Oil Pulling is a form of traditional Indian Treatment which is mentioned in the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita. There it is called Kavala Graha / Kavala Gandoosha. The other name used for Oil Pulling is Oil Swishing.

It is reported that oil pulling helps to remove the poisons from the body and its antibacterial effect keeps our mouth and gum healthy. A healthy mouth is important for the general health.

Sesame oil and sunflower oil are the only oils which could be used for Oil Pulling and I have only experience with sesame oil and numerous reports about the health effects. Unfortunately there are no clinical evidences for that. This is the field where I have started research to underline the healthy effects of Oil Pulling scientifically.

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