The use of castor oil reminds many people of their childhood as it was frequently given to children by parents and grandparents.
It was commonly used for colds, fever, constipation, or even worms. Today, it is a known fact that it can detox the liver and as well as be great kidney stone relief.
Oral Uses of Castor Oil
- Arthritis relief
Castor oil aids in cleansing the lymphatic system, and it can aid in the case of arthritic pain in the joints. For this kind of pain topical applications can be used, as well.
- Boosts immune function
Castor oil elevates lymphocyte production, and improves lymphatic drainage.
- Enhances blood flow
Better circulation thanks to the use of castor oil can aid in the fight against long-term health effects.
- Balances hormones
Castor oil aids in blood detoxification by improving the circulation, also helps your body to better balance hormones, which will offer remarkable health improvements.
- Digestive health
This oil is a mild laxative, which helpsthe digestive system to effectively flush toxins out of the body thus helping in resetting body’s natural digestive balance.
- Fungal infections
It is excellent oil in the fight against fungal infections, applied either orally or topically. For topical use, apply 1 to 2 tablespoons of carefully heated castor oil to afflicted areas.
Castor Oil Oral Dosage
Prior usage, ensure the use of high quality castor oil, meaning pure, cold-pressed castor oil kept in a dark bottle. The cheap castor oil will do more damage than good as it is mixed with chemicals or otherwise processed.
It is of vital importance to follow package instructions as you are not supposed to take more than recommended, and you ought to take it only for seven days in a row, not a day more.
When you start to take castor oil, begin with low dosages. It is recommended 1 tablespoon for adults and 1 teaspoon for children. For more appealing consumption, mix it with juice or milk.
Use a castor oil liver pack to help the natural detoxification of the liver and as well as to break down kidney stones. Furthermore, castor oil can support uterine and ovarian health, enhance lymphatic circulation, increase blood flow and lower inflammation.
Like any detoxification program, you need to consume healthy foods, drink plenty of water, and for better effects drink freshly made juices in order to properly nourish cells and make them healthy.
Topical Use of Castor Oil
- High quality castor oil
- Lemon essential oil (optional use – but recommended)
- Washable spa body wrap
- Heat pad
- Wool flannel pad / cotton pad / cloth
Start with moistening the flannel or cotton with castor oil. You can as well as add 1 to 2 drops of lemon essential oil to the castor oil, and mix them well.
Apply thee moistened pad/cloth on the right side of abdomen, right below the rib cage; this is the position of your liver. For kidneys detoxification, place the pad or the cloth on your back where both kidneys are located. Cover the pad with the body wrap, and secure it from falling by wrapping around entire abdomen.
Next, heat up the heating pad and put it on top of flannel pad. Now, go into lying position keeping the heat pack in place for around an hour.
Castor oil application can be very messy and difficult to remove, therefore wear clean, old garment which you do not care if it gets extremely stained.
Notes of Caution
- Prior application of castor oil, make sure to test yourself whether you are allergic to castor oil or not. Do it by using some of the oil on your wrist to see if there are any allergic reactions.
- Avoid excess use of castor oil, and do not use it frequently onto your face, as it can clog pores and lead to breakouts.
- It is not recommended for pregnant women to take it orally.