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The Palma Christi plant or Ricinus communis is where castor oil comes from. Ancient countries like America, Rome, Greece, Africa, Persia, China and India used this plant in folk medicine. It can be used orally as a powerful cathartic, or externally to treat, skin conditions, small benign cysts, abdominal organ congestion, fibroids, ovarian cysts, breast cysts, tumors, intestinal disorders, liver disorders, arthritis and many other illnesses. It is also effective in skin healing, increasing blood flow and congestion, and it can also help in avoiding surgery.

Castor Oil

Castor oil is the only natural source of ricinoleic acid. The benefits associated with the use of castor oil are due to the specific chemical profile that castor oil has. Castor oil makes the immune system strong, increases the activity of the liver, aids digestion and balances the autonomic nervous system. One of the benefits of the use of castor oil pack is the increase in lymphocytes blood count, due to the effect on the both thymus gland and lymphatic tissue. Also it can reduce the lymph node size and remove the toxins located in the cells environment. All of this will contribute to the reduction of depression, fatigue and proper organ functioning. It also contributes to the reduction of acidity of the saliva, thus improving general health and aid in the absorption of the fatty acids responsible for the hormone formation.


There are two options - soaking the feet in castor oil for the period of 30 minutes, or the use of castor oil packs. Any soring location on the body can be applied with castor oil packs, which we will now explain how to prepare. It is made by soaking cotton flannel or unbleached white wool in castor oil. These packs are mostly used for abdomen, but they can be used on any body part.

Preparing Instructions

Use a non-metallic pot and warm up the castor oil to a skin temperature and then the flannel should be soaked in this. Then use a plastic food wrap, place it over the castor oil pack and wrap a towel around all of this in order to keep the location warm. Treatment depends on keeping the area warm, so apply a hot water bottle, heating pad or similar heat source. Treatment should last no less than three days, and know that the pack should be left like this from one to one and a half hour. When this time passes, the remaining oil should be massaged into the skin. Also, when this is done, use a mixture of 1 quart of warm water and two tablespoons of baking soda and use it for cleaning the area on which the pack was applied.

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