Health Benefits of Castor Oil

Increased White Blood Cell Count

Posted by Donna (Aspen, CO)
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Increase your white blood cell count: rub your whole stomach with castor oil every day. My sister has cancer, and her doctor cannot figure out why her white count is climbing while the other blood counts are falling. He won't believe the castor oil story....hahaha


Posted by Franco08 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) on 12/23/2014
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We have been using castor oil internally for indigestion and externally for colic in children. I can say that it's effective for these ailments. This is one remedy that we always have at home for emergencies. It's good to know that it has other benefits too!

Internal Use of Castor Oil

Posted by El (Washington, DC) on 03/02/2020

Please answer. EVERY bottle of castor oil I see, even cold-pressed, hexane-gree, organic, says “External Use Only.” What brand is safe to use internally? And, it just a CYA for the companies? It's really frustrating that they do that.

Replied by Glenn
Toronto, Canada

I purchased the "food grade" castor oil and gave it to my teen aged daughter for a spring clean out. Even though I put it in a bit of orange juice, I was shocked that she drank it without any fuss. I remember when I had to take it as a child that it was very unpleasant to drink and I put up so much fuss. The dosage I gave her, 2 table spoons, should have had purgative effects on her but nothing happened!!! I was quite surprised so I checked the bottle to make sure I got the right stuff. It was fine and not expired but I noticed the oil was thinner and clearer than I remembered. Also the bottle said tasteless and odourless. I feel like whatever process was done to make the food grade / taseless / odourless castor oil somehow made it much less effective. My parents told me that when they bought castor oil in the past that there wasn't a "food grade " tasteless odourless option. I don't know if that's something new. I'm going to try the cold pressed hexane-free organic one, on myself first, and see if it works and is what I remember from my childhood. Has anyone else experienced the same thing with the new food grade tasteless odourless castor oil? Has anyone recently consumed a cold pressed hexane free organic oil and had good results? t.i.a.

North Carolina
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I just read the article and I only saw putting it in the eyes as internal. I don't remember reading about taking it internally. The oil pack, and applying on the skin is what I read. When you put something on the skin it will penetrate and a small percentage will go into the blood stream. In the old days they did give it by the spoonful, and I think they all survived. So, use your judgement, and maybe a little more research?? BTW, I agree the companies are just protecting themselves.

Jammed Finger

Posted by Joshua (Windsor, WI) on 02/05/2009
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i use castor for so many things, though i work in construction and one day bent my index finger back to quite a painful extent...instantly began to swell to the size of a big toe. i left work briefly and picked up ol'faithful...castor oil. i soaked and wrapped it thouroughly and finished the day of work. as well...i play drums and had three days worth of gigs lined up starting that night...i would simply keep it soaked and wrapped until i had to play and then rewrap when i was done. using this method led my finger to heal quickly, even with the extra abuse i had put it through. great for wrist problems as well.

Posted by Jan (Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland Australia) on 12/22/2007
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I jammed my finger hard in a sliding glass door. I was in agony, until I poured enough Castor Oil in a cup in which to soak my finger. I kept it there for a good hour. The pain began to ease immediately and I never got a bruise and never lost my fingernail. The nail was slightly pink and I am sure it would have gone black had I not used the above remedy. I was amazed!

Kidney Disease and Liver Damage

Posted by Brooke (Montgomery, TX) on 03/09/2008
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I have always used Castor Oil Packs to strengthen my liver and kidneys. The liver can grow itself back if you take the time to do it.

You get cold pressed castor oil, wool flannel, a heating pad and a piece of plastic - I use a garbage bag. There are sites online that will explain it in details.

I put the castor oil into a sealed container with the wool flannel and shake it up. You want the castor oil to e dripping from it slowly. I then put the container into the microwave for about 15 or 20 seconds - just to get it heated up. I then put a couple of towels onto my bed or couch and lay down on them. Then I take the wool flannel and put it on my stomach. If you are trying to heal the liver, put it a little bit more over your liver, if you are trying to heal the kidneys, put it over that area. Then I put the garbage bag onto th flannel and then the heating pad - all the way on high (or as high as you can handle). Leave it on for at least one hour and meditate on what you are trying to achieve. After you are finished, wipe your self off with a mixture of Baking soda and water,to get your skin back to the proper ph.

Do this for 4-5 days on and then leave off for the remaining days.

There is a good book called Edgar Cayce and the Palma Christi. It tells of all the wonderful things that Castor Oil (the Palma Christi) does!

