Have you heard about oil pulling? It is a very old practice which was discussed in the Charaka Samhita, an Ayurvedic text. In order to perform this method, you should swish the oil in your mouth for a few minutes every day. There are so many benefits.
So, below, we offer you a list of the health benefits that oil pulling offers.
- Healthy skin
- Healthy gums and teeth
- Improved joint health
- Improved respiratory health (people struggling with asthma and allergies may benefit from it)
- Support of the body’s natural ability to eliminate toxins
- Healthy sinuses
- Relax jaw muscles and neck
Oil pulling is very popular because of its ability to help you get rid of bad breath as well as get whiter teeth. In this process are used lipophilic oils that can attract other oils and fat-soluble toxins from your body.
Next, they eliminate them from the areas where there is oil. Turmeric, sesame, and coconut oil offer the best health benefits. So, oil pulling will help you get a better oral health and clean the toxins from your body.
You will get purified gums and teeth. And, the oil will kill the bad bacteria in your mouth, remove plaque and tartar.
How to Do Oil Pulling?
If you want to perform this method, you should take one tablespoon of oil, put it in your mouth, but do not swallow it. You can gargle, or just swish it in the mouth. Do it for fifteen or twenty minutes.
The oil should get a whitish color and it should become thin. You should do it for fifteen to twenty minutes because timing is very important.
During this time, the oil can kill bacteria and remove plaque, but your body will not absorb the toxins. If it is difficult to perform it for twenty minutes in the beginning, but you can start with five or ten minutes, and increase the time.
Spit it out, use warm water to wash your mouth because it seems that warm water cleans the mouth better. And, finally, brush your teeth well to remove any remaining bacteria.
- Sesame oil is great for healthy bones and teeth
- The oil may have a bad taste, but you will get used to it
- Do not swallow it because it is filled with bacteria and toxins
- Do this on an empty stomach in the morning and before sleep at night
- Spit it in a trash can because the oil may get thick and it may clog the pipes
It takes one week until you notice the results. Do it regularly and you will have a brighter and whiter smile. Moreover, oil pulling is safe for use. Since the oils used for this technique can be eaten, they would not cause any problems for mouthwash.
It is dangerous only when swallowed with all of the absorbed toxins and bacteria from the mouth. Even kids can perform this technique but only when they are at an age in which they know they should not swallow the oil.