5 Amazing Health Benefits of Oil Pulling One Should Know

5 Amazing Health Benefits of Oil Pulling One Should Know
| Aug 28, 2023
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As a brand that is strongly committed to promoting holistic well-being through Ayurvedic knowledge, we have always highlighted the advantages of tested remedies in today’s modern lifestyle. And today, through this article, we bring you one of the popular remedies with remarkable results. I can stand as an advocate for this Ayurvedic method as by consistent practice, I myself have witnessed tremendous transformation and improvement in my body’s overall health and well-being. As embracing this technique has been a revelation for me, I am happy to introduce you to the gem that has been a stepping stone to my health and fitness journey. Now, before diving deep into understanding this age-old technique, we would want you to understand that results are not a one-night transformation; you must be consistent and patient to achieve the benefits you are desperately waiting for. So, let’s get started.

What Is Oil Pulling?

Are you struggling with stubborn acne and acne marks or battling with persistent bad breath or yellow teeth that won’t just leave you alone? Have you tried numerous medical treatments and home remedies, only to get disappointed and money drained? Well, don’t worry; we are here to introduce you to cost-effective and simple Ayurvedic remedies that will give you effective results in only demanding 10-15 minutes of your day. Implement oil pulling in your daily routine to achieve the results you have been seeking for a long time. 

Now, what exactly is oil pulling? Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic remedy that was invented 1000 years ago and slowly became a talk because of its amazing results. Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic technique that involves swishing edible oil, such as sesame or coconut oil, in your mouth for a few minutes, mostly 10-15 minutes. This simple procedure is backed by numerous benefits that revolve around our oral and skin health. The concept behind this remedy is to use the swishing method to “draw out” or “pull” out bacteria, toxins, and impurities from our mouth and body. Wondering how? When the oil interacts with our saliva, it attracts all harmful substances and toxins present in our body to enhance the growth of good bacteria. This procedure leads to improved oral health, healthy skin, and bolstered immunity. So, by simply devoting 10-15 minutes of your day to practising this age-old Ayurvedic remedy, you can unlock great health benefits.

How to Do Oil Pulling In 4 Simple Steps?

Want to embark on an Ayurvedic journey but don’t know where and how to start? Well, oil pulling can be an ideal start as it is simple and requires only one ingredient and 10 minutes of your day. Like every Ayurvedic remedy, this remedy demands consistency and patience; two days of practice won’t give you results like 30 days of practice. So, to get started, follow the below-mentioned five steps:

Step 1: Choose Your Oil: The major and only component of this remedy is edible high-quality oil. You must start by selecting an oil type you like: coconut, olive, or sesame oil. We advise you to select an oil type that is already high in nutrients and minerals and resonates with your liking. According to Ayurveda, sesame oil is an ideal oil choice as it strengthens our gums and teeth, detoxifies the oral cavity, along balances our Vata. 

Step 2: Swish: There is a specified amount of oil recommended by Ayurveda for oil pulling. One should use one tablespoon of the chosen oil and swish it. You can also adjust the quantity based on your liking. Now place the oil in your mouth and start swishing vigorously for at least 10-15 minutes. This process will remove all the harmful toxins and substances, opening the gateway to many health benefits. 

Step 3: Now that you are swishing the oil vigorously in your mouth, it will start blending in with saliva, therefore increasing in volume. Make sure it thoroughly coats your gums, teeth, and oral cavity. It will weaken the tartar, whiten your teeth, prevent cavities, and strengthen your overall oral health. Make sure you don’t swallow the oil, as our goal is to remove toxins, not ingest them. 

Step 4: After 10-15 minutes, spit out the oil into a pile of sand or trash can, as it can clog drains and cause damage. Start rinsing your mouth with water and follow that up with your everyday oral hygiene routine. You can instantly notice how your teeth are whiter than before and how refreshed your breath is. By simply following these four easy steps, you achieve great benefits to your skin, oral health, digestion, and immune system. 

