nose while talking to you, then in most cases, it is your bad breath that is responsible.

Having bad breath can cause you to lose your friends. It is important to maintain proper mouth hygiene. If your teeth and tongue are not cleaned properly, bacteria develop in the mouth and causes bad breath. Indigestion, intestinal problems, acidity in the stomach, and lung infection can also cause bad breath.

Other causes for bad breath are sinus problems, infection in the throat, drinking alcohol, smoking, eating raw onion and garlic can cause foul smell in the mouth causing bad breath. If you avoid these things, maintain proper mouth care, and maintain proper digestion, the problem of bad breath can be solved automatically without any medications.

Having bad breath is not a disease. However, if left unnoticed, it can spread infection to teeth, tongue, and kidneys. If you think that bad breath is causing due to constipation, indigestion and acidity, you need to solve this problem first to prevent bad breath.

According to Ayurveda, any ailments including bad breath is caused due to imbalance in the Ayurvedic body types. Ayurvedic treatment starts from correcting the imbalances of the doshas. A person should follow the guidelines of Ayurvedic treatment for proper healthcare.

The treatment for each person depends on his or her Ayurvedic body types. Ayurveda suggests maintaining proper oral hygiene. You should brush your teeth twice daily preferably with herbal toothpaste. Brushing your teeth with neem or babul twigs will not only help in cleaning your teeth but also strengthens the teeth as well as gums. It also prevents tooth decay. There are some Ayurvedic remedies to solve the problem of bad breath.

Cardamom: Chew one or two cardamom seeds after every meal especially if you have had onion or garlic that brings bad breath. Chewing cardamom seeds will give you fresh breath with aroma.

Cloves: Chewing this also prevents bad breath. It also takes care of toothaches and decay.

Fennel: Fennel seeds can be chewed for getting rid of foul smell of any meal you have had.

Mint: This is very effective in taking care of bad breath. The best way is to chew some mint leaves after each meal. You can also use mint as mouthwash to prevent bad breath.

These are normal home remedies that will solve the problem of bad breath. You can carry these things with you anywhere you go. These are the safest and natural ways in preventing bad breath.

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Mint Cures Several Ailments

Mint – Ayurvedic Herb to Cure Several Ailments

By Shankar.

Mint, commonly known as ‘Pudina’ in India, is wildly popular in both cuisine and Ayurvedic medicines. Most Indians are familiar with mint sauce or ‘chutney’ as they locally call it, and some are crazy about it. Now that the culinary introduction is over, let us take a look at the medicinal value of this herb as outlined by Ayurveda. Mint leaves and extracts can be used to treat many health conditions.

Indigestion: Eating mint leaves is a good remedy for treating indigestion problems. It treats all the problems related to the digestive system. Mint is carminative and helps in reducing flatulence. Abdominal pain can be cured by drinking a decoction of mint leaves.

Respiratory problems: Mint and tea decoction with a teaspoon of lime juice and honey can be taken to cure common cold, fever, cough, and sore throat. Mint is antiseptic and anti-bacterial that cleans and purifies the blood.

Skin problems: Mint helps in treating pimples, acne, itching, rashes, inflammation, and burns. A fine paste of mint leaves can be applied as a face pack on the face to get rid of pimples and acne. It also acts as a good moisturizer.

Menstrual cramps: Mint has anti-spasmodic properties. Drinking a decoction of mint leaves can give relief from stomach pain and cramps during menstruation.

Headaches: Mint is a good remedy for headaches. Crushed leaves or paste of mint can be applied on the forehead to get relief from headaches. Mint is also used in some herbal balms to treat headache.

Toothache: Drinking the decoction of mint leaves not only give relief from toothache but it is also a good remedy for swollen gums, and ulcers in the mouth.

Arthritis: Heat the crushed or paste of mint leaves and apply the warm mixture on the affected joints and muscles. It gives great relief from rheumatism.

Allergies: Drink the decoction of mint leaves to get relief from allergic rhinitis, fever, cold, cough and sore throat that occur due to allergy.

Anemia: Mint is a good remedy to treat the iron deficiency disease called anemia.

Ayurvedic herbs and remedies have no side effects. Using limited quantity of mint leaves is very beneficial. However, excess use or use of mint oil may not be safe for all. Children, pregnant woman, and lactating mothers should avoid the excess use of it. Consult an Ayurvedic practitioner to make sure that you are using mint in the correct manner.

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