While the benefits of castor oil have been known for centuries, they haven’t been widely publicized. We’re here to help fix that!
- Castor oil was especially popular in ancient Egypt, mostly for purging, as it helps increase blood flow (as such, it’s also sometimes suggested as a beauty aid).
We especially recommend it for joint pain, courtesy it’s blood flow improving properties. To use, first clean the area with baking soda and water.
Then after soaking a cloth in castor oil, cover the area with the cloth, then wrap with kitchen foil. Let sit for 60 minutes, then remove the wraps and rinse. Repeat daily for 40 days for best benefits.
The compress treatment above can also help with varicose veins, PMS, digestion, inflammation, and liver issues.
Here are the best uses of castor oil:
Lightens dark skin patches when mixed with baking soda
Removes stretch marks when massaged onto the problematic areas
Heals bruises, small cuts, and minor wounds
Aids the removal of pilonidal cysts
Alleviates pain caused by a sprained ankle
Cures tinnitus; drink 3 drops mixed with water for a period of 4 months
Drink 5 drops every day to alleviate allergy symptoms
Treats throat nodules; rub it onto the neck
Rub it daily onto the lids prior to bed to treat conjunctivitis
It breaks down excessive ear wax; just drop one drop into the affected ear
Take 2 drops per day to remove nicotine from your system
Massage castor oil onto the soles to remove calluses
Cure diarrhea by applying castor oil onto the belly
When mixed with lavender oil, it reduces hyperactivity and muscle problems
When applied onto the back, it can treat lumbar and cervical pain
If you want to treat athlete’s foot or fungi, apply castor oil onto the affected area
In order to remove warts, rub castor oil onto them daily until they fall of
Rub it onto the chest to stop snoring
When mixed with baking soda it makes the body more alkaline
Apply one drop of castor oil onto bug bites to stop inflammation and itching
Furthermore, castor oil compresses are known to be very helpful in the treatment of joint pain. So, if you experience joint ache, you should try out this compress. Here’s how to prepare it:
You will need:
A bottle with hot water
Gauze or a cotton cloth
Application: First, cleanse the painful areas with baking soda and warm water. Then, soak the cloth in the castor oil and cover the area with it. Then, wrap it with the foil and hold the bottle with the hot water on top. After 60 minutes, remove the compress and rinse the area. Repeat the procedure every day for a period of two months.
The compress is also beneficial for people who have problems with varicose veins, digestion issues, inflammation, toxic liver, etc.