Note- According to Ayurveda, A2 Gir cow ghee can also be used in the oil pulling process. It is an effective ancient tradition that has been followed by the masses since Vedic ages.

What Happens During Oil Pulling?

As you already know what oil pulling is and how it is to be done, let’s get into the explanation of what happens during the oil pulling process. During the swishing motion, the oil is thoroughly coated along teeth, gums, and oral cavity. This proponent of oil pulling is said to pull out and bind in all the harmful toxins and substances from our mouth, causing fresh breath, brighter teeth, stronger gums, and improved oral health. This process also removes bacteria causing cavities, plaque, and decaying teeth, along with other potential health benefits leading to overall well-being and health. And when you regularly spit out harmful toxins, the growth of healthy bacteria increases, causing fresh breath, healthy digestion, and enhanced skin health. As the digestion process starts from our mouth, having a healthy and clean mouth leads to healthy digestion, which further improves our immune health and skin and hair health. That’s why Ayurveda recommends performing this remedy early in the morning on an empty stomach before performing an everyday oral hygiene routine. 

5 Health Benefits of Oil Pulling

Now that we have delved into every crucial information related to oil pulling and its procedure, let’s read about five health benefits one can achieve by consistent practice of this age-old technique. You already have a slight idea of the health benefits of oil pulling; let’s read about them in detail.

  1. Improved Oral Hygiene: Oral benefits of oil pulling have gained immense popularity in the world of fitness and health. There was a time when this practice became a trend, and many individuals participated in a 30-day challenge. The most prominent benefit of oil pulling for them was improved oral health. This technique is said to coat the gums, teeth, and oral system with essential nutrients and minerals required to maintain a healthy and strong oral cavity, along with binding in harmful bacteria to promote a fresher and cleaner mouth. 
  1. Improves Digestion: Ayurveda[1] says our mouth is the starting point of our digestive system, and that makes digestion another benefit of oil pulling. As the process of oil pulling pulls out harmful toxins and substances from our mouth, it causes the flow of only healthy and nutritious food, which makes the digestion process easier and quicker. And cleaning the path also leads to reduced bloating, constipation, and other digestive problems. 
  1. Whiter Teeth: Another benefit of oil pulling is related to our teeth’ strength and colour. We all know white and shiny teeth are synonymous with health and strong teeth. The process of swishing coats our teeth with a thin layer of oil that pulls out stuck food, tartar, and other impurities. Oil pulling can also lighten stains and create a brighter smile after consistent practice. The oil helps in a lightning stage that is caused by excessive consumption of tea, coffee, or other factors that can stain our teeth, resulting in natural whitening and cleaning effect. 
  1. Detoxification: Did you know that the old age technique also acts as a natural detoxification method for our overall body? The other benefit of oil pulling is associated with detoxification of the mouth and overall body as it pulls harmful toxins and substances out of our mouth and body, helping our immune system by preventing the entry of any harmful bacteria or substances through the food canal. It highly contributes to our body feeling more energetic and healthier than before.
  1. Clearer Skin: As we all know, the connection between oral and skin health is that a healthy and clean mouth results in healthy and clear skin. In the process of oil pulling, the removal of harmful toxins from my body reduces the growth of harmful bacteria on our skin, which further prevents the occurrence of acne and blemishes. As all the harmful toxins and substances are eliminated from our body, the skin not only looks brighter but is healthier and glowing. 

The Final Words

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medical study that has many remedies and treatments for major and minor health conditions; many have proven their worth, and many are yet to be identified and practised. Oil pulling is one of the Ayurvedic techniques that has welcomed a lot of positive feedback for many reasons, such as being pocket-friendly, time-effective, easy to use, and more. In this article, we have provided you with all the necessary information related to oil pulling and its practice. Before concluding this article, we would like to mention that individual results may be person to person, and consistency is the key to experiencing full and great benefits. By implementing oil pulling into your daily routine, you can enjoy a plethora of advantages that highly contribute to your overall health and well-being.

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