Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment for Bad Breath (Halitosis)


From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, bad breath (halitosis) can be the symptom of several different conditions. The unpleasant odor can be caused by oral issues, acid reflux and toxin overload somewhere in the body. TCM practitioners attempt to find the cause of bad breath, and remove the toxin from the body.

The most common cause of bad breath is oral issues such as dry mouth, poor dental hygiene and infection. A dental cleaning or herbal breath spray can solve the problem. Ginger is considered as herbal sialagogue, it also has anti-inflammatory properties. It can help dry mouth and oral infection.

Where to buy: Herbal Breath Spray

Chinese Herbs for Bad Breath

1) Bao He Wan can be used to treat acid reflux, bloating and indigestion. Acid reflux is the backward flow of stomach contents such as undigested food and stomach acids into your esophagus which can lead to bad breath.

Where to buy: Bao He Wan

How to use: Bao He Wan can be used in the form of pills.

2) Niu Huang Jie Du Pian is used to remove toxins from the body. It can be useful in the health of the inner ear, mouth, throat, salivary glands, gastrointestinal and circulatory systems.

Where to buy: Niu Huang Jie Du Pian

How to use: Niu Huang Jie Du Pian can be used in the form of pills.

3) Green tea can help to treat bad breath. It has high dose of antioxidants, called polyphenols, can destroy a number of compounds in the mouth that can lead to bad breath.

Where to buy: Green Tea Powder

Stress and Low-Carb Diet

Stress and low-carb diet can also be the factors that can lead to bad breath. Stress can result in salivary gland hypo-function, which will reduce salivary flow and lead to dry mouth. You need to reduce the stress level in order to resolve bad breath. Bad breath in low-carb diet is often caused by certain chemicals that are released in the breath as the body burns fat, called ketones. You need to reconsider the low-carb diet and modify it in order to stop bad breath.

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