Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic Indian tradition that has been around for thousands of years and has recently become very popular in western cultures. The process is quite simple: swish approximately 2 tablespoons of oil (sesame seed oil is traditionally used) in your mouth, “pulling” it between your teeth for 5-20 minutes, finally spitting it out (oil is not swallowed).
Benefits of Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is a treatment that employs natural oils to clean and detoxify the teeth and gums. Benefits of oil pulling include: reduction in plaque, cavity-causing bacteria and bad breath, all the while improving gum health. Oil pulling may also help to naturally whiten teeth. Oil pulling therapy has also been touted as a remedy for sore throat and strep throat. You can generally perform oil pulling at any time of the day, but it usually done in the morning before drinking or eating breakfast.
Additional benefits of Oil Pulling
When practiced regularly, oil pulling has been shown to bring added benefits. According to some sources, oil pulling may: relieve migraines, help with hormone imbalances, reduce inflammation of arthritis, aid with digestive issues, reduce eczema, aid kidney function, improve vision, reduce allergies, reduce sinus congestion, & detox heavy metal from the body.
Oils that work best for oil pulling
While sesame seed oil is traditionally use, Coconut Oil with less concentration of Omega 6 is also preferred. Organic Virgin Coconut oil is both antibacterial and antiviral, and generally tastes better too. Other alternatives include: unrefined sunflower, avocado oil, safflower oil, castor oil, and olive oil.
Med Lab Supply offers a wide selection of pure oils so you can enjoy the benefits of oil pulling.
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