Bad Breath
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Natural Cures for Bad Breath and Halitosis

Betaine HCL with Pepsin

1 User Review
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Posted by John (North Carolina) on 12/09/2015
5 out of 5 stars

To all who have a problem with really bad breath. I have searched many years for a cure for the problem. I have tried everything known to man. I finally found something that has been working for me and I am so thankful to God for finally finding something. I believe through research that this problem is definitely caused by our digestive system. Certain foods are not being digested correctly. We are missing an enzyme or digestive acid. Anyway, if you have the same terrible breath problem please go to a vitamin store or online and buy a bottle of Betaine (HCL) plus pepsin. 625 betaine plus 100 pepsin. Research by me says take only one a day in the morning after breakfast. Let me know if it works. If it does then thank the Lord. Good luck and hope it works for you . John D.


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Posted by Happy (Iowa) on 10/22/2017
5 out of 5 stars

The borax mix treatment:

I had pain in my knees and fingers. I started using this mix and its only been one week and my knees don't ache going up the stairs. I will continue for a while longer. My daughter had a foul breath and the second day after taking the mix she has no bad breath.

Chewing Cardamon or Cloves

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Posted by Sil (Los Angeles) on 02/06/2016
5 out of 5 stars

For those of us who have tried everything under the sun to control Bad Breath but did not help. It is genetic. Here is what I found that helps, for myself at least. The bb is not from below but from above, when nasal drip get stuck or hangs around.

Irrigate with saline water each night before bedtime after your usual oral routine.

For daytime, chew one clove and keep one in your mouth. Unlike mints which dissolves in 5 minutes, it stays in your mouth at least for 4 hours without any sugar and it will stop the odor from being offensive.

Chew one and keep one in your mouth at all times. It is small, harmless and keeps the pleasant order for a long, long time. Easy to carry in pockets and purses too and it does not perish, melt or lose potency.

Chewing Cardamon or Cloves
Posted by TS (Rajah) (Wimbledon, UK) on 02/17/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Chewing cardamon or clove works quite effectively for bad breath.

Replied by Sotonightthatimightsee
(Allentown, PA)

How many cloves at a time? Thank you!

Replied by TS (Rajah)
(Wimbledon, UK)
5 out of 5 stars

As many as you can fit in your mouth. Take care not to choke. Then you'd have a much bigger problem than bad breath. Cheers!


4 User Reviews
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Posted by Shamara (Provo, Utah ) on 10/04/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Everyone is mentioning liquid chlorophyll which the one I tried has too much of a strong taste. I take it in capsule form twice a day. There's two brands I've tried- Nullo (amazon) and Natures Way (health food store). At the health food store I just asked for an “internal deodorant”. It took a couple of days to kick in but YAY!!! It works!! Not only for bad breath but all body odor! No more smelly pits at all, bad breath gone, even poop and farts have no odor ((sorry tmi)). As far as the bad breath goes- yes it's not because bad oral hygiene. Love this stuff.

Also, after having a baby many moms are plagued with horrible BO — I seriously smelled like a skunk under my arms just a couple hours after showering:( soooooo relieved I can live a normal life now and not be embarrassed even in front of my husband.

Posted by Kd (Tennessee) on 02/13/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I had bad breath for years 20 came across chlorophyll liquid. I gargle with it one tablespoon day and night. The best cure.

Posted by Mike (Gadsden, Alabama) on 08/10/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I've had bad breath for 20 years and worked in industry and sales. I've tried gastroenterologist, dentist orthodontist and ENT. Drove 150 miles to dental clinic in Atlanta. All to no avail. Still had bad breath. In my local health food store to buy coconut oil, for oil pulling talked with sales person. She suggested chlorophyll liquid. Three days later no bad breath. I can't believe it. A lot of stress gone. Chlorophyll liquid couple of ounces a day in orange juice.

