Giggles with Gargles
Smile is the first thing that makes us eye-catching among a group of people. Who doesn’t want a bright and shiny smile with good oral health? A healthy mouth is what helps us have the food we wish. A good breath and smile bring out the confidence in us. Gargling is one such method to achieve this. Let’s explore more about gargling.
HOW TO GARGLE:
– Sit in a comfortable, non-breezy area with morning sunlight.
– Perform mild massage and sudation over head, neck, and shoulders for 5 minutes.
– Hold the suitable liquid in the mouth either by moving the liquid to and fro as in a procedure called Kavala or by not moving it to and fro as in Gandusha.
– Liquid should be a mouthful for Gandusha and half/one-third/one-fourth for Kavala.
– Continue the procedure until watery discharge occurs from the eyes and nose.
– Avoid talking until the procedure is completed.
WHAT TO USE:
– Warm water – lightness of mouth
– Alkaline water – breaks the accumulation of Kapha in the mouth
– Dhanyamla (fermented grain wash) – reduces dryness of the mouth, relieves bad taste and smell.
– Honey or honey + water – removes dirt, helps heal mouth ulcers, relieves burning sensation and thirst.
– Ghee/milk – heals ulcers, injuries, reduces burning sensation
– Sesame oil or mutton soup is helpful for regular use
– Drugs that are sweet, sour, and salt in taste like oil, ghee, milk are helpful in curing Vata-type diseases.
– Drugs that are sweet, bitter, and astringent in taste like a pointed gourd, neem, mango, Jamun, sugar cane, sugar + water are helpful in Pitta-type diseases.
– Drugs that are bitter, sour, and salt in taste with hot potency like dhanyamla helps relieve kappa-related problems.
– Bad breath
– Looseness of teeth
– Mouth ulcers
– Dryness of mouth
– Excessive salivation
– Anorexia (Do not feel like eating)
– Mouth and throat problems
– Ear and eye discomforts
– Head disease