Oil Pulling – Benefits and How to Do It?
You might not have heard about oil pulling yet or you might have already. Well, this article is for all people, who are interested in learning about an Ayurvedic process that can help improve not only your oral health, but your overall health, as well. This oral detoxification process results in drawing out toxins from your body. Oil pulling has become known as one of the best procedures to make your mouth free of bad bacteria.
The process involves putting 1-2 tablespoons of virgin cold-pressed coconut oil in your mouth and swishing it for about 10 to 20 minutes. Compared to other oils, such as olive oil and sesame oil, coconut oil is the best to use for this purpose. The reason behind this being that it contains more properties that will help in hormone balance, improve digestion and moisturize your skin, in the process reducing wrinkles and signs of aging. Virgin cold-pressed coconut oil also aids in burning fat, preventing Alzheimer’s disease and in reducing cellulite.
Oil pulling cleanses or detoxifies your oral cavity in much the same way that dish-washing liquids clean your dirty plates, silvers and glasses.
Oil pulling is best done in the morning, on an empty stomach, before you do anything after getting out of bed. You can do it at any other time of the day too. Swish or gargle 2 tablespoons of virgin cold-pressed coconut oil in your mouth for around 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, spit it out, not in the sink, but into the trash-bin. If you spit it into the sink, there are chances that it might clog your sink pipe. Rinse your mouth immediately with warm water after spitting out the coconut oil. The final step is brushing your teeth, as you do it regularly.
Oil pulling should be an enjoyable experience, as it can be done by anyone, young or old. The swishing will not loosen your teeth filling, even if you have them. Ayurveda teaches that oil pulling will remove the contaminants from your entire body. It also aids in reducing migraines and headaches. This process removes bacteria from the body of the person doing it regularly and as a result, headaches can be reduced.
Oil pulling also helps in whitening your teeth. After doing oil pulling for some time, you will realize that your teeth are getting whitened slowly. Do not expect any miracles, as this is a slow process. The best part is you no more need to spend money on those teeth whitening gels or strips, which come so expensive in the market. The reason for this is that the virgin cold pressed coconut oil possesses anti-viral properties and natural antibiotics, which aid in keeping your teeth pearly white.
If you do oil pulling regularly, you are sure to reap greater benefits, such as healing of tooth decay, bleeding gums, throat dryness, cracked lips and even acne. Oil pulling can also prevent heart diseases, reduce inflammation, strengthen jaws and gums, prevent cavities and boost the immune system.