Castor oil has been very much ignored from the modern medicine not knowing that it has a centuries old history of medicinal uses. A lot of people look at castor oil as a toxin. But it has been used as a laxative or purging cleanse and parasite remover for years.
Castor oil packs that are been used externally can make beyond its usual effective skin care and can also help to affect internal organs beneath epidermal applications as well. Besides being considered “old fashioned” or passe’ simply because of Big Pharma’s pushing folk and herbal remedies aside to grip the medicinal market, there were toxicity concerns rumored.
Using Castor Oil as a Laxitive or Flush
As a laxative, a tablespoon or so of food grade castor oil has a well taken work before bed for relief of the morning constipation or it can be a part of a gallstone flush. It can be taken a few days in succession without creating an addictive dependency or side effects.
Drink up from three or four cups of warm water on every 15 minutes. Then allow the flushing to happen if it has not started it already. Eat very lightly the rest of that day, no fried or fatty foods. This is an intense flush that creates bile and can often eliminate parasites, even tapeworms. It can be done once a month or every two months.
External Applications Can Even Affect Internal Organs
Edgar Cayce, the famous early 20th Century psychic healer, advocated castor oil packs. He highly recommends stacking three or four white linens that are large enough and can cover the epidermal area above the organ of concern, liver, intestines, kidneys, etc.
Then soak the linens with some warm castor oil and put the compress over the area that is concerning you. Cover with a sheet of plastic or hot water bottle to keep it warm.
Castor oil can be used topically for skin problems ranging from fungal toenails to acne. Castor oil is anti-fungal and anti-viral. So there are a plethora of skin issues that can be addressed, with some perseverance, using castor oil. Consult the second and third sources linked below.
One woman reported success with castor oil for her shingles. No other applications gave her the same amount of relief. Another person told of daily applications to a cyst on his shoulder. The cyst disappeared in a month.
Cold pressed castor oil is an inexpensive useful remedy with a long shelf life to keep around your home for a variety of applications.