- Strengthens gums
- Helps remove unwanted bacteria, and oil-soluble contaminants out of the mouth
Oil pulling is rinsing the mouth with oil as part of dinacharya, your daily routine of hygiene and self care. It is best to do first thing in the morning. Start your oil rinse after brushing your teeth and using your tongue scraper to clean your tongue. Put one tablespoon of oil into your mouth. Pull the oil through your teeth and swish around your mouth for 15 minutes. Rinsing your mouth with oil supports cleaning the oral tissues, strengthening the immune system, stimulating the production of enzymes, and balancing the beneficial bacteria that protect your teeth and gums. When the oil “breaks” and becomes more watery it means your enzymes have done their job, you can spit the oil and gently massage your gums to finish.
Arimeda (Acacia leucophloea), Nyagrodha (Ficus benghalensis), Udumbara (Ficus racemosa), Aswatha (Ficus religiosa), Plaksha (Ficus microcarpa), Yashti (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Lavanga (Cinnamomum verum), Patra (Cinnamomum tamala), Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia), Gayathri (Acacia catechu), Lodhra (Symplocos cochinchinensis var. laurina), Katphala (Gmelina arborea), Nyagrodha (Ficus benghalensis), Udumbara (Ficus racemosa), Aswatha (Ficus religiosa), Plaksha (Ficus microcarpa), Arimeda (Acacia leucophloea), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Chandana (Santalum album), Raktachandana (Pterocarpus santalinus), Jati (Myristica fragrans), Takkola (Illicium verum), Valaka (Plectranthus vettiveroides), Gairika (Red orche), Mrinala (Nelumbo nucifera), Misi (Anethum graveolens), Vaidehi (Piper longum), Padmakesara (Nelumbo nucifera), Padmaka (Prunus cerasoides), Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Samanga (Mimosa pudica), Brihati (Solanum anguivi), Vilvamadhya (Aegle marmelos), Suradruma (Cedrus deodara), Saileya (Parmelia perlata), Sarala (Pinus roxburghii), Sprikka (Schizachyrum exile), Palasa (Butea monosperma), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Daruharidra (Berberis aristata), Priyangu (Syzygium cumini), Thejini (Celastrus paniculatus), Partha (Terminalia arjuna), Madayanthi (Woodfordia fruticosa), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Amalaki (Phyllanthus emblica), Pushkarajata (Inula racemosa), Vyaghri (Solanum virginianum), Madana (Catunaregum spinosa), Kunkuma (Crocus sativus), Karpura (Cinnamomum camphora), Tailam (Sesamum indicum).