Amanprana mouth oil for oral hygiene and detox
I'm completely sold on Amanprana mouth oil! It's made of coconut, olive and hemp oil and is fennel flavoured, and you use it for oil pulling in the tradition of the Ayurvedic method. The oil is also available in mint flavour, and that's the next one I want to try.Sandra Winkens, yoga teacher and founder of holisticyogaretreats.org, Berlin
Our body is the actual hero. It provides for its own recovery. Not the oil. Oil pulling, however, can set forces in the body in motion. And oil pulling is just a part of our health. A healthy lifestyle and healthy diet are indispensable to achieve this. Recommended reading: 'Oil Pulling Therapy, all disease starts in the mouth. Detoxifying and healing the body through oral cleansing', by Dr. Bruce Fife.
Sesame and sunflower oil are often used for oil pulling because they are cheap. But they oxidise too quickly because of the oxygen in your mouth when oil pulling. Amanprana uses three extra virgin oils. Coconut oil, which is antiseptic, has a fine molecular structure (can pass through anything), and has stronger suction. Olive oil is rich in chlorophyll, which will rapidly reduce mouth odour. And hemp oil has a therapeutic effect and tastes good.
Mouth oil for oral hygiene
When brushing your teeth, only 60% of the tooth surface is effectively cleaned and only 10% of the entire oral cavity. Our mouth contains up to ten billion micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa). They can cause inflamed gums and are partly responsible for plaque and cavities. Poor oral hygiene gives these micro-organisms the opportunity to make their way into our bloodstream through tooth abscesses, cavities and gingivitis. There they can cause damage to every organ and every cell (focal infections). Especially in case of low immunity, fatigue, an unhealthy diet and stress.
Thus Hippocrates already suggested that arthritis may be cured by pulling a bad tooth. If streptococci (bacteria) attack the heart valves, this is called endocarditis. When bacteria attack joints, this can turn into arthritis; nephritis when they affect the kidneys. Good oral hygiene will drastically reduce the chances of focal infections and thus prevent the serious consequences of an infection. The relationship between inflamed gums and teeth and infections of the lungs and airways has been extensively demonstrated. Pregnant women with gum disease are 7.5 times more likely to give birth to premature or underweight babies. Gingivitis can cause intestinal problems. More than 200 studies have demonstrated the relationship between diabetes and gum disease. Brushing your teeth is not sufficient.
Using Amanprana mouth oil will contribute to optimum oral hygiene. The essential oils of clove, cinnamon and oregano in combination with coconut oil are sufficiently antiseptic in order to prevent rampant growth of these organisms. There are two types of mouth oil: 'Menta' with mint and 'Foeniculum' with fennel. They have a long-lasting flavour and provide fresh breath. Use approximately one teaspoon (5ml) to rinse and gargle for 2 to 5 minutes. For good oral hygiene, repeat this every time after brushing your teeth.
'Oil pulling' to detox
Two thousand years ago the Ayurvedic medical texts, 'Charaka Samhita' and 'Sushrutha's Arthashastra', mentioned the practice of oil pulling. The Ayurvedic practitioners cleansed their mouth by gargling with vegetable oil. Not only for oral hygiene but also to nurse their body back to health. It is suggested that more than 30 different ailments could be remedied with this. Thanks to Dr. Karach the practice of oil pulling has been reintroduced. During a conference in Ukraine he presented a paper on this practice to a group of cancer specialists and bacteriologists.
Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic detox technique which consists of pulling and pushing the oil inside the mouth and between the teeth. By doing so, oil pulling extracts toxins and microorganisms from your body. The body has a chance to heal itself. Oil pulling sets the meridians (energy flows) in the body in motion and can dissolve blockages. The tongue is a detoxification organ. A white tongue indicates that the body wants to detoxify. Oil pulling accelerates and activates the detoxification.
Swish approximately one tablespoon (15ml) of oil through your mouth for 20 to 30 minutes. Suck, press, chew, wash, pull and gargle the oil. From left to right, top to bottom. Do not swallow the oil but spit it out. Oil pulling should be performed on a weekly basis and daily during a detox treatment. Preferably do it in the morning, after brushing your teeth and on an empty stomach. If you pull oil several times a day, then it is recommended that you do it before a meal.
INGREDIENTS: Olea Europaea Fruit Oil* (Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil), Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil*, Cocos Nucifera Oil* (Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil), Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Oil*, Foeniculum Vulgare Dulce Fruit Oil* (Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Oil), Corydothymus Capitatus Leaf Oil* (Corydothymus Capitatus (Oregano) Leaf Oil), Eugenia Caryophyllus Bud Oil* (Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil), Eugenol°, Limonene°, linalool°, Benzyl Benzoate°. *= Bio. °= From natural essential oils.
INGREDIENTS: Olea Europaea Fruit Oil* (Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil), Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil*, Cocos Nucifera Oil* (Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil), Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Oil*, Mentha Piperita Oil* (Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil), Corydothymus Capitatus Leaf Oil* (Corydothymus Capitatus (Oregano) Leaf Oil), Eugenia Caryophyllus Bud Oil* (Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil), Eugenol°, Limonene°, Linalool°, Benzyl Benzoate°. *= Bio. °= From natural essential oils.
Ingredients: aromatized oil mixture: 49.2% olive oilxb, 40% hemp oilxb, 9.2% coconut oilxb, 0.6% cinnamonSB, 0.4% cloveSB, 0.8% mintSB(in Menta), 0.4% fennelSB (in Foeniculum), 0.2% oreganoSB. X=extra virgin oil, S=essential oil, B=BE-BIO-02. 100% organic, 100% active, 100% natural, 100% love. Available in bottles of 200 ml.