Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Abdominal Adhesions
- Advice Needed
- Age Spots
- Application Tips
- Beautiful Skin
- Bells Palsy
- Calcified Bursa
- Deep Sleep
- General Feedback
- Gum Infections
- Gut Issues
- Hard Hits and Bruising
- Heating Pads
- Increased White Blood Cell Count
- Jammed Finger
- Kidney Disease and Liver Damage
- Lymphatic Malformation
- Multiple Cures
- Pink Eye
- Scar Tissue
- Sinus Issues, Loss of Smell
- Skin Cancer
- Sore Feet
- Spinal Issues
- Sty Remedy
- Swollen Lymph Nodes
- Toenail Fungus
- Vaginal Itching
- Yeast Infections
09/11/2012: Cata from Ventura, Camaillo: "Please let me know if the oil worked on the mouth tumor. My dog has one also and chimotherapy is the only suggestion from ..."
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[YEA] 07/19/2008: Francine from Playa Del Rey, Ca: "I wanted to share my experience with castor oil. One week ago I discovered a large lump on the throat of my dog, the size of a golf ball. Remembering I had found info about castor on your site, I quickly started aggressively applying it to the tumor. I personally have been brewing and drinking essiac tea for years. I keep the left over sludge and started putting that in my dogs food. Remarkably, the tumor is now gone. A little of a week has passed and after applying the castor oil almost 5 times a day. Thank you so much. On a side note, I have been using the oil on my face for beautiful skin, on my strained veins on my legs, which have been disppearing, and my mother in law's dog with tumors also as well as an enlarged liver, has been applying it to her dogs tumors and liver area, after a visit to the vet, the second tests showed the liver had shrunk to normal."Replies
06/20/2009: Ingrid from Geneva, Ohio replies: "I tried the castor oil and both times my dog got bad nosebleeds. He has a nasal tumor. Not sure if it was coincidence or if the castor oil actually caused it. I still have him on the essiac tea."
03/10/2010: Theresa from Glendale, Az, Usa replies: "I have Shih Tzus and one of them isn't eating his food. I always try natural cures and use Organic Apple Cider Vinegar in their food for the immune system and chinese herbs. I took Amos who is 11years old to the vet for blood work and will let you know his results. He had girgle lose fleem in his throat up to his nose. When I took him my retired vet he had him on medication but it causes stomach naseau, so my vet who I use for emergency operations if needed told me to stop the medcation which I did anyway. He is alway happy jumps around and eats. Maybe whatever he has is breaking lose in his throat as he had swollen lymph nodes/glands and now they aren't swollen.
My question is can I use castor oil on his throat area and just rub it in? as I know it has many healing advantages. Please let me know. I'm also getting chinese herbs as they help my one dog when her legs were dragging, been 2 years as she is fine.
04/17/2013: Melissa from Austin, Tx replies: "I've applied castor oil to my dogs tumor on the side of her body. My question is, The tumor is now looking VERY scary, ugly, deformed, bleeding, and oozy. What does this mean? Is it breaking down? I try to keep it clean and bandage it, but she usually ends up ripping them off and licking the site. I have stopped the castor oil and try putting neosporin. Sometimes it looks like pus is forming but then it goes away. Any suggestions thanks."
[YEA] 08/14/2007: Jes from Alloway, NJ: "I am not sure if i read this cure from this site or not but if i did i want to thank whoever it was that posted castor oil as a substance to shrink tumors in dogs. it really really worked! my vet told me that the lump on my dog's paw was a non-cancerous tumor and that it should be removed because there is not enough skin on the paw to stretch for the growth of the tumor. i decided to see if there was any way i could shrink it before i decided to put him under for surgery. and so i tried the castor oil twice a day for three days and and the tumor is gone, with the exception of just a little left over skin that stretched from the growth of the tumor, its completely gone!!!! i spent $2.59 on castor oil instead of $200 for surgery. plus i saved my 10 year old boxer from having to go under for surgery."Replies
09/14/2007: Jess from Alloway, New Jersey replies: "To answer the question for your dog dutches, i applied the castor oil topically. right on top of the tumor. i wouldn't suggest giving it internally to your dog since castor oil is a stimulant laxative. you might end up doing alot of cleaning up! i hope it works for dutches."
