Impressive Health Benefits of Oil Pulling

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Posted by Tahiti (Monroeville, Pa, United States Of America) on 02/15/2010

Has anyone ever tried oil-pulling all day? Can it be harmful for you? I would like to try it to see what happens, but don't want to put myself in any danger. Any feedback will be appreciated. Thanks!

Replied by Summerhaunt
(Licking, Mo, United States)

To Tahiti: Once I did it all day while doing a 6 hour car drive. I kept a BIG cup with a lid next to me for spitting into. I had no problems at all oil pulling that long. I have also done several back to back, with no problems. I know of several people who also have done 5 or 6 back to back who reported a feeling of euphoria after perhaps the third or fourth. I have never gotten the euphoria, but it has helped clear brain fog, pain, keratosis pilaris, softened skin, and given energy boosts.

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Posted by Kwinans (Tulsa, Oklahoma, Usa) on 01/31/2010

Do you do this rinsing procedure before or after the OP? Sounds good, I just don't know when to do it :)

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Posted by Lynn (Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia) on 01/29/2010

I haven't tried the OP yet, but I did read your website, then clicked on the link you provided,

Your website says to do the first OP of the day BEFORE brushing your teeth, but the link says to do the first OP of the day AFTER brushing your teeth, tongue scraping and washing the mouth. Does it matter then whether it's before or after brushing your teeth? Thank you. I just want to get it right.

Kind regards from Australia, Lynn

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Posted by Rani (Port Townsend, Washington) on 01/23/2010

Hello...Rani here, yes I was reading on the borax remedy for pulling fluoride from the body and organs. In the process I jusmed over to oil pulling...but i remember reading one of the post that mentioned a remedy, oil, herb, ? that is the most potent natural antibiotic. I was on the oil pulling post and the one on borax and fluoride removal if that helps. If you know what I am talking about please let me know, I would so appreciate it. Thanks, Rani

EC: Can't find it, but we're guessing it's either oregano oil or garlic.

Here is a page which may be helpful:

Replied by Sandy (sandhya)
(Bangalore, India)

I think sea-salt was refered to as the most potent natural antibiotic.

Replied by Judy
(High Point, Nc)

Besides the EC suggestions, please add if she might be referring to grapefruit seed extract GSE or colloidal silver. I used the silver after long bout of stomach gastritis with Pylori, used Prilosec then Nexium & antibiotics but would always return until I used the silver, never a problem since. Hopes this helps someone.

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Posted by Emily Page (Maysville, Ky, USA) on 01/01/2010

On Oil Pulling, Do you do it with or without dentures?

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Posted by Sharon (Peoria, Arizona) on 12/31/2009

Today was my first day of oil pulling. I just found out about this today from a book on loosing weight. I am using sesame oil. I would like to know if thickening of a lung would be helped by oil pulling. Would it also help with the prostate? Can teeth become healthier if they are not? I didn't see anyone post these types of conditions.

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Posted by Jagadeesh (Bangalore, India, Karnataka, India) on 12/23/2009
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I have been doing oil pulling for 3 days now and I feel freshness. It seems to be helping in my general conditions too.

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Posted by Arlene (Meredosia,, Il) on 12/23/2009

I tried the oil pulling, am only on the third day. My schedule is erratic, so it's hard to arrange to do this if I have to wait four hours between each time. Is there a reason for this? I haven't seen any results that I can swear are from this yet, since I have also started the acv treatment, and have had excellent results with it. I can breathe again, the first night, first time in months, my husband also tried it and had the same results. We are sold on the acv, hope to have good results from the OP. If anyone can tell me why we have to wait 4 hours in between OP, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Replied by Summerhaunt
(Licking, Mo, United States)

I think one of the reasons they say to oil pull away from meals is because the swishing and chomping when you oil pull stimulates the gall bladder (chewing motions signal to the gall bladder that food is coming so release some bile). Waiting allows the oil pulling to stimulate the liver and gall bladder and get a mini-liver cleanse. If you do it too close to a meal, then you're not getting the added benefit of the liver/gall bladder stimulation.

