Top 6 benefits of oil pulling for your health

Headlines | June 19, 2017, 7:46 a.m.

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice dating back over 3000 years. It involves taking a ful tablespoon of sesame or coconut oil in the mouth and then swishing it around for 20 minutes. You require to pull the oil between your teeth for 5 minutes before spitting it. You should never swallow the oil as it may contain harmful toxins which you are trying to get rid of. After this, you need to wash your mouth with lukewarm water and you can even brush your teeth. Oil pulling gives best results in the morning. It is believed that our mouth contains nearly a lakh germs and oil pulling helps in bringing it down to approximately 2000. Sesame oil is considered best for oil pulling and you can also use coconut oil as well in case you do not find it. 

The various benefits of oil pulling can be described below as: 

White teeth: Oil pulling helps in improving the appearance of your teeth considerably. Germs attack on your teeth will come down significantly. And, you will feel much stronger teeth after oil pulling. The oil contains natural antibiotic and antiviral qualities that helps in brightening and cleaning your precious teeth. 

Fight tooth sensitivity: When the health of our teeth come down, even hot and cold food items begin to trouble them. A bite in the ice-cream or a sip of coffee or teeth can give severe pain to your teeth. Oil pulling can effectively deal with this problem and can bring down tooth sensitivity considerably. Tooth sensitivity can be occurred by various factors, including tooth decay near the gum line, gingivitis, plaque buildup and inflammation caused by bacteria – all problems that oil pulling has been shown to eliminate.

No tooth decay: Regular oil pulling can significantly bring down the tooth decay woes. According to a study, oil pulling is considered to be the most effective solution for preventing tooth decay and tooth loss. If you want strong, pearly white teeth, go for oil pulling.

Prevent Gingivitis: Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease that may cause redness, irritation, and inflammation in your gums. Oil pulling is the most effective remedy that can significantly bring down the plaque that may lead to gingivitis. 

Detox your body: Oil pulling helps in detoxing your body. The harmful germs in your body act like poison which may cause inflammation and leads to various diseases and illness in your body. The gateway to your body for these germs is mouth. Oil pulling helps you in getting rid of these germs and improve your health significantly. 

Clear skin: The benefits of oil pulling can be significantly extended to your skin as well. When the harmful toxins have been removed from your body there is chance of getting better skin otherwise those germs could easily make it into bloodstream. Rashes and various skin troubles come down dramatically. When you do oil pulling on regular basis, you will notice clear and smooth skin after some time. 

Healthy heart: Good oral hygiene has been linked to getting a healthier heart. A growing body of research has revealed that bacteria and inflammation in the mouth have been linked to problems like heart attack and dementia.

So, start oil pulling from today itself to enjoy the multiple benefits associated with it. 

News24 Bureau 

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