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I've used castor oil as an eye drop for nearly 1 year. I have seen no difference in my vision or the density of my cataract. It does not sting and hasn't caused any harm. I don't find the drops particularly soothing either. You may get different results. If you choose to try it, use only organic, cold-pressed, hexane free castor oil. I bought mine on Amazon and fill a small blue glass dropper bottle. Use one drop in each eye before bedtime.
Side effect reported
Warning! I got USP organic castor oil to use for cataracts. I put one drop in each eye. A few minutes later my eyes hurt, I was nauseated and had trouble breathing, and felt weak. I immediately used eye wash to thoroughly wash out each eye. I felt somewhat better but continued to have problems throughout the next day. I looked up the symptoms of a bad reaction to castor oil and it was as I described.
Castor oil stays in your system anywhere from 4 to 18 hours. My advice is don't try this for the first time when you're alone – you may need to someone to call for help. Try a smaller amount to start and have something available to wash out your eye if you need it. The literature I read said the bad side effects can accumulate if you continue to use the castor oil. You won't know if you'll have bad side effects unless you try the castor oil.
Thankfully I recovered but it took at least 18 hrs for all effects to dissipate. This won't happen to everyone but please be aware.
If you've never used it before I would start by rubbing it on my skin first allowing your body a chance to become familiar with the substance and to see if you have any reaction. In which case if you do, you wouldn't use in the eyes.
Sounds like you are allergic.
Could be an allergy. I have read the castor oil must be hexane free.
I tried the Castor Oil in my eyes and each time my heart rate accelerated so I had to stop. Anyone know why this would happen?
Your accelerated heart rate may quite likely be due to your being allergic to the castor oil. Have read in many journals that one way to test food allergy is to take your pulse before and again after eating a food. If it increases that's a very good indication you are allergic. I have found that to be a great indicator. So since you absorb the castor oil through your skin it would react the same way. I am allergic myself to Castor Oil, otherwise would try it for cataracts but think I'll try the carnosine approach but will definitely muscle test before putting in my eyes. Good luck with your journey!
Food for thought: I talked to a fellow who worked at a local health-food store, and told him my woeful tale about using Castor oil for my cataract. He shook his head, and said he had several customers tell him that FLAXSEED OIL was the ticket, not the Castor oil. I researched it on the Internet, but could only find a very few sparse references to using flaxseed oil for cataracts–and most of that was on dogs.
Me, I'm not gonna try it. If one of you brave souls want to give it a spin, look into it. If you try flaxseed oil, tell us how/if it works for you…..
I buy cold pressed castor oil. It is hexane free and organic, Have been using it for 3 months and it softens the eye lens and has helped me see better.
Can somebody tell me me which castor oil to use for cataract? Is it cold pressed, cold processed organic? and where to buy?
I went to Sprouts and found the Now brand of Castor Oil which says it is 100% pure and on the back of the bottle it says that it is considered food grade and that is what you should use. Don't use the other castor oil product that even says not to use in your eyes but only in a pack on your body elsewhere. It feels good in my eyes and I will let you know when it dissolves my cataract. I am putting 2 drops in my cataract eye and one in my other eye. Good luck!
I used the NOW brand of Castor Oil in my eye at bedtime and every time my heart would just race for quite some time. I kept it up for a week with no difference, but the elevated heart rate was so uncomfortable I stopped using it. Could anyone enlighten me why this would happen? With thanks
Thank you Sharon. I will try and let you know about my cataract when it dissolves. God Bless all those who have contributed to develop this site and bless all those who write their experiences.
Go to https://normshealy.com/castor-oil-for-cataracts/ — he says “Each night, at bedtime, place into each eye one drop of USP castor oil. The reason for bedtime is that the vision will be clouded for a while because of the oil, but it is used up overnight. DO NOT USE THE CASTOR OIL YOU WOULD USE FOR CASTOR OIL PACKS OR BATHS! Cataracts disappear over 2 to 6 months, depending on the degree of development…”
How is your cataract. Hope they have disappeared with Castor Oil. Please share the results
What type of castor oil for your eyes?
