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Natural Cures Using Castor Oil

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Posted by Diamond (Mass., US) on 07/27/2014

[YEA]  Castor Oil is listed and used as a laxative, but it also has many other helpful additional properties listed in this web site. I have such bad inflammation it is flowing out of my ears like a sticky substance, doctors didn't know what it was from, then by luck I came across a web site stating inflammation also flows out of your ears and the very best treatment is Castor Oil. I tried it today and I feel great. Here is the web site, read on & enjoy.

Good Luck, I hope this works for every one, I have found it to help me a great deal as in the past year or two I was having severe headaches. There are many more web sites on this info.

Posted by Elaine (Mena, Arkansas, Usa) on 08/21/2011

[YEA]  I was reared from childhood, being given a tablespoon Castor Oil montly for cleaning out the colon, and also removing or killing parasites. The Castor bean has drawing properties, and does work well for drawing purposes. It has been used for so many remedies for many years, and yes, can be used as a purgative. But it also draws out impurities from the cellular tissue. I have also used it to purge of gall stones from Gall bladder. I simply mixed it with grapfruit juice, in order to get it down.

Posted by Karen (Sydney, Australia) on 08/25/2010

[YEA]  I've had very sore knees due to being overweight. For the last few days I could barely walk or put weight on my left knee... About a month ago, I bought some Castor Oil and and was using it for my face (wrinkles etc) and I must say, it's just fantastic... Last night I could barely sleep due to the knee pain so I tried the Castor Oil on my knee.. I massaged it in for around 5 minutes and went to bed... This morning, I woke up almost totally pain free.. Apart from a slight pulling sensation at the back of my knee, the severe pain I was suffering with for days, has gone... I'm not only gobsmacked but still gingerly walking around as if it's going to erupt at any minute.... I can't thank this site enough and the information it offers... It has been a God send.... I am going to use the oil on other parts of my body as well whenever I feel tension or pain... I'm still shocked as I write this.. Thank you to everyone who asks great questions and others who give such informative answers, especially Ted... God Bless you.. Karen

Replied by Dianna
Austin, Tx, Usa
Yes, castor oil is amazing. They don't call it the palm of christ (palma christi) for nothing!!! I have recommended it to several friends for shoulder problems and other joint problems and they were amazed too! Also I have an old pet rattie who is dying and rubbing it on her abdomen has given her comfort and allows her to sleep and relax better. I also use it on my face and body - it seems to actually make my skin firmer! And any time I feel under the weather I do a castor oil pack on my abdomen or neck or both and by morning I feel great!!!

Posted by London (Sandusky, Ohio) on 08/08/2010

[YEA]  I LOVE castor oil!!! Its a miracle oil!!! I use it for EVERYTHING. Does not work very well as a laxative tho, however, It does relax you, and I usually take a long nap after drinking it. Its wonderful for injuries, and painful muscles, strains, sprains, etc.

Replied by Msg
Somewhere, Europe
Does it work for you externally too?

Posted by Dfc1 (Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Usa) on 07/23/2010

[YEA]  I thought I would comment on my use of Castor Oil. I had a small cyst under my skin beside my left eye for about a year. A few weeks ago I started rubbing one drop of the oil on the cyst. Sometimes it would get in my eye, but it didn't hurt or anything. Within two weeks I noticed that the cyst was gone. I couldn't believe it. I had read on this site about Castor Oil being good for sleep, so every time I put it on my eyelids I sleep better that night. I have also read that Castor Oil is good for cataracts. My 12 year old peek-a-poo has cataracts so I'm going to try the oil in his eyes, if I can get him to hold still long enough. I love Castor Oil and I love this site.

Replied by Carolyn
Canterbury, NZ
IMPORTANT: only use cold pressed organic castor oil!!!

