Powerful Oil Pulling Technique – Benefits and Healing Effect.

Are you suffering from oral problems? or looking for a mouthwash to clean your teeth, Ancient Oil Pulling Technique is best thing for you. Lets understand the whole technique, What is oil pulling, What are there benefits and what type of oil you should used for oil pulling.

What is Oil Pulling?

Oil Pulling / Gandusha is the utmost effective and powerful Detoxifying Ayurvedic practice that has become recently the most popular. The concept of oil pulling is not new, and it has been mentioned in the Ayurvedic scripture called Charak Samhita,where it is referred to asor Kaval Gandusha. 

Oil Pulling techniques involve the use of natural oils to clean and detoxify the oral cavity. Oil pulling benefits are not only to treat the oral cavity but also to prevent and cure many other health-related issues. Read on to know more about the health benefits of oil pulling and how we do it?

The oil pulling technique is the ancient, time-tested practice of swishing sesame and coconut oil in the mouth for 10-15 minutes daily. Oil pulling is a process of detoxification and cleaning teeth and gums. The benefits of oil pulling we discussed later in this article.

Types of Oil Used in Oil Pulling

generally there is two type of oil that is used in oil Pulling :-

  • Sesame Oil (Til ka tel)
  • Coconut Oil

How to do it Oil Pulling?

Oil pulling involves placing a tablespoon of Pure natural oil into your mouth and then swishing it around (pulling it between your teeth), starting with just five minutes and buildup to the ideal of 15 to 20 minutes and then spitting it out.

How Oil Pulling Works?

Oil has a cleansing effect when applied to the skin, this process uses lipophilic oils, which means they attract other oil and fat-soluble toxins, and the act to pull them out from any surface oil is introduced to, this amazing property of an oil to pull out toxins from the body has been employed from centuries in Ayurveda detox therapies.

The oil, we swish around in our mouth mixes with the saliva. The toxins in the oral cavity are pulled out by lipids in the oil. While the oil is swished around the gums, teeth, and tongue the oil absorbs toxins from saliva and various glands in the mouth. Antibacterial properties of oils used in this practice, it also kill various germs inside the oral cavity. Usually, this oil ends up turning thin, viscous, and white after swishing inside the mouth then you should spit it out. 

Benefits of Oil Pulling For Health Issues

It is mentioned in the Ayurvedic scripture Charaka Samhita, that this practice can Cure about 30 systemic diseases ranging from migraine, headache, asthma, and diabetes.

According to Ayurveda oil pulling purifies the whole system It can be understood with reflexology and Traditional Chinese medicine therapy (TCM) as each section of the tongue is connected to a different organ for instance heart,  lungskidneysliverstomach,  small intestines,  and colon, etc. 

Tounge Reflexology Chart showing

It is well-known fact that oil pulling favors the Lymphatic System of the body to maintain good health (the Lymphatic System is a network of tissues and organs that help the body to get rid of toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials).  This is because the harmful bacteria’s are removed, and a healthy environment prevails to flourish the beneficial microflora. So because of these benefits, for a preventative health measure of many health conditions, oil pulling has been used.

Some Of the health benefits of oil pulling are as follows:

Increases Energy
Clear Mind
Decreases Headache.
Reduce Alleviated Allergies
Better Sleep
Clearer Skin
Clearer Sinuses
Hormonal Balance
All the above advantages are a result of a toxin-free body.

Method Of Doing Oil Pulling

After wakeup in the morning before brushing put one teaspoon of oil of coconut or sesame oil in your mouth swishing around your teeth for 5 to 10 minutes then split it, clean your mouth with fresh water, and then brush your teeth with ayurvedic toothpaste. 


  • Do not swallow the oil. The oil should be sat out. But accidentally if you swallow it, there is nothing to worry about. It will go out through feces.
  • Symptoms like nausea, runny nose, mucus formation are so common when you start oil pulling. It’s due to the toxins that are coming out of your body. these symptoms will only last for some days. Not everyone experiences these symptoms though.
  • If you are allergic to a particular brand of oil, change the brand of oil or switch to another oil, if you still have any allergic problems stop practicing oil pulling.
  • If you have an unbearable urge to swallow the oil and if it becomes too unpleasant, spit out and try again.
  • If you have an ulcer in your mouth try coconut oil pulling it will provide relief in it.
  • This process works better in the morning. Don’t try to do this any time of the day.
  • If for any reason it is not possible for you to do this method in the morning, you can practice this on an empty stomach at any time of the day. An empty stomach means the food is digested completely.
  • Sesame oil has been found to be more effective in curing diseases. Coconut oil can be used because of its antibacterial properties.

My Opinion and Experience on Oil Pulling Technique.

I am using oil puling from long time but some time due laziness I skipped that but from last one week I ‘am regularly doing oil pulling my oral hygiene is improved and my teeth looks better in comparison to earlier.

I usually doing oil pulling just after getting out of from my bed, I take a coconut oil around one teaspoon and start swishing in the mouth around 5 to 6 minutes so it reached to every corner of the mouth after that I spit oil from my mouth and start swishing the water and after 10 to 20 second , spit it and then brush my teeth with good ayurvedic toothpaste that easily available in the Market, It clean my teeth very well.

In my opinion Oil Pulling is the excellent technique that not only clean your teeth, it also help to remove toxins from your body, So try this and also give your genuine feedback and Share your experience in the comment box after doing oil pulling. I only used Coconut oil and still didn’t try Sesame oil due to two reasons:

  • Availability: As I mainly used coconut oil for hair massage, It easily Available at my home.
  • Mouth Ulcer: Some time due to lack of water, litter ulcer pop up in my mouth and Coconut really help in healing .

You can use any type of oil Sesame Oil , Coconut Oil or Sunflower Oil as per your need and Requirement.

Hope you liked the article, share the article with your friends and relative so they are also aware of this technique and who knows this article will solve their health-related problems. If you have any suggestions or want to share your experience with us just write in the comment box.

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