Halitosis Stop

Kill the bacteria that cause bad breath

Natural antibacterial. Contains herbs known as antihalitosis, disinfectant, deodorant & antibacterial herbs that kill the bacteria associated with bad breath.

Lavender Lavandula angustifolia, Barberry Berberis vulgaris, Baical skullcap /Huang qin Radix scuttelaria, Dill seeds Anethum graveolens, Thyme Thymus vulgaris, Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis

Dosage: 5mls 3 x daily in water or fruit juice. Shake well before use. Gargel before swallowing.

This tincture contains a blend of herbs known as antihalitosis, disinfectant and deodorant herbs, that are able to kill the bacteria associated with bad breath. The herbs contain powerful anti-bacterial herbs that whose powerful antiseptic properties are able to kill many of the common bacteria. It is important to gargle before swallowing.

Lavender Lavandula angustifolia Lavender is antihalitosis, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatherapy, aromatic, carminative, cholagogue, diuretic, nervine, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic and natural RTK inhibitor. Lavender is an important relaxing herb, having a soothing and relaxing affect upon the nervous system. It is mainly used as an excellent restorative tonic. Its powerful antiseptic properties are able to kill many of the common bacteria such as typhoid, diphtheria, streptococcus and pneumococcus. In relation to cancer, lavender is a natural RTK inhibitor. Linalool, the primary natural constituent of Lavender essential oil has recently been the subject of a study for anti-cancer activity. Linalool was shown to have potent antitumour effects on a commonly studied liver cancer cell line.

Berberis vulgaris Barberry– Barberry is antibacterial, antipruritic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, appetizer, astringent, anticancer, cholagogue, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, hepatic, laxative, ophthalmic, purgative, refrigerant, stomachic and tonic. It is indicated for correcting liver function and promoting the flow of bile. and ameliorate conditions such as gallbladder pain, gallstones and jaundice. It is indicated when there is an cholecystis (inflammation of the gall-bladder) or in the presence of Cholelithiasis (gallstones). When jaundice occurs due to a congested state of the liver, Barberry is also indicated. As a bitter tonic with mild laxative effects, it is used with weak or debilitated people to strengthen and cleanse the system. An interesting action is its ability to reduce an enlarged spleen. It acts against malaria and is also effective in the treatment of protozoal infection due to Leishmania spp. Berberine is antibiotic, immuno-stimulatory, antispasmodic, sedative, hypotensive, uterotonic, cholerectic, & carminative activity. As a traditional medicine or dietary supplement, berberine has showed some activity against fungal infections, candida, yeast, parasites, and bacterial/viral infections. Some research has been undertaken into possible use against infection. It is used orally in the treatment of various enteric infections, especially bacterial dysentery. It should not be used with Glycyrrhiza species (Liquorice) because this nullifies the effects of the berberine. Berberine has also shown anti-tumour activity and is also effective in the treatment of hypersensitive eyes, inflamed lids and conjunctivitis. The root bark has also been used as a purgative and treatment for diarrhoea and is diaphoretic. A tincture of the root bark has been used in the treatment of rheumatism, sciatica etc.

Baical skullcap / Huang qin Radix scuttelaria – Baical skullcap is anti-allergic, antibacterial, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant, diuretic, sedative and vasodilatory. In TCM Huang qin clears heat and drains fire in the upper burner and is indicated for fever, irritability, thirst and cough. Huang qin also clear stomach heat and dries damp and is indicated for diarrhoea, dysentery, thirst with no desire to drink, lin syndrome (urinary tract infections) and jaundice. It also clears heat and is used to stop bleeding, heamoptemesis, nosebleed and blood in stool. Huang qin is also said to clear heat and calm foetus and is prescribed for restless foetus due to heat. Finally Huang qin sedates liver yang and treats headache, irritability, red eyes bitter taste and halitosis. Radix scuttelaria has been found in clinical trials to inhibiting halitosis-correlated bacteria. There is also scientific evidence to support the use of Baical skullcap for allergies such as asthma, hay fever, eczema and nettle rash. This herb is used to treat fevers, coughs, and gastrointestinal infections that bring on diarrhoea. Anethum graveolens (Dill seeds) – Dill seeds are antihalitosis, aromatic, carminative, diuretic, galactogogue, stimulant, and stomachic. Dill has a very long history of herbal use going back more than 2,000 years. The seeds are a common and very effective household remedy for a wide range of digestive problems. An infusion is especially efficacious in treating gripe in babies and flatulence in young children. The seed is aromatic, carminative, mildly diuretic, galactogogue, stimulant and stomachic. It is also used in the form of an extracted essential oil. Chewing the seed improves bad breath. Dill is also a useful addition to cough, cold and flu remedies. Dill will also help to increase the flow of milk in nursing mothers and will then be taken by the baby in the milk to help prevent colic.

