Dr Tungs Oil Pulling Concentrate 50ml
The Dr Tung’s Oil Pulling Concentrate is a time-tested remedy of 24 plants and herbs used for oil pulling, prepared in an organic sesame oil base. The concentrate is available now, March 1, 2016, through our web-store; you can expect to see it on store shelves come late Spring.
Oil pulling – the practice of lightly “chewing on” or swishing oil in the mouth for a period of time – is said to said to strengthen teeth and gums, help with mouth dryness, and enhance the oral microbiome overall. Ancient Ayurvedic texts recommend it as part of the daily dental health routine. This is said to “pull” toxins from the body.
While mouthwash functions to rid the mouth of bacteria, it does not discriminate against good or bad bacteria. Oil pulling, on the other hand, draws harmful bacteria and spares the good bacteria which is needed for a balanced oral microbiome. With over 600 microbial species in the human oral cavity, this is important for balance and function
Our concentrate is used in the same manner as other oils you can use for oil pulling. However, we are pleased to point out that it offers the following differences:
- It can be used for a shorter time – we recommend oil pulling for 5-15 minutes (versus the standard suggested time of 20 minutes). This is due to the effectiveness of the ingredients used in the formula.
- Organic sesame oil base with 24 herbs and botanicals – This formula is based off of ancient Ayurvedic texts. Whole parts of the plants (and not essential oils) are used to enhance the sesame oil and create specific, balanced, holistic effects. Sesame oil is specifically mentioned for its subtle, penetrating, preventive and balancing effects.
We’re proud to share that the herbs used in our Oil Pulling Concentrate have been recognized for centuries to have a broad range of qualities, such as being hemostatic (preventing or stopping bleeding), anti-inflammatory, anti-plaque, and astringent (can help tight gums around loose teeth).
How to Oil Pull
Clean and brush tongue. Begin your morning dental health routine by cleaning your tongue with your Stainless Steel Tongue Scraper. Then, brush your teeth normally.
Swish 1 Tablespoon mixture. You can either use your DrTung’s Oil Pulling Concentrate undiluted, or mix 1:3 with a carrier oil of your choice. Either way you will get benefits from the botanical ingredients. (Of note: traditional Ayurveda uses sesame oil as the base oil, due to its subtle, penetrating, and antibacterial effects.)
2. Swish, chew and pull. Lightly ‘chew on’ and swish oil in mouth for 5-15 minutes. Our enhanced oil is more efficacious, reducing swishing time (standard recommendation for oil pulling with other oils is for 20 minutes).
3.Spit. When done, do not swallow but spit into toilet or trashcan (not into sink!).
4.Rinse. Rinse your mouth with lukewarm, saline water.
5. Repeat. Repeat daily for best results.
So, How Does How Oil Pulling Work?
Oil pulling is the practice of swishing or chewing oil, which releases salivary and digestive enzymes, antibacterial and antifungal/antiviral agents. This is said to “pull” toxins from the body.
In traditional Ayurveda, sesame oil is herbalized with turmeric and other plants to enhance detoxification and beneficial effects. Such an oil is “lipophilic,” meaning it attracts other oils and fats.
Skin and gums can harbor harmful, fat-soluble toxins. Like oil massage, oil pulling is lipophil-mediated detoxification protocol that may reduce body burdens of fat-soluble toxicants.
Organic Sesame Oil, Wild Himalayan Cherry*, Organic Cardamom Extract, Banyan Tree, Lodh Tree*, Indian Madder*, Acacia Nilotica*, Ficus Religiosa*, Acacia Catechu*, Eagle Wood*, Indian Gall-Nut*, Indian Gooseberry, Gmelina Arborea*, Long-Leaved Pine*, Spikenard*, Stone Flowers, Sandelwood*, Woodfordia Fruticosa*, Deodar*, Licorice*, Clove*, Lotus Seed, Lemongrass, Turmeric, Nutgrass, Nutmegg, Cinnamon, Camphor. * Wild Harvested