02/26/2007: Gloria from Beeville, TX: "My dog has a melanoma in her front mouth under her tongue. My friend told me put rub some castor oil. i I am also giving her vitamin c -- 500mg 1x a day. Thank you"Replies
09/11/2012: Cata from Ventura, Camaillo replies: "Please let me know if the oil worked on the mouth tumor. My dog has one also and chimotherapy is the only suggestion from vet."
[YEA] 07/29/2010: Elise from Perth, Wa Australia: "I have been struggling with dry eyes all my life. I have always found that if the air is a little too cold or windy, my eyes immediately begin to water uncontrollably. I tend to wear mascara and eyeliner etc, so I would always have black under my eyes which was also rather embarrassing. I would also find my eyes would get red and start stinging in these situations. I heard about people putting a couple of drops of castor oil into each eye before going to bed. I tried this myself. The first couple of nights it can sting a little, but disappears when your eyes are closed. After about a week, my problem disappeared. It also made THE WHITES OF MY EYES WHITER, AND THE BLUE MUCH BRIGHTER! ! ! My eyes now look like my 1 year olds pure, sparkling eyes! Fabulous! My EYELASHES ALSO GREW THICKER AND LONGER within that week. Your eyes naturally have an oil layer. This helps nourish that layer of the eye. You can buy eye drops that are very costly, but the main ingredient in them is castor oil anyway. Save yourself some money and buy castor oil!"Replies
08/23/2010: Sophey from Lax, Usa replies: "Hi I have been using castor oil on my eyes lids with warm compresses, it seems to be better but if I put in my eye it makes my eyes red in when I wake up, I read about sterilized no preservative castor oil eye drops that compounding pharmacy can mix together. I think sterilized drops is important so you don't end up infecting your eye. Anyhow my dry eyes are slowly getting better! I've also increased both Vitamin A and 25, 000 I. U. Of beta-carotene as well as fatty acids. I also read the of the B vitamins is important in treating dry eyes, but vitamin B6 aids in the proper absorption of magnesium. Magnesium assists the body in producing a hormone called prostaglandin E-7, which is necessary for tear production. I also take Vitamin C and D3. Apparently potassium is considered the most important mineral for dry eye symptoms, potassium is usually very low in dry eye patients. This is usually linked to low intakes of folic acid, vitamin C and vitamin B6 along with high sugar consumption. You can take in at least 500 mg per day by increasing your consumption of fruits and vegetables (one banana contains 400 mg). Anyhow perhaps this information will help someone else who is suffering from dry eyes."
08/24/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "I would advise you to read Barry Groves book Trick and Treat. There is a very interesting chapter on dry eyes. I have just finished it and haven't yet had the time to post a review here but it is very much worth reading, not only for dry eyes but a lot of other conditions."
02/18/2012: Jennywren from Perth, Western Australia, Australia replies: "I think it's important to add that castor oil should be cold-pressed if being applied to eyes and skin. It should be available from your local health food store."
[NAY] 02/23/2012: Jennywren from Perth, Western Australia, Australia replies: "NAY I'd like to also add to this and say I've been using castor oil for my face and eyes for a couple of weeks and every morning my eyes are red and puffy. Didn't attribute much to it until I woke up with conjunctivitis this morning and started researching.. yes, the risin in castor oil can cause conjunctivitis! :( Will keep going on the face but will avoid the eye area."
[YEA] 05/03/2012: Cajun from Opelousas, La, USA replies: "I began applying [castor oil] to my eyes nightly, beginning Mar. 2, 2012 for the purpose of providing dry-relief to my eyes, which began to feel dry for the past few months.. Not only has the dryness disappeared, but I just noticed [a few days ago] that my 'floaters' have diminsished.... I normally had 3-5 floaters but now I only have 1-2 and their density has gone from a grayish speck to a transparency... There is no other reason for this to occur... I'm not recommending that this is going to be successful for anyone else, but I'll keep putting CO in my eyes at bedtime....."