For in the eyes, I look for one that is organic and cold pressed (or expeller pressed.)
DON'T DO IT.
I was getting my cataract under control with Oclumed eye drops, then switched to the (organic, cold-pressed, hexane-free) castor oil therapy; a week later, I'm practically blind in my cataract eye now—the cloudiness is horrible, easily twice as bad as it was before. All I did was stop using the Oclumed, and (foolishly) went on the castor oil regimen—I didn't do ANYTHING different than before. Now I'm praying that the Oclumed can bring me back to where I was before I decided to try this stupid experiment.
T. Stone, different strokes for different folks. I've seen cataracts diminish from applying Castor Oil on the eyelids.
This looks like a case of nutrient deficiency. Low antioxidant status plus other nutrients necessary for eye health prevent many or most chronic eye diseases.
For many yrs there was an natural formula called "Occuguard" which contains many good nutrients for eyes, but I don't know if it's still marketed in this name; or go to local or online health food store for similar formula.
The ingredients list should contain as many of the fallowing nutrients as possible:
These nutrients should restore your vision shortly and should not negative interact with the Oclumed product you are taking, however it would be safe to read the "interactions & warnings" labels on the product. If you could disclose what exactly this product contains that would help, but it appears a non-natural product and for short term use.
Currently the oral antioxidant regimen I'm following consists of:
*Alpha Lipoic Acid
*Lutein with Zanthaxin (however it's spelled! )
Well, look at it this way: here's an example where it certainly didn't help a cataract, and in fact made things worse!
I guess my point really is: if you have a therapy that's working, don't change it for something else.
Just wanted to let you know: I found "Ocuguard PLUS" at a local health-food store, and decided to give it a try. I also have some Eyesight Rx tablets coming through the mail, but I'll wait until I eat up the Ocuguard first. I hope you're right about it helping to restore my eyesight….I've been saturation-bombing my cataract eye with 8 drops of Oclumed every day, and I'm just now starting to detect slight gains in my eyesight again. The problem is, it's a slowwwww process, and patience ain't something I'm noted for when it comes to treating my illnesses. 😉
What brand/type castor oil did u use? I m thinking of trying c o but want to avoid what u used. Hope u have recovered!
Can you please tell how much quantity of each of the supplements you are taking?
I had very small cataracts in eyes 3 years ago (age 66), just had visit to eye Dr. today and confirmed I have perfect eyes. Initially told I had to go with the flow as there was nothing I could do about it other then surgery down the road. However, I have been taking 1-2 drops of " CASTOR OIL " in each eye 5 nights a week for mostly redness/ a little dryness , also a daily warm water compress will relax and add moisture. So stop and rest for 15 minutes daily to revive your eyes. We are so fortunate to have everything at our finger tips and with a little research from these terrific sites we can go natural as that is how it was always meant to be .
Lynn, what type of Castor Oil did you use?
I'd like to know what brand and type of castor oil you used to treat your cataracts. Thanks!
Sadly the Castor Oil has not worked for me. I had my eyes tested a year ago and was told that I had a slow growing cataract. Started with the Castor Oil each evening and hoped that when I had my eyes tested again, he would wonder where the cataract had gone. Today's verdict is that it has grown, not diminished, and I now have a letter for the hospital eye specialist.
I have cataracts in Both of my eyes and my eyes do be red and I don’t like when people ask me if I been dtinking or smoking and I dont smoke, but I do have a drink or two but that’s it. And even when I yawn my eyes turn glassy and red thats my reason for looking online to see how to reverse it. They are small but I was looking online and it says I can put castore oil in my eye. I got some organic castor oil hexane free cold pressed the psalmist from the hertiage store. Is that good to put in my eyes. If I can put it in my eyes how many times a day can I put it in my eyes and exactly how to put it in my eyes meaning do I put it on the pupil or on the corner of my eyes do I close my eye and rub it in or just blink a few times.
