Tongue cleaners have been used in India since ancient times. Using a tongue scraper to clean the tongue first thing every morning is the most effective way to remove the bacteria that collects on top of the tongue each night causing bad breath. Regular tongue scraping not only leads to fresher breath, but also removes these toxins before they can get absorbed into the system.
Tongue scraping also has some subtle healing actions that relate to the vital organs and digestive tract. The massaging of the tongue can stimulate these organs while promoting healthy elimination of bacteria and toxins.
Ayurvedic literature recommend that tongue scrapers should be made from materials such as copper, silver, gold and brass. Copper has powerful anti-bacterial properties. It not only kills off the “bad” bacteria of the mouth, but it instinctively allows the healthy “good” bacteria to flourish.
How to Use the Tongue Cleaner:
Use daily in the morning, on an empty stomach. Hold the two ends of the scraper in both hands. Extend the tongue and place the scraper 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.
Did You Know?
Medical research has shown that a copper tongue scraper is over twice as effective as a regular toothbrush at removing bio-burden from the tongue.