Ayurvedic remedies- ayurvedic dry body brush

How to Cleanse Internally

The body has a natural detoxification system that eliminates toxins and supports health and wellbeing. Though with that said, ayurvedic remedies support the detoxification process, enhancing internal cleansing from the outside in. Hence, it's best to regularly support detoxification to ensure that the body maintains balance. Here are the best ayurvedic remedies for optimal health and detoxification.

Dry brushing

Dry brushing in Ayurveda is known as garshana, a ritual that has been practiced for centuries. Those who practice garshana sweep a natural bristle body brush across their skin to exfoliate and encourage the elimination of toxins (ama) through lymphatic drainage. The lymphatic system plays an important role in fighting infections, but if toxins build up, this system can get clogged. Dry brushing helps stimulate the capillaries and encourage this natural bodily process.

Benefits of Ayurvedic dry brushing:

Ayurvedic dry brushing has countless benefits for the body and skin.
  • Boosts blood circulation.
  • Stimulates lymphatic drainage to eliminate internal toxins.
  • Softens skin and removes dead skin cells through exfoliation.
  • Prevents ingrown hairs.
  • Increases energy levels.
  • Supports healthy metabolism for weight management.
  • Improves muscle tone and can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Tongue scraping

Even if you’re new to Ayurveda, you’ve probably never heard of tongue scraping. Undoubtedly, tongue scraping is one of the easiest and most effective methods of cleansing internally. Not only does improve oral health, but it also prevents the ingestion of toxins by removing bile and ama from the surface of the tongue. You can easily perform this ayurvedic remedy using a small metal or plastic rounded tool. For example, our Ayurvedic Tongue Scraper is made from 100% copper which is a natural cleanser that eliminates ama build-up. Not only will this ayurvedic ritual step up your morning and evening oral hygiene routine, but it also has several benefits.

Benefits of Ayurvedic tongue scraping

  • Prevents bad bacteria from entering the gut microbiome which can affect mood
  • Improves oral health by removing bacteria that can cause gum disease and dental decay.
  • Prevents bad breath by removing odour-causing bacteria.
  • Heightens taste bud sensitivity
So add these ayurvedic remedies to your self-care to keep your doshas in balance. Even if you have a busy schedule, you can easily fit these simple rituals into your practice.