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Natural Cures Using Castor Oil

Last Modified on May 08, 2015

Sunburn   1  0   

Posted by Sharon (Redding, California) on 08/26/2008

[YEA]  My daughter sunburned the shin's on both legs. They had 3rd degree burns. Big yellow blisters. She could walk for about 3 days. I was told by an elderly man to soak gauze in Caster Oil and wrap her legs with the gauze and leave it for 3 days. The next day my daughter was able to walk. The 3rd day I removed the gauze and she was healed. Blisters gone. Her legs we just a shade pink. It left no scars. Awesome stuff.

Swollen Lymph Nodes   3  0   

Posted by Grace (La, Ca) on 04/28/2013

[YEA]  I was ill for a 15 months before they figured out I had chronic appendicitis I was soooo sick that all my glands swelled up my ND told me to start rubbing good quality H--- health castor oil on my gland I would do while I was in shower (if you do this be careful it may make the shower slippery) I spray my shower daily to break up the oil. I also used a heating pad to get the oil to penetrate deeply within a few days all my glands returned to normal and my appedix was removed a couple weeks later.

Posted by Moorea (Santa Fe, New Mexico) on 05/06/2008

[YEA]  I am so grateful for this site! Last night I woke with a swollen lymph the size of a tennis ball and was terrified. I'm 24 and have never had something like this happen before. But, did a google search and found your site and Castor Oil recommendation. It REALLY works! I placed castor oil on the area and placed a flannel rag over it and a heat pad. This morning my lymph was still slightly swollen, but after a bath of epson salts, baking soda, and apple cider vinegar as well as eating miso soup (a very alkalizing food) I feel 100% better. I had been sick with a cold for about two weeks and these remedies seemed to cure that as well. I think it is also important to note that these remedies work really well when you have a frame of mind that supports curing yourself, by re-focusing on the things that give you joy and the things that you love, can only help you be more grateful and less focused on the thoughts that created this illness to begin with. Thank you so much!

Posted by Bianang (Sarasota, FL) on 01/11/2008

[YEA]  I tried the ACV orally plus the ACV, H202 & epsom salt bath to help reduce my son's swollen lymph nodes. I did this for 5 days and it did seem to help soften it a bit but the most improvement I've noticed was after I massaged the swollen nodes with CASTOR OIL. After applying the castor oil, I applied a piece of cloth (should be flannel), then a plastic bag then a heating pad. I also applied did the CASTOR OIL PACKS in the stomach area. This is supposedly outlined in the Edgar Cayce's readings (he was a healing psychic). There was a significant reduction in swelling (flattening) within 2 days after I started with the castor oil. If you do an internet search on castor oil for swollen lymph nodes it will give you the detailed procedure.

Replied by Inno
Abuja, Nigeria
What's ACV, does any one have an idea if Coconut Oil works on freckles?
Replied by Self
ACV = apple cider vinegar (a very poular remedy for various ailments)

I used fresh squeezed lemon juice on mine when I was a child with success. Be careful of going in the sun when using the lemon juice remedy, the lemon juice skin can be more sensitive to the sun so protect it. Sun tends to create freckles in some too. Some have also used castor oil with success. I have not found coconut oil to be effective in removing freckles.

If you scroll through these two links below, you'll find some posts on removing freckles using the remedies above:

Replied by Billy Bridges
Colombus, Ohio
My lymph nodes are swollen since yesterday and my shoulders, back, knees, feet, and hands are aching like I have a flu. I read from here that ACV can relieve these conditions so I took the tonic as instructed. While looking for other remedies here I found this castor oil pack. I have a bottle of castor oil at home so I think trying it out in addition to ACV will not hurt. The castor oil pack should be applied directly to the problem areas right? Like in my case, the shoulders, feet, hands, etc?

Syringomas   1  0   

Posted by Alicia (Orlando, Fl) on 05/05/2011

[YEA]  I have been struggling with syringomas (tiny, skin colored bumps/tumors) under my eyes for quite a few years ago. I have had them removed by a dermatologist, but they not only eventually came back, but are multiplying! I decided to try castor oil after reading about the good results some people on EC have achieved on skin tags, warts, etc. I've been using it for one week twice a day, and they are almost gone! I have also started applying it to my entire face before going to bed each night. Castor oil is amazing! I plan to try liver packs next for congestion.

Replied by Ayvhie
hi did you apply castor oil only? thanx
Replied by Miranda
Berne, Switzerland
Could you please give some more information about how exactly you used it for syringomas? If you have any other remedies, please tell. I have been suffering from syringomas for more than 10 years and I don't know how to get rid of them. I put castor oil on them every night (for nearly 2 weeks) but to no avail so far... What am I doing wrong? Thanks for helping me...

