Natural Cures Using Castor Oil

Last Modified on Oct 04, 2014


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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.

Posted by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
05/18/2010
900 Posts
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.
Posted by Dianna
Austin, Tx
05/18/2010
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.
Posted by Noddy
Adelaide, Australia
11/03/2010
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??
Posted by Maureen
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
11/05/2010
27 Posts
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.

http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/castor_oil.html
Maureen

Posted by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
11/05/2010
900 Posts
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: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/castor_oil.html#AT

Posted by Maureen
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
12/12/2010
27 Posts
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
Posted by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, France
12/15/2010
900 Posts
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

Posted by Hugh
Miami, Fl
03/09/2011
2 Posts
Need info. on removing my Pterygium
Posted by Hugh
Miami, Fl
03/25/2011
2 Posts
How was the therapy administered to remove the Pterygium. Do you rub the caster oil on the eye lid?
Posted by Rose
Gaithersburg, Usa
06/04/2014
4 Posts
Did you add a drop of castor oil in the eye daily? How long before you noticed ?

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 rtz4973@hotmail.com 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.

Posted by Yara0826
Jacksonville, Fl
05/03/2010
Here's the link to the website with Dr. David Williams' full newsletter (issued in 1995): http://www.electroherbalism.com/Naturopathy/Therapies/Diet/FatsandOils/CastorOil.htm
Posted by Whispergently
Timmins, Ontario, Canada
09/12/2010
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!

Posted by Michla
Long Beach, Ca 9080, Ca
09/09/2009
[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.

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!

Posted by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
09/20/2008
120 Posts
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.
Posted by Cassandra
Dundas, ON, Canada
09/27/2008
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!

Posted by Wendy
Farmington, Mi
10/08/2009
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. :)
Posted by Rc
Sto. Dgo, Dominican Republic
02/19/2011
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.

Osteoma   0  0   

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!

Pain   1  0   

Posted by Merilee (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) on 07/03/2009

I have a Castor Oil application idea that I would like to share:

I have suffered from pain for years - first endometriosis, and now full-blown fibromyalgia, neck (both muscle and lymph), gall, and kidney pain (which I now know all stems from Lyme infection of 15 years...). Ever since using a heating pad for the debilitating monthly cramps in my teens, I have found heat to be an aid. In addition to the over-used hot water bottle, I also use a _____ heat lamp that a Chinese Medicine Practitioner gave me, which I place over whichever organ/area I wish to treat (he uses one to increase the effectiveness of acupuncture). Is's about 8-10" in diameter and has a swing-arm stand, which holds the light about 8-12" from my body, resulting in an approx. 12" treatment area.

This has been very helpful to me. Apparently the ___ wavelength of light penetrates a couple inches into the body, vibrating at a wavelength that resonates with fat cells (the water in them?), and can cause them to mobilize and excrete toxins (much of our toxic load is attached to fat cells, and hard to remove). It has a greater impact on my pain than the water bottle (greater muscle relaxation, I think), and I find it soothing, especially as it does not have to be particularly hot to work (it works because of its particular wavelength of light, not just the heat).

The reason for my post: I have recently been using the lamp as a means of Castor Oil application, with the thought that it might produce deeper penetration (and much less mess) than simple Castor Oil packs. I just slap some on my skin and apply the light for 20min-1hr, then wipe/wash it off. I have nothing to compare its effectiveness to (I never tried castor oil packs after a few messy, unhelpful PMS cramp-releif attempts in my teens), but it does seem to ease my uterine and gall bladder pain, and my sore/swollen groin-area glands. As both therapies are purported to mobilize toxins, I'd like to think they potentiate each other, and together pull out some of the stuff that is giving me trouble.

I would be interested in hearing what someone with more Castor Oil know-how thinks of my practice, and perhaps other ____ lamp owners could give it a try.

