It is mentioned in
Ayurveda that Sesame oil or Sunflower oil
is to be used. Dr. Karach
a proponent of oil pulling has studied this therapy and he advocates some cures
can happen in just 2 days while others may take up to a year. Ideally it should
be followed for 40 - 50 days at a minimum. The obvious change after oil pulling
is apparent in whiter teeth and healthier gums in 2-3 days.
Oil Pulling Benefits are many
Loosens stiff joints
Controls High Blood
Heart, kidneys and
lungs are also benefitted
Oil pulling has to
be done first thing in the morning - before bed tea or water or anything.
Measure a tablespoon
of Sesame oil or Sunflower oil and take it in the mouth. Gently swish it around
the teeth, in between the teeth, for twenty minutes. When you do this too
vigorously no harm, but the jaw muscles start protesting.
Don't tilt the neck
backwards as you may gag or tend to swallow. If you need to gag or spit out -
do it and start again. It gets better.
After 20 minutes,
spit out the diluted oil based spittle - it would have changed to a milky white
or creamy white - depending on the oil used.
thoroughly and clean the tongue with a tongue cleaner or a spoon. This spittle
is full of bacteria and toxins.
Clean the wash basin
with some anti - bacterial detergent.
Wash the toothbrush
well and use it only in the mornings for the oil pulling therapy.
is said to
have examined a drop of spittle after oil pulling, under the microscope and
found 500 species of bacteria. He found it had a stimulating effect on the
body's eliminating system.
Bruce Fife has written
a book "Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the body through Oral
, he finds that streptococcus and Candida are common residents in
our mouth. Due to stress, a poor diet and toxins in the environment - these
toxins spread out throughout the body and cause secondary infections. He feels this
method should not be undervalued only because there are no scientific tests to
uphold its importance.
Oil pulling is spreading all over the globe as many users
have found immediate relief from teeth and gum infections and allergies. Some
have found that the mucus starts to drain out and they get immediate relief
from blocked sinuses
. Several advocate the use of coconut oil - as it tastes
Oil pulling is simple and economical
. There is no diet or fast involved. There is no
substance entering your system, so go for it - what do you lose?