In ancient self care regimen of Ayurveda, oil pulling is an essential part of oral cleansing. For swishing, Sesame oil is recommended in classical text and is advised daily. Ayurveda also suggests the use of honey, warm water, sour gruel, sesame paste etc for specific oral diseases.
Here is the Ayurvedic way of oil pulling.
One should follow this in the early morning after cleaning the mouth.oil-pulling
Gentle massage on face and neck with suitable oil for 5 minutes.
Mild fomentation with a warm cloth or a steamer on these areas.
Warm oil is preferred for the therapy.( oil can be heated by placing the glassof oil on hot water.)
Fill this gentle warm oil in the oral cavity, as much as one can.
Now hold the oil for few minutes and gargle the oil by moving between the throat teeth and cheeks
Mouth should face slightly upwards.
Now the person will start getting secretions in the mouth along with medicines.