07/20/2012: Niki from Manchester, United Kingdom: "Hi there, I recently came across all the amazing benefits of castor oil. I was so excited to try it.
I have been using it for 5 weeks now and havent seen ANY benefits at all. I have applied it on scars twice daily, used it as a pack over the abdomen about 8 times overnight, used it generously on my feet then slept with socks on overnight about 20 times and used it as an all over body moisturiser daily.
I have seen no improvement at all. Is there any reason why this is happening? I use organic cold-pressed castor oil.
I would appreciate any insight you could give me please. Thanks so much"Replies
07/22/2012: Mike from Las Vegas, Nv replies: "By the way, what are you trying to cure?"
11/24/2011: Fiona from Melbourne, Victoria Australia: "Is it okay to continue to use abdominal castor oil packs long term, I am still applying them 7 nights per week and have been for the past twelve months? I have Interstitial Cystitis (no infection present)."
03/24/2011: Esprit64 from North Yarmouth, Maine Usa: "I am reading conflicting recommendations regarding castor oil and use of packs. Once a castor oil bottle is opened and first used, how long can you keep reusing the oil that you have put into your container for packs? As for the packs themselves, how many times should you use the fabric pack until discarding (I'm reading 30 times max, others write 3-6 months). Finally, once you have initially set-up your castor oil and packs for use, is there any need to continue adding castor oil for "refreshening. " At what point do you throw the oil out and begin again?"Replies
04/06/2011: Phoenix23002 from Amelia, Va replies: "Hi, Esprit64... I responded to your other questions about castor oil packs above. Sorry I didn't cover everything for you.
I have used castor oil packs for many, many years. As to your question about how long you can use an opened bottle of castor oil?... til it is gone.. Lol. After I have my heating pad laid out, plastic on top of that and flannel on top of that.. I trickle more castor oil from the bottle onto my pack and turn on the pad, letting the whole pack heat up a little. Then I apply it to my tummy.. flannel pack first, then the plastic, then the heating pad.
"how many times should you use the fabric pack until discarding?" I have used mine for years. If it gets too runny/sloppy/messy, you will probably have to discard it and start over. And not because there is anything wrong with it but just because it will make a big mess and leak out everywhere.
"is there any need to continue adding castor oil for "refreshening. " At what point do you throw the oil out and begin again?" Unless you have just absolutely soaked the pack, you do need to renew/refresh the castor oil each time you use the pack. I have never thrown out any oil that I can remember, except for a bottle or two maybe some years ago. I used to buy the drugstore variety and, if it had been a while since I had used a pack and if the castor oil smell was really, really overwhelming AND if I had plenty on hand, that smelly bottle might hit the trashcan. But if you are a regular user of the packs, you will probably use up your supply on hand long before you have to worry about it getting too old to use.
One trick I use is... I try to rub the castor oil into my skin directly where I will be putting the pack. Continue to rub in the oil, letting the skin absorb as much as possible. If you rub briskly, everything gets a little warm and enhances the absorption. Then I apply heating pad/pack as usual with renewed oil on the pack also. I think it just gives you/your pack a jumpstart.
Just let me know if you have anymore questions, my friend, ok? phoenix23002"
05/24/2012: Medbear from Martinez, Ca/usa replies: "I use absorbant pads which have an absorbant side & a non-absorbant plastic other side. Apply oil directly to area or to absorbant pad, then place pad on area & heat pad to plastic non-absorb side. I treated a leg problem & wrapped the pad & taped edges. Then applied pad & secured it with rubber band or string. I buy the pads from the dog store or dog supply area of a store as I assume the pads for humans are more expensive. They are usually called indoor training pads & come in various sizes. Price for 50 is about $10US. I don't like wasting the oil, so I keep it refrigerated which thickens it up, then apply directly to skin area. They make perfect wraps for those areas needing a wrap versus a flat application for which they are also good."