Posted by Cajun (Opelousas, La) on 05/17/2010

[YEA]  I began using Castor Oil Packs [COP] a few years ago and can swear by them...even my mother swears by it now after falling and damaging her knee...all was well overnight after applying the COP method. Another use has been for liver spots; religiously applying CO has lightened them and also improved my skin.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Cajun, please tell me exactly how you used castor oil for your age spots? I applied it for maybe a week, covered with a plaster, day and night and it did absolutely nothing.
Replied by Dianna
Austin, Tx
it takes longer than a week... maybe a month or more. keep applying nightly and also use a method of exfoliation like baking soda or apple cider vinegar daily or at least weekly. also stay out of direct sunlight so you don't keep getting more spots. the spots will lighten with each layer of skin that comes off and if you don't create more spots by sun exposure - eventually the skin that replaces the spotted skin will be spot free.
Replied by Noddy
Adelaide, Australia
Just wondering how you were using the castor oil. Were you taking it internally?? I have a pterygium which I am desperate to get rid of. I have heard you can put castor oil drops in your eye to get rid of it??
Replied by Maureen
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
To Francisca, France. See my post regarding using Castor oil in your Infra Red Sauna. I think you would find it useful. I also think this post should be in the sauna section.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Thanks Maureen, anything related to the infrared sauna interests me but how do I find your postings on Castor oil? I went to see under Castor Oil but only found Edgar Cayce's link. Could you maybe send yours to me?

EC: Find it here:

Replied by Maureen
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
To Francisca, France. Did you try the Castor Oil in the sauna yet? I thought we would have heard from you regarding what you thought of it. Maureen
Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, France
Dear Maureen, no, I haven't tried the castor oil in the sauna yet because we have been traveling and only got back late last night. But I wonder how it works because before one goes to the sauna one is supposed to wash out all the oil...... But I can try once although we will be traveling again soon till after Christmas. If I remember well you just rub castor oil on your skin and go to the sauna...

Posted by Mel (Katy, Tx) on 01/16/2010

[YEA]  Castor Oil cured my insomnia and a Pterygium on my left eye. A pterygium is fatty deposit from wind/dust that affects one or both eyes. There is no pain, but it looks gross. I first got this while living in West Texas and was diagnosed by an Ophthalmologist. My doctor told me that it is not serious unless it starts growing towards the pupil and therefore, should be removed because it will affect my eye sight. My pterygium over the years was getting closer and closer to my pupil as the years have gone by. I knew that very soon I would have to have surgery to have it removed. I started the castor oil therapy about 2 weeks ago for my insomnia and just about 2 days ago I was looking in the mirror and look at my eyes and had to do a double take. The pterygium is almost gone! It is very thin and is not noticeable at all. I am so happy! I started using castor oil for insomnia and that was successful and at the same time cured my pterygium. Thank you so much. :D

Replied by Hugh
Miami, Fl
Need info. on removing my Pterygium
Replied by Hugh
Miami, Fl
How was the therapy administered to remove the Pterygium. Do you rub the caster oil on the eye lid?
Replied by Rose
Gaithersburg, Usa
Did you add a drop of castor oil in the eye daily? How long before you noticed ?
Replied by Carolyn
Selwyn, NZ
IMPORTANT: only use organic cold pressed castor oil. The stuff from the pharmacy isn't "clean" enough and irritated my eyes. The organic kind works very well with no side effects.

Posted by Whispergently (Timmins, Ontario Canada) on 12/23/2009

[YEA]  When I first read about Castor Oil it wasn't through Cayce but from a newsletter written by Dr. David G. Williams if anyone is wanting to read the helpful research and information provided in his newsletter simply email me at and I'll forward you the newsletter (afraid of posting it, infringement rights), he's done extensive research and he and other doctors have been treating their patients with the oil. He states to his knowledge "ricinoleic acid is not found in any other substance except castor oil. Such a high concentration of this unusual, unsaturated fatty acid is thought to be responsible for castor oil's remarkable healing abilities". He also explains that it's good for those suffering from AIDS and the list is rather long. He now has a web site but haven't found this information on his website, he wrote this newsletter back in July 1995 therefore with this comment I'm being presumptuous by saying "he's gone on into sales now and into the money making business".

He's researched the lymphatic condition (Lymphocytes are the disease-fighting cells of your immune system) and complaints that can benefit from this method:

1. Chronic fluid retention with swollen joints and pain
2. Arthritis
3. Upper respiratory infections involving the sinuses,
tonsils and inner ear
4. Colon problems like Crohn's disease or colitis
5. Gallbladder disease
6. Boils
7. Liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, enlargement or congestion
8. Menstrual-related congestion
9. Appendicitis
10. Hyperactivity
11. Constipation, bowel impaction or adhesions
12. Swollen lymph nodes
13. Bladder and vaginal infections

One thing for sure you do need to read his newsletter. I no longer can find it on the web, I do so much reading and searching that I lose track of where I've been, no spring chicken here, although benefits from the oils are making me feel like one, lol.

