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Dry Eyes

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Posted by Elise (Perth, Wa Australia) on 07/29/2010
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I have been struggling with dry eyes all my life. I have always found that if the air is a little too cold or windy, my eyes immediately begin to water uncontrollably. I tend to wear mascara and eyeliner etc, so I would always have black under my eyes which was also rather embarrassing. I would also find my eyes would get red and start stinging in these situations. I heard about people putting a couple of drops of castor oil into each eye before going to bed. I tried this myself. The first couple of nights it can sting a little, but disappears when your eyes are closed. After about a week, my problem disappeared. It also made THE WHITES OF MY EYES WHITER, AND THE BLUE MUCH BRIGHTER! ! ! My eyes now look like my 1 year olds pure, sparkling eyes! Fabulous! My EYELASHES ALSO GREW THICKER AND LONGER within that week. Your eyes naturally have an oil layer. This helps nourish that layer of the eye. You can buy eye drops that are very costly, but the main ingredient in them is castor oil anyway. Save yourself some money and buy castor oil!


Dry Eyes, Floaters

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Posted by Cajun (Opelousas, La, USA) on 05/03/2012
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I began applying [castor oil] to my eyes nightly, beginning Mar. 2, 2012 for the purpose of providing dry-relief to my eyes, which began to feel dry for the past few months.. Not only has the dryness disappeared, but I just noticed [a few days ago] that my 'floaters' have diminsished.... I normally had 3-5 floaters but now I only have 1-2 and their density has gone from a grayish speck to a transparency... There is no other reason for this to occur... I'm not recommending that this is going to be successful for anyone else, but I'll keep putting CO in my eyes at bedtime.....


Emergency Castor Oil Packs

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Posted by Katzie (Calgary) on 08/29/2022
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On vacation? Don't have any flannel, plastic wrap, maybe you don't have a hot water bottle? If you cannot make up a castor oil pack in the usual manner, I know of an alternate method.

While on vacay in Mexico, I got some sort of rash on the inside elbow of my right arm. After 3 days of throwing everything I had at it, the darn thing was still there. I also did not have my usual supplies with me - so I improvised.

I used my dog's "pee pads", y'know, those blue & wavy cotton pressed sheets. I cut out an area to cover the area, added a bunch of castor oil, put it on the rash, and since I did not have plastic wrap or a hot water bottle, I simply used my left hand as a heat source and left it there for 20 mins (the plastic wrap is purely for messiness reasons and is not strictly necessary). A few hours later that rash was gone!

So in short, your dog's pee-pads WILL work just fine!! I so glad I remembered that tip and so wanted to share!

Health & healing, everyone!!

Replied by Susan
(Usa)
08/25/2023
★★★★★

I heard of people using menstral pads. Load it up with castoral and it sticks to the skin


Eye Blister

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Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 09/06/2017
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Last evening at bedtime I felt like I had an eyelash in my eye. I checked in the mirror and did not see an eyelash. I finally realized I had a tiny blister looking thing on my eyelid, the part between the lashes and the eyeball. It made my eye feel like it had sand in it. I was so tired I didn't want to look up what it was or what to do for it. (It didn't look like a sty - it was not red or irritated.)

Then I remembered castor oil for eyes, cysts, pimples, etc.

I put a drop into my eye and went right to bed.

I woke up this morning and forgot about it; the irritation was gone. I think the little blister thing is, too.

I tried looking up what it was today and was not able to figure it out.

But you don't always have to know exactly what you have to find a solution.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Tom
(Los Angeles)
09/07/2017

Hi,

I have a similar issue in my eye and keep getting the stye(boil) between eyelash/ eyelid on and off. I want to use the castor oil like you did.

Can you please suggest what type of castor oil did you use and did you put inside the eye or on eyelid. I bought cold pressed castor oil last night but I think I cannot use inside my eye.

I will appreciate your reply .

Thank you!

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee)
09/09/2017

Cold pressed is what I use as well. I put it into my eye for the eye bubble. I used it nightly in my eyes for months previously with no side effects.