[YEA] 10/31/2009: Cajun62234 from Opelousas, Louisiana: "As a proven believer in Castor Oil, the other morning I awoke with a very sore gum in the vicinity of my right canine tooth. A look in the mirror indicated it was blood red, very tender, but no blood excreted when massaging. I generally 'oil' with Sesame Oil, but thought 'Why not try CO?'... Two 20 minute sessions [about 3-4 hours inbetween] and a session at bed time. I excreted all of the 'oiling', but let the CO coating remain in my mouth over night...the next morning it was 95% better; a repeat of the previous day's treatment produced a 100% recovery by the following evening...no redness, no tenderness and a normal, healthy gum.."Replies
10/17/2010: Redfloridian from Hollywood, Fl replies: "I have similar problem with my gums right now and so I'm excited to find this post. Can you explain to me a bit more how you 'oiled' your gums?"
11/17/2010: Jb from Atlanta, Ga Usa replies: "He was probably refering to oil pulling. You can find directions on Earth Clinic."
[YEA] 06/25/2007: K.C. from Portland, Oregon: "I have had gut problems for years. (I have an extra-long colon, like twice normal length.) General inflammation, sometimes burning an inch or two below my sternum ( a good remedy for that is pancreatic enzymes), a pointed ache in the gall bladder area (just below right ribs) whenever I ate anything with fat, and a pain in the left lower corner of the abdomen aftter eating. I did an all night castor oil pack and all of these symptoms have disappeared and have not come back."
Hard Hits and Bruising
[YEA] 03/17/2010: Soulon from Dittmer, Missouri: "If you've ever been hit by a ball or smashed your finger then "Castor Oil" is your best bet. As soon as the hit or smash occurs, saturate the entire area with Castor oil and leave on. Really lay it on! This has been advice that was given by a medical practitioner some 40 yrs. ago and it works. It will also remove blood blisters, take the swelling down and stop the pain. I was hit in the arm muscle with a zinger grounder and immediately applied my Castor oil. It took out the pain and never swelled and where I did not go down my arm far enough it did bruise, but where I applied the Castor oil it did NOT bruise. It's awesome for toddlers who constantly are falling. Apply ice on top of the Castor oil if you wish, but many times it's unavailable and the oil is handy to carry on you in a small bottle."Replies
04/20/2012: Gardengirl from Gallatin, Tennessee replies: "While I was gardening I hit my small finger nail and to my surprise the nail was broke in half.... Across the nail. It was really painful and and the upper part of the nail was going to come off. It was blue, sore and the nail was all puffed up. I didn't know what to do and thought what the heck, I'll put castor oil on it. After putting it on , I think I forgot all about it and started cleaning the house. When I took a break my nail wasn't blue or sore. I applied it 2 more times and now the nail sort of connected back. I was amazed!!!! Love this stuff!!!!"
[WARNING!] 03/15/2009: K.Lynn from Mt. Healthy, Ohio: "I've noticed at reading some of the posts that alot of people use heating pads for their ailments. and that's understandable because heating pads are comforting. But PLEASE ask yourself if your ailment could have an infection at it's source otherwise, you could mistakenly SPREAD an infection. I did this with myself, when I should have been using an ice pack to contain the infection. GOD BLESS!!!!"Replies
11/16/2010: Katie from Seattle, Wa, Usa. replies: "Actually, your body heats up the area on purpose, as many infectious agents don't do well at high temperatures (they don't do well at low temps either, but neither does your own body) A feverish area is good, as it means that your body is doing what it is supposed to. Also, while applying a hot pad may increase inflammation in the short term, in the long term, you will be better for it."
[YEA] 06/02/2009: Jon from Singapore: "I had severe piles (internal) & haemorrhoids (external). Visit to doctor who gave some creams & advised surgery if the haemorrhoids didnt shrink. Read about castor oil and tried it as last resort as I didn't fancy the idea of surgery. A friend of mine who had piles surgery discovered he couldnt control his bowels well sometime after surgery.
