Oil pulling helps against gingivitis, plaque, and microorganisms that cause bad breath. I do it every morning.
So, it works great for an oral rinse; that's something I just might try.
Have you ever noticed it working or being effective for congestion?
Or do you have any suggestion on what I might try to replace antihistamines with?
Thanks for the advice btw...
Can you folks tell us what oil "pulling" is? As far as the antihistamine question, I don't know if coconut oil has any of those properties -- it didn't when I managed health foods stores, but that was a while ago. There are many natural antihistamines I do know about, such as freeze dried nettles, combinations of bromelain, Vitamin C and quercitin; scutellaria, or Chinese skullcap -- these are just three of a great many. But allergies are difficult to treat, as it's an auto-immune disorder -- the things we're allergic to are not usually toxic to us. It's something wrong with the immune system, and that's not easy to cure. Most anti-histamines will lose their effectiveness over time. But nature has provided a lot of them.
Pax, I've doing it a number of years! Now I don't know if it's only because of genetics. But I have all my teeth I do have some fillings and I try to floss after every meal depending on my location.