Nowadays bad breath is a common problem, and it is considered as an indication of unhygienic lifestyle and oral problems. Bad breath is not only a health problem but it also severely affects the personal and professional life of an individual. Ayurveda provides an explanation of the causes of bad breath, and various remedies to treat and prevent it.
The cause and symptoms of bad breath
As per Ayurveda the two principle reasons of bad breath are as follows
- Poor oral hygiene
- Digestive problem or weak digestion
The cause of bad breath can be further categorized as follows
- Dry mouth - It may lead to bacterial growth, thereby causing bad breath
- Problems or diseases related to gums
- Unhygienic and dirty mouth
- Ongoing medications
- Certain food items
- Postnasal drops
- Intestinal, respiratory, and digestive problems
- Lack of fibre and carbohydrates in daily diet
Various symptoms of bad breath are as follows
- Painful gums or teeth
- Dry mouth
- Pus or Swelling in gums
- Problem in swallowing the food
- Plaque between teeth or on tongue
Ayurveda and bad breath
Ayurveda believes in a combination of healthy digestion and oral hygiene to be the basis of fresh breath. An imbalance in the digestive system is the cause of Ama coating in the digestive tract. Whenever the food was eaten is not digested properly, it results in the creation of Ama, which gets accumulated and clogs the micro-channels or Shrotas. Thereby, disrupting the flow of nutrients.
The Ama accumulation is responsible for a weak immune system and constipation. The Ama also allows the sulphur-producing bacteria to thrive. These bacteria produce a sulphurous odour when they break down protein thereby causing bad breath.
Ayurveda treatment for bad breath
Ayurveda treatment for bad breath involves correcting the food habits, enhancing the oral hygiene, and intake of Ayurvedic herbs. An increase in the water intake and inclusion of fresh fruits, vegetables, figs and prunes into daily diet is considered best for avoiding bad breath.
Various Ayurvedic herbs that help in preventing bad breath are as follows
- Gandhak or purified sulphur - The moisture absorbing nature of sulphur makes it a strong hydrant and Tropical Exfoliate. It is an effective rejuvenating herb and it can effectively evict the toxins from the body.
- Mukta Pishti or pearl powder - It has strong rejuvenating and soothing effects. It's rich in calcium and is used to help in medical conditions such as gastritis, chronic blood pressure, diarrhoea, It is an integral part in Pitta balancing capsules.
- Amalaki - It enhances the functioning of liver, metabolism and immunity. It is a rejuvenating herb and a natural antioxidant. It soothes hyperacidity, aids in proper digestion, and cleans the intestine.
- Triphala - It is a combination of three herbs Amalaki, Vibhitaki and Haritaki. It is an effective formula that promotes normal bowel The herb Vibhitaki promotes heart health and blood quality as well as purity. The herb Haritaki helps in treating Gastrointestinal problems, Anemia, tumours, Splenomegaly. The herb improves appetite and digestion.
The Ayurvedic approach is an improvement of digestion and the oral hygiene. Ayurveda suggests cleaning the teeth and tongue thrice a day, in order to prevent accumulation of Ama and plaque. The Ayurvedic approach is not the only natural, but also holistic.
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