Bad breath sometimes called ‘halitosis’ is a condition many experience. Herbs were a remedy used in ancient times by a variety of cultures to treat bad breath
Bad breath is caused by not brushing teeth and the tongue properly. When we allow bacteria to accumulate between our teeth and behind our tongue bad breath is the result.
Listed below are a few herbs known to be effective in treating bad breath.
Fennel Seeds – Take a teaspoon of fennel seeds and put in a cup of hot water. Close the cup with a lid and allow the seeds to soak in the water for 2 minutes. Strain and use as a mouthwash.
Cloves – Make a tea by soaking 4 cloves in 2 cups of hot water. Close with lid and leave for 15 minutes. Strain and use as a mouth wash.
Sage and Calendula – Boil 2 cups of water and take off fire. Immediately add 1 teaspoon chopped sage leaves and 1 teaspoon chopped calendula flowers and leaves into the water. Allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain and use as a mouthwash.