Caring for the tongue is part of Dinacharya, the daily routines of cleansing the 5 sense organs. Here's how to care for the tongue, the Ayurveda way. Ayurveda recognizes that tongue is related to the water element. The water element tends to be heavy and cool. The tongue collects many bacterias and directly connects to the health of our gut.
Tongue scraping helps to aid with digestion, relieve Ama (toxins) from the body, relieve bacteria from the surface of the tongue and helps with getting rid of bad breath. Tongue scraping is a practice that you can do once of twice a day along with brushing your teeth.