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Ayurvedic Oil Pulling Therapy and its Benefits

Oil pulling, also known as oil swishing, is a traditional Indian folk remedy for treating various health problems. Oil pulling involves swishing oil in the mouth for health benefits. It is a popular Auyurvedic treatment, which is referred as Kavala Gandoosha / Kavala Graha in the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita. Oil Pulling Therapy is a very simple process.

The Oil Pulling Therapy

The process is simply to rinse the mouth with approximately one tablespoon of oil. For about 15-20 minutes everyday on an empty stomach rinse your mouth with oil and then spit it out. Tilt you chin up when the oil in the mouth, and slowly swish, suck, and pull the oil through the teeth. During the process, the oil changes to a thick viscous consistency and then it gets thinner and white. Then you spit the oil out. The spitting needs to be done before the toxins get re-absorbed by the body. When the oil viscosity starts thinning, it is a sign that toxins are getting re-absorbed and hence you spit it out. You can again take the second round of fresh oil pulling. This process makes oil thoroughly mixed with saliva. After that you thoroughly rinse your mouth with normal water and you can also brush your teeth.

Oil Pulling
Oil Pulling Therapy


DO NOT swallow the oil (it is loaded with toxins)!
DO NOT gargle in the throat!

Oils Used

  • Sunflower oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil

Benefits of Oil Pulling

This therapy has lots of health benefits. It helps in curing problems like as follows:
  • Head-aches
  • Tooth ache
  • Bronchitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Eczema
  • Ulcers
  • Stomach diseases
  • Intestines problems
  • Heart problems
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Lungs
  • Women diseases
  • Malignant tumors
  • Diseases of nerves, paralysis, and encephalitis
  • Chronic sleeplessness
  • Bleeding gums etc.

Studies have shown that people who follow this simple process has been able to safeguard themselves from unnecessary health complications. Even if you do not have any health problems, you can still do the oil pulling therapy every morning so as to remain fresh and energetic all through out the day.

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