Ayurvedic medicine recommends cleaning your tongue every morning

The tongue is the first line of defense of the immune system. It is an organ of vital importance in oral health, but also in general. Located between the inner world and the outside world, it has a direct connection with the digestive system, especially with the stomach, small intestine and large intestine.

For ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, the layer that covers your tongue reflects the health of your digestive system. A healthy tongue has a pinkish tone covered with a thin whitish layer, however an unhealthy tongue will be covered by a thick layer of yellow, white or gray.

Every night the organism detoxifies and leaves the toxic material on the surface of the tongue. An unhealthy tongue is the product of the accumulation of a large amount of waste, toxins and bacteria. This can generate:

– Halitosis (bad breath)

– Gum problems

– Increased predisposition to decay

– Bad digestion

– Low sensitivity or inflammation of the taste buds

– Health discomfort in general

Is your tongue covered by a white or yellow cape? Do you recognize any of these discomforts? Ayurveda, which is the science of health, gives you the solution.


This ancient medicine proposes a daily routine that benefits oral health and consists of scrape the tongue with a tongue cleaner to remove accumulated toxins. There are lingual cleaners made of plastic, copper and stainless steel. The recommended ones are those of stainless steel for their longer life. Brushing your tongue with the toothbrush is counterproductive, as it pushes the debris back into the tongue.

You can get tongue cleaners at eco stores and Ayurvedic stores. If you want to start this practice today, you can use a spoon.


Every morning, on an empty stomach, before brushing your teeth:

1. Open your mouth big and stick out your tongue as much as you can.

2. Put the tongue scraper as far behind the tongue as you can, without causing arcades.

3. Slide from behind to the tip of the tongue, repeating the movement 5 to 10 times. Do not perform the reverse movement: always from back to front.

4. Wash the cleaner after each pass.

5. At the end, rinse your mouth with warm water and clean the scraper with plenty of water.

When cleaning your tongue, you should not feel any pain or discomfort. Otherwise, taste buds, which I am very sensitive, could swell.


– Cleans toxins and bacteria from the tongue.

– Eliminates undigested particles.

– Improves breath.

– Cleans taste buds and improves their function.

– Promotes oral and digestive well-being.

– Promotes general physical well-being.

– Gently stimulates the internal organs



Pypore Kora

Ayurveda Health