2. History of Oil Pulling
As mentioned above, oil pulling is an ancient practice traditional of Ayurvedic medicine, a system of medicine with roots in the Indian subcontinent. We know it dates back well over 3,000 years because it is referenced in the Charaka Samhita, a Sanskrit text written on traditional Indian medicine, where the practice is referred to as Kavala Gandusha or Kavala Graha.
The text claims that oil pulling can cure about 30 systemic diseases including chronic headaches, migraines, diabetes and several skin conditions. While this ancient practice is fairly simple and straight forward, there are many misconceptions about how it’s done.