I'm now using castor oil drops for my cataracts, my wife has already had cataract surgery. She was wanting to know if castor oil would have a bad effect on her lenses in her eyes. if anyone knows could you let me know please.
I have cataract initial stage and want to avoid surgery of cataract. I hope cataract can reverse using castor oil but it is my eyes and dont want take any risk of dropping castor oil in my eyes…. It is my eyes and dont want to take any risk. It it 100% safe?
Which Type?! And where to buy!
I want to test if castor oil is effective in early cataract stage with my right eye, sometimes it get itchy and blurred and seeing dust objects moving. Is it safe?
I feel a little confused as to which castor oil drops for eyes (cataracts) to buy. Because my eyes are my “eyes”, I need to feel reassured that what I put on them is okay, safe (e.g. if castor oil dissolves cataracts, will it dissolve other things related to the eyes too, like good things?).
Also, there are 6 areas that some companies say are important related to putting something on your eyeball. I value knowing facts. I value learning from what anyone knows about these items (so I can understand and choose the right castor oil for my eyes). Thank You. Here they are:1. Organic2. Hexane-free3. Sterile4. Ozone treated5. Cold-pressed6. Pharmaceutical quality
I want to be educated and anything you can share would be MOST appreciated. Thank you, Paul Michael
I was recommended the organic hexane free castor oil. I have this morning received it from the USA so have not tried it yet. I have glaucoma in both eyes and use drops every night so will need to use the castor oil during the day. I will give it sometime and then let you know how I get on.
I have now purchased my bottle of cold pressed castor oil…. Just like they say, it doesn’t hurt a bit, it feels good. I am desperately trying to get rid of my cataract. First question… How long do I do this treatment? Second question, if it dissolves a cataract, will it destroy or dissolve anything else in the eye that my harm your vision further than what the cataract is doing?
Try reading my article "Cataract Removal Without Surgery" by googling it. There are two other articles there as well.
I have cataracts and I am at the begining stages. I do not want surgery and have been researching natural cures. I have to admit the thought of putting castor oil in my eyes is more than a scary thought. I think if I just put plain ole motor oil in my eye it would work as well. ( Of course I would never do that ). Anyway I need more info before I put something that drastic in my eye little lone my body. Any information on this subject would be great. jg4837(at)att.net Yes I live in the show me state. Ha
It should be Hexane Free 100% Pure Castor Oil – You should input "Uses For Castor Oil" in the Youtube.com browser. You will be surprised at the 1000's of people who have uploaded videos about their own successful experiences using it. You can input the use of all the other remedies mentioned above and you will find many videos on those as well. These are more likely to be honest than any advertisement or article that is also selling something for it.
I used castor oil for cataracts — a drop in each eye for 8 nites…. Got rid of cataracts and grew fabulous eye lashes.
Castor oil for cataracts—I have faithfully applied castor oil to one eye for three months. I very much hoped it would remove it, but my eye doctor did not find any improvement at all, and in fact, said it was worse. To those who wondered about it’s safety, I can say it did no harm. My eyelashes became softer and somewhat fuller. I used the regular castor oil from the pharmacy because I didn’t know how to get the cold-pressed. I don’t know if that mattered.
My previous post sounded like a contradiction. When I said the castor oil did no harm I meant there was no burning or unpleasant effect to my eye when I used it. As to whether it made the cataract worse, I am not saying it did. What I conclude is that cataracts get worse no matter what you do.
A couple 2-3 mos. ago I began seeing double headlights on oncoming cars and a double time (time projected clock) on ceiling at night. I was told upon examination I had a “ripe” cataract in my right eye… After being told for 20 yrs. “… You have a cataract forming in your right eye… “. I did the Castor Oil “cure” (w/100% organic certified cold pressed) a drop in each eye for 8 nights. Soon no more double headlights or time and my eyelashes now grow 2 rows and thicker. Yesterday the doc told me “… It’s gone but w/castor oil it may come back…. ” But I’m getting new glasses and feel so much better. Now, to get rid of my ET in my left hand…….
