Oil pulling is a folk remedy that has been practiced in India for thousands of years, and is slowly making a rise amongst natural health enthusiasts in America. Oil pulling uses, traditionally, either sesame or sunflower oil that is swished around in the mouth for about 10-15 minutes and then spat out. It is said that this practice ‘draws’ out the impurities in the body through the gums helping the body to detoxify and regain a more harmonious and healthy state of being.
Many of the reported cures that oil pulling has produced are mouth and gum disease, diabetes, AIDS, liver and heart diseases, cancer, high blood pressure, etc. When a scientist named Dr. Karsch decided to do the research he was surprised to find that when he did the oil pulling himself not only did it heal his own chronic blood disease, but it cleared up his arthritis. He put a sample of the used oil under a microscope and found thousands of organisms swimming around, presumably the toxins that were extracted from his body.
While many traditionalists swear that only sesame or sunflower oil should be used, many people have stated that they have had excellent results with other types of oil, such as olive oil.
The procedure is when you wake up in the morning and before you brush your teeth or eat and drink anything take about a tablespoon of oil in your mouth and swish it around for 10-15 minutes or until the oil has become thin, white and foamy. Spit out and do not swallow any of the oil. Rinse mouth well and then drink 2-3 glasses water.
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