Anyway, what i did was to coat the rear area, especially the inflamed tissues with castor oil twice a day after visiting the bathroom. Amazingly, after a couple of days, the area went back to normal and I did not have to go back to the doctor.
I will try castor oil for other various problems that I read about on earthclinic. Castor oil rocks!"Replies
11/30/2010: Sri from Lr, Us replies: "Im pregnant. Can I still use the castor oil pack on hemorrhoids?? pls answer"
02/22/2011: Geralyn_d from Atlanta, Ga replies: "I was researching liver congestion and found this. Relieving the congestion did help the anal pressure I was having so thought I would pass it on... Do a liver pack if you have hemmorrhoids... this is just one place I found it...
"One-third of rectal veins travel to the liver via the portal venous system. Significantly, if pressure in the portal vein rises from liver cirrhosis or parasites, increased blood volume and pressure may dilate rectal veins to the extent that internal and external hemorrhoids are created. It follows from this that any toxicity or impairment of the liver might be contributory to hemorrhoids. If you find this hard to understand, imagine the venous blood(from the rectal area) traveling upward through the portal vein to the liver and the veins have no "back-flow" valve. Then imagine blood circulation through the liver is extremely slow or backed-up due to congestion. Guess what? The blood will back-flow to the rectal and anal area again. Spasms of the anal sphincter are said to be a frequent cause of external hemorrhoids because they may shut off the outflow of blood to the rectal veins.""
[YEA] 02/04/2008: Gabi from TORONTO, CANADA: "Use Castor Oil to cure hemorrhoid. Make small CASTOR OIL PACK. You can use even cotton ball saturated with Castor Oil. Lie down and apply it to the hemorrhoid. You can walk with it if you have to. It brings very fast relive and swollen hemorrhoid shrinks fast.
Did anybody tried Castor Oil to cure skin or toe nail fungus? If you have any positive experience please contact me at email@example.com It seems that Castor Oil really is one of nature wonders. I have one tip for persons using garlic: drink lemon juice or eat few slices of lemon. It kills garlic breath, cures stomach ulcers (for sure prevents them), keeps you safe from colds and flus!"
[QUESTION] 03/15/2010: Jen from R: "hello earthclinic,
i am wondering if anyone knows if it is safe to apply castor oil packs to the thyroid with a hypeRthyroid condition. or what about to the eyes for thyroid eye disease? i have been reading about all the benefits of castor oil on ec because i hurt my hand wrist and backside yesterday while out looking for crystals. im going 2 go buy some today for my hand but would also like to see what it can do for my thyroid. if anyone knows if this would b benificial to me or has tried it i would love to know thanks. ec is awsome!!"Replies
[YEA] 02/26/2011: Kumrao99 from Nellore, India replies: "Hyperthyroid can be cured with holistic healing method in 30 days.. You have to avoid milk, curd, buttermilk, coffee, tea, icecreams, cooldrinks, sweets, alcohols for 30days... you have to eat daily 20gms of uncooked bittergourd and 20 gms of uncooked radish--kumrao99(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)in"
Increased White Blood Cell Count
[YEA] Donna from Aspen, CO: "Increase your white blood cell count: rub your whole stomach with castor oil every day. My sister has cancer, and her doctor cannot figure out why her white count is climbing while the other blood counts are falling. He won't believe the castor oil story....hahaha"Replies
06/13/2009: Trumpsahead from Slate Hill, NY replies: "To Donna,
In addition to the castor oil rubs, you can slow or starve cancer with hydrogen peroxide. It can be taken in water or as a mist/atomizer spray and inhaled, and bathed in with 1/2 tub of water. Investigate by computer search for hydrogen peroxide for cancer, or hydrogen peroxide cures, etc.
08/22/2011: Doddie from Lawrenceville, Georgia, Usa replies: "Pete m. How much 35% H202 should be used in the tub and what is the minimal to maximum amount of time should a person stay in the tub ? Would it be okay do this in fluoride and chlorinated water? I do not have a home filtering system."