Melegueta Pepper: old-style breath mint!

by Antonia
(UK)

I read in a book ("Black Tudors" by Miranda Kaufmann) that Melegueta pepper was used in the 16th century as a kind of breath mint - freshening up your breath in an age without toothbrushes:-)

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Other Natural Breath Fresheners
by: Ellen

Thanks for that reminder about Melegueta Pepper used as a breath freshener. Its also used as a carminative: eases flatulence/body gas, a diuretic, an appetite stimulator, and pain easer.

Some other spices and herbs that are natural breath fresheners include: Cardamom, Anise Seed, Star Anise, and Parsley.

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