Castor Oil Therapy

Castor oil is a vegetable oil derived from pressing castor beans or castor oil plant (Ricinus communis) that is native to tropical areas of Africa and Asia. The liquid has distinct taste and odor, with colorless to very pale yellow color.
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It has long been considered important because of its commercial value. It is used for manufacturing soaps, lubricants, and coatings, among others. Also, it is used in a wide range of cosmetics and medical products.

Castor oil has long been used to treat a wide range of medical conditions, especially those issues in the digestive system. It also has several other benefits, such as treatment of skin and face problems. However, there are some side effects that you need to be cautious of. Aside from this, the oil has been used for alternative medicines for thousands of years already. Ancient Egyptians use the oil to treat various issues, including constipation, eye irritation, and even to induce labor.

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However, the seeds contain ricin, a toxic enzyme, which is not safe to be ingested even in its smallest doses. Luckily, the required heating process to produce castor oil renders the ricin to be harmless, thus, castor oil therapy is safe. Castor oil packs are used during therapy. The cloth is soaked in castor oil and placed on the skin. Some alternative medicine practitioners use it for improved liver function, pain relief, reduced inflammation, and improved digestion.

To make castor oil packs, soak a piece of flannel in castor oil and place it on the skin in the affected area. Make sure to cover the flannel with a sheet of plastic and place a hot water bottle over the plastic to heat the pack. The therapist may also have another way to do the pack. A towel can be used instead of the plastic wrap and heating pad instead of a hot water bottle. However, flannel is still the medium mostly recommended because it is very absorbent. It also holds heat well and can be organically purchased. If you really want another substitute, cotton is also fine.

The use of packs during castor oil therapy can influence the anti-inflammatory and lymph stimulating benefits of castor oil while allowing safer external use. In some studies, it was found out that the packs can help naturally detoxify the liver. The castor oil packs can also support the health of the uterine and ovary, reduce inflammation in various body parts and improve lymphatic circulation.

If you want to receive the same benefits of castor oil packs, you may also try castor oil therapy even at home. However, the hands of the experts can still give you better effects because of their knowledge and expertise. Castor oil offers so many benefits that a person having any aforementioned conditions can greatly take advantage of how effective the procedure can be.

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The list could go on and on. The therapeutic oil for external use should be administered by professionals to avoid any side effects and complications later on. You may ask for home therapy as long as you are provided with the necessary information, which will serve as a continuation of the procedure.


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