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Oils and Recipes
Castor oil is the oil extracted from the castor bean plant. Castor oil is widely
known as a cathartic when used internally. However, little is mentioned about
its healing properties when used externally. The use of castor oil is found
in medical references dating back to ancient civilization. In the Ebers Papyrus
(1550 BC) castor oil was suggested as eye drops for eye irritations.
Most of our present
information about the therapeutic use of topical applications of
castor oil comes from the files of Edgar Cayce. He suggested the
use of castor oil for more than fifty different conditions of illness
in the human body.( For more information about Cayce Files, contact
the ARE in Virginia Beach, VA.).
Castor oil packs
have been used successfully for abscess, bursitis, constipation,
appendicitis, whiplash, muscle sprains and strains, low back pain,
abrasions and lacerations, infected puncture wounds and fibroid
tumors. It is extremely successful when used for arthritic conditions,
carpal tunnel syndrome, local infections, and post surgical care.
While it is not
known exactly how castor oil works, research has shown that castor
oil has a profound influence upon the lymphatic system and the
autonomic nervous system. As castor oil is absorbed through the
skin, it moves through the lymphatic channels, stimulating the
natural healing ability of the body to break up any congestion
The pain and
swelling from the injury is caused, in part, by the interruption
of lymph drainage in the affected area, which results in an accumulation
of fluid. The action of castor oil on the lymphatic system is what
makes it a valuable tool for treating pain and injuries.
injury or condition: Spread
castor oil on affected area. Cover with wool or cotton flannel
or 4 or 5 layers of paper towels. Cover with an old towel
(to protect the heating pad) and apply some source of heat
(preferably a ThermophoreŽ, which is a professional electric
moist heat pack) for about 40 minutes. Abdominal Packs used
as an aid in immune deficiency problems can be used as frequently
as necessary. Note: Do not use heat if inflammation is present.
can get by without a heating source. Just apply before bed,
following the previous instructions, and cover with a sock
with the end removed or with firm fitting undergarments.
The main thing to remember is to try your best to keep the
oil from getting on your linens.