Benefits of Oil Pulling

Oil pulling or oil swishing is a traditional Indian folk remedy that involves swishing oil in the mouth. It is mentioned in the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita, where it is called Kavala Gandoosha or Kavala Graha. Ayurvedic literature describes oil pulling as capable of both improving oral health and treating systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus or asthma.While scientific evidence is lacking to support any systemic benefits of oil pulling, some studies have suggested that it may reduce oral plaque, halitosis, and gingivitis



The practitioner rinses the mouth with approximately one tablespoon of oil (sesame and sunflower oils are the most recommended) for 15–20 minutes on an empty stomach (before eating/drinking) then spits it out.

Dr. Karach has said that his method heals the person as a whole. When Dr. Karach studied his mucous under a microscope after pulling, he discovered many live micro-organisms swimming in it. He himself has cured his chronic blood disease of which he suffered with for over 15 years!

Another study recruited 10 males (all subjects had mild to moderate gingivitis), and ran a 45 day pulling study. Using sunflower oil, each subject held the oil in their mouths for 8-10 minutes. This study also concluded that pulling has the ability to reduce plaque and gingivitis using Sunflower oil (Amith et al., 2007). As you can see by now, there IS scientific evidence out there and more studies will undoubtedly be conducted in the future. It is clear that there is an established oral health benefit to oil pulling, but what good is pulling to your other health problems? What type of changes can you experience besides the changes inside of your mouth? As you will see, the benefits of oil pulling are unparalleled.
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