Wednesday, April 6, 2011



Oil pulling.... I've heard and read so much about it but have yet to give it a try. Not sure why I'm dragging my feet on it. Maybe it's the vision (and fear) of having Castor oil in my mouth. I always go back to old cartoons and shows where a kid is forced to take it and after having it shoved into their mouth, they immediately run outside, lean over a fence (or similar) and chuck it back up.

Well, I'm trying to work past that vision. It's a very old Aryuvedic method of detox and healing that supposedly works on the root cause of whatever ailment, disease and such that you may be suffering from. According to my source, it is not an overnight treatment. It takes times to work its wonders.


In the morning before breakfast on an empty stomach you take one tablespoon in the mouth but do not swallow it. Move Oil Slowly in the mouth as rinsing or swishing and Dr Karach puts it as ' sip, suck and pull through the teeth' for fifteen to twenty minutes. This process makes oil thoroughly mixed with saliva. Swishing activates the enzymes and the enzymes draw toxins out of the blood. The oil must not be swallowed, for it has become toxic. As the process continues, the oil gets thinner and white. If the oil is still yellow, it has not been pulled long enough. It is then spit from the mouth , the oral cavity must be thoroughly rinsed and mouth must be washed thoroughly. Just use normal tap water and good old fingers to clean.

Clean the sink properly, you can use some antibacterial soap to clean the sink. Because the spittle contains harmful bacteria and toxic bodily waste. If one were to see one drop of this liquid magnified 600 times under a microscope, one would see microbes in their first stage of development.

It is important to understand that during the oilpulling / oilswishing process one's metabolism is intensified. This leads to improved health. One of the most striking results of this process is the fastening of loose teeth, the elimination of bleeding gums and the visible whitening of the teeth.

The oil pulling /swishing is done best before breakfast. To accelerate the healing process, it can be repeated three times a day, but always before meals on an empty stomach.

NOTE: The recommended oils to use are cold-pressed Sunflower Oil, Sesame Oil.

The simplicity of this healing system in which Oil is swirled backwards and forwards in the mouth, is due to the stimulating effect which it has on the body's eliminatory system.

Through this method it is possible to heal individual cells, cell conglomerates such as lymph nodes and more complex tissues such as internal organs simultaneously. This occurs because the beneficial microflora throughout the body are provided with a healthy continuum. Without this natural bodily intrusive element evinced by the microflora the usual pattern of human health tends to lean towards illness rather than wellness.

You can read more and watch videos on oil pulling at
I do plan on giving this a try. I think I can deal with swishing Sunflower or Sesame oil in my mouth for 20 minutes.
What about you? Have any of you tried this or are currently using this method?...


  1. Wow!...This sounds very interesting, I have never heard of this. I going to look into this further, and may consider giving this a try.

    Thanks a bunch for sharing, take care


  2. I want to try this. It sounds like there are good benefits to it.

  3. Wow! That is something for people A LOT more graceful than I am... LOL

    I'm afraid I would accidentally swallow the oil, which sounds like it would not be a good thing. I'd love to hear your thoughts after trying. Thanks as always for the amazing info!

  4. @Zainab1 - Hey Lady! You're welcome.

    @L - Yes, I'm gonna give this a try too. I'll definitely post about it.

    @Miss Moon - Hahaha!! I can certainly relate to your concern about swallowing. 20 minutes is a long time. I think I've been so hesitant because I'm thinking about the taste. It's different when just taking a couple of tablespoons of Flax or Hemp oil in the morning. Goes down quickly. Gotta wrap my head around 20.

  5. Those are useful tips, really informative. Thanks for sharing. Great post!


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