Castor oil has been prized throughout the ages for its unique therapeutic properties. Today it is applied as a moisturizer and skin softener, for application with Castor Oil packs, as a massage oil for stiff muscles and joints, for gastrointestinal problems and to soothe skin conditions such as Eczema and Psoriasis. Castor oil applied externally in the form of packs is a popular holistic therapy recommended by health care practitioners. These packs are applied over the abdomen to improve assimilation, elimination and circulation; especially of the lymphatic system.
Skincare: As a skin softener or moisturizer, apply as needed to maintain a soft, smooth, youthful appearance.
Eyebrows and Eyelashes: Apply a small amount to the base of your eyelashes and massage into eyebrows. Keep out of eyes.
Haircare: Apply a few drops onto the scalp and roots of your hair. Gently massage the oil in for about 3 to 5 minutes, cover your head with a shower cap and let the Castor Oil sit for 1 to 2 hours. When the treatment is done wash out the Castor Oil with shampoo and conditioner. Repeat this process 1 to 2 times a week to help and repair hair loss.
Nails and Cuticles: Apply a few drops of castor oil onto a cotton swap and gently massage nails. For a more penetrating result, add a few drops of Castor Oil to a warm bowl of water and soak nails for 10 minutes.
Muscles and Joints: Apply a small amount onto the area of the sore and stiff muscle or joint, massage gently to relieve the pain and swelling.
Castor Oil Packs
A common area to apply the Castor Oil pack is on the abdomen, extending from the lower part of the rib cage to the the pubic or groin area, sitting slightly to the right to cover the liver. Application is usually for 1 to 2 hours. A heating pad is placed on top of the Castor Oil pack to keep it very warm during application. It is best to consult your health care practitioner to determine frequency of application.
Physiological Effects of Castor Oil Packs
The Edgar Cayce Health Care Philosophy readings inform us that Castor Oil packs may to be used to improve assimilation, elimination and circulation; especially of the lymphatic system.
Improves Elimination in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts; stimulates peristalsis; maintains the mucous membrane lining.
Improves Assimilation in the gastrointestinal tract; balances acid secretion in the stomach; supports healthy liver & digestion, pancreas and gall bladder functions.
Improves Coordination between major organs, glands and bodily systems; balancing, restoring and renewing.
Improves Lymphatic Circulation
Draws Acids from the Body
Cayce also mentioned physical benefits to the body such as:
Stimulation to the Liver, soften Lesions & Adhesions, relieve Pain, reduce incoordination in the Nervous System, stimulate the Gall Bladder, enhance Lymphatic circulation and Gastrointestinal assimilation, balance Elimination, relieve Swelling, support Relaxation, reduce Flatulence, reduce Nausea, relieve Gallstone issues, stimulate Lacteal duct circulation, improve Liver-kidney coordination, stimulate Organs and glands, draw Acids, relieve Headaches, stimulate Peristalsis, improve Perspiration, Respiration and Coordination, improve Skin circulation (blood and lymph).
Information on How To Use a Castor Oil Pack
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"I have used Castor Oil for myself and patients for the past 50 years. My kids say they are going to put on my tombstone, 'Here she lies, in spite of Castor Oil.' I have used it as a pack, without heat, for threatened miscarriages, abdominal and back discomfort during pregnancies, and any other time that a pregnant woman chooses to use it. With heat it helps menstrual pain and can be placed on the part of the body where the pain is the greatest." - Dr. Gladys McGarey, MD, MD(H), Scottsdale, AZ
"Castor Oil will at times help when other therapies are ineffective." - A.J., MD., Wheeling, WV
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"I had a puffy mole on my cheek. Every night I massaged Castor Oil into it, and the mole started to flake off! It was a natural way of removing it, and I didn't have to go to a surgeon or anything to remove it. It's gone completely now and no scar! My neighbor has done it too!" - K.F., Williamsburg, VA
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