It is no secret that many of the ancient medicinal remedies are still some of the most effective today. However, we often fail to implement them because they are just a little “different” compared to what we are used to. Oil pulling is one of those traditions that offers extensive health benefits, but many people are skeptical that something so simple could be so effective.
Oil Pulling With Sunflower Oil Benefits
There are many oils that can be used for oil pulling, but sunflower oil is one of the best. This oil is not only great for oil pulling, but also for its nutrient delivering properties.
Sunflower oil contains a variety of nutrients including lecithin, carotenoids, tocopherols, and vitamins A, D, and E.
When you use sunflower oil for pulling, you’re not just eliminating toxins from the body, you are also supplementing some important nutrients.
Reviews From Earth Clinic Readers About Oil Pulling With Sunflower Oil
Steve does oil pulling twice a day and is hoping to say a permanent goodbye to his arthritis!
“Really works for me. I have been suffering migraines, headache, arthritis for the past 3 years. Last two weeks ago I tried Oil Pulling as soon as I read it from the web. I bought a refined Sunflower Oil, take a tablespoon and swish for 15 to 20 minutes. I usually do it after I wake up in the morning then the second one before I go to bed (which is 3 to 4 hours after dinner). First day effect on me: I got a very great taste bud. Second Effect: I got my arthritis on the second day but I believe it was the symptoms of the healing process, so I just get on with Pulling. Third effect (after 4 days): arthritis is gone and I noticed an improvement on my teeth (whitened) although I smoke. I also noticed that I haven’t been very tired at all after a day’s work. Now I feel that it’s time to say goodbye to my Arthritis (I hope) cause I don’t have it anymore when I usually have it 3 times a week before OP. If these healing pushes through, then Oil Pulling is really a hidden miracle. I still continue Oil Pulling 2 times a day….”
Kaz has had numerous benefits from oil pulling with sunflower oil.
“I have been oil pulling for 2 years, on and off. Recently I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2. I started oil pulling earnestly again every morning before eating or drinking. It is week 4 and I’ve missed one day only. In that short amount of time I have lost 6 kilos (approx 14lbs) although I have cut out all white foods, flour, cakes, bread (replaced with Rye bread). I had a ganglion cyst on my wrist that has been there for over two years and was the size of a large marble and I noticed yesterday that it has gone! I had a large haemorrhoid that was very itchy after using the bathroom and it too has gone. A weepy fluid filled lump on the side of my breast has also disappeared. My bowel movements are soft and easy to pass. My breath is fresh all day long and my teeth are white and as I have two lower implants, they have adhered back to the gum line and feel as strong as the day they were implanted, some 16 years ago. I sleep better, my husband says I hardly snore and overall, I feel really energetic and less tired. I’m due to have another blood test soon and I’ll keep you updated if it has had any effect on my diabetes. I use sunflower oil as I find it the best and cheapest. Just your regular supermarket variety will do. Once you see the benefits of oil pulling, you will never look back.”
Oil Pulling Has Been an Effective Remedy for Thousands of Years
Oil pulling is a very important Ayurvedic treatment. At least 3,000 years ago, Ayurveda practitioners in India used oil pulling to treat over 30 systemic diseases, including many dental issues.
Oil Pulling – You Want Me to Do What?
Don’t let the name confuse you. Oil pulling is a very simple practice that involves swishing oil around the mouth. The term “pulling” comes from the detoxifying action the process has. The practice actually pulls the toxins out of the body to heal the body naturally. So, yes, we do suggest that you take some time each day to swish a little oil around in your mouth.
A Little Oil Does What for My Health?
Don’t act so surprised. There have been crazier claims to good health than oil pulling. In any case, though, the practice of oil pulling is effective for drawing the toxins out of the body, eliminating bacteria, whitening the teeth, and rendering a host of other benefits. The action of rolling the oil around in your mouth actually has a soap-like effect on your mouth, so it naturally cleanses the mouth and oral cavity. As oral health is so closely tied to overall health, improving the health of your mouth will also improve your overall health.
To find out about other oils that can be used, check here for a list of oils and the benefits offered by each.
How to Do Oil Pulling
- Put a tablespoon of your favorite oil into your mouth first thing in the morning.
- Swish the oil in your mouth and move jaws up and down as if chewing. The idea is to keep the oil moving.
- Do this for 15-20 minutes. If you can’t do it that long, just do what you can. It becomes easier.
- Do not swallow the oil; it is collecting the bacteria in your mouth.
- Spit out the oil, rinse your mouth with water and brush your teeth.
If you are still a skeptic, try it for yourself. Oil pulling is a fast, easy way to improve your health and your smile!
Continue reading below to learn more about how oil pulling with sunflower oil has worked for Earth Clinic readers.