Liver Transplant Preparation

Posted by Esa (Edmonton, Alberta) on 12/29/2016 3 posts
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When my husband waited for a call for a liver transplant, we used castor oil packs each night, overnight. And would leave off for 3 or so days each 2 weeks or so. It kept his abdomen from becoming distended until he (months later) was able to have the transplant. I myself use it whenever I have gastrointestinal problems. My daughter in law used them across her abdomen during pregnancy, to keep the baby healthy and to keep from stretch marks. Go to the A.R.E. site if you are interested in learning more about the packs and other remedies from Edgar Cayce's readings.

Lymphatic Malformation

Posted by l (Sandusky, Ohio ) on 10/25/2008
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My daughter was diagnosed with Lymphatic Malformation or Cystic Hygroma, (A large growth or swollen mass just under the skin in the neck/throat area), when she was born. It was alarming to say the least. It is a congenital birth defect, and it has to do with a defect in the venous system or Lymph system. The cyst are filled with Lymph fluid. It's also very unpredictable, and a cyst can swell up or go down at any time, and new cysts can appear at any time. The cysts can get very large, and cause deformities in the face and other parts of the body, and obstruct breathing. There is no known cure, except surgery and a drug that can be injected directly into the cyst called OK-432. Usually when the child gets sick or has an infection anywhere in the body, they swell up, or new ones appear. My daughter is two now. About 2 months ago, she developed a new cyst on the other side of her face/neck. I freaked out. I'm not to keen on doctors, because of what they put her through when she was born, and (No money, or a car), I'm always searching for an alternative cure.

I've had extremely good results with Castor Oil. I'm a big believer in this stuff. I buy big bottles of it at a time, it's great. I use it, whenever I have a problem. Edgar Cacey was a Christian, and always gave credit where credit was do, to God, and he felt motivated by him. There have been many, many documented reports over the decades of Castor oil really helping a lot of people for a wide spectrum of ailments. I put her on Castor oil packs about 4 times a week for two months, and the cyst went WAY down, and has stayed that way for a while now. Now, I'm not 100% sure that was what worked for her, but we seem to notice it beginning to shrink and a response from her as soon as we started her on the packs.

The packs are messy, and it's not easy to get a child to hold still for a pack on their abdominal area. So, I used an old throw away shirt, and safety pins. I safety pinned the saturated flannel section on the inside of the front of the shirt to cover her stomach, and generously massaged a large amount of the oil all over her cysts on her neck and throat. I did this regime at night, and in the morning gave her a bath or a shower. The heating pad is not really necessary, but helps, a lot. I did not do a heat source on her, because she is so young, she would never sit still for it. The first few nights, she was restless, and agitated, and was running a mild fever. Then in the morning, the fever would break. We noticed it getting smaller from than on. It really seemed to help her those packs. She seem to have a lot of energy and be in a good mood, the mornings after the packs. If and when this happens again, I'll try the packs again. Castor oil is great. Hope this helps her. Like Cacey said, Do the packs along with a prayer for healing.

Replied by London
Sandusky, Ohio

For anyone with Lymphatic Malformation out there. Chocolate should be taken out of the diet, and Sugar, minimized.

My daughter has not had a flare up since I have completely omited chocolate and large amounts of Sugar from the diet. I even tested her out with the chocolate and she got a flare up the next day.

Replied by Ali

A plant-based diet with plenty of greens, fresh fruit & veg juices and whole fruit is great for clearing the lymph. Dr. Morse is a great proponent of getting the lymph clear. Blocked lymph can apparently be at the root of most developed disease.

Replied by Harnita

Hi. My son has the same thing! In his armpit. Just wanted to know what all did you do! I'm very confused! He has swollen lymph nodes in the swelling every time he has fever! Will this work for him? Please help.


Posted by Reina (Ny) on 04/12/2011
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Castor Oil "palma christi" cold pressed is the best, took care of my melasma.


Posted by Jomi (Georgia, Usa) on 04/01/2017
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I used castor oil and baking soda with a waterproof band aid on my back, well, with my husband's help. I actually forgot it was there..After about 5 days, after a shower, I felt an itch, then I realized that I had forgot about the band aid...When I asked my husband to remove it, so I could reapply, the mole was gone...I had tried this about 17 years ago, but I changed the application worked then, too.. both moles were about the size of a pencil eraser..and not brown..they had been there for years, and haven't changed..I would not use this on moles that have changed or are dark brown...have them checked out first..

Replied by P. Raghavan
Virudhunagar, Tn, India


It looks like castor oil and baking soda will also work for skin infections and itching very efficiently. Thank you for your info.