Posted by Gayle (Germantown, Md,usa) on 11/11/2010
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I had my bad breath off and on for almost 24 years now and I tried all kinds of remedies but it comes back every now and then. I surf thru the internet last week and found liquid chlorophyll as one of the remedies of any body odor. So I tried it last night taking 1 tbsp after brushing my teeth and when I woke up ask my son to smell my breath and he was amazed that it doesn't have any smell at all. I hope this is it and I thank God for giving me this product which may be the final solution to my problem. I hope this will help you. Also I started taking primadophilus once a day but I think the one that really help me is the liquid chlorophyll. You just have to be careful because it stains in your clothes. It has a green color.

Replied by Akbor
(Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Hae Gayle, regards. I am also suffering from chronic bad breath for 20years. Presently taking chlorophyll capsule (from American nutrition), magnesium citrate, and zinc gluconate 50 mg for nearly 20 days. I see 50% reduction in my bb but not curing fully, and it is on and off. Could u tell anything about why liquid chlorophyll works for somebody including u while chlorophyll cap (green powder) does not work fully for others? material is the same? do u think if I shift to liquid chlorophyll, it will work? Have any idea which among these three components working a bit for me? I am taking them daily. Thanks.

Replied by Gayle
(Germantown, U.s.a)

Hi Akbor, may be the liquid chkorophyll removes the acidity of the mouth especially the tongue because I understand that bacteria thrives in an acidic environment. And I think we should support this with a vegetarian diet ( more greens). I noticed that when I eat dairy food, the bb comes even if I take the chlorophyll.

Replied by Lisa
(No, Fl)

Hello, sorry so late to this conversation... What a problem this is. I never knew that so many of us are going thru this.' I'm getting ready to try chlorophyll for the first time. hope this works, will keep u updated.

Did this work for anyone (Akbor)?


Replied by Zariah
(Seattle, Washington)

Words cannot express how deeply I am affected by this problem, I can relate to everyone here. Unless you have a truly dedicated Dr. to help you find solutions going to them are a waste of time and money. Bad breath clearly has origins besides poor oral hygiene because I had everything that needed repair fixed, I brush, floss and scrape at least ten times a day. I had whitening treatments, used smartmouth which felt refreshing but, actually left my breath smelling of moth balls. Because of this problem I have no life, the life I had before was hindered and crippled because of this. I hope no one finds humor in exploiting those of us who suffer I want responses from people who honestly want to help.

Replied by Susan
(Dallas, Tx)

My sister had the same thing and started taking Acidophyllis pills by Nature Made. You can buy these at Target, Walgreens etc... She was totally cured in 2 days and she had the worst bad breath I have ever been around. She takes 1 tablet daily and her breath is totally normal now.

Replied by C. Marie
(Atlanta, Ga)

Have you tried Oxyfresh or Breath RX?? Both are great products. Scraping the tongue if definitely a good idea... Go as farr back on the tongue as you possibly can. Another thing it could be is Tonsil Stones... (I suffer from these). They are little white/yellow waxy balls that come out of your tonsils and they smell TERRIBLE. Luckily for me I can see where the "stones'' are coming from and I try to keep the area cleaned out as much as possible. Sometimes if I push on the side of my tonsil with a Q-tip the little stone will pop right out! I am a dental Hygienist so these are the only things I can tell you to try! Especially if you have already gotten the gum disease under control. I hope this helps!! Oh and maybe try looking into your diet... Maybe its something that you are eating? Sharp cheeses give people bad breath.

Replied by Lisa

Hi Zariah from Seattle,

Has any of these remedies worked for you yet? I have been using baking soda and hp for a gargle in the morning and SmartMouth the 24hr protection and it has helped some, anyway I have more confidence when talking to people.

Replied by Abler
(Bklyn, Ny)

I too suffered from BB for 5 years now. I just started taking Chlorophyll at night - 2 tblspn (it eliminates morning breath). In the morning after I brush my teeth I add 2 drops of Grapefruit seed extract to my toothbrush and brush my tongue. Within minutes I have to spit out the slimy saliva that I think contributes to BB. I have notice that it helps alot. But before trying this I took the antibiotic Augumentin for 10 days. It got rid of the horrible smells (like, rotten dead flesh, toilet water, feces, fart, etc. ) I had coming out of my nose. I guess it kill whatever bacteria I had. I heard that it's the only antibiotic/penicillin that will penetrate the bacteria cell membrane to get to the actual cause and kill it. So I hope this will help. I even carry the GSE with me in case... add a couple of drops to the back of my tongue.

