Tongue Scrapper (Stainless Steel)
Tongue Scrapper (Stainless Steel)
Benefits of Tongue Cleaning:
Reduces the toxins and bacteria on the tongue that cause bad breath
Enhances the sense of taste
Gently stimulates the internal organs
Helps eliminate unattractive coating on the tongue
We’ve all heard about the importance of healthy teeth and gums, but what about the health of the tongue? After all, the tongue is the first major organ in the body to come into contact with food. Undigested food particles that linger upon the tongue—often manifesting as a white, thick coat—can prevent the tongue from fully tasting flavors. This coating can also cause unwanted toxicity within the body, bad breath, and poor oral hygiene.
According to Ayurveda, cleaning the tongue every morning is an important part of the daily oral hygiene routine, along with regular brushing and flossing of the teeth. Gently scraping the tongue with a tongue cleaner can effectively reduce the bacteria in the mouth that cause bad breath. Our specially designed tongue cleaner is made in the U.S.A. with premium quality stainless steel.
A Closer Look at Practices that Promote Oral Health
The following Ayurvedic strategies can be practiced in addition to daily brushing and flossing to promote optimal oral health. We’ll help you to understand the benefits of each practice, and cover the practical tools you’ll need to get started.
According to Ayurveda, the tongue is connected to—and mirrors the health of—many vital organs throughout the body: the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, spleen, stomach, small intestine, colon, and so on. In Ayurveda, looking at the tongue is one of several methods for assessing the health of these organs, and scraping the tongue with a Tongue Cleaner is said to directly impact each of them. Because the tongue is soft and spongy, a firm and inflexible object like a tongue cleaner cleans it far more effectively than a supple entity like a toothbrush. A tongue scraper simply does a superior job of loosening and clearing any accumulations from the folds and grooves of the tongue so that they can be completely eliminated from the mouth.
Tongue: Related Tastes & Organs
Using a tongue cleaner daily:
- Improves oral hygiene.
- Clears ama (toxins) and bacteria from the tongue.
- Removes the unwanted coating from the tongue.
- Promotes fresh breath.
- Enhances the sense of taste.
- Gently stimulates the internal organs.
- Enriches oral, digestive, and overall health.
- Encourages daily awareness of one’s current state of health as reflected via the tongue.
How to Practice
Ayurveda recommends using a tongue cleaner at the start of each day, on an empty stomach. To practice, hold the ends of the tongue cleaner in both hands, open the mouth and extend the tongue over a sink. Place the curved edge of the tongue cleaner on the rear surface of the tongue, as far back as is comfortable. Press down gently on the surface of the tongue, and pull the tongue cleaner forward, removing the unwanted coating. Rinse the tongue cleaner with warm water and repeat three to five times, or until the tongue is free of coating and feels fresh and clean. For added benefit, add up to ten additional strokes to further stimulate the internal organs and support healthy digestion and elimination. But be gentle. The tongue should not bleed or develop soreness from this practice. If your tongue is sensitive at first, start with fewer strokes and gradually build up to more. For a quick-reference resource on this practice, please see our handout on Tongue Cleaning.