Really u are saying true..plz tell I really need ur help
Just a fyi on castor oil. The pharmacy brands are highly processed, and tend not to work on cataracts and other uses. The cold pressed castor oil retains it's properties and gives a better success rate.
Please where did you buy your castor oil. I know needs to be cold press, pure. no hexane ..but nowadays I don't trust any farmaco company. COULD you kindly indicate the one you bought~ WHERE, how and price? I have such urgence. I will appreciate your answer and WAIT.
You can buy organic, hexane free, cold pressed castor oil on Amazon. I don't remember how much it was, probably around $12 for 16 oz and it lasts forever.
Any health food store will have the cold pressed castor oil
I have ET in both hands. Have you found anything that stops or lessen the tremors?
Can you tell me what brand name of castor oil you used for your cataracts? And are the cataracts completely gone?
Google DMSO and its uses. Good for cataracts and tremmers in the hands. Purchase the book and read, hopefully find an md who uses dmso. Such a great substance for so many ailments. Both humans and animals get relief almost instantly. Especially for pain.
Yes, it should be cold pressed.
I searched online for hexane free, organic, cold pressed castor oil. I found a brand of 100% pure certified castor oil, it's hexane free, all this is stated on the bottle. I ordered it from online 16 fluid ounces cost approximately $14.00 US dollars, which is not very expensive, considering you only use a few drops at a time, for eyes, at least. The bottle also says it is for external use only, which means you do not consume this, it is for topical use on the skin, or in the eyes. I hope you find what you need.
Just read your email. Hope your cataract has improved. Have you tried a product called Can-C eyesdrops (N-acetylcarnosine)? It may help. Castor oil should be cold pressed and contain no hexane.
Unfortunately not everything works for everyone. It may take longer to work, if it does, for you.
You could try Magnesium. Preferably a topical application. It is more effective that way.
I've been reading recently about MSM, Methyl Sulfonyl Methane, in a distilled water saline solution, was good for the eyes and its many issues. I believe there are commercial products available; however, I've made my own and hope it will help my vision.
for Joyce in Joelton – castor oil: Joyce, I saw your comments on using castor oil in your eye. I had previously read something about using a couple of drops in the eye each night for cataracts. Have you heard anything about this? I was thinking of trying it on my dog who has a catarac. My vet says to try it, she doesn’t think it could cause any harm. Thanks! Kelly
Hello Kelly, I went looking for the answer to your question and found one posted on Earth Clinic.com under castor oil cures. It was posted by another sharer and does state that a couple of drops of castor oil in the eyes nightly will dissolve cataracts. I found a lot of other interesting stuff while looking, including that castor oil also has antibacterial action.
I can’t vouch for the removal of the cataracts, but I can vouch for it does no harm to the eye, only good, I have never had a painful eye from getting foreign object in it clear so quickly. I will use it first for eye problems in the future.
PLEASE, I need some good quality advice!! I have been reading the pros and cons of the castor oil. Some say it is safe to use in your eyes, while others say it isn’t. I had my right cataract removed a few years ago when I had insurance. My left eye is so cloudy (it doesn’t look cloudy, but I see everything cloudy). I am about ready to start wearing a patch over my left eye because it is really starting to distort my vision. I don’t qualify for insurance because I am diabetic. I can’t afford the cataract operation (the cheapest I have found WITH a discount is $3200). I would love to just get rid of this ugly vision. HELP!!!
Not sure about castor oil but read of a woman accidently splashing coconut water in her eye and her cataract disappeared. Perhaps you can google, read the story and go from there. Best wishes for clear vision!
I use castor oil in my eyes when I feel a sty coming on, it gets rid of the sty within 12 hours and I have never suffered any side effects.
I had some kind of “pink eye?” blister inside my eye, somewhat painful… I started putting castor oil in it and after a week the blister all but disappeared. I would also wash the eye with plain water, every other day.
