Homeopathy Treatment for bad breath

The unpleasant smell of the breath can have different causes. Bad breath occurs in everyone and is not pathological. It is usually organic compounds that make up bad breath and are associated with other diseases. Sulfur compounds are formed, especially during the night’s rest, which then lead to bad breath due to bacterial decomposition.

Homeopathic remedies are used with the aim of improving bad breath. 

Which homeopathic remedies help?

Physical symptoms are described below. Choose a homeopathic remedy for bad breath/taste worse that best suits your situation.

Potassium phosphoricum

unpleasant foul-smelling breath with a yellowish coating on the tongue, often with a bitter taste when waking up. The culprit can be the teeth or the stomach.

Soluble mercury

bad breath, often associated with excessive salivation and a metallic taste in the mouth. The gums are often inflamed and the tongue is coated and swollen.


Bad breath from rancid-tasting belching, often associated with cracked, cracked lips and tongue blisters.


Bad breath with a sour taste in the mouth and profuse salivation alternating with acid regurgitation.


putrid and sticky taste in the mouth especially in the morning. The mouth is dry, but there is no thirst.


bitter taste in mouth with whitish or yellowish coated tongue. The mouth is dry. Patient is very thirsty.

Triggers and causes

In most cases, the trigger for bad breath is in the oral cavity, the nose and throat area or can come from the stomach. The following possibilities can be the cause:

  • Poor dental hygiene (food leftovers decompose and form bad breath)
  • Bad teeth (tooth decay)
  • Alcohol consumption (also possible with mouthwash containing alcohol)
  • Smoking
  • gingivitis
  • Too little salivation (dry mouth)
  • Ear and throat infections
  • Cancer
  • reflux (rising gastric acid)
  • Garlic and other extreme foods
  • Sulfur drugs
  • Disturbance of the intestinal flora in food allergies

Accompanying symptoms of bad breath

  • bad taste in the mouth
  • heartburn
  • dry mouth

Further tips and information on treatment

It is usually difficult for those affected to determine their bad breath themselves. In most cases, bad breath can be curbed if the causes are tackled.


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