Oil pulling is an ancient natural remedy for improving over-all health. In traditional Ayurvedic medicine oil, pulling is done with sunflower oil or sesame seed oil. However, coconut oil pulling is even more efficient due to the unique content of the oil. It contains a large amount of lauric acid, which possesses powerful antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
Why is oil pulling featured?
According to oilyoily.com, oil pulling cleanses and detoxifies the body. The mechanism of the procedure is very simple. You should take into your mouth high quality plant oil (preferably coconut oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, sesame seed oil) and swish it around in the mouth for 15-20 minutes. Then spit the oil out. Remember not to gargle and swallow the oil while coconut oil pulling. The oil is able to draw out toxins from the mouth and blood stream. Doing that, the oil removes harmful substances from the whole body, giving it the opportunity to function normally and heal itself.
When the procedure is over, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water. You can do oil pulling with coconut oil 1-3 times per day depending on your purposes. The best time for it is in the morning before breakfast. Regular procedures promote overall health and treat all sorts of dental problems.
Experts recommend no to use corn, soy, vegetable, canola and cottonseed oils as they are of poorer quality. Choose only organic unrefined extra-virgin oil to get the maximum benefits.
The health benefits of coconut oil pulling
There are the following main effects of coconut oil pulling for improving health condition:
- preventing and healing tooth decay and gum diseases;
- treating tooth pain;
- teeth whitening;
- freshening breath;
- strengthening the immune system;
- preventing and decreasing numerous inflammatory chronic conditions (arthritis, heart disease, allergies, chronic skin problems, asthma, headaches, premenstrual symptoms, diabetes, chronic fatigue);
- preventing and treating acute respiratory disease, bronchitis, lung disease, ulcers and kidney disease;
- stopping the growth of malignant tumors.
Usually, a patient notices the first improvements in minor conditions after one or two procedures. Obviously, chronic diseases require longer time – a month or two to feel the diminishing of symptoms.
One of the body’s methods of removing toxins is mucous drainage. Therefore, most likely there will be is a flow of mucous from your throat and sinuses as the first cleansing symptom. During the therapy, mucous can build in the back of your throat.…