What is Oil pulling?

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Oil pulling or oil swishing, in alternative medicine, is a traditional Indian folk remedy that involves swishing oil in the mouth for claimed oral and systemic health benefits.

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1 patient evaluation for Oil pulling

Hope_In_Christ
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Hope_In_Christ
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 28
Condition: Central Sensitivity Syndrome 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Central Sensitivity Syndrome

See Hope_In_Christ's full Oil pulling history

Mar 13, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Digestive problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bad breath (halitosis))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily

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