This test can help you check the health condition of your respiratory system, intestines, kidneys, teeth, metabolism, and hormones.
Scratch a little bit of buildup from your tongue surface using a spoon. It is important to take a sample that is closer to your throat. Then, place the spoon in a plastic bag and leave it there for 60 seconds under a strong light bulb. Bacteria develop fast under strong light. The results will be better as the light is stronger.
The deposit will remain clean if you are healthy. But, if you notice strange smell and color, it may be showing an early symptom of a health issue, respiratory tract, intestines and hormones.
Pay a visit to your doctor and find out what’s the real problem if you notice this.
Moreover, this test may indicate if you have a bad breath, which is a problem many people are not aware of. You need to only smell saliva. If you notice a smell similar to ammonia, you may have a kidney problem. Also, if you notice a fruity smell, it could be a metabolic disorder or ketoacidosis.
Don’t panic, no matter the results you get. It doesn’t always mean that odor indicates some disease in the vital organs. You may have broken teeth, cavities or other teeth issues.