Pick up a pinch of any of these — parsley, basil, or coriander
Can’t stand the stinging sensation caused by a mouthwash, but want sweeter breath? Pick up a pinch of one of these herbs instead: parsley, basil, or coriander.
Parsley Basil Coriander
All these herbs contain the green plant pigment chlorophyll, which is a powerful breath freshener.
Some more fresheners for your mouth: Apart from parsley, basil, and coriander, here are some more breath fresheners:
- Dill: It’s also rich in chlorophyll. Chew the seeds, or make dill tea by adding the leaves or mashed seeds to boiling water.
- Cardamom: It contains cineole, a potent antiseptic that kills bad-breath bacteria. You can chew the seeds and then spit them out.
- Anise: The seeds of this licorice-flavored herb have been used for a very long time to freshen breath. You can boil the seeds in a cup of water. Strain, and then drink or use as a mouthwash.
- Peppermint tea: This strong antiseptic helps fight halitosis.