Castor Oil, a vital ingredients for colon cleansing and great to relief pain, gastritis and diarreah.

Castor OilCastor Oil and Castor oil packs are a wonderful addititon to any colon health program.

Castor oil has a long history of traditional medical use dating back to ancient Egypt. Derived from the castor bean (Ricinus communis), the oil was once used internally as a laxative but is now primarily used externally. Castor Oil has been used therapeutically in ancient India, China, Persia, Egypt, Africa, Greece, Rome, the Americas, and in 17th century Europe. This oil is also known as Palma Christi or the "Palm of Christ". Edgar Cayce mentions castor oil many, many times in his readings. Today it is used as an emollient and skin softener, treatment of gastrointestinal problems, lacerations, and other skin disorders such as psoriasis. Also used to boost your immune system. It is also found in many skin care products.

How a Castor Oil Pack works

A castor oil pack is placed on the skin to increase circulation and to promote elimination and healing of the tissues and organs underneath the skin(like acupuncture). The effect of these oil packs is to enliven, through the activity of the absorption through the perspiratory system, the activities in such natures and measures as to produce a greater quantity (than at present) and a superficial activity of the lymph circulation; hence setting up drainages to such measures that the poisons will be eliminated from the system

Uses of Castor Oil Packs

A Castor Oil pack can be used to / for:

What you need for a pack

Undyed wool or cotton flannel large enough to cover the affected area Castor oil
Plastic wrap cut 1-2" larger than the flannel (can be cut from a plastic bag)
Hot water bottle
Old clothes and sheets. Castor oil will stain clothing and bedding.
Alternatively you can use a 'disposable Castor Oil Pack'.

How to do a Castor Oil Pack

Warm the Castor Oil (in water bath, do not heat it in a pot as it can easily get too hot)
Place the flannel in the container. Soak it in castor oil so that it is saturated, but not dripping.
Place the pack over the affected body part.
Cover with plastic and than put a towel over it.
Place the hot water bottle over the towel pack. Leave it on for 2 hours. Rest while the pack is in place. Keep it warm.
After removing the pack, cleanse the area with a dilute solution of water (500ml) and baking soda (2 tsp)to remove any acidity from the skin.
Throw soaked parts away, as the are now full of toxins and acidity. Always use fresh cloth and castor oil.

Alternatively you can use a 'disposable Castor Oil Pack'. It has a thin material on one site and plastic on the other. You just pour the warm castor oil on the material and put it on the affected body part.

During this treatment pay attention to thoughts, images, and feelings that arise and make note of them in a journal.

It is generally recommended that a castor oil pack be used for 3 to 7 days in a week to treat a health condition or for detox. Or at least three times per week for sixty minutes each time to improve blood flow. This regimen should be followed for at least three months and then can be tapered to once a week.

A castor oil pack can be placed on the following body regions:
The right side of the abdomen to stimulate the liver. Castor oil packs are often recommended as part of a liver detox program.
Inflamed and swollen joints, bursitis, and muscle strains.
The abdomen to relieve constipation and other digestive disorders.
The lower abdomen in cases of menstrual irregularities and uterine and ovarian cysts. The lower back, shoulder or any part with pain.

Taking Castor Oil internally

Castor Oil is taken internally in Ayurveda at the change of season to bring on a internal cleansing reaction. As a one off 'emergency' laxative it works without fail, but it is not recommended to take Castor Oil for long periods of time internally.

Take 1-2 tablespoons of Castor Oil directly or mix with warm water and drink it down.


Castor oil should not be taken internally (unless 100% organic). It should not be applied to broken skin, or used during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or during menstrual flow. Packs should not be used while you are bleeding heavily.

Other Recipes

For warts and moles
A mixture of castor oil and baking soda applied on calluses on the feet, moles, ingrown toenails and warts.
Apply a paste of baking soda with Castor Oil. Mix together and apply in the evenings. Just the proportions so it makes almost a GUM (not a dough). A pinch between the fingers with three to four drops in the palm of the hand, and this worked together and then placed on - bound on. It may give some irritation after the second or third application, just leave it off for one evening and then apply the next - and it will go away!

For chronic Kidney and Gallstones
Rub the castor oil over the upper abdominal area, after creating a decoction of gingerroot slices. Soak a cotton cloth in the decoction, place it as hot as you can take it over the castor oiled area, place a plastic over it, cover this with a thick cotton towel, wrap a blanket around it all to keep the heat in... sometimes even use a hot water bottle between the towel and the blanket. Keep it on for about an hour.
You might feel "chemical-burning-like-sensations in the livers as the actions begin... this disappears rather quickly (in minutes) and then the healing has begun...

For Gastritis and Diarreah
A castor oil pack can give great relief in gastritis and diarreah. Just do a simple castor oil pack with a decoction of fennel and /or anisseed for a soothing of the intestinal tract.

Serious chronic cases have to do this twice a day for a few days, then cut to once a day, then a few times a week, then once a week...and the liver and gallbladder and kidneys all get strong and after a few months.

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