Oil pulling is the practice of using sesame or coconut oil as a mouthwash, swishing it around in your mouth for anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes. This is an ancient Ayurvedic ritual that in recent years has become more popular as people are becoming aware of its many advantages.
Oil pulling detoxifies by pulling toxins from the mouth. It is excellent for the teeth and gums and also has breath-freshening effects. When done on a regular basis, oil pulling has a rejuvenating effect which helps to enhance the senses. Ayurveda gives a lot of importance to the tongue, as it is believed to be intimately connected to various body organs. Purifying the tongue with oil therapy is believed to be beneficial for the whole body. Why not try it?