March 27th, 2010 | D.I.Y., How-to, Traditional, Traditions, antioxidant, Ayurvedic, cure, detox, EMF, GAPS, healing, heavy metal, oil, oil mouthwash, oil pulling, radiation, sesame, sunflower, vitamin E
I first read of this unusual healing technique in Moon Time: The Art of Harmony with Nature and Lunar Cycles by Johanna Paungger and Thomas Poppe when I first moved to New Zealand. At that time for some reason I couldn’t get my hands on cold-pressed sunflower or sesame oil and didn’t get a chance to try it. I started hearing about this method again last year and we tried it out with great results. It seems that Oil Pulling (OP) is also used in Ayurvedic healing which goes back at least 5,000 years, so the roots of this old European version are indeed ancient. It is helpful for removing heavy metals from the body, and people have used it for nasal congestion, eczema and various other issues. Both sunflower and sesame oil are very rich in antioxidants and are the best oils to use, I know other places say other oils are just as good, but I highly recommend using only sunflower or sesame. The following method of oil pulling is taken from the book Moon Time and describes in detail how to practise this ancient healing technique.