Have you ever checked out your tongue in the mirror? Well, you might just want to because your tongue can tell you more about your health than you may realise.
The following are some common tongue signs and their possible corresponding health indications:
Red tip and edges - B vitamin deficiency
Yellow / brown coating - liver congestion and toxicity
Brown coating - autointoxication from within the body
White coating - intestinal putrefaction, over-acidity of the body
White patches - candida, allergies, vitamin deficiencies, liver issues
Raised papillae - inflammation / infections, B vitamin deficiency
Shaking tongue - magnesium deficiency
Pale - anaemia
Cracks or furrows - dehydration, intestinal / digestive issues, malabsorption of nutrients, blood sugar imbalances
Big purple / blue veins underneath the tongue - poor circulation
Scalloping or tooth indentations - malabsorption of nutrients, overburdened liver
Sides curl up - liver stagnation
Red and beefy - adrenal exhaustion, B vitamin deficiency
Frothy tongue - flatulence in the digestive system
The tongue is also divided up into zones that represent certain areas of the body. So, if there are coatings, markings or colouration over a particular area of the tongue it could possibly be due to what is going on in the organs within that area of the body.
Sides of the tongue - liver / gallbladder
Front of the tongue - heart and lungs
Middle of the tongue - stomach and spleen
Back of the tongue - intestines, kidneys and bladder
So why not have a look at your tongue and see what it may be telling you. And as you improve your health on the inside you may notice improvements in the state of your tongue also.
Tongue scraping every morning is also highly recommended to remove toxic build-up and prevent the harbouring of detrimental bacteria on the tongue.