I still believe the best place to put the oil is on the feet, no need for the packs, it's absorbed through the skin regardless of where you put it, also you can wear it all day without infringing on your daily activities, plus the smell will be somewhat hidden inside your shoes.

Replied by Yara0826
Jacksonville, Fl
Here's the link to the website with Dr. David Williams' full newsletter (issued in 1995):
Replied by Whispergently
Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Hi, in my post in regards to Castor Oil and Dr. Williams Newsletter I'd like to advise people that I'm currently out of commission for some time at least 6 months therefore will be unable to continue forwarding information of the newsletter, it can easily be found on the internet if you put in his name, his business has now grown since I started the emails, so I think it's about time I relax and let him tell you his story, I didn't realize that he would become somewhat greedy in distributing his products they are really expensive and really not worth the money you'd spend on it. We have it good here on earth clinic, it's all provided free, yet people see the money aspect of things and the dollars rolls their eyes, lol, being funny too, I love laughter it makes the heart happy and when your happy your body heals easily. Take care, I've enjoyed sharing on this websit and certainly out of commission but not becoming mum on my advice just need some time to myself. Thanks all for showing your interest, it works, it has a wealth of healthy benefits, so go for it. God Bless, Love being sent your way. Whispergently a. K. A. Rita D. Or Ritz

Posted by Marge (Phoenix, Az, USA) on 11/28/2009

[YEA]  I've been using castor oil packs as a healing treatment off and on for years since first learning of their efficacy from a 'holistic' doctor here in Phoenix. Once years ago I accidentally slammed a car door on my ankle which caused tremendous swelling and bruising and I simply could not bear any weight on my foot. Elevated the leg and wrapped the ankle in a rag soaked with castor oil and applied heating pad over ankle. Remained that way for most of the night and upon waking, nearly all swelling and bruising was gone and I was able to walk and bear weight on injured ankle again! Amazing.

Several years ago tripped and fell down a flight of concrete stairs landing on both knees. Both knees swelled and were in excruciating pain. Proceeded to lie down with both legs elevated on top of several pillows and applied a well-soaked castor oil pack to each knee. Placed heating pad on top. Next morning - pain, stiffness and swelling was 95% gone and was able to go about my normal activities.

Am currently working on severe tendonitis in right shoulder affecting rotator cup and extending down right arm, using castor oil treatments at night. Will let you know results.

Posted by Mike (Detroit, MI) on 02/13/2009

[YEA]  Castor oil for genital warts: For the last 3 years I have tired everything possible (including everything on this site) to get rid of these things and they would either come right back, or leave scars. I was about to just bite the bullet and get them laser removed until I came across CASTOR OIL. I didn't think it would work because it's actually used as a laxative, but I decided it couldn't hurt to try.

Some people just use plain castor oil, and say it works great, but I found a mix of things that seemed to speed up the process. Mix: 1 oz castor oil, 1 tbsp of tea tree oil, 80 drops of vitamin E oil (or break open 30 vitamin E gel tabs). You can also add a tbsp of thunga if you can find it. All of the others can be found at any pharmacy store, Cvs, Walgreens, etc.

Apply this mix 3 to 4 times a day; basically try to keep the oil on as much as you can throughout the day. Some people wrap up the area to keep the oil from rubbing off, but I didn't do that and it still worked. Just allow a few min. for the oil to soak in. The oil started working within a week for me, with no pain what so ever, and I am almost back to normal after 2 1/2 weeks. I had close to 50 sm. and large warts, so the process may go quicker for you.

Also be sure to stay healthy. Get a lot of sleep, drink a lot of water, work out, take a multivitamin, and other immune system building vitamins (Echinacea, Zinc, vitamin B and C). Good luck!

Replied by Michla
Long Beach, Ca 9080, Ca
[YEA]   I am so happy to have found this castor oil remedy that I wish I could get the WORLD on board with it!!!! After going to doctor's, chiropracters using exercise, yoga, stretching, motrin, muscle relaxers to boot; I finally have something that truly deals with the symptoms for an injured lower back which flares up from time to time as well as neck and shoulder soreness which leads to significant tightness and discomfort.

