Our digestive process begins the moment we put food in our mouth. If our tongue is covered with debris of food, bacteria, toxins and dead cells it can affect our digestion.
Our tongue sends the right signals to our body on what type of digestive enzymes to produce, if we still have debris from the last meal on our tongue, the tongue cannot properly indicate the foods we are eating.
In Ayurveda, it is said that tongue
scraping can reduce bad breath,
prevent disease and help you
form best oral hygiene habits.
Dental research has also shown that tongue scraping is more effective at removing toxins than a toothbrush. The art of scrapping makes our taste-buds sensitive and allows us to really taste our food.
Benefits of using a tongue scrapper
1. Gets rid of toxins, bacteria & dead cells from the tongue
2. Improves bad breath
3. Promotes better digestion
4. Enhances our taste-buds
5. Stimulates our internal organs gently
How to Use a tongue scrapper
Step 1: Stick your tongue out.
Step 2: Place the tongue scrapper on the back of your tongue (please try not to go too far back, it may cause gagging) and gently move forward, rinse the scrapper and repeat at least 5 times.
Step 3: Rinse your mouth and let your taste buds do the rest.
Why should you use copper?
Copper has been used for centuries as a bacteria-resistant metal. Our mouth is loaded with a mix of good and not-so-good bacteria therefore making copper a better choice as it provides some important enzymes that are needed for the healthy microbes in the mouth to survive.
You can purchase a set of 12 on Amazon for less than $10.
Make sure to change your tongue scrapper every month.
Much Love & Peace,