Treating bad breath is part of ibadah. Our Prophet Muhammad (saw) used to dislike foul odour like everyone else and have advised us to take necessary measures to prevent it.
Narrated Hudhaifa: “When the Prophet (p.b.u.h) got up at night (for the night prayer), he used to clean his mouth. (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Friday Prayer, Volume 2, Book 13, Number 14)”
Jabir b. ‘Abdullah reported the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) saying: “He who eats of this (offensive/strong odour) plant, i. e garlic, and sometimes he said: He who eats onion and garlic and leek, should not approach our mosque for the angels are harmed by the same things as the children of Adam. (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Prayers (Kitab Al-Salat), Book 004, Number 1147)”
“Garlic and onions top the list when it comes to halitosis,” says Lisa Harper Mallonee, MPH, RD, associate professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry. That’s because the smelly sulfur compounds in garlic and onions linger in your mouth and are absorbed in the bloodstream and expelled when you exhale. (Source: webmd.com)
Thus, one should be sensitive towards making others uncomfortable by having bad breath. Listed below are 10+ natural foods which prevent bad breath.
- Lemon Juice
While we work on beautifying our physical beauty, we have to also remember to beautify our character.
Abu Darda reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Nothing is heavier upon the scale of the believer on the Day of Resurrection than his good character. Verily, Allah hates the shameless, obscene person.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhi