Oil Pulling is an ancient yogic practice, recorded 1,500 years ago in the early Ayurvedic text, Charaka Samhita. Oil Pulling is a way to clean your gums and teeth by rinsing your mouth with oil.
Don’t swallow the oil, because it now contains all the microbes, toxins and mucous it collected in your mouth!
Oil Pulling therapy has been shown to strengthen teeth, gums and jaw, and can prevent bad breath, bleeding gums, dry throat, cracked lips and tooth decay (by killing the streptococcus bacteria that causes cavities).
One of the most surprising benefits of Oil Pulling is tooth whitening. The therapeutic oil works as a solvent, lifting the stains of coffee, wine and tea off your pearly whites.*
Coconut oil is a fantastic oil to use for this technique as it is very antimicrobial and it's great for killing the yeast and bacteria that cause bad breath.
*Excerpt from Hot Detox
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