Happy Friday Folks!
Today’s Blog features some great tips on the amazingly, multi-beneficial and healing, CASTOR OIL! Used since antiquity, castor oil (extracted from the castor bean) is often applied as a “pack” or compress. It can also be taken internally, but only under the strict supervision of your health care provider.
A castor oil pack acts as a remedy that is easy to use and has proven extremely beneficial in treating an array of health issues.
These include but are not limited to the following:
- The healing of tissues and organs beneath the skin
- It can help to improve liver function
- Pain relief
- Help to reduce inflammation
- Can improve digestive function
- It can help to break up masses and stagnation and can thus be helpful in cases of chronic constipation, cysts, and fibroids.
- Those who suffer from inflammatory conditions joint pain and sore muscles can also greatly benefit from the application of castor oil packs.
Here is a basic summary of you may prepare and use Castor Oil Packs for your health:
• Linen or flannel cloth is soaked in castor oil and applied to the affected area or above the organ needing healing and support.
• The pack is wrapped snuggly with a sheet of plastic wrap, which is then covered by a layer of fabric.
• A hot water bottle is then held against the area to aid with absorption and blood flow.
The amazing thing about castor oil packs is that they can be stored in a glass container in the fridge and used up to 25 times!
Be aware that castor oil can stain clothing and bedding, as well as the skin. Therefore, be sure to use old bedding during your treatment and cleanse the skin with a solution of 1tsp baking soda and 1 pint of pure water, should you get stained.
In today’s fast paced world it can seem impractical to prepare a compress treatment and sit around while it works its wonders, but think about it: maybe that’s exactly what you need! Maybe this is what the natural doctor has ordered! Rather than ignoring the messages your body is trying to relay, if you’ve got a symptom that fits the treatment with a castor oil pack, go for it! Carve out that sacred moment you deserve to relax and realign with your inner self.
It almost seems counter intuitive but when we really take the TIME to truly care for ourselves and regenerate we are able to accomplish more in the workplace, and be of better service to our friends and families.
Hope that this blog has you considering the healing wonders of Castor Oil. May you only experience bountiful health and wellness!
How do you know if this remedy is right for you? We always recommend that you book a consultation with your preferred natural health practitioner, as there are many factors to consider including the depth and severity of your health concern. One thing is for sure: nothing beats individualized health care.
Stay tuned for future blog posts where we will be exploring the wonderful world of oils and introducing you to a whole bunch more!