‘Oil Pulling Therapy’ Gaining Popularity Despite Lack of Scientific Evidence

by Kathy Jones on  December 6, 2013 at 7:24 PM Dental News
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Gargling any oil for at least 20 minutes every morning on an empty stomach, also known as 'oil pulling therapy', has quickly emerged as the newest fad in the dental care industry.
 ‘Oil Pulling Therapy’ Gaining Popularity Despite Lack of Scientific Evidence
‘Oil Pulling Therapy’ Gaining Popularity Despite Lack of Scientific Evidence

The new therapy, which originated more than 3000 years ago from Ayurveda, apparently "pulls" bacteria and other debris from the mouth to give you fresher breath, healthier gums, whiter teeth while protecting you from many chronic health problems, News.com.au reported.

The therapy supposedly gets rid of toxins like parasites, pesticides, preservatives, additives and environmental toxins present in the mouth.

Aside from oral benefits, people who back the 'medical miracle' claim that the therapy can cure chronic pain, insomnia, allergies, diabetes, asthma, digestive issues, heart disease, kidney disease, leukaemia and even AIDS.

However, there's no scientific evidence to support the therapy's supposed benefits.

Source: ANI

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