Oil pulling application, and effect

Oil pulling

Oil pulling is a method of folk medicine, is known from India, Russia and the Ukraine. We refer to it as a Ölsaugen and Ölkauen. This is expressed, wherein this action is: We suck up vegetable oil in the mouth, chew it and drag it with the saliva through the teeth and the pharynx. Intended to draw toxins from the body.

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Ölsaugen – The most important facts

  • When Ölsaugen we pull Oil through the oral cavity to flush toxins from the body.
  • The oil pulling is to clean the teeth and various diseases &#8211 help; of kidney disease on thrombosis to Bronchitis.
  • Oil pulling we know from the Indian as well as from the Russian folk medicine, and they are probably formed independently of each other.
  • A scientific evidence for the medical effects of the Ölsaugens.

States that year, to clean the teeth

Ölsaugen to clean the teeth and the oral flora from harmful substances free, which remain in the Oil. Therefore, it is against helps

  • Bleeding gums,
  • Caries,
  • Tooth discoloration,
  • Dryness of the mouth,
  • chapped lips,
  • The smell of the mouth
  • and dental plaque.

How is oil pulling?

First you clean the tongue with a tongue scraper and spit out the residue. The cockroaches to roughen the tongue and so the Oil can penetrate into the pores. Take about two tablespoons of cooking oil in the mouth, you can, for example,

  • Sunflower oil,
  • Canola oil,
  • Coconut oil
  • or olive oil

use and this take at least ten minutes in the mouth and forth across the throat. They press the Oil in between the teeth and pull through it well. Also, make sure that you rinse the Oil out through the mouth, pockets in the rear jaw area. In this area, they do not capture when brushing teeth and food residues, contaminants and waste substances that serve the bacteria as a food source. These bacteria cause bad breath. These residues remain in the Oil, improves the smell of your breath.

Do not swallow!

You swallow the Oil down, but you spit it into the sink. It is loaded with concentrated impurities. To many, it is uncomfortable to keep ten minutes, the Oil in the mouth and can in this time properly and swallow speak. You can pass the time by listening to your favorite music, read a book or on the Internet chat. If you have spit the Oil out, rinse your mouth with plenty of clean water. Then you brush it with toothbrush and dental water extensively the teeth.

Side effects?

Oil pulling has no harmful side effects. The used vegetable oils are food. Some people show but psychologically-induced reactions, because you can find pure Oil in the mouth, unpleasant – then you can adjust even a gag reflex.

Teeth whitening through oil pulling?

Followers of Ölziehens see it as a cost-effective Alternative to professional teeth cleaning at the dentist and swear to the fact that daily oil pulling performs over a longer period of time to brighter teeth. They are not excluded. The ugly, grayish-yellow coating on the teeth caused by bacteria, food residues, tea, and coffee consumption or Smoking.

Oil binds might such a covering and Stripping with time. Do not expect miracles. A possible effect, i.e. brighter teeth, you will see only if you are oil pulling for several weeks for ten minutes a day and also regularly with an antibacterial toothpaste brushing intense teeth. Except for anecdotal Reports, the evidence for such a tooth white.

Ölsaugen – A long history

In India, oil pulling is already in use from the oldest Scriptures of Ayurvedic medicine, the Charaka Samhita. The method of Kavala Gandoosha. The States that year should be made of this 2000 year-old Scriptures with sesame oil, and against more than 30 diseases. In Russia and Ukraine, sunflower oil, however, was the medium of choice. At least in this Form, the oil pulling may not have been ancient, because the sunflower came with the conquest of America by the Europeans to Russia.

While intended to help oil pulling?

The Oil is pulling contaminants in the tongue and oral mucosa from the body by stimulating the salivary glands. It is the supporters, according to an all-round against

  • Headache,
  • Eczema,
  • Acne and psoriasis as well as eczema,
  • Osteoarthritis,
  • Thrombosis,
  • Bladder and kidney complaints,
  • Bronchitis,
  • influenza,
  • As a rule, pain,
  • Menopausal symptoms,
  • Stomach Problems, Gastric-Intestinal Diseases,
  • Heart disease,
  • Blood diseases
  • and liver complaints.

What are the benefits of oil pulling?

An advantage of oil pulling is supposed to be in comparison to toothpaste, that the Oil moves through the spaces between the teeth, where foreign materials, food remains and bacteria on the hands. This is true, however, for the mouth pflegegels, which have a similar consistency.

Scientific Evidence

Scientific disease healing are not occupied by oil pulling. There are few studies in which the Ritual has a positive effect on dental health, and against plaque and gingivitis similar to act as an anti-bacterial mouthwash exist. These studies have methodological errors and a very small number of participants, so meaningful. This is true, however, for studies showing that oil pulling bad acts as a mouth rinses. Eight clinical trials were only a few weeks. In such a short time can not test whether Ölkauen, and protects it from the followers claims against caries.

The proponents, represented detoxification was also occupied, and also contradicts scientific evidence: toxins can’t be from the oral mucosa, “pull”.
To blow the effects of the Ölziehens, it is said to have, such as, for example, against headaches, rheumatism, and kidney disease, arthritis or skin complaints, there is no research.
Two studies examined whether the Ölkauen protects against inflammation of the gums. The oil pulling was compared with an anti-bacterial mouth rinse, this also contained chlorhexidine. In the studies, only 20 people took part. In the case of such a small group, the results vary heavily.
Other studies should demonstrate how Ölsaugen affects the amount of caries bacteria. The drawback is that The number of these bacteria changes within a matter of hours, for example, when we eat something or brush your teeth. The amount of bacteria on the teeth of the measuring time therefore says virtually nothing.


Oil pulling is recommended by supporters as “holistic medicine” to detoxify the body “and purify”. Behind it is a pre-modern model of explanation, according to which toxins and dross accumulate in the body, such as in a coal mine and lead to diseases. This idea was widespread in the late middle ages in Germany. In the enlightenment of the 18th century. Century they gave way, however, empirical research on the causes of diseases. By modern medicine this imaginary, the risk of pathogens with the discovery of viruses and bacteria as disease-shelved. Since there is not, therefore, this “slag” in the body, there is nothing to purify – neither with Oil, nor with the fasting or Meditation.

An ancient healing method?

In Ayurveda, oil pulling with sesame oil is since 2000 years as a healing method known to the obscure, however, is probably a much more practical reason for the scissors, why people in India Oil for oral hygiene sucking. Until recent time was, and still today, industrially-produced toothpaste is available in many Indian villages is hardly available. Oil pulling, no matter what healings of diseases have been ascribed, is, therefore, a method to clean the teeth, as there was some Oil in contrast to toothpaste always available. In fact, larger particles with the Oil from the mouth of the space, cleaning the Oil thus acts in each case. However, the suspicion suggests itself that here is a traditional Indian home remedy has been discovered for oral hygiene as the latest craze in the health market in the Western countries.

Oil pulling – Yes or no?

A medical effectiveness of the Ölziehens is not occupied, and also unlikely. In addition, hygienic mouthwashes anti-bacterial active ingredients and spread a pleasant smell when you Exhale. And for most people it is more pleasant to gargle vigorously with the mouthwash to pull out for ten minutes a day of Oil in the mouth back and forth, even if the Oil deal with the healthy oral flora. A medical reason to pull the Oil exists, according to the current knowledge. (Dr. Utz Anhalt)