Oil swishing is an Ayurvedic health technique that goes back thousands of years. By swilling olive oil in the mouth, you remove toxins that can occur in the mouth. These toxins can have a number of sources, including fungus, bacteria, and other harmful microscopic organisms. The oil is effective in killing these organisms, which can convey a multitude of health benefits. Read on for detailed instructions and to find out more about what pulling with olive oil can do for you.
To practice, first you’ll need a tablespoon of cold, organic pressed olive oil of the highest quality you can find. Then, all you need to do is hold the oil in your mouth and swill it around. It’s that easy! For the full benefit, you’ll want to hold the oil in your mouth for a full ten to fifteen minutes. It can get pretty boring just swishing oil around your mouth, so make sure to get a book, or watch a movie or television show. You can also practice at work to be productive even as you clean out your mouth.
As you oil pull, the olive oil will combine with your natural saliva to turn into a white liquid. This liquid will begin siphoning toxins out of your mouth, from your teeth, gums, tongue, the roof of your mouth, and everything else it touches. After it has absorbed enough toxins, it will start to thicken. When this happens, spit out the viscous white liquid before you start to reabsorb the toxins that have been removed.
This simple process has been scientifically proven to improve health in a number of ways. Studies show that oil swishing with olive oil substantially reduces counts of harmful S mutans found in plaque and in the saliva. It accomplishes this both by extracting the bacteria, and by creating a slippery finish within the mouth which stops the bacteria from being able to cling to mouth surfaces.
Reducing the counts of harmful organisms in the mouth can have a number of positive health benefits. You can see these benefits in your own health simply by pulling with olive oil once every day or two. These benefits include improving breath, reducing gum bleeding, preventing dryness of mouth or throat, overall strengthening of the mouth, gums, jaws, and teeth, and much more.
As you can see, oil pulling with olive oil is one of the easiest health routines you can pick up, and it will provide great benefits. If you suffer from bleeding gums, dryness of throat or mouth, bad breath, or any number of other oral health issues, this method should definitely be something you consider adding to your routine right along with brushing your teeth and flossing. Just by holding olive oil in your mouth for fifteen minutes a day, you can drastically improve your oral health. Go get some olive oil today and start your routine!