Castor Oil Packs
Most of the information below comes from a book called The Oil that Heals
written by Dr. William A. McGarey.
WHEN ARE CASTOR OIL PACKS USED?
Castor oil packs are used to treat many ailments including but not limited to the following:
Pain in any area of the body, constipation, cancer, colitis, gallstones, hepatitis,
hookworm, neuritis, lymphitis, uremia, Parkinson's Disease, appendicitis,
cholecystitis, gastritis, hernia, intestinal impaction, stricture of duodenum,
cirrhosis of liver, cerebral palsy, sterility, arthritis, cholecystalgia, epilepsy,
migraine, Hodgkin's disease, sluggish liver, strangulation of kidneys, multiple
sclerosis, pelvic cellulitis, ringworm, etc, etc.
PYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS OF CASTOR OIL
Following is a partial list of the internal workings of castor oil on the body:
Stimulates the liver, dissolves and removes adhesions, dissolves and removes lesions,
relieves pain, releases colon impaction, reduces nervous tension, stimulates the
gall bladder, reduces toxemia, reduces flatulence, increases lymphatic circulation,
improves intestinal assimilation, balances elimination, reduces inflammation
increases relaxation, reduces nausea, dissolves gallstones, reduces swelling,
stimulates organs and glands increases elimination.
CHEMICAL CONTENTS OF CASTOR OIL
Chemically, castor oil is a triglyceride (ester) of fatty acids. It is a very unique oil with no other like it.
The chemical composition of castor oil is remarkably constant containing the following:
Ricinoleic acid - 89.5%, Dihydroxystearic acid - 0.7%, Palmitic acid - 1.0%, Stearic acid - 3.0%, Linoleic acid - 4.2%, Linolenic acid - 0.3%, Eicosanoic acid - 0.3%.
HOW TO MAKE A CASTOR OIL PACK
- Pour castor oil in to a pan and soak your cloths so they are saturated but not dripping. Cloth best suited is a flannel white that can be folded or an old white T-shirt.
- This soaked cloth should be applied to the area of the body that needs treating, most often this would be the area of the liver.
- Care must be taken to protect the bedding from being soiled by using clear plastic sheets as protection.
- The castor oil cloths can be heated in a glass crock-pot on low heat. Be sure to turn them often to prevent burning. Alternatively a heating pad or hot water bottle can be used to warm them while on the body.
- Cover the pack with plastic and towels for insulation.
- Pack should remain in place for one hour to one and half-hours.
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