Toenail Fungus   2  0   

Posted by Patricia (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) on 08/02/2009

[YEA]  I noticed a question about using caster oil with nail fungus. I have a story you might find interesting. I had read about its anti-fungal action, and when I began to notice some nail damage, I began applying caster oil twice a day. As I was about to travel and I worried about getting more damage, I went to my podiatrist. He looked at my nail and said that he was sure it was a fungal infection but that he would take a sample for testing. When I returned a month later, he checked back on the test, and was shocked to note that there was no fungus there at all. He wanted to know if I were sure that I had damaged my nail --in other words, he began to look for another reason for the nail problem. There was no other problem and no fungus! caster oil works for nail fungus prevention and most likely treatment.

Posted by Ann (Algonquin, IL) on 04/17/2008

[YEA]  I have successfully used castor oil to treat toenail fungus. My baby toenail was completely taken over by fungus. It had a black line running through it as well (another sign of fungus). I did this treatment twice per day until the nail grew out: First, I put two drops of vinegar on the nail. Then I placed a bit of cotton soaked in castor oil directly on the nail and kept it in place with a bandage. The nail is completely healthy. It's been almost two years since the treatment.

Replied by joi
memphis, tn
How long did this take?

Tumors   1  0   

Posted by Mi (Danton, TX) on 03/10/2006

[YEA]  I had a non-cancerous tumor on a salivary gland. I tried castor oil packs before surgey to no avail, but 2 weeks after surgery I had fluid build up in my neck, I had my doctor drain it and it came back. I did a castor oil pack for one hour and when woke up the next day and the fluid was gone. I have since continued the packs every other night to help me not form keliods or scar and every night I do one I see an acceleration in healing the next day.

Vaginal Cervix Scar Tissue   0  0   

Posted by Viola (Sparks, Nv) on 02/15/2015

I have a history of surgery in the abdominal area (appendectomy, oopherectomy of left ovary) and vaginally (conization, other). Bottom line is that I have lots of abdominal adhesions and the os of my cervix is scarred over.

The adhesions are the reason I had the left ovary removed and they are adhered to my bowel as well, causing what is called a tortuous colon. I have used castor oil to eliminate some of the abdominal adhesions. I have experienced the release of some of these adhesions as others have described.

The scarred-over os is a recent discovery through a pelvic exam and the ob/gyn is already talking about a total hysterectomy since we can't monitor what's going on in the uterus AND there is no ability for the uterus to perform its normal drainage function.

As I see it, a vaginal hysterectomy is out of the question because it isn't possible to know where the adhesions have connected to surrounding tissue.

A laproscopically performed surgery is out of the question because previous attempts have shown that there is so much of this scar tissue it's impossible to tell what's on the other side of any particular adhesion (I actually have a video of the last laproscopy showing this.)

That leaves abdominal surgery as about the only option and one that seems bound to only make things worse in the long run for all of the obvious reasons as indicated by the previous outcomes PLUS I won't have a uterus, fallopian tubes, ovary, or cervix.

In addition, I am awaiting a biopsy on cervical tissue. Presence of HPV is confirmed, I'll know more about the biopsy soon.

In addition to doing some further abdominal application of castor oil packs, I am considering using castor oil vaginally to see if I can break up the scar tissue on the cervix to open up the os and restore access to the uterus. My question is what might be the best way to do this. I am particularly concerned because however it is applied internally in this sensitive area, it is not likely to facilitate the preference I see for applying for a few days and then not applying for a few days. Once its in there, its in there. Also, how to best apply - perhaps a saturated tampon? a syringe of some sort?

I'd appreciate any ideas and or feedback you might have. My goal is to either 1) improve this condition and avoid surgery all together, or 2) provide the best possible circumstances for a good outcome should surgery prove unavoidable.

Thank you in advance for your wisdom-sharing.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Viola, read up on this site about Serrapeptase disolving adhesions.
Replied by Mama to Many
Dear Viola,

I have had 5 abdominal surgeries and scar tissue from it as well. You have my sympathies!

You can get castor oil in a gel cap. You could then just insert that vaginally each night to get the castor oil to the os. And regarding your concern that once the castor oil is there, it is there--well, it will absorb into the tissue. I use castor oil on my face at night. By morning it is all absorbed. So you could do this 4 nights in a row and take 3 nights off.

~Mama to Many~

Vaginal Itching   1  0   

Posted by Mm (Bangalore, India) on 04/20/2013

[YEA]  Castor oil works like magic for vaginal itching. Simply wash and clean the area and apply castor oil liberally. The itching stops immediately and if it recurs apply again.... In a day or so the itching disappears altogether! :-)

Replied by Trudy#5
Somewhere In The South, Usa
Is this for post-menopausal itch, too? I have the strangest itches & pain, inside & outer parts, that dr says is due to vag dryness--but I can use lubes and still have the issue. It feels like I've got splinters and that's not possible. Can't see anything, no redness or sores, just itch and pain. I've tried coconut oil & evo, but get only momentary relief. Funny, but avon face cream works best on it but that's full of chemicals so I'd rather avoid it.

