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Can I Use Flax Seed Oil?

Posted by Michal (Israel) on 01/20/2007

I want to ask if flaxseed oil can be used for oil pulling?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Michal: Most oils can remove heavy metals buildup that occurs in the mouth and the body, but flaxseed won't kill microbes as well as sunflower oil, as it is more of a food then an anti microbials. However, people with low omega 3 or imbalance in essential oils may find flaxseed oil beneficial for them more than sunflower oil. To get some kind of antimicrobial properties for flaxseed, perhaps adding a drop of tea tree oil might help.