Ayurvedic Treatment for Halitosis (Bad Breath)

Halitos is known as mukhadurgandhi in Ayurveda, it can be embarrassing and in some cases may even cause anxiety. Nothing is more awkward than people putting their hands on the nose the moment you open your mouth! It’s no wonder that store shelves are overflowing with gum, mints, mouthwashes and other products designed to fight bad breath. But many of these products are only temporary measures because they don’t address the cause of the problem.
Halitosis is an oral health problem where the main symptom is bad smelling breath. In most cases, finding the cause of the bad breath is the first step toward treating this preventable condition.

A few different odours of Halitosis are mentioned below

  • Extreme unpleasant or stingy breath
  • Breath like a dead person
  • Acidic and sour breath
  • Fishy Breath
  • Ammoniac breath (Pee smell)
  • Decomposed meat smell
  • Fruity smell

Causes of bad breath (halitosis) by Science

  • Acidity
  • Diabetes
  • Infectious lungs
  • Respiratory infections
  • Kidney failure
  • Lack of dental hygiene
  • Regular or partly medications
  • Smoking or tobacco consumption
  • Infectious mouth
  • Uncleaned tongue
  • Dry mouth
  • Genetic
  • Gastro related issues
  • Intestinal problem
  • Liver misfunctioning

According to Ayurveda, a pitta imbalance is the cause of mukhadurgandhi (bad breath). Pitta governs digestion and metabolism, so the fire may begin in the small intestine and stomach. If halitosis is treated without treating the root cause, it will surely come back after a while. At Gamak Wellness, we treat both the disease and the root cause, we also work on balancing the aggravated pitta and advice the patient on right lifestyle.