'Kavala' and 'Gundusha' is an ancient Ayruvedic dental technique that involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth on an empty stomach for around 20 minutes. The action of swishing supposedly draws out toxins in your body primarily to improve oral health, but also to improve your overall health.
Some of the benefits of oil pulling are:
Firstly, make sure you only use one tablespoon! I made the mistake of not measuring and I think I was swishing about 2 tablespoons which was hard on my jaw. I decided to oil pull while in the shower, so I was getting two things done at once. In my opinion it was greasy feeling and quite unpleasant swishing around the thick coconut oil. The oil started to feel thinner as time went by. I managed to get through 30 minutes of swishing and I'd had enough. I accidentally spit the filmy coconut oil down the bathroom sink and rinsed my mouth out with hot water. Just a reminder, do not do spit the oil down the sink! I felt no different after the experience, and can't say my mouth felt any cleaner. I will give it another try, but I have a feeling I will give this particular wellness practice a miss.
Time is precious and we all lead extremely busy lives, you can only do so many health practices on a regular basis. You may want to incorporate this practice once in awhile, but I personally will not be making it part of my regular routine.
Try it out and post your experience below in the comments section.