The first thing you may think when hearing this term is, ‘What on earth is that?’ and How oil pulling works? Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic natural remedy for improving oral health and improves systemic health as well. In the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita, oil pulling is called Kavala or Gandusha.
Ayurveda is the ancient Indian system of health care that evolved between 3000 to 5000 years ago. It is a holistic view of an individual, his health, and ailments. In Ayurvedic treatment, the patient is treated as an organic whole.
In Ayurveda’s text, it’s claimed that oil pulling can cure up to 30 systemic problems. The health benefits of oil pulling vary from the relief of migraine and headache to fighting more general conditions such as diabetes mellitus and asthma.
It’s also believed that oil pulling may prevent teeth decay, bad breath, bleeding and receding gums, and cracked lips. Of course, oil pulling is an excellent way to make your teeth whiter and brighter and make your teeth stronger.
This is how oil pulling works;
When you get up in the morning, before you eat or drink anything, put 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon of oil in your mouth. They say any kind will do, but sesame is the most popular.
Coconut oil has additional health benefits and has no taste if you use the kind from mature coconuts. Swish it around in your mouth for 5-20 minutes. While you are swishing it becomes toxic so please spit carefully into garbage bin or toilet, rinse mouth a few times, and brush as normal. Check out this poster for more!
With the high cost of visiting a dentist, it’s always a good idea of taking care of your oral health naturally. Most of the people in the US visit their home country for their dental problems because usually, it’s much cheaper even with the travel expenses.
[Last Updated on June 1st, 2014]