With all the fun stuff that winter brings — crisp temperatures, picturesque snowscapes, holiday time with family and friends, winter sports — it also has its share of not-so-fun stuff. Winter is also the dreaded cold, flu and strep season. Yet there’s a simple Ayurvedic secret to help stop these maladies (yes, even strep) in their tracks and keep you enjoying the winter in style. What’s the secret? Tongue Cleaning!!! The humble, unassuming tongue cleaner can be your new fall best friend forever.
We may be familiar with how tongue cleaning works to help remove bacteria that cause bad breath (halitosis) but did you know that it is also quite effective against cold and flu and even removes bacteria such as mutans streptococci (commonly known as strep, the cause of strep throat)? Studies show that tongue cleaning is a really powerful treatment to reduce ‘colony counts’ of this strep bacteria. (Way more effective for example, than Listerine Strips.)1 That’s why many tongue cleaner users report better health during flu season.
But wait, there’s more…
There’s a way to add even more punch to this fast and easy cold/flu fighting tool—COPPER. DrTung’s now has a copper version of our #1 selling tongue cleaner.
Old texts of the health science of Ayurveda proclaimed the benefits of tongue cleaning and also suggested copper as one of the ideal metals for tongue scraping. New studies are confirming this wisdom. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has even registered copper as the only solid material that kills bacteria and protects us from vulnerable health risks.2
Assistant Professor Karrera Djoko at Durham University says, “Before we had antibiotics — before we even knew what bacteria were — we already knew that copper had this ‘magical quality’ that stopped diseases.” She describes what she calls ‘contact killing’ — when bacteria come into contact with the [copper] surface they die very quickly.
Copper is a great metal for tongue scraping because the mouth is loaded with both good and not-so-good bacteria. Copper not only seems to be toxic to the bad bacteria, it also provides important enzymes that are needed for the healthy microbes in the mouth to survive.3
Copper is more than just a pretty face. It has natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that can kill bacteria, yeasts and viruses. Amazing!!!
So what are you waiting for? Find your DrTung’s Tongue Cleaners — Stainless Steel (with Bamboo Fabric Travel Pouch) or the NEW Copper version — at