Replied by Lisa

Hi Abler, Nice to meet you, its not fun having this problem and people talking behind your back about how bad your breath is as they do not understand that this is really a problem for some people, it has gotten to the point that I avoid outings with people because of the close contact, but I will try the grape seed extract along with the smartmouth 12 hr protection. Let me know how you are doing. Lisa

Replied by Abler
(Bklyn, Ny)

Hi Lisa, yeah I know what you mean. I was a very social person but when this happened I pulled away from people and my relationship suffered because I pulled away. I kept asking if you smell anything let me know but he kept saying no he did smell anything.... It was funny how everybody and their mother was smelling it but not my mate and/or my family... WEIRD! Sometimes I can still smell the bb or sulfur smell but only when I eat meat and dairy... So I try not to eat it only when I know I'm not going to be around anybody for a couple of days. I drink lots of water. I also try chewing on grapefruit/lemon rinds... That too is helping. Sometimes when you think the smell is gone and you go around people or in a crowd the person near you tends to frown or make a face like something smells... Then it makes you self conscious again... I will continue to try whatever natural remedy to get rid of this problem that almost caused me to commit suicide and kept me depressed for a long time. I want my life back!!

Replied by Kris10
(Dubai, Uae)

HI, I am suffering from bad breath, been experiencing for 6yrs already. where can we buy this liquid chloropyll? Help me plz.

Replied by Ed2010
(Oakville, Canada)

hi Kris, if you can't find chlorophyll. Just Juice any of the Green leaves and drink it,: Mint leaves, Coriander Leaves - Cilantro, Parsley Leaves, or Spinach. Or you can get try spirulina powder, which is rich in chlorophyll. Good Health

Replied by Roula
(Arlington, Virginia, Usa)

Wheatgrass is an excellent source of chlorophyll. Pines makes an excellent one in powder which you mix with water or another liquid. You can order it from Amazon or maybe find another distributer which sends to Dubai? pine

Replied by Vishal
(Los Angeles, Usa)

Hello all. I too have been a culprit of BB. However, I have white hairy tongue which is elongation of filiform papillae which are the smallest papillae's on your tongue. These papillae trap bacteria and food debris and create chronic halitosis. I've tried everything, even went and extracted my wisdom teeth last week but still no change. I'm going to try liquid chlorophyll and I hope this will make a change. I'm 27 and I already have grey hair because everyday I stress about this problem. I think twice before opening my mouth and saying something. I brush twice a day and scrape my tongue and its been over a year and still no changes. This has def. caused a dent in my social life.

Cinnamon and Honey

1 User Review
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Posted by Susan (South America)
5 out of 5 stars

First thing in the morning, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon cinnamon powder mixed in hot water. Breath stays fresh throughout the day.

Clove Oil

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Posted by Maria (New York, NY) on 09/19/2021
5 out of 5 stars


Cure: clove oil.

EC: Can you please provide more info, ie dosage, and instructions? Thanks.

Coffee Bean

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Posted by Sp (Nashville, Tn) on 05/19/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Chew on coffee bean for bad breath. It really does works and works better than breath mints. I used to carry mints in my purse, now I carry coffee bean with me. A friend of mine from Ethiopia told me about this. She said that coffee bean even works on garlic breath. So I tried it and she was right.

Replied by Jj
(Columbia, South Carolina)

What kind of coffee bean? You mean like the one in a bag you buy at the store?

Replied by Walter
(Hoffman Estates, Il)

I agree that it will help improve the breath. The problem with the coffee bean though is that it is not to be consumed. That's why it's filtered for the essence only. A nurse that we've known to carry these at work and chew on died of a liver cancer. You'd be better off looking for mints. Kind regards to this site's - haven sent sharing and caring community.