P. Raghavan.

Multiple Cures

Posted by Mary (Usa) on 05/05/2016
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I am a total believer of Castor Oil, By the way buy ORGANIC Castor Oil only (Baar has it) as Castor oil is now a GMO. If you have some left call the company and ask if there's is organic.

I use it for EVERY infection always with success even open wounds or surgical wounds (but that's for you to determine). I use it for pink eye (gone in 3 to 5 days) right on the eyes, mosquito and spider bites (for spiders best activated charcoal packs and internal until all is gone, change frequently), in the ear for ear infections, over a tooth abscess for relief and reduction in inflammation, for vaginal and uterine infections (pack), for arthritis, fibromyalgia swelling, moles, athlete's foot, sore throat on throat, swollen neck glands, WONDERFUL FOR SCALP AND HAIR....

The biggest miracles were for uterine infection and it dissolved a tumor the size of a mini golf ball in 5 days that formed behind my navel after a tubal ligation.

I used it to massage my brother in-law's body in the hospital after a car accident that left him with 87 broken bones including all the bones of the face. He was scheduled for face surgery. In only a week all his bones went back into place except for one clavicle and no face surgery was necessary, the doctors were baffled (of course they did not question the castor oil rubs because that to them is an impossibility).

A small study at the Meridian Institute at one time showed that the oil raises the lymphocytes in the blood. My brother in law had a lung infection concurrently that would not heal with ANY antibiotic - it only started to clear AFTER the oil was used. That infection alone could have cost him his life, it was the biggest fear. Many may say this is correlation - but all scientific observations start with correlations... which is observation. Otherwise Neanderthal man would not have survived millennia!!

Posted by Kem (Joplin, Missouri) on 01/09/2016
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I had recently been using Magnesium Oil for muscle spasms and joint pain and having great results. I noticed the phone number on the bottle, and thought I'd call to see what other products they had. I was mainly interested in finding something natural to dissolve internal scar tissue and incapsulation after a surgery.

The lady on the phone (not sure if she was the owner) told me about using Castor Oil packs, and that by also rubbing it onto the bottoms of your feet, it will absorb into your body and take it to wherever your body needs it. Just use an old pair of socks to sleep in after applying it to the bottoms of your feet. I've been using it for only about 3-4 weeks now, but I think I'm feeling results already in the softening of the tissue where the scarring is located. I've only massaged it into the areas needed, and I haven't even tried the true heat pack method yet, but I'm still seeing results.

I've had dark spots on my cheeks for many years now, and I'm seeing a lightening of these after rubbing the castor oil onto them and massaging it in really well. I've used ONLY organic coconut oil for about 8 years now on ALL my skin as a moisturizer, and have people comment on how few lines and wrinkles I have, but it has never lightened these dark spots.

One thing I'm definitely amazed at realizing, and I haven't read as a benefit yet, is that I am remembering my dreams now every night!! I haven't been able to recall what I was dreaming for many years now, and now I'm recalling them nightly as I wake up every morning!

I'm hooked on it now!!

Posted by Katzie (Calgary) on 12/31/2015
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The Ancients called Castor Oil "Palma Christi Oil", or Palm of Christ. Now the Ancients wouldn't have named it that without its powers of healing being recognized. Castor Oil was also the favourite "ingredient" in healing for Edgar Cayce in his readings. For me, Castor Oil is my big-gun and I only pull it out when other things haven't worked, and it has never ever let me down. I have used it to get rid.of a fungus on my son's toe, after other natural remedies had worked a little, but not alot. I on 'erupting volcano' zits, on cuts, infections, to get rid.of scars, for moisturization, it is the muscle in my oil mixture for the Oil Cleansing Method ; in short it's my miracle.

Quite frankly, Castor Oil had changed my life. I just had to reply here and raphsodize about Palma Christi Oil and attest to its amazingness. Take care, everybody.

Posted by Tricia (South Africa) on 09/06/2015
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I have found no better conditioner for my hair than using castor oil leaving it on over night might be messy I put an old towel on my cushion. The next day before wetting my hair I massage in my shampoo into my oily hair and then use water.

I must say being in a hurry one evening while making soap I forgot to put on goggles while making soap. I lifted the stick blender accidently while mixing the mixture it splattered on my eye lid. My family was very concerned about the lye burn so I immediately started applying castor oil and within three eyes it was gone, no scarring.

Another thing it is great for if you want to grow your hair Castor oil thickens and makes hair grow very fast.

Castor is great.

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