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Tongue Scraping & Oil Pulling


Tongue Scrapper-Oil Pulling

These two practices are traditional Ayurvedic practices that benefit oral health, digestion, assimilation, and elimination processes and have been used for thousands of years.







Tongue scraping cleans the tongue of toxins and bacteria and engages the taste buds connected to the internal organs. Its practice helps to initiate the body's digestive, assimilation, and elimination processes. It is recommended that this practice is done first thing in the morning before brushing.


Instructions:

  1. Hold the two ends of the tongue scraper in both hands. Extend the tongue and place the tongue scraper on the surface of the language, as far back as is comfortable.

  2. Gently pull the tongue scraper forward so that it removes the unwanted coating.

  3. Repeat seven times, and then rinse off the tongue scraper.

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Oil Pulling / Swishing

Oil pulling is a traditional Ayurvedic first documented around 100-200 BC.

You'll feel cleansing as you swish the oil around your mouth, teeth, gums, and tongue. The oil mixes with the saliva, creating a thin, white liquid. This swishing action activates the enzymes, which draw toxins out of the blood. More specifically, lipids in the oil help extract toxins from the mouth's saliva. The oil continues absorbing toxins while turning thick and white later. The oil becomes toxic, so spitting it out instead of swallowing it is an important last step, as you don’t want to reabsorb the toxins. While you can do this process anytime during the day, it is most beneficial when rising, before brushing, and eating.


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