Oil Pulling

Oil pulling traces it roots to oil gargling practiced in Ayurvedic medicine. Oil pulling as we know it today, was introduced in 1992 by Dr. F. Karach, MD. He claimed that oil pulling could cure a variety of illnesses ranging from heart disease and digestive troubles to hormonal disorders.

Dr. Karach’s method of oil pulling consists of swishing, not gargling, the oil in the mouth. The oil is “worked” in the mouth by ‘swizzling’ it through the teeth for a period of 15 to 20 minutes. It is done one to three times a day on an empty stomach. The best time is in the morning before eating breakfast, but can be done before any meal. The used oil is discarded and the mouth rinsed out with water. The oil is never swallowed because it is loaded with bacteria, toxins, pus, and mucous.


Strengthens teeth
Can help reverse Gingivitis
Prevents tooth decay/whitens teeth
Reduce skin problems, allergies, headaches, hormonal imbalance etc.

This data is in no way meant to treat of cure the diagnosis of a medical professional
Be sure you are using a high quality unrefined coconut or unrefined golden sesame seed oil

If you are allergic to a particular brand of oil, then change the brand of oil.
Do not swallow.
One of the first cleansing symptoms you will experience is an increased flow of mucous from your throat and sinuses. Mucous drainage is one of the body’s methods of removing toxins. While you are pulling, mucous may build in the back of your throat. You may even have to expel the oil and clear the mucous from your throat before reaching a full 20 minutes. If so, take another spoonful of oil and continue swishing pulled for a full 15-20 minutes.

To learn more about the science and practice of oil pulling see the book Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing.

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