I’ve used a 50/50 mixture of castor oil and VCO which I rubbed into and around my eye sockets in order to get rid of bags under the eyes and to help tighten up the skin naturally. Castor oil and coconut oil are also strongly anti-pathogenic and anti-fungal and when I rubbed it into my eye sockets and eyelids, I would inevitably get some of this mixture in my eyes. To me this was a benefit, since small amounts of castor oil and VCO in the eyes actually helps to protect eye health as well.
Hi there, I am going to try the castor oil too, but be aware it has to be hexane free and you add DMSO with it. I was told this heals cataracts.
A couple of drops of Castor Oil (cold pressed only) put into the eyes right before you go to sleep will also get rid of cataracts.
I went to the health food store to get the cold pressed castor oil and on the bottle it says not to get it near the eyes. I am a firm believer of castor oil and have used it for years, but not the cold pressed. What is the difference and why does it say not to use it near the eyes?
i had an eye exam about 5 years ago. he said i had the beginning of cataracts but i dont remember if they were in both eyes. if i use the castor oil in an eye that doesnt have a catarac will it harm the eye?
Someone from Long Island was asking why the label on castor oil said not to use near the eyes. Well, I called 2 different companies that sell castor oil and asked about that. Both said that they do not actually know if is is harmful for the eyes or not, but the FDA or somebody requires they put that warning on the label if they have not tested to see if it is safe for use in the eyes. It is because they had done skin testing that it is legal for the bottle to say it is safe to apply to the skin.
I’d like to know if anyone else other than the one “yea” testimony has proof it is safe since I’d like to try it as well.
castor oil will not harm your eyes. i frequently massage my eyelashes and the edge of my eyelids with castor oil (the regular non-cold pressed kind at the moment) and it doesn’t even make my eyes blurry and doesn’t burn at all. since i have been doing this it also seems to have helped my vision and my eyes aren’t red as often.
Another bit of information for Helen from Long Island who wonders why castor oil bottles may say not to use near the eyes: I just read about pink eye in the ailments section on this (earth clinic)site — and one of the cures given is drops of castor oil put in the eyes. The person recommending it said they used it repeatedly as needed for different instances of pink eye – so it would appear to be safe, as least from their comments.
Brook, you said that the 2 drops of cold pressed castor Oil in the eye at bed time will remove the cataract. How do you know this to work? I’ve read this also but no one has ever said something or some treatment really worked for them or someone they know. I know how I got the cataracts from taking baby asprin for Years for my heart problems and now I am on coumadin to keep my blood thin. The cold pressed castor oil does NOT hurt the eye but it lubricates it as when your eyes start showing they are getting dry the cataracts follow. I have been putting castor oil in my eyes for more than 1 1/2 years maybe 2 yrs. To keep them lubricated at night and upon awaking I put them in again and lay for an hour, also later in the afternoon to lubricate them again. If they start to dry out they get bothered and itchy etc.
They have “NOT” gone away but I am hoping that keeping them lubricated is slowing it down until “IF” there is something I can reverse them without surgery. There is some kind of eye drops developed by a Russian Dr that are suppose to dissolve them but they burn like the dickens and made my vision more blurry. It was $50 per month. I wish Someone who really knew how to dissolve or reverse them would post it out here for all us suffers. I think I heard ACV helps but I do ALL that!
I read a study a while back that in lab rats scientists were able to create cataracts and reverse them through the use of Beta-Carotene. Carrot Juice (made fresh not bought) is very high in Beta-Carotene. Maybe you should try that or look for a reputable supplement.
The only thing that I know for sure is that my mother used this remedy on her dog! It is an Edgar Cayce remedy though and he recommended it to a lot of people. He also recommended that you put the scrapings of potatoes on your eye as well. Sorry I don’t have more information from a first party trier, but when I told my mother to put a couple of drops in her dogs eyes, it really helped his condition tremendously. He passed before the treatment totally healed him, but he could see again before he went to the other side.
