Why you need a tongue scraper!
Updated: Aug 28
Any tongue scrapers here? I'd love to hear from you in the comments!
I have to admit, its kinda gross, but kinda rewarding getting rid of all the gunk, and hopefully you don't have much! But if you do, its better to scrape.
With so many benefits, it really is something you should add to you morning routine, Not only is it great for oral hygiene promoting healthy teeth, gums and breath, it impacts your health far deeper.
The tongue is like a window or map to your internal system, particularly your digestion system, it's a bit like reflexology on the feet. Scraping the tongue each morning allows us to quickly check in to see how everything is functioning and by giving the tongue a quick scrape we are also stimulating all the internal organs.
Ama (undigested toxins) is the root cause of disease according to Ayurveda and a few tell tale signs you have some ama going on is a coated tongue and loss of taste or appetite. Therefore, Tongue scraping is a great way of reducing Ama (toxins), improving the taste of your food and stimulating digestion, no wonder its an important a part of the Ayurvedic daily routine (dinacharya). Tongue scraping is best done first thing on an empty stomach and followed up with some Oil Pulling which again has so many benefits but especially good for sensitive or discoloured teeth.
Are you ready to overhaul your morning oral care routine? Download & this print this step-by-step guide from our friends at Banyan Botanicals.
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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure. It is for informational/educational purposes only, and provides Ayurvedic insight about how you can best support your body through seasonal changes.
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