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Oil Pulling To Strengthen Gums And Teeth And Fight Disease. What Is Oil Pulling?

By | June 12th, 2013 | Modified - February 16th, 2016

Health Benefits Of Oil Pulling

Benefits Of Oil Pulling
Benefits Of Oil Pulling

The benefits of oil pulling are awesome. First I must say that I didn’t practice very good dental hygiene when I was younger. I ate a lot of candy and a lot of junk food, and I didn’t visit the dentist often.

I did visit the dentist when a tooth decayed so badly that I had to have it pulled. So just imagine the state of my gums. I am playing catch up now, and I am doing all I can to strengthen my gums and teeth by oil pulling.

I did some searching for different ways to naturally improve the health of my gums and teeth and I came upon oil pulling. The idea behind oil pulling was simple and I already had what I needed, so there was nothing for me to lose and I gave it a try.

Oil Pulling is a method of fighting disease in Indian Ayurvedic traditional medicine that has existed for thousands of years, and traditionally sesame or sunflower oil was used.

Oil pulling is mentioned in the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita, and is called Kavala Gandoosha or Kavala Graha, and is described as being able to improve oral hygiene and systemic diseases such as diabetes, asthma.

Traditionally oil pulling has been used to prevent tooth decay, strengthen gums, teeth, and jaws. It has also been used to treat arthritis, blood diseases, bronchitis, eczema, headaches, intestinal disorders, kidney, liver, and lung issues, nervous conditions, and ulcers.

How To Do Oil Pulling?

Oil pulling is performed by swishing oil around the mouth, without swallowing it. You swish and push the oil around the mouth and tongue, and through the teeth.

When oil pulling, you will pull mucus from the back of the throat and your sinuses will clear. This action will also pull food debris, plaque, bacteria, and toxic waste from the mouth, teeth, gums, and bloodstream.

It is very important not to swallow the oil. The oil will have collected toxic waste from the body and you don’t want to introduce it back into the body.

Spit the oil into the toilet and not into the sink, because the oil can solidify in the pipes of your sink and clog your sink.

After you have finished and have spit the oil into the toilet, rinse your mouth out with water afterwards to remove residual oil left in the mouth.

I like to use unrefined coconut oil because of its antiviral and antimicrobial properties. Coconut oil contains the medium chain fatty acid lauric acid, which is primarily responsible for coconut oil’s antiviral and antimicrobial properties, and it assists with the cleansing process.

Oil pulling should be performed for 10-20 minutes preferably on am empty stomach, and can be performed 1-3 times a day. For people who lead fast paced lives, oil pulling in the morning before breakfast, or in the night before you go to bed might be easier.

Though it is better to oil pull on en empty stomach, oiling with a full stomach is better than not oil pulling at all.

Is Oil Pulling Effective For Strengthening Gums And Teeth And For Fighting Disease?

Oil pulling has removed most of the darker spots from my gums, made them pinker and tighter to give my teeth more support. Oil pulling has also alleviated my gum and jaw tenderness and pain, and it stopsed plaque from building on my teeth.

Oil pulling really struck home for me after I recommended to someone who an abscess and a serious toothache. After a day of oil pulling with coconut oil most of her pain disappeared, and by the second day her pain and abscess were gone. She hasn’t gone back to the dentist for the root canal, and months have gone by pain free.

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About Author:

Aqiyl Aniys is the author of the books Alkaline Herbal Medicine, Alkaline Plant Based Diet and the children's book, Faith and Justice eat an Alkaline Plant Based Diet." He received a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and studied social work. He enjoys boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and his alkaline plant-based diet supports all that he does. Learn more about transitioning to an alkaline vegan diet using the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide.

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