Replied by Saba
(Mentor, Oh)

I think she is talking about the roasted coffee beans. You can chew them with no problem. Not all cultures filter their coffee. Expresso is made from finely ground roasted coffee. Strong coffee simply mean more of the beans are dissolved in the water.


Colloidal Silver

Posted by Grammie4u (Duncan, Bc, British Columbia, Canada) on 07/20/2011

I make my own Colloidal Silver and my friends husband had a very bad case of halitosis. I gave him a bottle about eight years ago and he brushed his teeth with it and swallowed an ounce every day. They have bought their own machine since then and he hasn't had it since. Also, he hasn't turned silver like some of the talk shows said he would.

Replied by Lisa

Hello, Can I get the recipe for your colloidal silver?

Cranberry Extract

1 User Review
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Posted by Zulu gal (South Africa) on 09/23/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I have suffered from severe halitosis for close 10 years now and it has made my life a living hell. I have tried a plethora of different remedies, but nothing has worked for me, including the remedies that everyone on this site sings praises about - such as Hydrogen Peroxide, Probiotics, Liquid Chlorophyll, Activated Charcoal, etcetera. These help temporarily, but the stinky mouth and bad taste in the mouth always eventually return. After years of struggling to diagnose the root cause of the issue, I finally managed to pin it down to PND (post nasal drip). Managing chronic PND is expensive as it requires you to see a specialist and their rates are through the roof. Someone suggested I try cutting out gluten and dairy and perhaps going vegan to cure the issue but that wasn't feasible or affordable for me.

About a month ago, I started taking a cranberry extract (supplement) to help manage a recurring UTI and thrush problem - I swear I was getting vaginal thrush every single month. Lo and behold! Not only did the thrush and UTI issues disappear, but so did my halitosis! I was astonished! Especially because I wasn't even trying to cure the bad breath. Isn't that ironic? That I found a cure for my bad breath while attempting to treat a completely different health issue. I have no idea what's in cranberries that makes them completely get rid of bad odor. Even the little body odor I had has gone away. I don't even get morning breath! I will be forever grateful to cranberries for this. I had no idea that the solution to my problem was staring me in the face all along.

P.S. This solution works even better if you drink a lot of water (2 liters daily) and practice good oral hygiene. The solutions to all our health issues really can be found in nature!

Replied by dorothy


Which brand of cranberry extract you used and how many capsules per day?

Also, when did you take the capsules? First thing in the morning one mpty stomach or right after a meal or before sleep?

Thank you

Replied by Jay
(Houston, TX)

Hi, any update since this post? Also, which brand did you purchase?

Cream of Tarter

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Diana (New Zealand) on 01/09/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Just wondering if you have heard of the healing capabilities of Cream of Tartar? It was suggested on an Alternative Health Message Board. Since trying it I haven't suffered bad breath anymore..its meant to get rid of candida out of the body and the brain. Alot of people use it to stop smoking. There isn't alot of info on the web about it.

Replied by Dream
(Manila, Phils.)

hi there i just want to ask how to used the cream of tartar as a cure to badbreath and also the charcoal powder that u were talking..what kind of charcoal powder is this?and where can i buy it...and how will i used it? thanks! it would be a big help for me the information that u will give...

Deep Breathing

Posted by Alfred (Bangkok, Thailand) on 10/21/2010


"Deep breathing saturates the blood with oxygen. These oxygen-laden red blood cells carry a negative electrical charge. The blood actually moves thru the body electrically. This is how and why blood is able to go thru the entire body so quickly.. Three quarts of blood goes through our capillaries every sixty seconds.. That is why it is important to breath deeply for 5 min. Every day."

(info from 8.3 C. S. West)


Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Hi Alfred, maybe you would be interested in reading a book called Breathwalk, you can buy it on Amazon. I am starting to do it so I can't say yet how good it works but I intend to keep training so that I understand the technique fully. The authors give courses in the US and Mexico... I wish they would come to France once....

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