Which is the best cure? What does really work? Could this possibly help?Sometimes it is the old wives’ tales and remedies that are more effective than modern medicine.
Ultimately, it all boils down to faith: if you believe and truly exert all your will power then this will prove to be the best healing remedy. Since ancient times, debates have been on going out about the efficacy of natural remedies. The truth is that they may not completely remove your symptoms and they might not work miracles but they will definitely aid the healing process and ease suffering.
Castor oil is a natural remedy that was known to the Greeks as Kiki and to the Romans as Palma Christi because the leaves of the castor bean plant were thought to resemble the palm of Christ. Indeed, this name beautifully reflects the inherent healing power of this unique oil.
Edgar Cayce, also known as “The Sleeping Prophet”, called it the miracle treatment and discussed the various ways it can benefit the circulatory system, lymphatic system, liver and digestive system, musculoskeletal system, and reproductive system.
The benefits of castor oil packs are their ability to facilitate the healing of various parts of the body, reduce inflammation, improve blood and lymph circulation, and even reduce digestive problems like constipation. However, the main benefit is that all of this can be achieved without the need to actually ingest the castor oil. Instead, when placed on the body the pack deeply penetrates the skin and reaches the underlying organs.
This blog specifically focuses on the benefits of castor oil packs for the reproductive system, since they are effective in aiding fertility, especially for women. When you apply a castor oil pack to your lower abdominal area, it supports ovarian, fallopian, and uterine health, detoxifies the reproductive organs before conception, and boosts the health of your egg cells. All of these things prepare your reproductive system for fertility.
Furthermore, castor oil is very effective in decreasing the pain and inflammation associated with menstrual disorders and in decreasing or eliminating fibroids and cysts.
Below are instructions provided by Daniel H. Chong for making and using a castor oil pack:
- List of items to prepare in advance (large flannel, castor oil, sheet of plastic, hot water bottle)
- Select a flannel that is large enough so that when folded into three layers it is still big enough to be spread over your entire upper abdomen and liver.
- Soak the flannel with room-temperature oil so that it is completely saturated.
- Lie on your back with your feet elevated. You may find it more comfortable to place a pillow under your knees and feet. Spread the flannel directly over your abdomen, cover with a sheet of plastic, and place a hot water bottle on top of the plastic.
- Cover everything with an old towel to insulate the heat. Take caution not to get the oil on whatever you are laying on, as it can stain. If necessary, cover that surface with something to protect it.
- Leave the pack on for 45 to 60 minutes.
- When finished, remove the oil from your skin by washing with a solution of two tablespoons of baking soda to one-quarter water.
- You can reuse the pack several times, each time adding more oil as needed to keep the pack saturated. Store the pack in a large zip-lock bag in the fridge. Replace the pack after it begins to change colour.
- For maximum effectiveness, apply at least three to four days a week for a couple of months until you notice symptoms subsiding.
Do not use a castor oil pack when breastfeeding, pregnant, or during menses. It is always better to consult with your doctor or natural health practitioner before use.