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  • Writer's pictureKevin Treger

What about Oil Pulling?

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that has been used for thousands of years in India as a natural way to promote oral health. The practice involves swishing oil (usually coconut or sesame oil) in your mouth for 15-20 minutes on an empty stomach, then spitting it out.

The first recorded mention of oil pulling dates back to over 3,000 years ago in the Ayurvedic text, the Charaka Samhita. This ancient text describes oil pulling as a way to prevent tooth decay, bad breath, bleeding gums, and dryness of the throat. In Ayurveda, oil pulling is believed to remove toxins from the body and promote overall health and wellness.

Over time, oil pulling spread from India to other parts of the world. In the 1990s, a Ukrainian physician named Dr. F. Karach wrote about the benefits of oil pulling in a health publication, and interest in the practice began to grow.

In recent years, oil pulling has gained popularity in the Western world as a natural way to promote oral health. Studies have shown that oil pulling can reduce the levels of harmful bacteria in the mouth, improve dental hygiene, and help to prevent gingivitis and other oral health problems.

Today, oil pulling is used by people all over the world as part of their daily dental care routine, and many natural health practitioners recommend it as a safe and effective way to improve oral health and overall wellness.

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