3 Ways To Use Oil In Ayurvedic Medicine

Oil In Ayurvedic Medicine

There are multiple type as well as uses for oil in Ayurvedic Medicine. In this segment Vanesa Curutchet,  Ayuredic Practitioner covers three different oils and three ways to use these oils to stay healthy.

Oil Pulling:
Multiple scientific studies show the efficacy of oil pulling therapy. One study shows that oil pulling with sesame oil can boost overall oral health.

Overall strengthening of the teeth and gums and jaws
Prevention of diseases of the gums and mouth, such as cavities and gingivitis
Prevention for bad breath
Prevention of dryness of the lips, mouth and throat

Sesame is the traditional oil recommended for this practice, has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. New research has shown that Coconut oil has the same benefits and also helps whiten your teeth.

Directions – Intake 2 tbs of oil and swirl from side to side for 10 minutes.

Externally – Self massage:

Give yourself the treat of an abhyangha massage at the spa or do it yourself daily!
Chose the right oil according to your Dosha

Sesame Oil – warming oil especially good for Vata season (fall-winter) or Vata characteristic people.

Coconut Oil – cooling oil especially good for Pitta (summer) or Pitta characteristic people

Almond Oil – neutral oil this oil can be used all year round and on all dosha types. Watch out for allergies.

Directions – warm the oil and apply it on your skin going upwards towards your heart.

Internally – Nasya:
We use a few drops of sesame oil to help protect the nasal passages after using the Netti pot.

Vanesa Curutchet, Ayurveda Practitioner:

Vanesa Curutchet is one of the most sought after Ayurvedic practitioners in Quebec. She focuses on helping individuals find their balance and well-being. She has holistic yet modern approach that has caught the attention of the media.

Vanesa has studied in California and Montreal to complete her extensive Ayurveda Practitioner certification. She now works out of her office in Westmount, Montreal continuing to provide the most comprehensive approach to health and wellness in French, English and Spanish.

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