Coconut Oil Pulling – What the Wise Ones in India do Almost Every Day
What is coconut oil pulling? In India, most teachers, gurus, and individuals have rituals and traditions passed down generation to generation to purify the body. One system has been practiced in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. This system is known as oil pulling, and it is one of the most independently researched treatments in Indian medical journals.
There are claims that this treatment has achieved remarkable results with illnesses such as: migraine headaches, bronchitis, diseased teeth, arterial thrombosis, chronic blood disorders such as leukemia, arthritis and related illnesses, neuro-physiological paralysis, eczema, gastroenteritis, peritonitis, heart disease, kidney disease, meningitis, and women’s hormonal disorders.
These conditions and symptoms are completely eliminated from individuals who practice coconut oil pulling.
In 1996, Andhra Jyoti, an Indian newspaper, conducted a survey among its readers on the effects of oil pulling— 89% reported its healing abilities cured one or more diseases including terminal cancer, AIDS and chronic infections.
According to the African Journal of Microbiology Research, oil pulling is an effective defense against the bacteria associated with dental caries (tooth decay).
Exactly how do you perform coconut oil pulling?
Here’s the recipe and method you can follow:
One tablespoon of cold pressed (virgin or raw) organic coconut oil or other carrier oil (refer to the hints section below).
On an empty stomach (prior to breakfast) take one tablespoon of oil into the mouth, but do not swallow it.
Move the coconut oil slowly in the mouth then begin rinsing, swishing, sipping, sucking and pulling through the teeth.
Practice this for fifteen to twenty minutes
Spit the oil into a toilet or garbage bin, but not the sink as it can solidify in the drain. Thoroughly rinse the oral cavity with water. Brush with fluoride-free toothpaste, followed by scraping the tongue.
Many advocates of Oil Pulling suggest Safflower, Sunflower or Vegetable oil; but more and more studies (and successes) are finding higher quality oils are more effective. The anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties of whole, extra-virgin coconut oil makes it the perfect choice for Oil Pulling.
This process thoroughly mixes the oils 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 turns white. This has, in effect, pulled toxins and poisons out through the mucous membranes of the mouth.
It is important to understand that during the Oil Pulling process, one’s metabolism is intensified which leads to improved health. For many, the most striking results of this process is the fastening of loose teeth, the healing of sores, the elimination of bleeding gums and the visible whitening of the teeth.
The Oil Pulling/swishing procedure is best done prior to breakfast. However, to accelerate the healing process, it can be repeated three times a day; but it is always best to do before meals and on an empty stomach.
Results of Oil pulling Survey by a newspaper in India:
In 1996, after continuous publication of a regular column for three years in their Sunday edition on OP, Andhra Jyoti, a Telugu daily newspaper conducted a survey to find out the types of diseases cured and the effectiveness of OP. Out of a total of 1041 respondents, 927 (89%) reported cure of one or more diseases. People who did not report any cure were 114(11%).The analysis indicated cure of the following types of chronic diseases:
Pains in the body and problems pertaining to neck and above- 758 cases
Allergy and respiratory problems of lungs like asthma, bronchitis etc- 191 cases
Skin problems like pigmentation, itching, scars, black patches, and eczema etc -171 cases
Digestive system-155 cases
Constipation- 110 cases
Arthritis and joint pains- 91 cases
Heart disease and B.P- 74 cases
Diabetes- 56 cases
Piles- 27 cases
Diseases pertaining to female reproductive system reported by women- 21 cases
Diseases like Polio, Cancer, Leprosy, polycystic kidney, neural fibroma, paralysis etc -72
Sample testimonies of different disease cured
There are many testimonies of disease cured from different people, differing in age, sex and duration of disease.
More examples are given in the book on “Oil Pulling and Healthy Habits”. Sample testimonies of chronic diseases cured are appended below for showing the curative effect of oil pulling.
Allergy Asthma- Exhilarating Experience
On the first day of oil pulling Feb 25, 1995, I felt an exhilarating feeling of freshness in the mouth.
Because of oil pulling, addiction to cigar smoking cured on Mar 28, 1995. I was able to work with increased energy, concentration and less impatience. My nostrils were clear and clean.
I had food allergic asthma from September 1975. By end of March ’95, I gave up the use of inhalers for asthma.
Numbness in hands and legs disappeared in April 1995.
Discomfort in my feet and joints due to walking disappeared by April ’95.
The food tastes better and I feel more energetic.
I am enjoying the freshness of mouth, good health and very sound sleep due to OP.
Prof V.R.R.M. Babu, (57 years), Geology Dept, Andhra University, Waltair
Constipation – Piles-“With Oil Pulling Health Is Great Wealth”
I have been practicing oil pulling for the last one year with Til (gingelly -sesame) oil for fifteen to twenty minutes daily in the morning without fail. I am 82 years old. I have been suffering from constipation and piles for the last four decades. I consulted many doctors, used many medicines but with only temporary relief.
Within two weeks of practicing oil pulling, I started getting relief. There was no pain during motion. Inflammation and piles decreased. I started having free and clear evacuation. I am sleeping peacefully and happily at night. Indigestion, lack of appetite has gone. Decades old pain has gone just by doing OP with gingelly (sesame) oil. Our Ayurvedic treatment is a comprehensive solution for all diseases. It is good for all to practice. -“With Oil Pulling Health Is Great Wealth”.
– Padma Bhusan Sri Kalogi Narayana Rao, People’s Poet, Tirupathi, A.P
Diabetes – Pregnancy – Child birth
My age is 41 years. I am a diabetic patient with no children. After doing oil pulling for three months, I became pregnant. At the time of pregnancy, my blood sugar increased. I stopped oil pulling for about a month thinking it was aggravating my problem. Having come to know that aggravation is a sign of cure, I started oil pulling again. The sugar level came down and I continued oil pulling throughout my pregnancy. After a caesarian operation, I gave birth to a baby. The doctors checked for sugar, both for the baby and me. We both were free from sugar. The wound healed well and stitches removed on the seventh day. Doctor was astonished at this.
I found oil pulling benefited me in the following ways:
I weigh 90 Kgs. height 4’11” with weak twisted foot. By walking, the foot used to become septic and pus used to ooze. By oil pulling and walking daily, I became strong and was able to walk up the steps without difficulty.
Oil pulling reduced sugar gradually and diabetes cured. The skin became clear and shining and the spots on the body disappeared.
The body became strong, teeth firm; gums healthy and the hair turned black and stopped becoming white or gray.
– Mrs AVL Umamaheswari, Commercial Tax Dept, Eluru, A.P.
At the advanced age of 74, it is unjust to expect miraculous result from any kind of therapy. Yet I must say that what I have experienced through oil pulling therapy is almost a miracle and quite unbelievable.
Diabetes has been troubling me for the past 13 years. Now my blood sugar level is normal, though I do not take any medicine. I have discontinued all medication including vitamins, enzymes etc.
– Swami Swarupanand Bharati, (K.R.K.Chetty,IPS,D.I.G.(Retd)