Thyme Thymus vulgaris Thyme is anthelmintic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatherapy, carminative, deodorant, diaphoretic, disinfectant, expectorant, sedative, tonic. It is very rich in essential oils and these are the active ingredients responsible for most of the medicinal properties. In particular, thyme is valued for its antiseptic and antioxidant properties, it is an excellent tonic and is used in treating respiratory diseases and a variety of other ailments. The plant is used internally in the treatment of dry coughs, whooping cough, bronchitis, bronchial catarrh, asthma, laryngitis, indigestion, gastritis and diarrhoea and enuresis in children. With its high content of volatile oil, Thyme makes a good carminative for use in dyspepsia and sluggish digestion. This oil is also a strongly antiseptic substance, which explains many of Thyme's uses. It is used internally for respiratory and digestive infections. As a stimulating expectorant it helps to bring up phlegm. It is indicated for colds, whooping cough, bronchitis, catarrh; asthma, bronchitis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD). Thyme has an antioxidant effect, thus regular use of this herb improves the health and longevity of individual body cells and therefore prolongs the life of the body

Rosemary Rosmarinus offcinalis – Rosemary is a carminative, anti-spasmodic, anti-depressive, rubefacient, anti-microbial, emmenagogue and nervine. Rosemary is best known as a cerebral circulatory stimulant, improving blood flow to the head thereby improving memory. As a nervous system tonic it is used to prevent debility due to stress. Rosemary is a circulatory and nervine stimulant, which in addition to the toning and calming effect on the digestion is used where psychological tension is present. This may show for instance as flatulent dyspepsia, headache or depression associated with debility. As an emmenagogue it is prescribed for amenorrhoea or hypomenorrhoea.

Carahealth Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tinctures

Not all herbal tinctures are equal. Our Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tinctures are 1:1 where possible or 1:2 strength only where 1:1 strength is unavailable, This means they are 1 part herb in 1 part liquid or 2 parts liquid respectively, as opposed to other herbs on the Irish and UK market which are either 1:3 or 1:5 which is 1 part herb to 3 parts liquid or 5 parts liquid respectively. This means Carahealth tinctures at least 3-5 times greater in strength therefore effectiveness.

All tinctures are supplied in a one month supply only consisting of 2 x 200 ml bottles (400 ml total). Again your purchase will last one month when taken at the therapeutic dose of 7 1/2 ml 2 x day or if preferred 5 ml 3 x day in a little water before meals (or after meals if you have a sensitive stomach).

Quality Control

The herbs prescribed are organic, biodynamic or wild crafted where humanly possible. Endangered species are not used.

Our herbs comply with current Good manufacturing Practice (cGMP). At various stages during the process, manufacturing and distribution, samples are taken for validation and verification in the manufacturer’s laboratory to ensure standard levels of active constituents are present in every batch. These tests involve standard pharmacopoeia testing, such as:

  • Analytical chromatography including Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)
  • Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Herbs are also tested for

  • Microbial levels
  • Foreign matter
  • Total and acid insoluble ash
  • Loss on drying
  • Ethanol soluble extractive and insoluble residues
  • Water soluble extractive
  • Alcohol estimation
  • Swelling index
  • Large number of other specialist Pharmacopoeia monograph assays and tests
  • Pesticides/heavy metals

Ethanol used in production of Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tinctures

The ethanol high grade (pharmaceutical quality) ethanol distilled from French sugar beet, is guaranteed gluten free and complies with the full requirements of the British and European Pharmacopoeia for residue levels.

Water used in manufacture

Public mains water is not used. Only highly filtered water which is piped from deep underground, or pharmaceutical grade purified water is used. Every single batch of every product leaving us is tested for conformity to European Pharmacopoeia microbiological limits.

Drug/herb interactions

The Carahealth Practitioner Strength Organic Herbal Tincture range has been formulated to have no negative drug/herb interactions. If you are on medication, pregnant or breastfeeding, Carahealth recommend getting expert naturopathic advice on herbal contraindications and drug/herb interactions by booking a Skype consult.

Carahealth accept no responsibility if you self-prescribe my herbs whilst taking medication or are pregnant or breastfeeding (although Carahealth Partus Prep and Carahealth Birth Aid can be self-prescribed as they are specific for pregnancy).


The general rule is for every year you have had a condition, a month of treatment is required. If you are on the correct prescription you should notice an improvement within the first 2 weeks and then expect slow and steady improvement the longer you are on the herbs.

Carahealth Dispensary

Herbs are dispensed in HDPE plastic bottles. Plastic bottles are used to prevent breakages and reduce weight for postage. HDPE is number 2 in the triangle and considered to be a stable, non leaching and hence safe plastic. The bottles are widely recyclable. Carahealth Herbal Tinctures are mixed personally and professionally by our triple degree qualified CAM practitioner with 19 years clinical experience, Carina Harkin.

Special orders

For children's doses, for a tailor-made remedy or if you would like to mix and match your 2 bottle order contact our Naturopathic Consultant Carahealth can supply virtually any herbal tincture you require. Carina can make a herbal tincture specifically for you that is safe in pregnancy, breastfeeding or if you are on medication. Or perhaps you are not on medication but would like to book a Skype Consult to ensure your self-prescription is correct and would like advice on diet, lifestyle and supplements.

Carina Harkin BHSc.Nat.BHSc.Hom.BHSc.Acu.

Cert IV TAE. ARCHTI mem.