I used sunflower oil for oil pulling and it has helped my gum disease tremendously. Also love the fresh breath I get from it.
Sunflower Oil the Best for Sinus, Lungs, Inflammation
I found your article to be very informative. Seems as though Sesame seed oil the best, 2nd Sunflower oil. No other oils seem to have the majority on best overall success. So I'm gonna try it. Thanks for the info.
Better But With Side Effects
I have been doing O.P. every morning for about 5 weeks. The first thing I noticed was my nails began to look healthy. Then my teeth brightened. Just recently though, I experienced something that concerned me. My stool was extremely black. Has anyone experienced this? I am using Sunflower oil.
I haven't started oil pulling... Yet. I would like to know if I can use sunflower oil used for cooking or does the oil need to be specially processed?
Fall River, Massachusetts
Really works for me. I have been suffering migraines, headache, arthritis for the past 3 years. Last two weeks ago I tried Oil Pulling as soon as I read it from the web. I bought a refined Sunflower Oil, take a tablespoon and swish for 15 to 20 minutes. I usually do it after I wake up in the morning then the second one before I go to bed (which is 3 to 4 hours after dinner). First day effect on me: I got a very great taste bud. Second Effect: I got my arthritis on the second day but I believe it was the symptoms of the healing process, so I just get on with Pulling. Third effect (after 4 days): arthritis is gone and I noticed an improvement on my teeth (whitened) although I smoke. I also noticed that I haven't been very tired at all after a day's work. Now I feel that it's time to say goodbye to my Arthritis (I hope) cause I don't have it anymore when I usually have it 3 times a week before OP. If these healing pushes through, then Oil Pulling is really a hidden miracle. I still continue Oil Pulling 2 times a day....
Lichfield, Staffordshire, Uk
Lichfield, Staffordshire, Uk
I started the oil pulling with sunflower oil for my pulmonary fibrosis, however I would like to know if it is normal to get canker sores and a sore throat on the third day of doing this. When I finish I do rinse with salt water and baking soda can someone please reply to me about this?
Hanover, Ontario Canada
Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Middle Of, Fl
I have been oil pulling for about two or three weeks with sunflower oil and my mouth has got really, really dry, my cheeks sticking to my teeth even after closing my mouth for just a couple of minutes. I am not dehydrated, I have been constantly sipping water and have 2 litres a day but my mouth is so dry. I have heard some suffer this side-effect with sunflower oil but can't find an explanation why. Anyone know? I am now using olive oil and feel much better.
I have been oil pulling for 2 years, on and off. Recently I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2. I started oil pulling earnestly again every morning before eating or drinking. It is week 4 and I've missed one day only. In that short amount of time I have lost 6 kilos (approx 14lbs) although I have cut out all white foods, flour, cakes, bread (replaced with Rye bread). I had a ganglion cyst on my wrist that has been there for over two years and was the size of a large marble and I noticed yesterday that it has gone! I had a large haemorrhoid that was very itchy after using the bathroom and it too has gone. A weepy fluid filled lump on the side of my breast has also disappeared. My bowel movements are soft and easy to pass. My breath is fresh all day long and my teeth are white and as I have two lower implants, they have adhered back to the gum line and feel as strong as the day they were implanted, some 16 years ago. I sleep better, my husband says I hardly snore and overall, I feel really energetic and less tired. I'm due to have another blood test soon and I'll keep you updated if it has had any effect on my diabetes. I use sunflower oil as I find it the best and cheapest. Just your regular supermarket variety will do. Once you see the benefits of oil pulling, you will never look back.
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
I was wondering if anyone have done oil pulling and their Blood sugar level has increased.
I started oil pulling about 2 months and have notice my sugar level have increased.
So I decided to check this out so before I did my oil pulling it was 6.3 and after doing OP it went to 6.8 and this happened all the time but I only checked it 3-4 times only.
I feel good about OP and use sunflower oil and do it for 20 mins without brushing my teeth, and then I spit it out and then I swish my mouth with listerine and then brush my teeth and drink about 2 glasses of water. I feel a little dehydrated or the need to drink water after I spit it out.
Please explain - thank you for your time
Hi and thanks for your site. Note: I bought sunflower oil and when I click on the link (list of oils) sesame oil comes up not sunflower, thanks
I have just recently found your site and found it very interesting.
i found out 8month ago tha I have gingivitis im taking q-10 at the minute and q-10 toothpaste . Plus corsodyl 3xdaily. But would like to try oil pulling I have got quite a few silver fillings, plus 4 caps at the front of my mouth but these are receeding due to the gum disease. I read tha refined expeller pressed (hainbrand )sunflower oil is good, but I cant find it. is their anything else I can use please help?
