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Castor Oil
Castor oil is the oil extracted from the castor bean plant. Castor oil is widely known as a cathartic when used internally. However, little is mentioned about its healing properties when used externally. The use of castor oil is found in medical references dating back to ancient civilization. In the Ebers Papyrus (1550 BC) castor oil was suggested as eye drops for eye irritations.

Most of our present information about the therapeutic use of topical applications of castor oil comes from the files of Edgar Cayce. He suggested the use of castor oil for more than fifty different conditions of illness in the human body.( For more information about Cayce Files, contact the ARE in Virginia Beach, VA.).

Castor oil packs have been used successfully for abscess, bursitis, constipation, appendicitis, whiplash, muscle sprains and strains, low back pain, abrasions and lacerations, infected puncture wounds and fibroid tumors. It is extremely successful when used for arthritic conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, local infections, and post surgical care.

While it is not known exactly how castor oil works, research has shown that castor oil has a profound influence upon the lymphatic system and the autonomic nervous system. As castor oil is absorbed through the skin, it moves through the lymphatic channels, stimulating the natural healing ability of the body to break up any congestion present.

The pain and swelling from the injury is caused, in part, by the interruption of lymph drainage in the affected area, which results in an accumulation of fluid. The action of castor oil on the lymphatic system is what makes it a valuable tool for treating pain and injuries.

For injury or condition: Spread castor oil on affected area. Cover with wool or cotton flannel or 4 or 5 layers of paper towels. Cover with an old towel (to protect the heating pad) and apply some source of heat (preferably a ThermophoreŽ, which is a professional electric moist heat pack) for about 40 minutes. Abdominal Packs used as an aid in immune deficiency problems can be used as frequently as necessary. Note: Do not use heat if inflammation is present.

Helpful hint: You can get by without a heating source. Just apply before bed, following the previous instructions, and cover with a sock with the end removed or with firm fitting undergarments. The main thing to remember is to try your best to keep the oil from getting on your linens.

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