~Mama to Many~


Eye Injury

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Posted by Mama To Many (Middle, Tennessee, USA) on 05/31/2013
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My teenage son was doing some woodworking yesterday and got a piece of wood in his eye. He was outside for another hour before he came in. I think the piece of wood had absorbed the fluid on his eye because now it was stuck to his eyeball. It was the size of a pin head. I could touch it but it woudn't move. First we tried rinsing it out with any eyecup I have for this purpose, but it woudn't budge. I put a drop of castor oil in his eye. After a few minutes, the piece of wood was able to move again. We were able to carefully work it to the corner of his eye and remove it. We would probably have not worked with it had the wood not been on the white of his eye. We would have waited for blinking and such to work it to the corner of his eye.

His brother once got some sawdust in his eye. His eye was very irritated. I think the sawdust worked its way out, but his eye was still very uncomfortable. (And he isn't a complainer. ) I tried an over the counter product that was supposed to sooth they eye and it seemed to help. When that has happened since, I just use castor oil. I think it is safer and more natural and also something I always keep in the house.


Eye Stye

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Posted by Mona (Marietta, Georgia) on 03/07/2012
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I felt my lower eye lid getting sore one afternoon last week and by 10 pm it was REALLY sore. I pulled back my eyelid. It was red and I could see the bump on my lid above the lashes. I took a q-tip and dipped in in Castor oil then rubbed it over the area letting some of the oil go into my eye. Almost immediately I got relief. I repeated this about 4 of 5 times before I went to sleep about every twenty minutes or so. My eye was not sore all night. The next morning upon wakening I could feel that under my eye it was swollen but no soreness and it was rather itchy. The sty had come to a head and I could see the white bump. I ran another Castored Q-tip over it with a light pressure and the sty drained. That was it! I had a bit of a dark spot (bluish) under my eye. The swelling went away within an hour and the dark spot was completely gone by next day. I've had miserable stys before that have lasted for days where my eye has swollen shut so this was nothing short of amazing!


Eye Stye
Posted by Bee (Mo, Usa) on 09/26/2009
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I just wanted to share my success with using castor oil for stys. I frequently get little bumps around my eyes that look like whiteheads, had some particularly irritating ones just on the edge of the eyelid that rubbed the eye. Ouch! I tried the baby shampoo which got rid of most, but some stubborn ones remained so I tried castor oil. First of all it's very soothing and didn't bother my eyes like the shampoo, especially since it was unavoidable to get in the eye bc of location. I just used a qtip and smoothed it over both lash lines and around the eyelid and let it sit overnight. My stys cleared up around 24-48 hours. I kept at it a little longer, it feels nice and hopefully will prevent anymore.


Eye Stye
Posted by CHD (PD, USA) on 12/02/2007
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STY - CASTER OIL REMEDY -I developed a big sty on my eye, it was in the evening and I did not have any sty medecine, I had read that caster oil would get rid of a sty so I decided to put it to the test, I put the caster oil on with a cue tip, within an hour my stye was half the size, I put some more on before I went to bed, and in the morning the sty had gone all the way down.


Eye Wrinkles

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Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 03/20/2013
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I use castor oil around my eyes, mixed 50/50 with organic coconut oil as per Bill's remedy. I don't get puffiness or any irritation. Also make sure you are using castor oil labelled as hexane-free.


Eyes

Posted by Sue (Red Deer, Alberta, Canada) on 05/22/2018

I read that castor oil has a toxic component released (recin). I was thinking of putting it into my eyes at night and I'm double checking. I don't want to cause my eyes further stress.

Replied by Pascal
(Zagreb Croatia)
11/12/2018

I use it undeluted and my eyes are better but I'm not sure is it safe.

The article below says: "The instillation of a castor oil solution into the eyes of nine patients resulted in mild and transient discomfort and minor epithelial changes. In another study involving 100 patients, the instillation of castor oil produced corneal epithelial cell death and continuity breaks in the epithelium."

