Tongue scraping has its beginnings as an Ayurvedic self care oral hygiene practice. It helps remove fungi, dead cells, food debris, toxins and bacteria from the surface of one’s tongue.

Our digestive system does not sleep, but when we do, it works towards removing all the toxins from our body, but it deposits all these on to our tongue. If these toxins are not scarped away in the morning, they will be reabsorbed by the body and could lead to many problems such as respiratory, digestive and it could compromise your immune system too.

A few reasons why you should keep your tongue scraper in use are listed below:

Bad Breath is not good!
Bad breath can have an awful effect on a person’s life. It can affect your relationships, self-esteem and even work. Bad breath originates in the area that lies at the back of your tongue, this area cannot be reached with a toothbrush. Tongue scarping plays a significant role in reducing and also removing bacteria that lies n the crevices of the tongue.

Taste Your Food Better!
Proper digestion starts with salivation and taste. If you do not make efforts to remove toxic mucus from the tongue, one’s taste buds can become blocked and you will not be able to recognize some foods and it could also lead to false cravings of food that you may not actually need. Scraping your tongue regularly will help open up the pores, and also allow you to enjoy more food flavors, it will also help your body to digest and assimilate food better.

Boost your immunity
The tongue plays an important role in boosting your immune system, as it is said to be the first line of defense. When you scrape your tongue, toxins will be less likely to get absorbed in to the body and this allows for overall efficient immunity.

So, go ahead and get your hands on a tongue scraper and make it an oral hygiene practice for better health. Be sure to speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist as well, so that you can understand which foods help with good digestive health. Speaking with a Homeopath too will help you find some simple herbal and natural remedies to everyday health problems that can easily be solved.