San Jose, Ca Usa
Lichfield, Staffordshire, Uk
I have been oil pulling for a while now using organic, unrefined sunflower oil. Sometimes when OP the oil separates in my mouth. Is this a reaction to a more serious problem? It doesn't separate all the time but has on several occasions and I would like to know what causes this.
Hi, I started OP yesterday with 1 tbsp of evoo and found it difficult to swish in my mouth for 15 mins, today I tried with 1 tsp of sunflower oil and swished for 12 min and when I was done it was thin, white and foamy- am I doing it correctly? I did however notice that my hair is alot smoother :) I also noticed that I'm urinating more than usual even during the night :(
1 of the reasons I am OP is I want to get rid off the dark circles- even though this is hereditary (I am Indian). Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks
A YEA for oil pulling with sunflower oil! I read on EC that oil pulling can help your teeth so I thought I'd try it to adress my sore molar. The dentist has said over the past 7 or so years that this particular molar was a bit soft in the middle, but he doesn't like doing fillings unless absolutely neccessary and I have always avoided a filling. However recently the tooth has been sore more often, and I was sure I'd need a filling this time. I have been oil pulling for 5 days and it hasn't been sore again. However I'll keep going, go to the dentist and report back here on that tooth.
I started with a tablespoon of sunflower oil but now fill my mouth as it helps stave off the desire to swallow. I pull for 15 minutes minimum and sometimes change the oil halfway through if it's 'done' early (white, foamy, thick).
What I really wanted to report was the effect on my dead gray tooth. It is one of my top incisors (noticible when smiling), had a root canal 10 years ago, and has gotten progressively darker. Recently it's been really noticible and I have been looking into getting it bleached from the inside again for the sake of my smile (and confidence). HOWEVER, after oil pulling just TWICE with sunflower oil I noticed a HUGE difference. It was HALF AS DARK as before, I couldn't believe it! After 5 days of oil pulling the tooth doesn't even look gray from some angels! I am gobsmacked, pun intended! I CANNOT BELIEVE how much it has lightened my gray tooth. And I have saved at least $400 AU by 'bleaching' it naturally too.
So how did it happen?? I've been reading and dead teeth supposedly go gray because of dead nerve tissue rotting. If you have a root canal the tooth is dead on the inside, but alive on the outside (and they can't get all the tiny nerves out from around the core). The dead nerve tissue becomes a breeding ground for anaerobic bacteria which excrete toxicity into your bloodstream. This can lead to chronic infection and toxicity in any part of the body leading to all kinds of diseases. I never used to get colds, but over the years I've been getting them more and more often, and I actually live much healthier now than I did 10 years ago. So it would not surprise me if the dead tooth contributed to this by compromising my immune system.
ANYWAY - if the sunflower oil attracts bacteria when oil pulling, I figure it's drawn out the bacteria from my dead tooth - hence the lightening. I have a tiny crack in the tooth which may have aided this? Another thing was that I noticed the sunflower oil went white and foamy pretty quickly (after ~ 7 minutes) leading me to think that there was a lot of bacteria in my mouth (from the dead tooth). So if you have a root canal it's probably even more important to oil pull!! I'm so glad I found EC and read up on oil pulling, thanks guys! Looking forward to see the effect on my gums (receding on a couple of teeth) and my molar. Cheers Lisa
Ft Worth, Tx, Usa
Oil pulling dental problems
As I posted before I was quite sad to have to go to the dentist some time after I started oil pulling with sun flower oil. First I thought that my filling had fallen because I had eaten very hard sausages but when it happened again I was sure that it was the Oil Pulling. I had read here that some people had problems but never thought that it would happen to me. My tooth has now been so drilled that I am afraid that I am going to loose it so no more Oil Pulling for me although it was great for my gums. No problems with older fillings but the dentist says that maybe the older ones were made of some other material, this one was 18 months old and that might be the problem. Still.... I wonder why slushing a bit of oil in your mouth causes so much problem. Any solutions? Maybe another oil? The only solution the dentist had was try oil pulling again and see what happens but by now I am tired of going there and having work done on my tooth, not to mention the costs!