A healthy tongue is pink and covered with papillae, small nodules that are on the surface of the tongue and have a rough texture. Sometimes, when tongue appears white, that means food debris, bacteria and dead cells have been lodged between inflamed papillae. Tongue coating is connected with the organs, meridians, qi, blood, and body fluid. Changes of tongue coating can't be separated from the internal environment of the body. The tongue coating is also an important casement to the reaction of physiological and pathological changes.
Tongue coating is one of the direct objective foundations for clinical diagnosis and treatment of many critical diseases, so it is of great importance for syndrome differentiation, determining the treating principle, prescribing a formula, and predicting the prognosis. White tongue is usually harmless and only temporary, but it can also be an indication of an infection or some serious conditions.
The main reasons for white tongue disease are:
If you suffer from white tongue, there are a few home remedies and lifestyle changes which may provide some relief from the problem.
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