July 16, 2018
Your tongue coating exposes your dietary habits
Do you have the habit of brushing your tongue? The surface of your tongue is uneven and can store a lot of bacterial so it is important to regular clean it. Do you find that the coating on your tongue returns very quickly after brushing? Chinese medicine believes tongue coating is caused by stomach qi. The thickness and shape of the tongue coating reflects your health. Brushing off the coating is only a temporary solution, it is important to address the underlying cause. Tongue coatings are usually white or yellow.
Coating condition: white, damp and sticky, similar to crushed tofu. A thin layer that is difficult to brush off
Cause: dampness in body
Symptoms: fatigue, poor appetite, abdominal bloating, edema, or even dizziness.
Common with: those who like cold/raw foods and sweets, those with phlegm and dampness body constitution
Suggestion: rice water
Coating condition: yellow, damp and sticky
Cause: damp heat in body
Symptoms: dry mouth without thirst, bitterness in taste, difficulty passing stool, yellowish urine
Common with: those who frequently consume alcohol, coffee, milk tea or oily and fried foods, those with damp heat body constitution
Suggestion: coix seed water