How to Do Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil

According to a number of scientists, when a coconut oil is treated with enzymes, it can efficiently stop the growth of many forms of bacteria and other diseases. This is due to the fact that coconut oil possesses anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties in vitro. Oil pulling has been done for thousands of years now as ‘swishing’ around of oil in one’s mouth is a common Ayurveda practice, which is quite popular in India. Bacteria mainly use mouth for breeding and spreading to other parts of the body, which can also produce more exotoxins and endotoxins. Therefore, it is imperative to keep your mouth clean and you can effectively use oil pulling for this purpose.

Things Required:

– Coconut oil: 1 tablespoon
– A spare bottle


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    Swish the coconut oil in your mouth

    Take a tablespoon of coconut oil and put it in your mouth before you swish it around for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. However, while swishing, you need to keep in mind that you should not gargle it or swallow it. You should just allow the oil to move around your mouth, letting it get to every nook and corner where bacteria can grow.

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    Why keep the coconut oil longer in mouth?

    You should know that digestion of food starts in the mouth because of the fact that it produces enzymes. Health experts recommend that you chew your food more in your mouth so that there is additional interaction with the enzymes in saliva. Therefore, by keeping the oil in your mouth longer will let it interact with the enzymes.

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    Best time to do oil pulling

    It is strongly advised that you do oil pulling with coconut oil early in the morning with an empty stomach. The best time is before you brush your teeth or eat anything.

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    Spit it out

    Having taken a tablespoon of coconut oil before eating or brushing your teeth and swishing it and moving it around your mouth for about 15 to 20 minutes, you can spit it. Once you are done, you should rinse your mouth thoroughly with water.

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