The Green Earth
Mother nature is always self-balancing, self-adjusting and self-cleansing. Being an integral part of nature, humans have an obligation to assist her in creating a better place to live in. At Sri Dhanvanthari Madom, we are committed to minimize our impact on the planet by promoting the use of sustainable eco-friendly products, contributing to a cleaner, safer environment.
Our planet has undergone several dramatic and detrimental events because of rapid industrialization and urbanization. Population boom, increased energy demands and imprudent use of fossil fuels has led to widespread environ mental degradation. We are slowly realizing about the harm done to our planet by our environmentally irresponsible acts. Many of us are opting for a more sustainable and eco-friendly life by choosing organic food, using chemical free products and cutting down the use of single use plastics. Disposable cutlery is showing up in the Top 10 list of trash found in our oceans.
Why should we practice tongue cleaning?
After voiding our urges, most of us proceed to brushing our teeth. You must have noticed a white coating on your tongue- a sign of ama or undigested metabolic waste. Half of our oral bacteria that cause bad breath and cavities live on and around the crevices of the tongue. Research has concluded that tongue scraping is more effective than a toothbrush at removing these harmful bacteria and toxins.
Ayurveda clearly mentions cleaning the tongue by Jihwa prakshalana or tongue scraping, even before drinking water, lest it be reabsorbed while eating or drinking. This practice eliminates the bacteria which causes bad breath and un earths the taste buds to achieve a better digestive strength.According to ancient Ayurvedic text, the Charaka Samhita, tongue scrapers should be made using unalloyed metals such as gold, silver or copper. Tongue scraping has been practised since centuries in India, Europe and Africa. Times have changed and effectiveness of tongue cleaning has now been appreciated by the scientific community and is recommended to be included in our daily routine.
Why use copper for making tongue cleaners?
Copper is one of the earliest metals mined and worked by humans. It is considered an auspicious metal in Hindu ism and was used in many religious rituals. Drinking water which is stored overnight in a copper vessel helps balance tridoshas according to Ayurveda.
Copper has been used for centuries because of its antibacterial properties and is perfect for making tongue cleaners, as they get rid of the bad bacteria and also provide important enzymes that help the good microbes to survive. They are also a more sustainable option than plastic scrapers, as they last for years, if properly maintained. Even if you have to discard your copper tongue cleaner, 95% of copper can be recycled, that means it will not end up in a landfill and damage the environment like a plastic scraper.
Sutraveda Copper Tongue Cleaner is handcrafted from 100% pure copper, which helps promote oral hygiene and fresh breath because of its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Each tongue cleaner is carefully packed in an exquisite, eco friendly and reusable jute bag. It has a curved surface and ergonomic design for effortless cleaning of the entire tongue. Thick, long handles and smooth edges help you control the pressure and avoid any cuts and nicks. The handles have a comfortable grip which makes it easy to hold and use. Sutraveda Copper Tongue Cleaner is thick yet flexible and can be reshaped to fit all mouth sizes. It is a durable and non-gagging tongue cleaner that helps to improve overall oral health and bacterial buildup, and a sustainable alternative to plastic tongue cleaners.
Sri Dhanvanthari Madom believes in making environmentally conscious choices. We want to provide you with the most natural, eco-friendly and health conscious products, whilst also providing a small yet vital support to a more sustainable and regenerative future.
Removes unwanted buildup of metabolic waste and activates your salivary glands for a healthy gut and body.
Handcrafted from 100% pure copper
Helps promote oral hygiene and fresh breath.
Packed in an exquisite, eco friendly and reusable jute bag.
Ergonomic design for effortless cleaning of the entire tongue.
Thick and smooth edges help avoid any cuts and nicks.
Handles have a comfortable grip, which makes it easy to hold and use.
Sustainable alternative to plastic tongue cleaners.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of tongue scraping?
Majority of the bacteria that cause bad breath live on your tongue. A tongue scraper effectively removes this build-up and reduces the incidence of tooth decay. A balanced microbiome thus results in an improved immune system, better taste perception, and a healthy gut. Scraping also activates salivary glands that improve digestion.
How to use Sutraveda Copper Tongue Cleaner?
Tongue scraping is best done first thing in the morning before eating any food. Hold the handles of Sutraveda Copper Tongue Cleaner on either side. Extend your tongue and place the tongue cleaner at the back of the tongue and gently scrape the coating over your tongue. Wash the tongue cleaner and repeat the procedure 5-7 times until the tongue is clean.
My Sutraveda Copper Tongue Cleaner has oxidised. What do I do?
It is normal for copper to oxidise with use. If you want the shine back, just rub your Sutraveda Copper Tongue Cleaner with a lemon cut into half over the tarnished areas. You can add salt on the lemon for better results. Rub and polish with a clean, dry cloth. If maintained properly, your Sutraveda Copper Tongue Cleaner will last forever.