The Eclectic Physician
Natural Health Care
by Beth Burch N.D.
Most bad breath is caused by bacteria in the mouth. Proper brushing and
flossing will help decrease these bacteria. About 30% of bad breath is
caused by gum disease (see dental problems). A few cases, particularly
persistant bad breath that doesn't respond to good oral hygiene, may be
caused by cirrhosis of the liver, diabetes, kidney failure and cancer in
the mouth, throat or lungs. If simple measures donít relieve the bad breath,
see your health care provider.
Herbal treatment- Chew a few seeds of any of the following: cardamom,
anise, coriander, or dill. Parsley also works well or either spearmint
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