Castor Oil

From our list of ailments, see what Castor Oil can be used for:

  • Pain

Natural Remedies using Castor Oil

Supplies needed Castor oil, white cotton or wool flannel pack material, hand towel, heating pad or hot water bottle

He found that the use of five drops of castor oil in a little juice or water taken on an empty stomach in the morning, is highly beneficial for allergies in the intestinal tract, skin and nasal passages. Dr. Pathak, who is an expert in Chinese medicine, has reported numerous cases of allergic protection by this method. For allergic conditions in which an element of stress is present, it is essential to employ such methods as relaxation, exercise, meditation and mind control. These methods will reduce or remove stress and thereby contribute towards the treatment of allergies. Yogic asanas like yogamudra ardhmatsyendrasana, sarvangasana, shavasana and anuloma-viloma , pranayama are also beneficial.


The Benefit of using Castor Oil as a natural cure

The castor bean (Ricinus communis) is known principally as a cathartic (strong laxative). A gentler use is in the form of an oil pack, placed over the abdomen, usually with heat applied. The gentle heat opens up the pores and pulls the castor oil into the body. The oil decreases inflammation, binds toxins or excess hormones for elimination, and stimulates the immune system. It is also absorbed into the lymphatic system, providing a soothing, cleansing, and nutritive treatment.

I love making herbal oils. When infused in oil, herbs create the most lovely colors and scents, and there are so many ways to use them. Herbal oils are made of herbs infused into a base such as olive, almond, avocado, jojoba, grapeseed, apricot, or castor oil. Not to be confused with essential oils, which are made through a distillation process that captures the volatile oils of an herb, medicinal herbal oils extract all the physical constituents of a plant into the oil medium.

Among the numerous home remedies found beneficial in the treatment of intestinal worms, the use of coconut is most effective. It is an ancient remedy for expelling all kinds of intestinal worms. A tablespoon of the freshly ground coconut should be taken at breakfast followed by a dose of castor oil after three hours. The process may be repeated till the cure is complete.

The patient may be given small doses of castor oil in the form of emulsion. This acts as a mild aperient and facilitates quicker removal of offensive matter, minimises the strain during motion and also acts as a lubricant to the ulcerated surfaces. IN addition to administration of castor oil, the mechanical removal of accumulated poisonous matter should be attempted by giving very low pressure enema, admitting as much water as the patient can tolerate. This can be done twice or thrice daily. The patient should take complete bed rest as movement induces pain and aggravates distressing symptoms. A hot water bag may be applied over the abdomen.