My symptoms have been significantly reduced and my painful days are few and far between and I do not even use the full castor oil pack method as right now I do not have a heating pad...I improvised with a warm wet rag and a microwaveable bean bag and I am feeling much, much better than I ever have before. Typically during my menstrual cycle I am plagued by a lower back throbbing and discomfort and this month it is very minimal if anything at all and this is amazing!!!!

I also tried it out for bruising and again it worked wonders on cutting down on bruise life as well as soreness, discoloration (most of my bruising lasts at least a week but with castor oil right away it's perhaps 2 days and with more time passing before I get to it perhaps around 3.5 days.....WOW!!!!

If I could I would bathe in castor oil each and every day!!!!

Posted by Daniela (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) on 01/07/2009

[YEA]  Castor oils use is as a drawing poultice. It has a drawing power of 10 cm deep. Whether in the case of stepping on a rusty nail and fearing tetanus, or abscesses, irritation of tick bites (as well as the head) it will draw out infection from any part of the body the poultice is placed on. Personally, I have been using it in the liver/gallstone area to relieve gallstone pain and it is without comparison for relief of pain (I have heard that the gallstone will slowly disperse.....).

Adversely there are people using it to induce birth by taking it INTERNALLY. This should be DISCOURAGED as it is NOT a part of natural birth as these people are led to believe but a very serious misuse of Castor Oil, which could see it taken off the market as 'dangerous' as other wonderful natural healers have, because of dangerous misuse.

Posted by Ed (Dayton, OH) on 12/17/2008

[YEA]  Near Miracle Cure: I tore my right rotator cuff a few years ago, and the surgeon recommended three surgeries for the damage, and told me I would be lucky to have 20% mobility of my shoulder (range of motion), and that I'd never be able to use it for any strenuous activity. A second opinion was needed in my mind, and a coworker recommended Deb, a massage therapist that specialized in sports injury who was helping her with her Fibro-mialgia. I decided to give Deb a chance, and she talked to me while working on my shoulder with some almond massage oil, and in 15 minutes she asked me to stand up and show her my range of motion. Amazingly, I was able to hold my arm all the way vertical, albiet with much pain, which meant that I really did have 180 degrees of mobility, though it would not be permanent without some maintenance and healing. She told me at that point that if I wanted to heal the shoulder, come see her once a week for two months, and rub a table spoon of castor oil on my shoulder morning and night with heat whenever possible, and to do the 'wax on / wax off' exercise against a door each day.

4 months later, I started lifting weights again with my shoulder, and it's as if it was never damaged now. The castor oil got rid of the inflammation, the massage kept the muscles and tendons in the right places, and the exercises brought blood and healing to the joint. I have to say, the castor oil was the hero here, as Deb said it would not have been possible otherwise. The body's self healing was able to take place (the true miracle) thanks to the lack of inflammation!

Since that time, I've used Castor Oil to heal back injuries, nasty scrapes (my 240 lbs supported by my shin as it raked across a 2x4 board in the attic!), inflammed eyes, skin softening, hemorrhoids!, and much more, and in all the times I've used it in a heat pack, the results are dramatic and instant, as in next-day you can't tell you were injured! For doubters, just try it, you will no longer doubt it.

Replied by Keith
North Somerset
[YEA]   Hi, I'm presently healing from a rotary cuff tendon ripping and wonder if you have any additional advise??
Replied by Steve
There are several things that would be helpful for healing a torn rotator cuff. MSM/DMSO, epsom salt baths, magnesium oil, cold laser therapy, and energy healing.

Posted by Cassandra (Dundas, Ontario, Canada) on 09/19/2008

[YEA]  I have been on a castor oil patch on my back where I had surgery (4 years ago this past August 18th) for my ruptured disc for over 1 1/2 years now. I have found it very benefitial for my back and most excellent for keeping the toxins out of my body. I tend to wake up in the morning with loose or liquid stools if I eat processed or "bad for me" foods the day before.

At the beginning of this year I decided to increase the times I put the patch on to every night. The damp and cold weather plays havoc with my back. The pain, decreased mobility, increased sciatic problems, etc. are enhanced by the cold, damp weather (basically the end of August to May). Thus why I hate 8 months of the year here.

Using the castor oil patch (cotton flannel swatch with a piece of plastic between the cotton and a hot water bottle, with a quarter size drop of castor oil on the flannel - flannel soaked with castor oil is the best - laying the castor oil against my scar area) has helped reduce the pain, increase my flexibility and mobility (when I first wake up and throughout the day), which is a BIG YAY for me!

