What You Need To Know About Coconut Oil Pulling
What Is Oil Pulling?
This is an alternative medicine in which you rinse your mouth out by swishing the oil around (but not swallowing it) for 15 to 20 minutes daily (preferably first thing in the morning). Then, spit it out, rinse with warm / hot water and / or mouthwash and finally, brush your teeth.
This traditional Indian Folk Remedy is mentioned in the Ayurvedic text, Charaka Samhita. This system of medicine (Ayurvedic) uses herbal treatment, diet and yogic breathing. The Charaka Samhit consistors of 5 Volumes and is the Indian Medical Science Series.
The literature describes oil pulling as being able to improve dental health and or treating systemic diseases such as asthma and diabetes. Although there is lack of scientific evidence supporting this, some studies have shown that oil pulling reduces plaque, gingivitis, and halitosis.
An alternative medicine that can be done in the privacy of your own home, takes 15 -20 minutes, first thing in the morning
What Kind Of Oil?
You can use any type of oil for oil pulling. However, certain types are better than others. An important factor is that you do not mind the taste and smell of the oil you choose.
Also, make sure the oil you choose is a good quality one. Preferably one that is organic. I oil pull with Nutiva Coconut Oil because this is my favorite. However, sunflower, sesame, and even virgin olive oils are good to use, too.
Any kind of oil is fine as long as it is a good quality one and you do not mind the taste and smell of it.
Probably the best ones to use are Sesame, Sunflower, Olive, & Coconut
How Does It Work?
The swishing movement of the oil in your mouth along with your saliva activates the enzymes present which will then draw toxins out of the blood. These toxins are released by the body and trapped by the oil in your mouth.
Also, the bacteria and toxins in your mouth that have not yet reached your body are also being drawn in and trapped by the oil. You are actually protecting yourself from getting sick by trapping and getting rid of this bacteria.
After you are done oil pulling with coconut oil, or any other type of oil, you must spit it out and wash your mouth out thoroughly. The oil inside your mouth is toxic and must not be swallowed. You can rinse your mouth with warm / hot water and / or mouth wash.
Simple process: Swish the oil slowly for 15 – 20 minutes, spit it out, rinse your mouth, Done.