KIRAN ATMA: Tongue Scraping
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Ayurvedic Self Care - Tongue Scraping



Tongue scraping is an Ayurvedic technique for removing poisons from the tongue and therefore avoiding sickness and disease. Toxins are removed by scraping the tongue. 

It also allows you to completely appreciate your meals throughout the day. 


  • Most individuals have some dirt on their tongue when they wake up, but a thick coating is a symptom of ama in the system. 
  • Ama is a sticky waste product that results from inadequate digestion. 
  • When agni is weak or overwhelmed by the incorrect meals, it builds up in the digestive system. 
  • If ama isn't adequately cleansed, it builds up and circulates throughout the body, ultimately settling in areas and creating obstructions in the srotamsi (energy channels) and unbalancing the doshas. 
  • This may result in a disease known as Amavisha in Sanskrit, which is a persistent accumulation of poisons. 
  • After eating, Amavisha may produce a heaviness and fogginess in the head, stiffness in the joints, and a drowsy, dull sensation. 


Ayurvedic Technique To Detox The Tongue



Tongue scraping not only eliminates toxins, but it also removes any hidden bacteria, such as streptococcus, so they don't reintroduce themselves into the system and create illnesses. 

Scraping the taste buds also helps to reactivate them by removing the layer that dulls their sensitivity. 


  1. Before brushing your teeth in the morning and evening, you should scrape your tongue. 
  2. Use a scraper made of stainless steel or copper, which may be found at any reputable pharmacy or health shop. 
  3. Stick out your tongue and allow it to become heavy and relaxed, then quietly count to five while scraping the surface of the tongue backward and forth. 
  4. Repeat with the scraper after rinsing it. 
  5. When you're done, wash your scraper with water and let it dry naturally before rinsing your mouth. 
  6. Brush your teeth as usual, then sip a small glass of warm water to help your digestive system relax. 


You may also want to read more about Ayurveda and Holistic Healing here.