Oil pulling is an ancient practice discussed in the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita. This method includes swishing the oil in the mouth for several minutes a day. The benefits of this method are numerous.
BENEFITS OF OIL PULLING
- Healthy teeth and gums
- Improved respiratory health, especially for those with a history of allergies and asthma
- Healthy sinuses
- Relaxed neck and jaw muscles
- Better joint health
- Support of the body’s natural mechanisms to remove toxins
- Healthy skin
This ancient technique is mostly known for its teeth-whitening and bad breath-banishing benefits.
The lipophilic oils used in this process attract other oils and fat soluble toxins from the body. Then they remove them from any area where the oil is introduced to. The most reliable benefits are provided by uncooked sesame oil, coconut oil and turmeric.
Therefore, practicing oil pulling will cleanse your body from toxins and improve the oral health. It will detoxify the teeth and gums and whiten your teeth. Moreover, you’ll get rid of tartar, plaque and kill all the harmful bacteria in your mouth.
How to perform the technique?
Oil pulling is a very simple technique. All you need to do is put a couple of teaspoons of vegetable oil (coconut, sesame, olive oil) in your mouth and swish it around for about 20 minutes. Then, spit it out and wash your mouth with water. For best results, do the procedure in the morning on an empty stomach, or in the evening before going to bed.
Put 1-2 teaspoons of vegetable oil of your choice in your mouth and swish for 20 minutes. During the swishing, the oil should become thicker and milky, and creamy white when you spit it out. Then, wash your mouth with lukewarm water and brush your teeth as usual.
You may find it a bit difficult at first, but you`ll get used to it after a few minutes. Repeat the procedure regularly and you will have whiter and brighter teeth after just one week.