Tongue Cleaning in History

William Shakespeare

Perceptive as ever - even after 400 years - by recognising that as we age our ability to taste diminishes. As seen in this excerpt from The Seven Ages of Man poem:

George Washington

George Washington owned a tongue ‘scraper’ which can be seen at Mount Vernon, Virginia.

Needless to say, we are more than happy to supply Heads of State, Prime Ministers and Presidents with a complimentary AMANO Tongue Cleanser.


William Osler - 'The Father of Modern Medicine'

Pitt Rivers Museum - Oxford, England

19th and early 20th Century Chinese and Indian Tongue Cleansers (object number 4).

Note also the Frankincense breath freshener (object number 5).