Oil pulling is one of Ayurveda’s most ancient forms of detoxification for not only the teeth but the entire system.
It is a great way to achieve better digestion, healthier skin and to cleanse toxin’s out of your body. In this holistic ancient medicinal approach, there is a term my teacher often uses, ” more wants more”.
In terms of cleansing the mouth, why put something acidic in your mouth in the morning or evening when the mouth is usually trying to eliminate acidity? Toxins often taste acidic?
Acidity in the mouth comes from a P.H. unbalance in the system. In other words, more acidity with more acidity will not help cleanse the mouth. This will usually even damage the teeth by burning the enamelled protection layer of your teeth.
There are different types of toxins and you can easily determine this by looking at your tongue in the morning. In Ayurveda the best time of day to practice oil pulling is in the morning. Toxins surface on the tongue after a night of rejuvenation. This is the most effective time of day to practice oil pulling.
It can also be practiced in the evening or any time of day. Make sure to buy good quality organic oils to receive the full benefits.
“How Does Oil Pulling Work?
Sesame oil, coconut oil all have benefits. Sesame and coconut oils herbalized with are used in Ayurveda regularly to detoxify or “pull” toxins from the skin that they are applied to. The theory is the oils are lipophilic, meaning they attract other oils. The fatty layers in our skin are well-known dumping grounds for fat-soluble toxins.
Some of the fat-soluble toxins that we are regularly exposed to are:
o heavy metals
o environmental toxins
When applied to the skin, these oils may attract toxic fat molecules to the surface, cleansing them through the body’s largest detox organ: the skin.” ( lifespa.com- The truth about oil pulling)
I practice this in the morning when surfacing toxins are released from the tongue for 15-20 mins. Finish by scrapping your tongue. A free tongue scrapper will be a small teaspoon that you must wash a disinfect after each use. After you finish oil pulling, I highly recommend you scrape the leftover oil and toxins off your tongue and you might just discover a beautiful pink tongue! To save time in your busy schedule you may want to practice oil pulling in the shower. 🙂
By practicing oil pulling you can eradicate symptoms according to the colour of your toxins
Symptoms related to the colour of your toxins
Brown tongue coating on the tongue-Sesame oil
- Bad breath
- Sensitivity to cold drinks, stains on the teeth, febrile teeth
- Abdominal pain, distention, gas and constipation
- Nervousness, anxiety, fatigue, dullness
Yellow coating on the tongue-Coconut oil
- Bitter our sour taste in the mouth
- Bad breath
- Little thirst, loss of appetite
- Sensitivity to warm drinks, and external heat
- Anger, irritability, impatience, fatigue, dullness
- Acid reflux, sensitive skin, prone to external and internal inflammation including the gums
White coating on the tongue-Sunflower oil
- Salty, sour taste in the mouth
- Throat and sinus congestion
- Congested chest, the chest may feel tight and painful
- Pasty rich saliva, nausea
- Mucous in the urine and the stool
- Lethargic, depression, attachment, difficulty letting go ( emotion’s, objects, idea’s)
Start today for brighter and whiter teeth, beautiful skin, a pleasant breath. It can slowly eliminate stains from the teeth. Oil pulling even gives healthier hair, healthier gums and a lustre to the eyes! Coconut and almond oil can be used on all 3 types of toxins but the one recommended is the best.
Author: Melika Emira Baccouche