Also, perhaps too close to a meal has the oil absorbing some of the nutrients your body is trying to absorb from the food. But it's good either way... Still lots of benefits to get from the oil pulling whether you do around food or not. Better to do the oil pulling whenever you can make the time than not do it at all.

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Posted by Mira (Oshawa, On) on 12/11/2009

Oil pulling and Celiac/IBS

Hi there,

I am glad I have found this site last spring. I started oil pulling in February March this year and I stopped doing it when I became gluten intolerant in late spring. I was overwhelmed with all my symptoms and what to do about them. Anyway, I am now back to oil pulling for the last 5-6 days. I do it in the morning for 20 minutes sometimes more and sometimes twice a day. I love how my mouth feels after oil pulling.

But I am a little worried because I started having soft stools and diarrhea for the last 2 days. I wonder if my oil pulling wasn't what triggered my IBS this spring too. I don't know if that's because the oil is pushing my system to get rid of the last bits of gluten too. Anyway, after going gluten free in the summer, I was getting back to normal and having between 2-3 bowel movements but this morning by 12am, I already had 3 and around 1:00pm it was about 4 BM! I don't know if it is because of the cosmetics I use too.

I would appreciate feedback from anyone and specially those with gluten intolerance.

EC: Hi Mira, would you kindly tell us what oil you are using? Thanks!

Replied by Mira
(Oshawa, On)

Hi EC,

I use sesame oil and it says unrefined, organic and traditionally pressed and filtered. When I was researching on oil pulling and found this site, sesame was the oil that most people recommended.

EC: Thanks!

Replied by Slim
(Tacoma, Washington)

Hi OP'S.. I haven't had taste or smell since last May. I use bronchio inhalers and drink too much whiskey and seemingly have developed thrush mouth. Yuk.. I'd pee on a spark plug right about now to fix this taste problem, so if OP work's, WOW. Going to try the Oil of wild Oregano and Sesame Oil.. I'll post later if it works :-)

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Posted by Roxanne (Youngstown, Oh) on 12/01/2009

I am interested in trying the oil pulling, I was just wondering if I could incorporate it into my current routine (before I brush of course) of brush, floss, then mouthwash, or if the mouth wash would somehow interact or counteract with the oil pulling effects???? I was also curious if it would be at all beneficial to alternate oils ie. one in the am and one in the pm, since different oils have different benefits?

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Posted by Simon (Guildford, Surrey) on 11/27/2009
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I have been OP for 11 MONTHS now hoping for some relief from severe coeliac disease problems. I am at present crippled over with stomach pain and feeling as though I need the toilet all the time but it brings no relief. My hope is that OP will clear my system and maybe let my body start to heal itself, as I have been suffering severely with coeliac disease for years now.

I am 20 years old, and this is blighting my life and I am desperate for help.

Could this be OP? Im a bit frightened.


EC: Can you please tell us what oil you are using?

Replied by Mira
(Oshawa, On, Ca)

@Simon from Guildford

Simon, I don't think oil pulling can give us relief from going back and forth to the washroom! I am pretty sure it has the opposite effect but I think maybe that's how it cleanses the system. Read my post from today. I am back to oil pulling after I stopped during the peak of my gluten intolerance problems. I remember when I started having IBS in the spring it was just after (maybe one month maybe less) starting oil pulling. I was very diligent with oil pulling as I find that it is a very easy technique to incorporate into my schedule. And now after a few days of oil pulling, I am having some symptoms back like itchy skin and I am having difficulty to fall asleep.

My guess is that oil pulling precipitates the process of cleansing gluten from our system. In the spring, maybe it was the trigger to something that was already there but that I had no symptoms for. Let's not forget 50% of celiac people have 0 symptoms, others have less than the typical celiac.

I am no doctor but maybe you should interrupt oil pulling until you at least get rid of all gluten in your food and get back to oil pulling 2-3 months later. I am back after 5 months. It is just a suggestion.

