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Ayurvedic Oil Pulling Benefits

6a0153914098f6970b017ee9726c69970d-800wi.jpgA guest post by Carla Levy C.A.S. Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist.

Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic practice that has been used for thousands of years to pull mucus and bacteria out of the mouth and whole body.

Our mouths are full of bacteria and viruses. These germs and waste products can cause gum and tooth decay and can contribute to many other health problems.  Oil pulling has a powerful detoxifying effect, and can even remove heavy metals from the body.


  • Many people have noticed healthier gums and teeth. Loose teeth may reattach with regular practice.
  • Oil pulling helps to whiten teeth, increase taste-buds and decrease any wrinkles around the mouth.
  • Many people who oil pull regularly have reported healing benefits such as better memory and fewer headaches to a decrease in back pain.

How to practice:

To do this simple practice put about a tablespoon of sesame, sunflower or coconut oil in the mouth and simply swish it around for ten to twenty minutes. Swishing activates the enzymes which mix with saliva to draw the toxins out of the blood. Spit out the oil through closed teeth. The oil should be white when expelled. If it is still yellow, you have not swished it long enough. Rinse your mouth afterwards and scrape your tongue.

Do this daily in the morning before eating or drinking anything.  Enjoy!

For more information or to schedule an Ayurvedic consultation when you are at the Ranch contact Carla at


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