The art of tongue cleaning has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years. Scraping the tongue first thing each morning is proven to be the most efficient way to remove the bacteria that collects on top of the tongue each night. This not only freshens one’s breath, but also rids these toxins before they are reabsorbed back into the system.
Tongue scraping also has some subtle healing actions that relate to the vital organs and digestive tract. This “massaging” of the tongue stimulates and awakens these organs while promoting healthy elimination.
Why copper? According to Ayurvedic tradition and literature, tongue scrapers should be made of copper, silver, gold, tin or brass. Copper has been clinically proven to be anti-bacterial by nature. It not only kills off the “bad” bacteria of the mouth, but it instinctively allows the healthy “good” bacteria to flourish.
Use: Daily in the morning, on an empty stomach. Hold the two ends in both hands. Extend the tongue and place the tongue cleaner on the surface of the tongue, as far back as is comfortable. Gently pull the tongue cleaner forward so that it removes the unwanted coating. Rinse the tongue cleaner and repeat as necessary, usually 7-14 times.