Warts   3  0   

Posted by Elaine (Edmond, Oklahoma) on 08/21/2009

[YEA]  As a teenager I had five "seed" warts on my right middle finger. They drove me nuts for a about three years until my mother suggested I use castor oil. I would soak small pieces of of a cotton ball in the castor and then place it on the wart held on with surgical tape. After about three weeks of this all of my warts had disolved. There was no scar and the surrounding skin was not effected. I hear that castor oil is also good for longer, thicker eye lashes.

Replied by Anna
Joliet, Il
Replied by Thelady
Port Of Spain, Trinidad
Re: Castor Oil for eyelashes

Tried and true. i used an old mascara brush (cleansed properly) and i apply some castor oil to the brush. Right before bedtime i apply it like you would apply mascara from root to tip of lashes. Be consistent and it works. I saw a minor change/improvement in about 2 weeks and i kept doing it for more results.

Replied by Becky From Ohio
Ashtabula, Ohio, Usa
[YEA]   I had great success with castor oil and baking soda. I believe it is an old Edgar Cayce remedy? You add enough castor oil to baking soda so that it makes a thick paste (to where you can roll it into a little ball like gum) and put it on the wart. Cover with bandaid. It took me probably a month or so for it to work, but I was not religious about appplying it every day. Sometimes I would forget for a few days.

About the last week (when I could see that it seemed to be dying) I got serious and applied it every day. I think if I had applied it around the clock (instead of just for 8 or 12 hours) it would have disappeared much quicker. I had had that wart for about 10 years (between my toes). I had tried just about everything- over the counter and a foot doctor. I thought that wart and I were going to grow old and die together! After 10 years I was so thrilled to finally be rid of it!

Posted by Virginia (Cushing, OK) on 01/29/2008

[YEA]  A foot doctor said to put cold-pressed castor oil on a large wart on my sons' toe then put a sock on his foot nightly til the wart goes away. Amazing but it did within a week.

Wounds   1  0   

Posted by Gita (Pune, India) on 03/13/2008

[YEA]  After reading about Edgar Cayce and castor oil I tried it on my mother's feet. She has been having a burning sensation on her feet which the doctor's medicine could not cure. I massaged her feet with castor oil and washed it off after half an hour. You can imagine my delight when she said the next morning that the burning was completely gone! I also told our maid to rub castor oil on a wound on her foot. She says it is better but since she went to the doctor after she started using the castor oil and the doc cleaned her wound with hydrogen peroxide I do not know to whom or what the credit should go.

Replied by Kathy
Brisbane, Qld Australia
Have been using castor oil on serious wounds on horses for over 12 years, we are talking wounds where you can put your whole fist into, horses that vets have suggested be put down immediatly due to stripped tendons. We had one horse who staked herself on a metal star picket and since she was in a paddock of 1280 acres we hadn't seen her for a couple of days the wound was not able to be stitched. Vet recommended put the horse down. But as she was walking and eating and drinking normally we thought we would give it a go with the castor oil, we poured the castor oil into it and wrapped it up, making sure it was clean first. Put it on everyday for 5 days then every 2nd day for another week then every 3rd day without bandages for 2 weeks, it healed without a scar and the vet was amazed. Since then have used it for every wound with success everytime, keeps flies off too, but does go yucky for the first 3 days and you question your self every time, but it has never let me down yet and minimal scarring everytime. it heats up and the beautiful thing is that I don't have to touch the wound which makes it great when you have unhandled horses and cuts on their back legs, just pour it in the wound and get out of the way.

Yeast Infections   1  0   

Posted by Eleny (Graham, WA) on 09/25/2008

[YEA]  My son recently had a horrible yeast infection on his bottom. I did not notice it right away because it was right on the outside of his anus. The reason I did not notice it right away is because he had not been passing regular bowel movements and I had no need to wipe him there. I was giving him his bath and wiping him when I first noticed it. At first I thought it was feces but it would not come off and when I looked he had what looked like a horrible case of acne that was about to pop. Initially I thought it was a diaper rash but soon realized it was not. I took him to the doctors office the following morning and the doctor said that he had a yeast infection and prescribed some ointment. I was honest and told the doctor that I would not try the ointment until I tried a natural alternative first. I then went home and applied diluted _____'s Organic ACV on a cotton square and wiped him and also put some H202 on another cotton square and applied that to the infected area. I then decided to use Castor oil because of the many health benefits it has when applied to the skin onto the yeast and I kid you not within a 24 hour period the infection was COMPLETELY gone! And believe it or not since I have used the Castor Oil on his bottom he has been passing bowel movements regularly. Check out this great article on the wonderful benefits of Castor Oil when applied to the skin


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