While castor oil has been long used as laxative, parasite remover, and purging cleanse, many people still look at it as a toxin and neglect its healing properties.
Castor oil packs, which are applied topically, also affect internal organs although their primary use is skin care. There were certain toxicity concerns rumored, mainly due to the fact that Big Pharma does everything in its power to push herbal remedies aside and keep its profit intact.
ANIMAL STUDY RESOLVED TOXICITY ISSUES
According to an animal study done on rats, adding castor oil into their diets didn’t lead to any serious adverse effects. Toxicity comes from ricin, a toxic compound found in the castor bean. However, during the manufacturing process, ricin toxicity is eliminated with the cold press and filtering process being used to produce the final product- medicinal castor oil.
This is very similar to oleander or mistletoe, both of which are toxic in their raw forms, but completely safe to use in the form of an extract. The thing is, cold press process removes all of the ricin content, making the medicinal castor oil completely safe.
Note: Industrial castor is toxic for both animals and humans.
USING CASTOR OIL AS A LAXATIVE OR FLUSH
To use castor oil as a laxative, take a tablespoon of food grade castor oil before bedtime. This helps bring relief of constipation and it works as a part of a gallstone flush. For optimal results, use it for a few days in a row.
The castor oil purge which is part of Ayurvedic medicine consists of two ounces of castor oil and the same amount of fresh orange juice. Take it in the morning on an empty stomach and start sipping hot water after half an hour or so.
Drink up to 3 or 4 cups of water every 15 minutes in order to stimulate the flushing. As for your meals, try eating light food while avoiding fried or fatty meals. This flush is quite intense and is capable of eliminating parasites and even tapeworms.
EXTERNAL APPLICATIONS CAN EVEN AFFECT INTERNAL ORGANS
The eminent physic healer, Edgar Cayce, praised castor oil packs for their potent healing properties. He recommended using three or four linens to cover the epidermal area, right above the affected organ (intestines, kidneys, liver). The next step is soaking the linens with warm castor oil, applying them onto the affected area, and covering with a hot bottle.
Castor oil provides a wide plethora of health benefits and using it topically is beneficial from skin issues ranging from acne to fungal toenails. Due to its strong anti-viral and anti-fungal properties, this simple ingredient may treat different skin issues.
For instance, a woman swears by its efficacy, saying that it helped her relieve her shingles and eliminate the virus. Another person claims that topical application of castor oil helped them remove a cyst on the shoulder.