Staying Healthy With Oil


Toxins accumulated in the body are usually the cause of many diseases these days. Toxins accumulated over a long period of time bring abnormality to your body and in worse cases, lead to diseases. As we are exposed to many kinds of chemical substances, it would be good for your health to detoxify easily. Oil pulling is currently in the limelight for detoxification. Some of you might have already heard of it. What’s appealing about oil pulling is that it’s affordable and anyone can do it easily. Let’s investigate this wonderful gift, cheap oil.

Staying Healthy With Oil - Wisdom's WebzineOrigin of Oil Pulling

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘the science of life.’ Oil pulling has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, and has been widely spread these days by an Indian doctor, Karach. He proposes that many diseases can be cured with oil pulling.

Oil Selection

Traditional oil pulling is when you gargle with sesame oil or sunflower oil for 20 minutes. These days, other oils such as olive oil, canola oil and coconut oil, are used, too. It’s essential to use cold pressed oils in glass, stainless steel or HDPE bottles, as toxins from ordinary plastic bottles might be dissolved by the oils.


Oil pulling is most effective before taking in water or food in the morning. Otherwise, it should be done when the stomach is empty; i.e. 4 hours after food intake and 1 hour after drinking water. When you have meals, the digestive organs work for 8 hours on average. Afterwards, the immune system is activated for detoxification. Therefore, when you wake up in the morning, the immune system is still working, which means oil pulling becomes more effective.

When you wake up in the morning, before drinking water or brushing your teeth, take a table spoon of oil, slowly gargle for at least 10~20 minutes, and let the oil flow thoroughly between teeth. You have to keep the oil in your mouth and do the pulling. When you spit out the oil, it must become white watery foam.

The oil that is spat out contains countless parasites, bacteria and toxins. It is recommended to spit it out on a tissue. Then rinse your mouth with water and brush your teeth to keep your mouth clean.


If you have cuts in your mouth, you might get infected by germs through those cuts; therefore, you should avoid oil pulling. If you have amalgam or metallic substances as tooth fillings or implants, you should do oil pulling for less than 5 minutes to prevent heavy metals from being reabsorbed into your body. If you have a mercury filling, ask your dentist as it can be dangerous.


The best-known effects of oil pulling are healing gum diseases, cracked heels and lung diseases. It has outstanding healing effects on many other diseases.

1)     The root of the tooth that falls out due to gum damage, scaling, teeth whitening

2)     Swollen face

3)     Keratosis pilaris

4)     Removing phlegm

5)     Various lung diseases

6)     Removing arthritis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ arthritis)

7)     Migraine, arthritis, allergies, and many other can be healed by detoxifying with oil pulling.

Adverse reactions and side effects

Some adverse reactions might arise in the process of detoxifying and healing the body: skin might break out, mouth’s conditions might worsen, and the body might feel heavy and drowsy. Side effects might occur if you do not follow the guidelines of oil pulling. Therefore, it is recommended to learn adequately about oil pulling beforehand.