Halitosis


Overview

Halitosis is a persistent, unpleasant odour breath, usually not serious, commonly called bad breath. It can result in anxiety among those affected. It is also associated with depression and symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder.

Symptoms

  1. Bad breath

According to Ayurveda, there are three elements present in our body : vata, pitta and Kapha which should be in balance. The main cause of Halitosis is the improper digestion of the food ingested and imbalance in the kapha - pitta . The remnants of undigested food decompose and produce harmful toxins damaging the body. These toxins release foul smelling gases which can lead to bad breath.

Causes

  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Poor digestion - it will lead to the accumulation of toxins in the body, producing blockages and stagnation within the minute channels of the body. These toxins have offensive odour which then appears in breath
  • Dry mouth
  • Health problems: Sometimes bad breath can signal a larger health problem, such as:
  • Sinus infection
  • Chronic lung infection
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Diabetes
  • Foods and beverages: What you eat and drink can cause bad breath. Eg-Garlic,onion etc.

Treatment

Treatment protocol aims at:
  1. Correcting digestion and prevent the formation of foul smelling gases 
  2. Rejuvenate the whole body to prevent further occurrence.

The first line of treatment should always be avoiding the causative factors and Proper dental hygiene including - 

  • Brushing
  • Tongue scraping. 
  • Oil pulling

If the problem persists then consider the following treatment protocol.

  • Hinguvashtak churna/Ashtachoornam ,Yasthimadhu are good for proper digestion and reduces the halitosis associated with poor digestion. 
  • Balharitaki - Natural colon cleanser, helps to reduce the halitosis associated with accumulated toxins. 
  • Khadira is good for oral health and also helps to balance the elements. 
  • Tankana and Sitopaladi churna - Balances the vitiated kapha ,helps to reduce halitosis associated with blocked passages.

Other Therapies: Virechana/Purgation therapy (cleaning digestive tract and purifies blood), Gandusha, Kabala.

Herbs

Hinguvashtak churna/Ashtachoornam, Balharitaki, Khadira, Sitopaladi churna, Tankana


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