If you’re concerned about the harmful chemicals contained in deodorants and anti-perspirations, there is a natural remedy that will prevent body odour – if you haven’t tried it already, it’s well worth a go.
Chlorophyll – the green pigment that’s found in green plants and helps them absorb energy from the sun – has long been used to keep bad breath and BO at bay, whether it’s in capsule or liquid form or just in the form of dark green, leafy plants.
Vegetables such as spinach, kale, Swiss chard, as well as herbs such as parsley, mint, coriander/cilantro and dill, contain plenty of chlorophyll.
In fact, many people swear that consuming parsley every day, either as a small, raw bunch, chopped up on a meal, or served as a tea by steeping a teaspoon of chopped parsley in a cup of boiling water, means that they no longer have to wear any chemical scent.
That doesn’t mean you stop sweating – simply that being sweaty no longer causes you to smell bad.
If you can’t bear the taste of parsley, parsley capsules are available from health food stores, or you can purchase chlorophyll tablets or liquid instead. It’s worth a try for when you’re loading up on garlic to ward off a cold!
Although the effect of chlorophyll, and parsley, on body odour is well documented anecdotally, there’s not yet enough clinical evidence for it to be marketed as a smell-killer, which is why it’s sold as a dietary supplement.