Natural Cures Using Castor Oil

Last Modified on Oct 04, 2014

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.

Posted 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 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! :-)

Posted 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.

Posted by Anna
Joliet, Il
Posted 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.

Posted by Becky From Ohio
Ashtabula, Ohio, Usa
9 Posts
[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.

Posted by Kathy
Brisbane, Qld Australia
2 Posts
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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