You might have heard about oil pulling at least once or twice and also you may not be much aware about this particular process. There will be a lot to say about oil pulling and its natural healing power for many ailments like blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, eczema, asthma, migraine, arthritis and more.
Oil Pulling is a very simple process which has to be done as the first thing in the morning after brushing your teeth but before eating or drinking anything. Of course, it is with some kind of oil, all types of oil are not advised for oil pulling. Studies say that sun flower and sesame oil would be very effective. As lots of people have got good results with this, you may also try it out.
First thing in the morning just after brushing your teeth but before eating or drinking anything, means your stomach must be empty to do oil pulling. Take one table spoon oil [sesame or sun flower] into your mouth. Find a good place to sit properly, close your eyes and stay away from all disturbances, slowly move the oil between your teeth, swish, pull and suck the oil through your teeth, do it very slowly as it would be quite hard at the beginning. Just continue this process for 15 to 20 minutes, now you will feel that the oil is turning thin and it helps you to move it so easily. Your mouth will get full after 20 to 25 minutes if you do it properly. Now it is the time for you to spit the oil out. See the color of the oil, it will be pure white. If it is yellowish, then you haven’t done it long enough. Clean your mouth once again and also clean the wash tub properly as the oil contains millions of germs and bacteria. You are allowed to take your break fast after 10 more minutes; you may need to take one or two glasses of water just after the oil pulling
This oil pulls out all mucous, germs, bacteria and toxins from your body through saliva. Ayurvedic treatment says that the mucous [“Kabham” in Ayurveda] is an unwanted thing that must be removed from your body. You can do oil pulling 2 or 3 times a day based on your health condition or if you need a fast result. But make sure that you do it in an empty stomach. Wait 4 to 5 hours after meal, 1 or 2 hours after drink. Do not do it before 2 hours if you have taken fruit juice or any kind of thick beverage.
Do not swallow the oil while swishing because it contains germs and toxins. Do not get worried if you swallow a few drops, nothing will go wrong. Do not stop oil pulling if your symptoms get aggravated, just continue another few more days and see. Stop the oil pulling for few days if your symptoms get worse and continue after few days. Give short breaks in between and you could come to a normal process within a short period of time.