Ayurvedic Oral Care | Oil Pulling Method August 25 2016
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy for oral health and detoxification. It involves the use of pure oils as agents for pulling harmful bacteria, fungus, and other organisms out of the mouth, teeth, gums and even throat. First, the oils mix with the saliva, turning it into a thin, white liquid. Lipids in the oils begin to pull out toxins from the saliva. As the oil is swished around the mouth, teeth, gums and tongue, the oil continues to absorb toxins, and usually ends up turning thick, viscous and white. Once the oil has reached this consistency, it is spit out before the toxins are re-absorbed.
How To Oil Pull
The most effective oil pulling is done by placing a tablespoon of cold pressed organic sesame oil into the mouth and swishing the oil around the mouth for approximately 10-15 minutes and then spitting it out.
Other oils such as extra virgin cold pressed coconut, sunflower and olive oil can be used, although sesame oil is considered one of the best oils for this practice. We recommend alternating oils every couple of days to get the full benefit.