Coconut oil is famous for its internal and external benefits. This versatile oil can be used all over the skin, on the hair, and as cooking oil. However, many people are unaware of coconut oil's potential to improve oral hygiene through a simple technique called oil pulling. This cheap yet highly effective technique improves oral health in several fascinating ways. The benefits of coconut oil pulling are well worth the effort.
A pink tongue signifies good health, but a white coating on the tongue can indicate oral candida, a parasite that can lead to a yeast infection called thrush. Coconut oil is a natural antifungal that can help eliminate the parasite from the body. To get the benefits, simply swish and "pull" a tablespoon or two of coconut oil around in the mouth for 10-15 minutes a day. Remember to spit it out in the trash afterward, as it can clog the drain!
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