Castor Oil Packs

Equipment

  • Flannel or wool cloth
  • Plastic bag or extra cloths
  • Hot water bottle or heating pad
  • Castor Oil

Benefits

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.

  1. Liver and gall bladder cleansing
  2. Inflammation, pain or infection (internal or enclosed in the skin)
  3. Breast infection, plugged milk ducts
  4. Peptic ulcers
  5. Maldigestion, colitis
  6. Arthritis
  7. Chest colds, chronic lung conditions
  8. Low immunity

 

Procedure

  1. Pour 4-5 tablespoons of castor oil on the cloth. The cloth should be saturated but not dripping with oil.
  2. 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.)
  3. Cover the castor oil cloth with another cloth or plastic bag to prevent soiling of your clothes or sheets.
  4. Place hot water bottle or heating pad on top. The pack may remain in place for 30-40 minutes.
  5. After, rub the oil into your skin and leave it on.
  6. 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.
  7. For best results use the castor oil packs nightly. You may not need to add castor oil to cloth everyday.
  8. 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.

 

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