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Best Bad Breath Remedy

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/04/2016

Many people think they should turn to special mouthwashes or toothbrushes to fix their bad breath. But bad breath odor isn't just about oral hygiene. In fact, it can have a lot to do with your immune system not keeping mold and fungus at bay. And it turns out that to fix that problem, all you've got to do is take a simple, natural bad breath remedy: oil of oregano.

So if you keep wishing you could get rid of bad odors and freshen your breath, read on to learn more about this herbal remedy.

In this article, I will cover:

Woman with hand over mouth: A young woman holds her hand over her mouth, covering up bad breath. | Best Bad Breath Remedy

The real cause of bad breath: mold and fungus

Chronic bad breath is a medical condition termed "halitosis." It is, at its root, an issue related to mold and fungus in the body. When our bodies develop an ongoing fungus and mold problem and these things are growing more than they should, we can have many different symptoms arise.

One of these is bad breath and halitosis. So when you find yourself having an unpleasant odor regularly, this should clue you in. It is a sign that your immune system might not be clearing out fungus and mold as it should.

Along with bad breath, you might experience a range of other symptoms and chronic issues.

These health problems include:

  1. Sinus issues.
  2. Respiratory problems.
  3. Skin problems (psoriasis, rashes, etc.).
  4. White tongue.
  5. Itchiness.
  6. Resistance to antibiotics (antibiotics are failing you).

All of these issues go hand in hand, and they are commonly caused by mold and fungus.

So if you have noticed any of these symptoms along with your chronic bad breath, then it is time to address your mold and fungus problem. You need to help your immune system kick into gear and take over, getting rid of things that have grown out of control.

That is where the oil of oregano comes in.

Oil of oregano: a powerful immune booster

When you think of oregano, you probably think of cooking and spices. Oregano is an herb that is commonly used in the kitchen to flavor dishes like soups, salad dressings, sauces, Mexican recipes, and more.

But did you know that oregano has many powerful health benefits?

One of the main benefits of oregano is that it helps strengthen the immune system. It is one of the most powerful anti-microbial herbs on the planet.

Oregano is:

  • Anti-microbial
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-candida
  • Anti-viral
  • Anti-parasite
  • Anti-mold

While it is really good at killing off the bad things that try to wreak havoc in your body like bacteria, it doesn't touch the good things. This makes it really safe to take and not prone to producing side effects.

Oregano is an exceptionally powerful herb when it comes to fighting off the odor-causing mold and funguses that are likely at the root of your halitosis. It is a very good bad breath cure.

And it will also help you get rid of other symptoms associated with it, like sinus or skin issues.

Oil of oregano: A brown bottle filled with oregano oil next to a fresh sprig of the oregano plant

How to stop bad breath with oil of oregano

Oil of oregano is an inexpensive natural remedy for bad breath. It will help you with your halitosis, along with other chronic issues you might have like sinus problems or skin problems. It will be far more effective than using floss or mouthwash. Although these can help out along the way, they won't really get to the actual root of the problem.

I recommend finding a good quality oregano supplement. Find one that uses wild oregano. And opt for capsule or pearl form. This will allow you to see the whole body, systemic effects.

If you've been dealing with chronic breathing problems, start taking it now. Follow the dosage recommendations and take as directed in the instructions.

Keep oregano oil on hand for other health problems

Once you've purchased oregano oil, it is a great thing to keep around the house. You can take it whenever you have a flare of any of the symptoms listed above related to bacteria, fungi, mold, etc. It is also really helpful to take when you feel a cold or illness coming along, as it can help support your immune system to fight off the virus or bacteria causing you to get sick.

You can also find oil of oregano in liquid form, which is good for topical issues and uses. For example, it can help with things like toenail fungus.


Other tips for managing bad breath

You may also want to focus on your oral health habits and try other remedies. Here are some practical tips to use alongside oil of oregano.

  • Brush and floss regularly.

    Keep good oral hygiene. Brush and floss your teeth at least twice per day, or even after each meal. This will help clear out food particles and odor-causing bacteria that could be contributing to your halitosis.

  • Brush or scrape your tongue.

    Bacteria and fungi that cause odors can build up on the tongue. Use a tongue scraper or brush your tongue with your toothbrush to improve your breath.

  • Keep hydrated.

    Dry mouth can make bacteria grow and cause things to get worse. Saliva helps get rid of bacteria. So when you have dry mouth and no saliva, bacteria thrive and odors increase. Drinking lots of water every day will help you avoid dry mouth.

  • Rinse your mouth regularly.

    You can even just use straight water or saltwater as a mouthwash to clear away debris and foul-smelling odors. You can also chew gum on keto to help with the bad breath but not gum loaded with sugar.

  • Chew on fresh herbs.

    Try cilantro, mint, parsley, or rosemary to help freshen up when needed. These herbs have health benefits themselves, and the act of chewing will also help get saliva moving to prevent dry mouth.

These steps will help you keep fresh breath, stave off odor, and keep your mouth healthy.


If you've been dealing with halitosis and don't know what to do to get rid of your bad breath, it is time to try oil of oregano.

A common cause of bad breath is an overgrowth of fungus and mold. When taken as a supplement, oil of oregano is a natural remedy that will activate the immune system to get rid of the harmful, odor-causing fungi and mold. This will help address the root cause of your problem, allowing you to experience fresh breath daily.

You will find that oregano is one of the best home remedies for bad breath. It is easy to take, inexpensive, and very effective.

Opt for a high-quality capsule of wild oregano, and take as recommended on the bottle.

Have you tried this home remedy? What was your experience? Share in the comments below.

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