Hey folks, have you ever tried oil pulling? Oil pulling wouldn't be new to many people as it hails from India and has been tried over 3000 years ago. It is one of the most popular technique to maintain good oral health and is a craze among Hollywood beauties. Mouth is the home to several microorganisms, bacteria which can cause several health and skin issues and to flush out the toxins from the body, you can try the famous and Ayurvedic treatment- oil pulling. Oil pulling is a process to swish vegetable oil in your mouth (preferably coconut oil) for 20 minutes, then pull it between your teeth for 2-3 minutes and then spit it out. If you do this regularly you can see considerable changes in your body. Continue reading to find out the several benefits of oil pulling.
1. Pearly white teeth:Forget whitening toothpaste that is formulated with chemicals, instead, try the age old remedy oil pulling that will brighten your teeth and keep your teeth away from the plague. Every morning on an empty stomach, drink a glass of water and perform oil pulling (1 tablespoon of coconut oil) for 10-15 minutes, followed by brushing. You will notice white teeth, perfect for a selfie!
Tip: Coconut oil works really well. You can opt for sesame oil, sunflower seed oil as well.
2. Body detoxifier:
When you involve in oil pulling it will expel all the germs, toxins from your body, which will keep your body organs clean and toxin free. Also as it detoxifies your body, it helps in preventing kidney diseases.
3. Glowing and acne free skin:Girls if you want glowing skin, then perform oil pulling, it will bring a glow to your skin and keep acne at bay. As it flushes out the toxins from your body, removes impurities from your blood which will lead to a dewy skin. Initially, you might find it difficult to swish the oil in your mouth, but with practice, you will become a pro.
Tip: make sure you don't gargle the oil and only swish it in your mouth.
4. Controls bad breath:
Bad breath is the result of bacteria formation in your mouth. The bacteria break down the food particles in the mouth, which produce sulfur that causes odor in the mouth. In oil pulling the bacteria will be washed off and your mouth would be free from germs and bacteria, that will prevent bad breath.
5. Cures mouth ulcers:If you suffer from mouth ulcers, then you can heal it with oil pulling. The coconut oil has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory properties that will cure mouth ulcers. Make sure you do, it regularly for effective results.
6. Good oral health:
Oil pulling will strengthen teeth, gums, prevent decay, bleeding gums and maintain the overall oral health. As coconut oil, sesame oil has good antibacterial properties it will flush out the bacteria from your mouth and boost your oral health.
7. Alleviates headache:Headaches, sinus, and migraine can be cured with the help of oil pulling. According to Ayurveda headaches, migraines are a result of toxins, and oil pulling is the best way to throw out the toxins from the body. Do it regularly and you can see drastic changes in your health.
You might notice headaches, cough when you start oil pulling. These are the signs that your body is reacting to oil pulling and is working on expelling the toxins, so don't stop oil pulling. Within a week's time, your body will adjust to it. Share with us your views on oil pulling.