There are several benefits of tongue scraping to improve your overall health. the benefits range from eliminating bad breath to boosting your immunity.
The ancient art of tongue diagnosis also describes quite characteristic patterns that can reveal the functional status of respective internal organs merely by observing the surface of the tongue.
Check your tongue out in a mirror
Take notice of your tongue
Look at the shape
Look on the top, all the way to the back of the tongue, the sides and underneath.
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
How to Tongue Scrape
One of the best ways to keep the tongue healthy is by scraping it daily. This removes overnight build-up of bacteria and toxins on the tongue. Rather than brushing the tongue, which will only push bacteria and toxins into the tongue. You can use a tongue scraper or spoon.
According to Ayurveda scraping the tongue should only be practiced early the morning or in the evening on an empty stomach.
Step One: Extend the tongue and place the scraper as far back on the tongue as comfortable.
Step Two: Using one long stroke, gently pull the scraper forward so that it removes the unwanted coating on the tongue.
Step Three: Rinse the scraper and repeat.