What is oil pulling? गण्डूष क्रिया क्या है?

What is oil pulling? गण्डूष क्रिया क्या है?

Detox of the oral cavity is done with the help of gandush or oil pulling

Oil Pulling / Gandusha is a very powerful and effective Detoxifying Ayurvedic practice that has recently become very popular. The concept of oil pulling is not new, and it has been mentioned in the Ayurvedic scripture called Charaka Samhita, where it is referred to as Kavala Graha or Kavala Gandusha. Oil Pulling involves the use of natural oils to clean and detoxify oral cavity. Its benefits are not only to treat the oral cavity but also to cure and prevent many other health issues. 

In Ayurveda, Kavala and Gandusha are the procedures described in Dincharya i.e. the daily regimen and are useful in prevention of the diseases of the mouth, teeth and the gums. Filling the mouth in the morning with oil or medicated water daily and holding for a few minutes without moving it inside the oral cavity is called Gandusha.

 Oil pulling (Gandusha) has been used to prevent decay, oral mal odor, gum bleeding, dryness of throat, cracked lips and for strengthening the teeth, gums and the jaw. It is a simple daily regimen, which, when done routinely, enhances the senses, brings about a feeling of freshness and maintains clarity in the voice. After adopting this procedure properly, one feels lightness and clarity in the mouth. It also relieves pain and discomfort. A Gandusha is to be held inside the oral cavity till there is uncontrollable salivation, secretions of tears from the eyes or mucous/watery discharge through the nose.

Benefits of Oil Pulling for ‘Oral Health’:

  1. It strengthens teeth, gums and jaws.
  2. Prevents diseases of the gums and mouth, such as cavities and gingivitis.
  3. Prevents bad breath.
  4. Cures bleeding gums.
  5. Prevents dryness of the lips, mouth and throat.

Benefits of Oil Pulling for Other Health Issues

It is mentioned in the Ayurvedic scripture Charaka Samhita, that this practice can cure about 30 systemic diseases ranging from a headache, migraine, diabetes and asthma.

Ayurveda’s claim that oil pulling purifies the entire system, can be justified with the reflexology and traditional Chinese medicine therapy (TCM) as each section of the tongue is connected to a different organ such as to the kidneys, lungs, liver, heart, small intestines, stomach and colon etc.

Gandusha Ayurvedic Oil Pulling Detox is a very Powerful practice. Prevents Teeth Cavities, Gingivitis, Bad Breath, Dry Mouth, Bleeding Gums..

It is believed that oil pulling helps the Lymphatic System of the body to remain in a good health (the Lymphatic System is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials).  This is because the harmful bacteria are removed, and the beneficial microflora is given a healthy environment to flourish. Because of this holistic perspective, oil pulling has been used as a preventative health measure for many other health conditions.

Some of the health benefits include:

Increased Energy.

Clearer Mind.

Decreased Headaches.

Clearer Sinuses.

Alleviated Allergies.

Better Sleep.

Clearer Skin.

Hormonal Balance.

All these benefits are a result of a Toxin-Free body.