Infographic: Ayurvedic Oil Pulling

Infographic: Oil Pulling Method and Health Benefits
Oil pulling has been used in the Ayurvedic system of medicine for thousands of years to prevent and naturally treat a variety health conditions and ailments.

The most obvious health and beauty benefits of oil pulling are healthy gums, whiter teeth, a stronger jaw and soft lips.  Other benefits linked to oil pulling include relief from migraine headaches, hypertension, sinusitis, constipation, insomnia, inflammation of arthritis, asthma, constipation and chronic fatigue.

Oil pulling is also thought to help correct hormone imbalances, support normal liver function and naturally detoxify the body of  harmful toxins.

Traditionally, the oil of choice has been sesame oil.  Recent studies support the use of sesame oil due to its high concentration of antioxidants.

Some Ayurvedic practioners recommend alternating between a high quality, organic sesame oil, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil and sunflower oil in order to obtain a wide range of health benefits.

This infographic explains the method, which should be done on a daily basis.  For best results, use of a natural toothpaste and mouthwash is highly recommended.  Commercial toothpaste and mouthwash rinses generally contain many potentially harmful chemicals and toxic substances that are absorbed through the mouth in the same way that the healing antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients from healthy oils are absorbed during oil pulling.

These days there are many brands of natural toothpaste available.  These include Tom's of Maine, Nature's Gate, Dessert Essence, Earthpaste, Jason's and Himalaya Herbal Healthcare.

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