How OP Started
History of Oil Pulling (OP) and Its Rediscovery
It is a little known fact that Ayurveda prescribed Sesame Oil swishing in the mouth as one of the daily routine habits in the morning for oral and dental hygiene.
In case of gum, teeth and mouth diseases the same is prescribed for cure. The beneficial effects are given as: “It is beneficial for strength of jaws, depth of voice, flabbiness of face, improving gustatory sensation and good taste for food. One used to this practice never gets dryness of throat, nor do his lips ever get cracked; his teeth will never be carious and will be deep rooted; he will not have any toothache nor will his teeth set on edge by sour intake; his teeth can chew even the hardest eatables”—Charaka samhita Ch V -78 to 80.
In addition, Dr. (med) Karach proposed oil treatment with Sunflower oil as a cure for all diseases. It appears to be a folk remedy for all diseases. He called it ‘pulling oil’. He said: “most different diseases could be totally cured without medicines or surgery. With pulling oil treatment I have cured my chronic blood disease with which I suffered for 15 years. It healed in 3 days an acute arthritis which made me lay in bed. Pulling Oil heals head-aches, bronchitis, tooth pain, thrombosis, eczema, ulcers and diseases of stomach, intestines, heart, blood, kidney, liver, lungs and woman’s diseases. It heals diseases of nerves, paralysis, encephalitis and chronic sleeplessness. It prevents the growth of malignant tumors, cuts and heals them”.
Rediscovery of Oil Pulling
I was suffering from allergic sneezing for 43 years and asthma for two decades and I tried many methods but could not get cured. I was still looking for a solution. It was at that time I got the article by Dr Karach who’ – proposed ‘pulling oil’ treatment with Sunflower oil as a cure for all diseases. It was during the last week of December 1992 and started practising since 3 Jan 1993. My wife and I have been practising Oil Pulling for over 14 years. After practising OP for over a year, at the age of 63 I have been cured of allergic sneezing of four decades, asthma of of two decades, sleeplessness, palpitation, allergies due to food items, smells, digestive problems and my wife at 56 cured of over two decades old migraine (headache), three decades old varicose veins, Arthritis, blood pressure, and many other minor ailments. We were suffering from the above diseases for many years obtaining temporary relief from different systems of medical treatment.
Seeing and experiencing the effectiveness of Oil Pulling, a pamphlet in English “Do you want to be Healthy” was printed for distribution.I took it as God given work to spread this remedy to the suffering people. I was obsessed with the idea that all those with any disease should practice and be cured by OP. I was propagating the therapy at Bangalore and in Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad, Guntur, Vijayawada, and at other places to known friends and relatives. I thought Bangaloreans could get rid of allergy, asthma and other diseases by practicing OP and become the Health capital besides being IT capital.
Important Note: Oil Pulling (OP) means Sesame or Sunflower oil rinse methodically as per procedure in the mouth. Both oils have been used over by generations of people and were effective in curing various diseases when used as daily habit. Folk medicine generally was practiced for over generations and was effective, known to many, available locally, safe, cheap, and proven worth to try.