Ancient Ayurvedic method for detox – Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is a process of squishing a tablespoon of coconut oil similar to the way you would use a mouthwash. The swishing should be done for 20 minutes. The process attracts and removes bacteria and other toxins that live in your mouth or lymph system. This oil pulling also pulls mucus and congestion from your sinuses and throat. An antibacterial, antiviral essential oil can be added for extra benefit.
Coconut Oil is antimicrobial
Coconut oil is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory. The best benefit is the action of killing unwanted bacteria that resides in the mouth. If you have gum disease or possible infection, the oil pulling may reduce of the infection and inflammation.while leaving behind healthy probiotic strains of bacteria. Swishing with coconut oil has been proven to be beneficial to those with skin disorders such as psoriasis and helps improve the immune system. Most important is to spit the oil into the trash can when you are done. Why? Because coconut oil will solidify and eventually clog your drains.
When do I oil pull?
Oil pulling can be done at any time of the day, but the best time to do this procedure is in the morning, before eating or drinking. If you are unsure if you have some level of gum disease but would like to try this small step in helping your gum health, grab a tablespoon of coconut oil and start oil pulling.
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