Castor oil has a long history of traditional medical use dating back to the ancient Egypt. Castor oil is derived from the castor bean (Ricinus communis.) Even if it was taken after oral as laxative, it is now known to be toxic and is only used externally on intact skin. It must only be used after avoir consulted a health professional.
A pack of castor oil involves the use of soaked of oil of castor oil which is placed on the skin. It is used by some alternative practitioners to improve circulation and promote healing of tissues and organs under the skin. Alternative practitioners also use it to improve the functioning of the liver, alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and improve digestion.
Oil of castor oil packs are made by soaking a piece of flannel in castor oil and placing it on the skin. Flannelette is covered with a plastic sheet, and then a hot water bottle is placed on the plastic to heat pack.
A pack of castor oil can be placed on the following areas of body:
The right side of the abdomen. Castor oil packs are sometimes recommended by alternative practitioners in a program of detoxification of the liver.
Inflamed and swollen joints, bursitis and muscle strains.
The abdomen to relieve constipation and other digestive disorders.
The abdomen menstrual irregularities and uterine cysts and ovarian.
Castor oil should not be taken internally. It should not apply to broken skin. Must not be used during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or during the rules.Three layers of wool flannel or cotton dyed broad enough to cover the affected area
Plastic cutting one or two inches larger that the flannel (can be cut in a plastic bag)
Hot water bottle
Container with lid
Old clothes and leaves. Castor oil will be stain clothing and bedding.
1. Place the flannel in the container. Soak it oil of castor oil so that it is saturated, but not step drip.
2. Place the pack on the affected body part.
3 Cover plastic.
4 Place the bottle with hot water on the pack. Let the 45 to 60 minutes. Rest while the pack is in place.
5. After the removal of the pack, clean the area with a dilute water and baking soda solution.
6 Store the pack in the container in the refrigerator. Each pack can be reused up to 25 - 30 times.