- Flannel or wool cloth
- Plastic bag or extra cloths
- Hot water bottle or heating pad
- Castor Oil
Castor oil relieves inflammation and pain. It heals lesions and adhesions from surgery, increases circulation of lymph fluid – benefiting the immune system and improves nervous system function. Castor oil can be used for a variety of conditions.
- Liver and gall bladder cleansing
- Inflammation, pain or infection (internal or enclosed in the skin)
- Breast infection, plugged milk ducts
- Peptic ulcers
- Maldigestion, colitis
- Chest colds, chronic lung conditions
- Low immunity
- Pour 4-5 tablespoons of castor oil on the cloth. The cloth should be saturated but not dripping with oil.
- Place the cloth over the area to be treated –Cloth should cover your belly from just below the nipples/under the breast to the top of your pubic bone. (If you are using castor oil applications for a lung condition the castor oil cloth should cover from the collar bone to the pubic bone.)
- Cover the castor oil cloth with another cloth or plastic bag to prevent soiling of your clothes or sheets.
- Place hot water bottle or heating pad on top. The pack may remain in place for 30-40 minutes.
- After, rub the oil into your skin and leave it on.
- Store the cloth in a ziplock bag. It does not need to be washed and can be stored and used for up to 1 year.
- For best results use the castor oil packs nightly. You may not need to add castor oil to cloth everyday.
- For small children you may purchase a roll on castor oil bottle and apply nightly starting on the lower right aspect of the abdomen and working in a circulation motion until you reach the belly button. Rub in and leave on.