Natural remedies for bad breath include gargling with salt water, eating probiotic-rich foods and incorporating fresh herbs in the daily diet, according to Food Matters. Drinking lots of fluoride-free water daily also helps in alleviating bad breath.
Fresh herbs that help in eliminating bad breath include stinging nettle, alfalfa sprouts, peppermint, fennel, parsley and licorice, states Food Matters. These herbs assist in the excretion of body toxins that cause bad breath. Fermented foods such as yogurt and sauerkraut are rich in probiotics that improve the body’s digestive function, which leads to proper elimination of body wastes, ultimately preventing the development of bad breath. Gargling with water infused with Himalayan crystal salt also eliminates halitosis-causing bacteria that thrive on the throat and tonsils.