Why You Need a Tongue Cleaner: The Health Benefits of Tongue Scraping

Tongue scraping is an ancient self-care ritual to remove the toxins from the surface of the tongue.

Copper Tongue Scraper

According to Ayurveda, our tongue is a good indicator of the state of our digestion and internal health. A white thick coating on the tongue indicates an increase of toxins and kapha in the body. Dry cracks on the tongue indicate vata aggravation. Bright red patches on the tongue indicate pitta aggravation. By looking at the tongue each morning, it is easy to keep a track of our digestive health.

What is Tongue Scraping?

Tongue scraping is a simple practice that involves using a small, curved tool (like a copper tongue cleaner) to gently remove bacteria, food debris, and other substances from the surface of the tongue. This practice is believed to have a number of benefits, including:

  • Eliminates bad breath & toxins
  • Improves the ability to taste
  • Removes coating on the tongue
  • Keeps mouth clean and fresh
  • Promotes overall oral hygiene

In Ayurveda, tongue scraping is considered an important part of daily oral hygiene. It is believed to help remove toxins that accumulate on the tongue overnight, and to stimulate the internal organs, helping to improve digestion and overall health.

Do Tongue Cleaners Work?

There is some scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of tongue scraping. One study found that tongue scraping was more effective at reducing bad breath than brushing alone, and another study found that tongue scraping improved the sense of taste in people with a diminished sense of taste. In addition, many people who use tongue scrapers report experiencing fresher breath and a cleaner mouth after using this practice.

How to Scrape Your Tongue

To use a tongue scraper, simply place the copper tongue scraper at the back of your tongue and gently scrape forward, repeating the process several times until your tongue feels clean. It is generally recommended to do this first thing in the morning, before brushing or eating. Be sure to rinse the scraper between each scraping and wash it thoroughly before putting it away. By incorporating tongue scraping into your daily routine, you can help improve your oral hygiene and overall health. (Our recommended: herbal toothpaste).

Why Choose a Copper Tongue Cleaner

Copper is a natural antimicrobial material, making it a great choice for a tongue cleaner. It has been used for centuries in Ayurveda for its purifying and healing properties. copper tongue scraper are also durable and long-lasting, making them a good investment for your oral hygiene routine. So why wait? Try a copper tongue cleaner today and experience the benefits of tongue scraping for yourself!

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About Preeti Gupta

Preeti Gupta is a classically trained Ayurvedic Practitioner practicing in the Bay area. She provides personalized Ayurvedic counseling sessions and monthly group wellness events that focus on balanced diet, healthy nutrition, natural detoxification, rejuvenation and disease prevention. She is passionate about using food as a medicine, and she looks forward to being part of your Ayurvedic journey soon!