Thomas Ramey Watson

What Your Tongue Says About Your Health

Shubhra Krishan
May 8, 2012

Stand before the mirror, and stick out your tongue.

Nothing extraordinary; just an organ of taste and speech, right?

But Ayurvedic healers can read astonishing clues to your health on your tongue. The classic ayurvedic treatise Charaka Samhita, written in 3rd century BC says, “The dirt which is collected at the root of the tongue creates obstructions in respiration and produces a foul smell, hence one should scrape the tongue.”

Although a healthy tongue is pink and free of bumps or spots, most people have a little coating on their tongues.

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