Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic method essential for oral hygiene and detoxification. The practice includes use of different kinds of oil to pull dangerous bacteria, fungus, and other microorganisms out of the mouth, teeth, gums, and throat.
How does the method work? It is not hard at all — you just need some coconut oil or sesame seed oil. Swish the oil around your mouth for a short time.
Do this every day in order to improve your oral health. Oil is able to cut through the plaque and it can eliminate toxins safely and effectively without any side-effects. There is no way this practice can harm your teeth or gums.
Oil pulling provides amazing health benefits! On the Internet you can find different experiences of people who have tried this method and documented their success. We give you a list of 8 amazing benefits of oil pulling that will help you improve the overall health:
1. Reduces Bad Breath (Halitosis)
Bad breath is often caused by the by-products of the chemicals and gases produced by the bacteria and microorganisms in the oral cavity, and halitosis can really be an embarrassing social problem. Oil pulling can help you get rid of the bacteria in your mouth, and thus reduce bad breath.
A study involved a group of 20 adolescents, and it found that the oil pulling therapy significantly reduced bad breath, and that this practice is as effective as all those synthetic drug -store mouthwash.
2. Prevents Diseases of The Gums And The Mouth
Oil pulling can help you treat cavities, gingivitis and bleeding gums. Gingivitis is actually an inflammation of the gums, and it occurs when the bacteria attack the plaque. Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties, so it is extremely useful in treating this health condition. Cavities are caused by the harmful bacteria, and oil pulling is also effective in alleviating this oral problem.
3. Helps in Treating TMJ and Jaw Soreness
Oil pulling strengthens the jaw, and it can alleviate TMJ and other soreness problems in the jaw area. At the beginning of the treatment, your jaw may be slightly sore because of the swishing, but in a short period of time it will get stronger, and the pain will completely disappear!
4. Whitens Your Teeth
Keep those chemical-laden white strips away from you! Oil pulling is a much better solution! You probably did not know that the conventional white strips contain bleach, fluoride, tar, aspartame, aluminum and benzene. In other words, it is a toxic nightmare just about to happen.
Almost every oil pulling treatment has proven to be effective in whitening the teeth instantly! In just two weeks, your teeth will be much brighter, you will have that Hollywood smile, healthier gums and a nice pink tongue.
5. Improve Your Skin Condition
By eliminating the toxins from your body you improve your skin at the same time. Almost everyone that has tried oil pulling says that every skin problem went away after the two-week oil pulling treatment. Oil pulling helps in treating different skin problems, ranging from acne to eczema, psoriasis, and many other dermatitis-related issues.
6. Alleviates Headaches And Migraines
The toxins in your body can often cause headaches and migraines. Standard theories explain that tension headaches are caused by the widening of the blood vessels, and migraines occur as a result of the constriction of the blood vessels, but recent studies have shown that the major cause of headaches and migraines is the retention of toxins or other substances that irritate the tissue in the nervous system.
Oil pulling eliminates the bacteria and toxins from the body, and it has proven to be effective in alleviating and even eliminating tension headaches and migraines!
7. Full-Body Detox
Oil pulling is an excellent way to detox your body. Oral cavity is the home to different bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and the toxins that occur as a by-product. The waste material solidifies in the body and causes a variety of health problems.
When your immune system is overloaded with excessive stress, poor diet and environmental toxins, these organisms and their toxic wastes spread through the organism causing diseases as a result of the chronic inflammation.
Oil pulling helps you target these invaders at the first moment they reach your body (the mouth) and will prevent their further entering in the body. This allows a complete detoxification of the body, and the benefits are more than amazing.
8. Support Normal Kidney And Liver Function
Oil pulling removes toxins at their initial site (the mouth) and alleviates the stress on the liver and kidneys, and thus helps them to filter any remaining toxins in the body. Help your liver and kidneys, the two most vital detox organs, and do an oil pulling treatment today!
How To Do an Oil Pulling Treatment
People traditionally use sesame seed oil to oil pull, maybe because sesame seed oil was most commonly used when the practice began. Today, when we have virgin cold-pressed coconut oil at hand, which is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and basically anti-everything, it is believed to provide the best results in these treatments.
Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, so you may like to warm it up in a sausepan, but make sure you do not overheat it, because it may destroy its healing enzymes. You can also put some solid coconut oil in your mouth, and it will melt because of the warm temperature in your mouth, and eventually turn into a liquid.
It is better if you do the treatment in the morning, right after waking up and after you drink a liter of warm lemon water that will help you flush out the toxins collected during the nights cleansing and fasting process.
1. Put 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil into the mouth. Let it melt in the mouth before swishing in step 2.
2. Swish the melted oil in the mouth for 20 minutes. 20 minutes is actually a magic number — long enough to break through the bacteria, not not long enough to allow re-absorption of the toxins back in the saliva glands and mouth.
3. Spit the oil into a trash can. Do not spit it into the drain, because it may clog it. Do not swallow it either, because in that case we must warn you — you will swallow an oil full of toxins.
4. Rinse your mouth with warm water. Warm water cleans the mouth better than cold water.
5. Brush the teeth well! Use all-natural fluoride-free toothpaste to ensure that all the bacteria is killed.
Do a thirty-day challenge! You can start whenever you like, and continue with the treatment for 30 days. Enjoy the benefits of oil pulling and share your results!