Posted by Al (Collinsville, IL) on 06/13/2008

[YEA]  Call it what you wish, Voodoo, Witchcraft, "BS", whatever, but it DID work for me.
Having recently torn the cartilage in my left knee, simultaneously diagnosed "with a little arthritis" in the same, and swelling behind the knee. My Sport's Ortho said that the swelling was common with the torn cartilage but should go down in time. I began searching on the Web for a magical pain relief remedy (other than my already supplementation of Glucosamine Sulfate, Chondrotin, Taurine, Collagen, HA, Cats Claw, Bromelain, MSM, etc., etc., etc - .all of which I have been taking for years due to 27 yrs of cycling but at almost 68yo, something had to give). One subject that kept surfacing on the Searches was an old time remedy of Castor Oil. I'm not in terrible pain, but it is a 24/7 aggravation, as anyone who has similar discomforts can attest to. I decided to give it a try; purchased a package of ladies' cosmetic, cleansing pads (~3"x4") and a small bottle of Castor Oil (CO), I placed a pad on a saucer, saturated the pad with CO (not dripping) and popped it into the microwave for about 35 secs. I, then placed the (105F) warm pad on my knee; wrapped my knee-pad with plastic wrap (to keep the CO from staining the heating pad) and then applied a heating pad, set to Med. heat. I left it on for about 1 hour and when I removed everything, I did a "test walk" -not only was my knee not stiff, and the swelling was 95% GONE!! I could walk with 100% less discomfort and this was 10x more effective than the Cortisone or three Hydraluronic Acid injections I had received in a two months period. The other nice thing, is that you don't have to throw the saturated pad away; place in a Ziploc bag for the next application and just add a little more CO.

I generally apply this treatment daily, each time the knee feels better - I know it's not going to remedy the situation 100%, but has made my life much better.

EC: More Knee Pain Remedies here.

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Posted by Morey (Bethesda, Maryland) on 10/20/2013

I have been working on my leaky gut condition for about 2 years. But recently I found out that I also have parasites. As a child, I had a parasite and my mother gave me castor oil to ingest. It worked. So now I want to take castor oil, but since I have leaky gut I am not sure of any adverse side effects to my gut linning since it is damaged. Any comments? Thanks.

Posted by Megan
Ca
12/07/2013
I also have leaky gut after getting my blood work done by a specialist. I live and eat very healthily, so to me it was eye opening to see how leaky gut is connected with a host of diseases. To me I think a vast majority of the population has leaky gut from a SAD lifestyle. I think castor oil will help you externally, however it very irritating internally. What's helped me is fresh aloe vera gel blended with green juice. In my green juice is black kale, parsley, cilantro, celery, cucumber, green apple, and lemon after I make this I scrape about half the leaf of aloe vera into the mix and blend it. If your not used to the taste of strong green juice you can make it adjust it according to your taste buds. Also this juice is very detoxifying so I would recommend to do a coffee enema or regular, and maybe a colonic if you can. Enemas are economical though.

Pink Eye   1  0   

Posted by Merk (Seattle, USA) on 01/26/2008

[YEA]  I have used Castor Oil many times for treating Pink Eye, put 1-2 drops in each eye two times a day, eyes will get better with in one day but keep using for 4-5 days. Always treat both eyes. After putting in eyes they will blur some from oil but will not sting at all and will be very soothing, castor oil is antimicrobal and a very healing oil.

Pms   1  0   

Posted by Angie (Sparta, MO) on 08/21/2007

[YEA]  I have been taking the herb vitex for my pms and it has helped so much. I used to get severe pms. recently in the past couple of months the pms has acted up again. It has made me feel to so bad thats its been hard to think&function. I wondered what was going on. One night it dawned on me that my liver may be congested, so I got out a piece of flannel and soaked it in castor oil and applied it over my liver area with a heating pad. My pms improved greatly, so it hardly bothered me. Then yesterday it happened again, I did the same thing again with the castor oil pack and the pms has went away again. I hope this testimony will help someone else too going through the same problem.


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