|Posted on May 20, 2015 at 5:45 PM|
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy for oral health and detoxification. It involves the use of pure oils as an agent for pulling harmful bacteria, fungus and other organisms out of the mouth, teeth, gums and throat.
Many advocates of Oil Pulling suggest Safflower, Sunflower or Vegetable oil; but more and more studies are finding higher quality oils are more effective. The anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties of whole, extra-virgin coconut oil make it the perfect choice for Oil Pulling.
Oil Pulling technique:
On an empty stomach (prior to breakfast) take one tablespoon of oil into the mouth, do not swallow it. Move the oil slowly in the mouth then begin rinsing, swishing, sipping, sucking and pulling through the teeth. Practice this for fifteen to twenty minutes.
This process thoroughly mixes the oils with saliva. Swishing activates the enzymes and the enzymes draw toxins out of the blood. The oil must not be swallowed, for it has become toxic. As the process continues, the oil gets thinner and turns white. This has, in effect, pulled toxins and poisons out through the mucous membranes of the mouth.
The Oil Pulling/swishing procedure is best done prior to breakfast. However, to accelerate the healing process, it can be repeated three times a day; but it is always best to do before meals and on an empty stomach.
Once the process has finished spit the oil into the garbage bin or tissues and then place in the garbage bin, do not spit down the sink as it can solidify in the drain. Thoroughly rinse the oral cavity with water, when possible use salty water. Brush with fluoride-free toothpaste.
Some of the benefits you will receive from Oil Pulling
During the Oil Pulling process, one’s metabolism is intensified which leads to improved health. For many, the most striking results of this process is the fastening of loose teeth, the healing of sores, the elimination of bleeding gums and the visible whitening of the teeth.
Top 7 Benefits of Oil Pulling
1. WHITENS TEETH
There is no need for chemical teeth whitening strips when oil pulling works just as well! The oil possesses natural antibiotic and antiviral properties that brightens and cleans teeth, keeping them pearly white. Try it for two weeks and you’ll see the difference.
2. INCREASES ENERGY
When our immune system is put to work in clearing out toxic waste from our body, it drains our energy levels. Removing the noxious culprits in the first instance by oil pulling lowers the amount of work our body has to do to function, which leaves us feeling a whole lot better.
3. DETOXES THE BODY
Germs in the body are much like poison causing inflammation and leading to disease and illness in turn. The gateway to the body for such contamination is the mouth. Therefore, in removing the toxins at source before they get a chance to spread, the body undergoes a complete detox.
4. AIDS HORMONAL CHANGES
Without having to compete with foreign substances, hormones can behave as they should, functioning to their best ability without being thrown off balance.
5. REDUCES HEADACHES
When the body is under toxic stress, headaches and migraines occur. It is nature’s way of asking for some time out to recover. By eliminating bacteria from the body via oil pulling, headaches can be avoided.
6. KEEPS THE SKIN CLEAR
Removing toxins from the body that would otherwise make it into the bloodstream means the skin has a chance to shine. Rashes and skin issues often reduce dramatically, or even clear up completely, when oil pulling.
7. PROMOTES ORAL HYGIENE
Oil pulling is highly effective at reducing tooth cavities and at eradicating bad breath. Removing the Streptococcus mutants bacteria (an important player in tooth decay) as well as other microorganisms, oil pulling is great for oral health. It also helps with plaque-induced gingivitis.
When you start oil pulling, you might experience some of the positive effects immediately, or it may take a few days or even weeks. It will very much depend on the state of your health to begin with, and how compromised your immune system is.
START OIL PULLING TODAY, YOUR BODY WILL THANK YOU FOR IT.