My mission is to find non-toxic, affordable steps to take care of our health. The focus is on the gums, teeth, and tongue. Each tooth in our mouth is related to a meridian and an organ in the body. When an organ or system becomes diseased or infected, the associated tooth most likely will express some type of symptom as well. Tongue scraping. In ancient ayurvedic literature, the tongue is called the organ of taste, speech, and cognition. Tongue scraping is called jihva nirlekhana, and it provides a host of benefits. Your tongue contains hundreds of taste buds that process six different tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent.
Gentle tongue scraping activates all of these taste buds and releases the six different tastes in your blood. In addition, the tongue is associated with the thyroid, lungs, heart, kidneys, stomach, and colon. By scraping the tongue, you not only maintain a healthy mouth but on a subtle level, you also maintain healthy viscera. It removes ama (toxins) and dead bacteria, improves the flavor of your food, reduces bad breath, and clears your mind. So, how do you do it? Using a stainless steel tongue scraper
(I have a regular bristle scraper), Gently scrape the entire tongue from the back forward for 7 to 14 strokes every morning, and observe the benefits for yourself.