For a better life, holistic wellness experts suggest a variety of morning rituals such as eating complex carbohydrates and proteins for breakfast, an early meal, taking a bath in cold water, doing yoga, and so on. Celebrities too share their morning routines with fans to encourage them to lead a healthy lifestyle. In the midst of it all, actress Anushka Sharma swears by one daily routine that is not only good for oral hygiene, but also for general health: oil pulling.
In an Instagram post, Anushka Sharma shared a few photos with her dog and wrote about oil pulling, its roots in Ayurvedic medicine, the procedure, and the health benefits that follow. The caption read: “My morning ritual of pulling oil in the company of my sweet smoosh-doggo Dude! Oilpulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice known as ‘Kavala’ or ‘gundusha’, a dental technique where you sit on an empty tooth for a few minutes. stomach rinse a little oil in your mouth and then spit it out.
Further explaining the benefits of the ancient procedure, Anushka wrote: “This action is excellent for oral hygiene and health, and also removes toxins from the body. Since we all use this time to take better care of our health and improve our immunity, I thought I’m about to share this, hopefully it will be just as beneficial for you.”
What is oil pulling?
An ancient Ayurvedic ritual in which a dental technique is performed on an empty stomach for better oral health and to remove toxins from the body. This requires squeezing edible oil around the mouth for 10-15 minutes before brushing the teeth.
Preferred oils for this practice:
- coconut oil
- sesame oil
- sunflower oil
- Olive oil
These are the steps to follow while doing it and remember that it should only be performed with edible oils.
- Take a tablespoon of oil on an empty stomach and squeeze it in your mouth for 10 to 15 minutes until it becomes frothy
- Do not swallow; even if it goes in, don’t worry.
- Spit out as soon as oil starts foaming
- Rinse your mouth and brush your teeth well with toothpaste
What are the health benefits of oil pulling?
According to doctors, Oil Pulling has the following health benefits:
- Whitens the teeth
- Treats bad breath
- Prevents cavities
- Reduces gum disease
- Treats symptoms of migraine, stress, asthma
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