Replied by Kitkat
(Macon, Georgia, Usa)

Simon, try deleting all breads/sugar and milk from your diet, all refined foods, basically for a while stick with vegetables, fruits and meats. give it a few weeks to see if it gives you some relief. Kathy

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Posted by Tonytz123 (Granite City, Il Usa) on 11/05/2009
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I tried doing the oil pulling but it made my gums on my front lower teeth hurt and got real sore, its been over 10 days and my gums still hurt, I have never had gum problems before, what could have went wrong.. Tony

EC: Please tell us what type of oil you used. Thanks!

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Posted by Herb Bob (Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico) on 11/01/2009

Why does oil pulling work? It acts like a lubricant in your body's hydraulic systems. Sucking like a vacuum, the greasy fluid seals off access to your body's water and air availability. It pushes lymph with poisons, air and nutrients in it through any exit it can (lungs, pores, eyes, hair,etc) along with any water it needs to transport the gunk. That is why, you have to drink three glasses of fluid afterwards. Analogizing with frying oil, it does not work until your cells' water is added to the mix. Then with your cell water the oil becomes hydrogenated, less viscous and less effective after 10 or 15 minutes. The oil solution is forced into your system through the opening below your tongue, your tongue's taste cells, your gums, nasal passage, hairs, and etc. Depending who you want to be, mouthwash with Caesar's, French, Russian, Italian, Basil or Pennzoil. Paging Dr.Gupta, Paging Dr.Gupta

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Posted by Elvira (Cairns, Qld, Australia) on 10/28/2009

hi, i have been doing OP for about three months now. And when i have a one or two day break i've noticed that i get blind pimples on my face. why is this?

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Posted by Vishwapurna (Kalpakkam, Tamilnadu, India) on 10/25/2009
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I was doing oil pulling from May, 2009 and I did not have any problem till the midnight of September, 26th. I felt my bed room is whirling. Since then I have been diognised the following problem : Left maxillary sinusities, cervical spondylosis and hypothyroid (TSH:6.25). As soon as I get up there will be palpitations.Once I take coffee, it will increase. While walking there will be an unbalance and I feel I am about to fall. There is a terrific mental depression. While lying on the bed on the left side there will be whirling feeling. My left knee joint developed a pain. My doctor advised me to stop oil pulling. After oil pulling for five months, I have stopped oil pulling from October 1st. Now I am taking medicines for hypothyroid and sinuousities. Can anyone tell me the symptoms are the side effect of oil pulling (after five months). Any body got the same symptoms after five months of pulling?

Anybody's hyphothyroid, sinusities and cervical spondylosis with the same symptoms got cured after oil pulling?

EC: Hi Vishwapurna, can you tell us what type of oil you were using to oil pull with? Thanks!

Replied by Charles
(Jacksonville, Fl)

I got the same symptoms from an inner ear infection, called otitus media. I laid on my back and hung my head over the side of the bed, and filled up my sinuses with 50% H2O2 and Distilled Water. When sinuses are filled the rest will go to the inner ear. was cured in two days...

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
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Side effects of oil pulling... I don't believe in regular oil pulling. I believe in a balance between oil pulling and pulling oil. The pulling oil is the taking of granulated lecithin to reduce excessive oil buildup in the body. The other thing is some people with hypothyroid may have low iodine levels, in which case 1-2 drops of lugols solution and 1-2 drops of SSKI (potassium iodide), in a cup of warm water or even a liter of water should resolve some hypothyroid in about month. It helps to take 1000 mg of vitamin C for the body to better utilize the iodine, and vice versa.

Replied by Tashimoto
(Vancouver, British Columbia)

I don't know if this is mentioned in any of the many oil pulling entries here, but it just might be very important. The site: states: Dr. Karach has recommended only refined oil. This has been used by millions of people with wonderful cures and accepted in practice. Regarding unrefined oil there may be ingredients injurious to the body and its taste, color and smell may not be agreeable. It may cause or induce vomiting sensation in some people. Since pesticides and insecticides are used in crops, it is possible that trace elements of such poisonous chemicals are not only harmful to health but also carcinogenic. Since refined oil is colorless, odorless and tasteless, such a situation would not arise. I therefore suggest do not use unrefined oils for OP.

Replied by Lavender
(Seattle, Usa)


using organic unrefined oils should eliminate the concern of pesticides and insecticides.