I researched a book called Physician’s Reference Notebook and now have an excerpt from that book on what Edgar Cayce told some people to do:
“The following is a summary of the most commonly prescribed treatments. They are aimed at improving the circulation and eliminations and in allowing for better attunement to spiritual forces to provide coordination of the physical, mental and spiritual:
1. Osteopathy. Adjustments in the upper cervical and dorsal segments (C1, 2, 3; DI, 2, 3); sometimes in the lower dorsal coordinating with the upper lumbar. Frequency: about twice weekly for five to six weeks with rest periods of two to three weeks. This was by far the most commonly prescribed treatment.
2. Massage. With peanut oil (sometimes a combination of oils). Frequency is variable. Again twice weekly would be reasonable, though in one instance it was recommended on a daily basis before retiring. Emphasis to spine, mastoid, temple and chin areas.
3. Violet ray treatment. Sometimes recommended only after the first osteopathic series. Would be applied along the spine, head and neck areas for three minutes, then with the double-eye applicator over closed eyes for another one-and-a-half minutes about three times per week. A Glyco-Thymoline or Epsom salt pack may be used over same areas for 20-30 minutes prior to the violet ray treatments. * Discharge from the eyes may occur with these treatments. This should be wiped off with a non-irritating, antiseptic solution. * Potato poultice may also be used after the violet ray treatment. Wash off with weak eye solution that will remove inflammation drawn by the poultice.
4. Eliminations. At least once or twice daily using natural laxatives, e.g. , Eno salts, Fletcher’s Castoria, bicarbonate of soda with cracker crumbs, etc. ; colonics, if necessary.
5. Diet. A wholesome diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Seafoods are allowed but no meats or sweets. Raw carrots, lettuce, celery, watercress and the like are beneficial.
6. Vibratory treatment. Another way of stimulating blood flow is, first, rub the body with cold water to produce shock, followed by fast vibratory treatment (reading 3943-1). Frequency and duration not specified. Twice weekly treatment is suggested lasting 20-30 minutes.
7. Spiritual counseling, prayer, and meditation. These are other modalities available to ensure integration of the triune body, mind and spirit. “
An Osteopath that uses the “old school of thought” is hard to find these days – sometimes you will need to go to a Chiropractor instead. Hope this helps!
I would like to add that the American Academy of Osteopathy maintains a list of trained physicians. http://www.academyofosteopathy.org/
Judye, if you are still with us, here is a great suggestion. Instead of Coumadyn or other drug for thinning blood, trying taking a cool cayenne capsule after a meal. Cayenne naturally thins the blood without harmful side effects. I've used it for years. However, the capsule became too disturbing so I now sprinkle a little in my early lemon/lime juice/a little maple syrup with warm water (liver cleanse). It really helps and prevents strokes.
How much Cayenne pepper do you take at a time? I've read two Ebooks on its advantages but I have a Hiatus hernia and it really inflamed it. I wanted to start giving it to my husband who has high Blood pressure but then read several articles saying it was dangerous so I didn't go ahead. I'd like to know more as the meds he is on aren't good and I'm always concerned he will have a stroke. I must say, Meyer I used them, they really cleared my sinuses in double quick time, not something I was expecting but very welcome.
Answer to the Cayenne question above:
I take 2 to 3 capsules of 40000 STU with every meal. They are the brand at the big chain store. I plan on going to my local co-op health food store and getting my cayenne there.
Cataracts are the result of the inability to properly digest certain types of protein. Any remedy that will absorb or break down surface proteins will alleviate cataract growth and/or dissolve them completely. Castor oil would work, but even iodized salt will work. There are far more than 18 effective treatments for cataracts, but then again, health care insurance and physicians frown on people treating themselves. Not to mention the FDA is strictly against home remedies.
Stephen Castello, which are the 18 remedies that could help dissolve cataract? Can you be more specific? Are they for beginning or advanced cataract? Have you tried them? Are they effective?
Stephen, can you tell us what the 18 remedies are? And do you know if any of them dissolve eye floaters too?
U need to read on dmso and strokes….:) amazing …..
Using cold-pressed castor oil 2 months now, no change