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18080873


General Feedback

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Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 05/22/2021 489 posts
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The author of the book, The Oil That Heals - Dr. William McGarey - writes, "Our six children have had castor oil applied to various parts of their anatomy so often over the years that they have reminded us that they will put on our tombstones when we die, "Here they lie in spite of castor oil! "


Gum Infections

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Posted by Cajun62234 (Opelousas, Louisiana) on 10/31/2009
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As a proven believer in Castor Oil, the other morning I awoke with a very sore gum in the vicinity of my right canine tooth. A look in the mirror indicated it was blood red, very tender, but no blood excreted when massaging. I generally 'oil' with Sesame Oil, but thought 'Why not try CO?'... Two 20 minute sessions [about 3-4 hours inbetween] and a session at bed time. I excreted all of the 'oiling', but let the CO coating remain in my mouth over night...the next morning it was 95% better; a repeat of the previous day's treatment produced a 100% recovery by the following evening...no redness, no tenderness and a normal, healthy gum..


Gut Issues

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Posted by K.C. (Portland, Oregon) on 06/25/2007
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I have had gut problems for years. (I have an extra-long colon, like twice normal length.) General inflammation, sometimes burning an inch or two below my sternum ( a good remedy for that is pancreatic enzymes), a pointed ache in the gall bladder area (just below right ribs) whenever I ate anything with fat, and a pain in the left lower corner of the abdomen aftter eating. I did an all night castor oil pack and all of these symptoms have disappeared and have not come back.

Replied by Annette
(TX)
09/24/2021

How do you think the poster from 2007 applied the castor oil pack? Can anyone elaborate?

Carolyne
(PNW)
01/09/2023

Probably used a castor oil pack- you can google "how to make a castor oil pack" and there are good descriptions. BE SURE your castor oil is Organic, Cold Pressed, and Hexane Free.


Hazy and Foggy Vision

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Posted by Terri (Tyler, TX) on 03/08/2024
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Castor oil has greatly reduced my hazy/foggy vision due to Sjogren's Syndrome. I had used unfiltered coconut oil for years - which did heal the ocular hypertension & dryness, but did nothing for the h/f vision.

When I switched to Castor oil (hexane-free, organic), a few months ago, I could tell a big difference in that it took care of the dryness as well as the h/f issue!!

I use 1 drop under my upper eyelid & it coats the whole eyeball as it slides down. After a minute, I wipe the access that leaks out. I do this just before bed, and again in the morning - before & after my shower. To remove the heaviness of the oil off my face, I apply a small amount of coconut oil to moisturize. It does take 2-3 min to absorb.


Heart Palpitations

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Posted by Adastra (Seattle, USA) on 05/30/2023
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Castor Oil for Heart Palpitations/ Arrythmia

I had been having constant heart palpitations for over a month following an especially stressful time in my life! They would worsen or improve but I was still having them daily and nothing was really helping. Finally in desperation, I made a large castor pack over my heart and mid-chest and upper abdomen, thinking maybe I can clean out that area, get more blood flow, calm my vagus nerve... Well, after an hour, palpitations were 99% gone and I slept peacefully all night (I kept the castor pack on). And didn't return the next day. I will continue using the pack if something comes up again but I'm so happy to have a normal heartbeat again!

Replied by Dr Howard
(Torrance CA)
07/22/2023

Mag phos 12 X or C potency homeopathic great for the heart and negative symptoms. Helps cramps twitches, etc. Magnesium works on the white motor nerves giving them rhythmic harmony as they prolapse and contract.

Watch alcohol as it diminishes magnesium.Note when drunk people have a hard time even walking that's because the alcohol destroyed or used up most of their magnesium so they lose body or muscular control to some degree.

Helps with sugar issues, including cravings.

Can reduce desire for alcohol too. I have seen all of this treating people.

One client said he was getting free drinks on his bday. I proffered mag.phos 3X. He took a dose every 30 minutes. He was the only one to not get drunk. He was amazed. He was replenishing the magnesium the alcoholic drinks were using up!

AliB
(Wales)
01/31/2024

Yes, & stress & trauma of any kind drains the body of the ‘stress-management' nutrients including Magnesium & the B vitamins.



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