The tongue is a vital part of the digestive system. It is a muscular organ that helps to speak, taste, and swallow food. It also provides friendly surroundings to the anaerobic bacterias.
Anaerobic bacterias produce sulfur compounds which cause a stinky smell. In addition, it results in bad breath inside the mouth. Therefore, Ayurveda recommends cleaning the tongue with a scraper. It is one of the mandatory day rituals in Ayurveda. It is also known as “Jivha Nirlekhana.”
Tongue scraping is a simple daily ritual to clean your tongue with the scraper after brushing your teeth. As a result, to instantly get rid of harmful bacteria present in the mouth. You can do it with scrapers made of copper, silver, stainless steel, etc.
Tongue scraping is helpful to remove the coating present on the tongue. Thus it helps to eliminate bad breath from the mouth. It is also beneficial to enhance the food taste, maintain oral hygiene and health.
Ayurveda suggests different scrapers according to the body type.
- Pitta body type – Silver scraper
- Kapha body type – Copper scraper
You can use stainless steel also, but the copper scraper is the best.
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