by Joy Gipson
Your mouth serves an important role in your body’s overall waste removal system and detoxification. One of the most effective, healthiest and inexpensive ways to cleanse your mouth of body wastes is Oil Pulling, an ancient Ayurvedic practice of swishing oil in your mouth and then discarding it.
There are over 100 million bacteria in one drop of saliva. All those bacteria and germs adhere to the swishing oil. You are simply and effectively eliminating millions of bad germs from your body in 20 minutes. This has a great positive affect on your overall health. It’s affordable and easy, plus it naturally whitens teeth, freshens breath and leaves your mouth feeling very clean. Oil Pulling can lessen your toxic load by pulling out pathogens and preventing their spread throughout your body. It has an overall significant cleansing, detoxifying and healing effect on the entire body. Many people have reported improvements in health problems as well as improved skin, hair, fingernails, congestion and disappearance of dark circles from under their eyes.
Each segment of the tongue is linked with many vital organs of the body like lungs, kidneys, stomach, colon, liver, spine, heart, and small intestines. This is the real logic behind the Ayurvedic claim that oil pulling is effectual in treating the whole body.
Use from a teaspoon to a tablespoon of organic oil, such as olive oil, and swish it through your teeth and around gums for 10 to 20 minutes or longer. Spit out the oil, DO NOT swallow or gargle with it. Rinse your mouth with water. Do this once or twice a day, preferably in the morning.
There have been reports of people eliminating gum disease, plaque, and other dental problems by using oils to acquire and maintain a healthy mouth. If you want to avoid costly trips to the dentist, try Oil Pulling and see how it works for you. This is a practice that was used thousands of years ago before there were dentists, and that different cultures still use today. A cheap, painless and easy way to better health, it’s worth giving a try.
**Editor’s note, we do not have a confirmed scientific source on this information stating the benefits listed above to be scientifically proven.**