Ayurveda & Tongue Scraping

imageThe tongue scraper (or tongue cleaner) dates back to ancient times in India, but this is gaining lots of attention in the West. Tongue scraping not only enables you to breathe easier and fresher but it also gets rid of excess food residue that mounts up in this area of the mouth.  Using a tongue scraper is guaranteed to bring health benefits to anyone willing to give it a try, and it is worth understanding the advantages a tongue scraper has to your overall health and wellbeing.

So What Are the Actual Benefits of Tongue Scraping?

Clears toxins & bacteria from the tongue
Helps remove coating on the tongue that leads to bad breath
Helps eliminate undigested food particles from the tongue
Enhances the sense of taste
Promotes overall oral & digestive health
Gently stimulates the internal organs
Increases your awareness of your state of health
For Oral Hygiene and Fresh Breath

We all want fresh breath, there’s nothing worse than being impacted by Halitosis and knowing that’s why none of your friends will go near you without a gas mask. Of course that’s making light of the situation but anyone who suffers bad breath will know exactly where I’m coming from.  In some cases, bad breath is the result of some sort of dental problem and it’s always a good idea to get it checked out. Current research indicates that most cases of halitosis (85-90% of them) are a result of the metabolic outputs of naturally occurring bacteria inside the mouth, typically occupying the very back of the tongue.  This part of the tongue provides a wonderful environment for bacteria to grow, because it’s relatively undisturbed by normal activity in the mouth. It’s drier than other parts of the mouth, and tends to be poorly cleansed. It often also provides food that bacteria feeds on . These bacteria are also present in many dental problems for example, accumulation of plaque, tooth decay, gum ailments etc.  When we talk about the benefits of tongue scraping, Especially in relation to Ayurveda we look at the benefits to the body as a whole. When old unremoved food enters the stomach from the tongue, it can result in all kinds of problems including diharrea & even vomiting.  Many people use a toothbrush for tongue cleaning and whilst there’s nothing wrong with this, you’re not guaranteed to shift all the gunk so why not make tongue scraping part of your daily morning routine?

How To Use it

Hold the tongue scraper with both hands flat to the Tongue, curved part at the back of the tongue. Pull the tongue scraper forward out of the mouth, wipe and repeat. Do this at least 3 times and feel the difference.

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