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|Halitosis refers to foul or bad breath, which is not an uncommon condition. Unfortunately, most people who offend in this
respect are completely unaware of their problem.
The most common cause of halitosis is diseased gums. Dental decay at the roots of the teeth may result in abscesses in the
gums with foul-smelling pus, giving an objectionable odour to the breath. Even small holes in the teeth may provide a place
where germs can multiply and release foul odours.
Other causes of halitosis (bad breath) are any conditions of the nose, throat, respiratory tract, or stomach which are
associated with chronic infection or local upsets of one sort or another, such as chronic tonsillitis, lung diseases like chronic
bronchitis and bronchiectasis, chronic gastritis, and sinusitis which causes a discharge
|at the back of the throat Many cases of bad breath, however, are caused by gastro-intestinal disorders, intestinal sluggishness
and particularly by chronic constipation.
Home Remedies for Bad Breath with Avocado
Another effective remedy for bad breath is avocado which is far superior to any mouth lotion or remedies for this condition. It
effectively removes intestinal putrefaction or decomposition which is one of the most important causes of bad breath.
Home Remedies for Bad Breath with Raw Juices
All fruit and vegetable juices are beneficial in the treatment of halitosis and should be taken liberally by those suffering from
this disorder. Juices from green vegetables are especially valuable.
Home Remedies for Bad Breath using Fenugreek
Among the several home remedies for halitosis, the use of fenugreek has proved most effective. A tea made from the seeds of
this vegetable should be taken regularly for correcting the condition. This tea is prepared by putting one teaspoon of seeds in
half a liter of cold water and allowing it to simmer for fifteen minutes over a low flame. It should then be strained and used as
Home Remedies for Bad Breath with Parsley
Parsley is a valuable cure for bad breath. Two cups of water should be boiled and several sprigs of parsley, coarsely chopped,
should be steeped in this water along with two or three whole cloves or a quarter teaspoon of ground cloves. This mixture
should be stirred occasionally while cooling. It should then be strained and used as a mouthwash or gargle several times a day.
Home Remedies for Bad Breath using Guava
Unripe guava is useful in halitosis. It is rich in tannic, malic, oxalic, and phosphoric acids as well as calcium, oxalate, and
manganese. Chewing it is an excellent tonic for the teeth and gums. It helps cure bleeding from gums and stops bad breath.
Chewing tender leaves of guava tree also stops bleeding from gums and bad breath.
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