Castor Oil Packs - What, How and Why

Castor Oil Packs

Uses

* Menstrual irregularities, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids

* Constipation, Congestion

* Inflammation - arthritis, bursitis, cholecystitis

* Bruising, sprains, strains


Function

* Improves lymph flow

* Increases circulation

* Stimulates liver function

* Promotes elimination

* Heals tissue and organs


Materials Needed

* Three layers of undyed wool or cotton flannel large enough to cover the affected area
* Castor oil
* Plastic wrap cut 1-2" larger than the flannel / Large enough to wrap around treatment area
* Hot water bottle or heating pad
* Container with lid
* Old clothes and sheets. Castor oil will stain clothing and bedding.


Application

* Place the flannel in the container. Soak it in castor oil so that it is saturated, but not dripping. This is your pack.

* Protect clothing, bedding and furniture with old sheets or clothing

* Place the pack directly on to skin over the affected body part. Cover with plastic wrap.

* Place the hot water bottle or heating pad over the pack. Leave it on for 45-60 minutes.

After removing the pack

* Cleanse the area with a dilute solution of water and baking soda.

* Discard plastic wrap

* Store the pack in the covered container in the refrigerator.

* Each pack may be re-used up to 25-30 times.


It is generally recommended that a castor oil pack be used for 3 to 7 days a week, check with your healthcare provider.

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