Combat bad breath with natural mouthwashes

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 Apr 2018 12:23:22



Wantto maintain oral hygiene? Get your hands on natural mouth washes like cinnamon and clove which arealcohol-free,easy to prepareand don’t cost much, say experts. Bhumika Madan, Dental Consultant, Aakash Healthcare Hospital, has shared a list of a few mouthwashes: Cinnamon and clove mouthwash: Take one cup of distilled water, 10 to15 drops eachof cinnamon and cloveoils.Mix them well.The best part about this natural mouthwash is that it has a long shelf life. Apple cid ervinegar mouthwash:Puttwo tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, one cup of salt water and vanilla essential oil in a bowl and mix well. Store the mixture in a bottle and swish your mouth with this solution. Pepper mint and teat reeoil mouthwash: Addonecupofdi stilled water,twoteaspoons of baking soda, eight to nine peppermint leaves and two drops of tea tree oil. Mix all the ingredients well. Before every use , make sure you shakethe jarwellas thebaking soda settles down on the bottom. Parsley and mint mouthwash: Take a blender, add two tablespoons of parsley, two tablespoons of mint, one cup of distilled water and blend them all for about two minutes. Pour through a strainer to remove any residual herbs. Pour the clean conten tinajar and close tightly.Rinseyour mouth withone table spoonof the mixture. Salt water mouthwash: This isasimple mouthwash that needs one cup distilled warm water and a tablespoon salt. If preparing a mouthwash is too much for you, try the following suggested by Ushakiran Sisodia,Dietician,Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital: Ajwain (carom seeds): Traditionally, ajwain is used for tooth ache and foul breath. Cumin seeds: Cumin seeds can be used to keep your mouth clean and fresh breath. Neem: Neem is an ancient remedy for bleeding gums and to lower the level of harmful bacteria in the mouth. It has therapeutic and antibacterial properties. Neem also prevents cavities. (IANS) ‚óŹ