But this summer I have found it has helped in other areas, too!

1) I have been working in my parents garden quite a bit (for me) seeing as this would be year 3 that my mother hasn't been out there working in it due to her Alzheimers. The mosquitos have been horrendous and I have been bitten like crazy. Normally I end up with tons of mosquito bites from head to toe and I scratch them like a raving lunitic. This year I think I have had less than 10 bites stay, with only a couple getting even the least bit itchy. I've even rubbed a bit of the castor oil on the ones that do itch and they stop itching!

2) I have had etopic eczema since I was a youngster. Doing dishes has had to been done with rubber gloves on. Leaking rubber gloves causes a burning feeling on my hands, then itchiness, followed with my hands either going raw, cracking, loosing their finger prints, or a combination of all. Sometimes I get lazy, forgetful or I don't have any to put on but I need to do the dishes and end up with this within minutes of my hands being submersed into the dish water or touching the soapy cleaning cloth or sponge. Well, I was at the Community Centre where I work and no gloves were to be found, so I went ahead and washed, anxiously anticipating the outcome but nothing happend! Hours later I still didn't have any repercussions!!! I now sometimes wash dishes without gloves, but I try to make sure I still use them because I am so concerned that the spell will break! lol!

3) For the last while... long while... I have had yeast infection after ever period cycle I get. Monostat, etc., etc. doesn't do a thing for me. I've tried putting yogurt up there. I've tried changing my diet. I've tried adding cottage cheese to my diet. Nothing helps. So one day I decided to use some castor oil up there. Within 2 to 4 days later it's gone!

A couple of weeks ago I told one of my friends I see at our Senior Centre about castor oil patches as he as M.S. and it causes him a great deal of back pain. He used it for 4 days (without the hot water bottle because being hot is something M.S. patients find hard to handle), but couldn't use it any longer because with M.S. he tends to get loose bowels, and the castor oil was cleansing the toxins out of him so much (he smokes) he couldn't handle it! He said the pain was easing, though, before he stopped using it.

Tonight I am going to use it on my throat as my throat is raw and I have laryngitis. I am praying it works well!

This stuff is AMAZING!

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
Hi Cassandra, Have you tried MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) for your back problem? It is the best thing I have found besides pokeweed berries for joint pains. When I first started using it, I didn't feel like it was doing anything for me, until one night at work it started raining, and it suddenly dawned on me that hip & pubic bone pain had not flared up with the change in the weather. After reading about it in the Journal of Longevity, I started taking the race horse dose like it said the doctor was doing to see if there was any risk of overdosing on it. I had no problems, nor has anyone else I got started taking it, had any.
Replied by Cassandra
Dundas, ON, Canada
Hi Joyce! No, I hadn't heard about MSM. I just got some today so I will see how it goes. Thank you!

I also forgot to mention that using the hot water bottle and patch combination on my right hand side abdominal area for an hour has taken away the "insides falling out" feeling when I begin my period, too!

Replied by Wendy
Farmington, Mi
Wow Cassandra, I've never heard anyone else use that description of cramps, but that's exactly what I've always thought it felt like. I'll definitely have to try the Castor Oil in that case; having your insides falling out is such an awful feeling. :)
Replied by Rc
Sto. Dgo, Dominican Republic
Hello Cassandra! Concerning your use of castor oil for yeast infections.. How did you exactly go by that! ?Did you just apply the oil straight to your vaginal area? or did you use a towel and pour the oil on there to apply it for a while on it? HELP PLEASE! I would really appreciate your help with this ASAP! :(

Posted by Sue (Oregon) on 09/20/2006

[YEA]  I have been using a Castor oil pack for years. I just apply the oil to my stomach area and cover with plastic, then put a heating pad, set on low, over the area for 1/2 hour a day. I have gotten relief this way for hiatel hernia, indigestion, and constipation. I have also used this method for for healing joint injuries and to gain relief and healing in arthritic joints.

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Posted by Seaweedgirl (Los Angeles, Ca) on 08/04/2013

Greetings! I have a bump on my upper right forehead, perhaps an osteoma, that I'd like to disappear.

Looking for a natural remedy to use before considering surgery. Can you recommend any dietary and/or remedies that can help? I was thinking that CASTOR OIL PACKS on the bump will help. Have a Great Day!

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