How To Make Castor Oil Packs For An Easy Liver Detox | Castor Oil Packs For Liver Health

How To Make Castor Oil Packs For An Easy Liver Detox | Castor Oil Packs For Liver Health

There are many ways to support liver health. You can even detox your liver in sync with your menstrual cycle. In this article, Danielle shares how castor oil packs give your liver some love while reducing the aches and pains associated with stress and clogged detox pathways.  

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What is a castor oil pack?

The castor oil plant has a thick and slightly yellow substance in it. ricinoleic acid is found in the thick oil that comes from pressed castor beans.

ricinoleic acid is found in most of the oils in castor oil. It is responsible for the health benefits found in regularly wearing castor oil packs.

You can make a pack of castor oil by soaking a piece of fabric in the oil. The pack of oil acts as a poultice, working its magic as it moves the lymph and reduces the pain.

Most health food stores sell castor oil, but be sure to locate one that is cold-pressed and free of additives and hexane like this one.

What are the benefits of castor oil packs?

If you want to get rid of inflammation and relieve pain, apply castor oil to the skin for a long period of time as a pack or poultice and it will help. This helps speed up recovery, promotes healing, and moves waste out of the body.

  • It is recommended that you place a pack of castor oil under your right rib to increase the function of your liver.
  • Studies suggest that castor oil packs support immune health and encourage lymphatic circulation.
  • The packs of oil are placed over the uterus and abdomen to help with menstrual pain.
  • Joint pain can be alleviated with the help of castor oil and castor oil packs.

Signs you should use castor oil packs

If you notice the symptoms of poor liver function, have a history of liver issues or even a diagnosis, you may want to consider using castor oil packs as a treatment plan.

Signs of a slow liver include:

  • Yellow eyes or skin
  • Dark urine
  • There is swelling in the legs and feet.
  • Poor ability to remove alcohol, medications, and sensitivity to these things.
  • A stool is either tarry, bloody, or pale.
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Spider veins
  • Bloating
  • Slow thinking and poor memory are problems.
  • Itchiness
  • There is excessive bleeding or bruised skin.
  • There are blood clot when you bleed during your menstrual cycle.

If you are in the middle of a cleanse, you should also support your body with a pack of castor oil.

When menstruating, pregnant, breastfeeding, or during an acute infection, do not use castor oil packs. Before using a pack of castor oil, you should consult with your physician.

How do you use castor oil packs?

Unless you want to include a good book or the newest episode of your favorite show, you only need three things to complete your first pack of castor oil.

  • High-quality, cold-pressed castor oil like this one
  • A cotton or wool cloth is normally found in natural food stores, but any pure cotton or wool will work.
  • A heating pad or hot water bottle like this

Wear old clothes, lay on an old towel, and wear a pack of castor oil because it can stain.

  1. The oil can be put on the cloth or on the skin.
  2. The cloth oil-side should be applied to the skin over your body.
  3. The heat source should be placed over the oil pack. Relax after that.

Depending on how long you want to wear the pack, it can be anywhere from twenty minutes to one hour. If you have a chronic condition, you should start slow. Keep it for twenty minutes until your body starts to function better. You can use the packs for an hour if you feel like you are a seasoned veteran.

Between uses, keep the oil-soaked cloth inside a jar or glass container. The cloth can be used at least a dozen times, but you have to add more oil each time.

How do you heat up a castor oil pack?

castor oil works its way to your internal organs by absorbing heat.

The simplest method is a heating pad, but a hot water bottle can be used as well. A heating pad will provide consistent heat for longer sessions.

Can I use castor oil packs every day?

You can, as the packs do not cause any serious symptoms. It is a good idea to take extra precautions and increase frequencies.

If you notice an improvement in your digestion and energy levels, then you should increase your time and frequencies. Don’t use the packs during your pregnancies.

There are other wonderful uses for castor oil.

  • Hair growth. Hello, what woman would say no to this? Castor oil has been shown to stimulate hair growth, promote shine, boost vibrant natural color, and increase moisture. You can apply castor oil to the hair, cover with a net or allow to sit, then wash out after 30 minutes.
  • Fertility. Search castor oil and you will see loads of articles regarding fertility help and menstrual issues. Though there are few formal studies, naturally-minded doctors and massage therapists suggest placing castor oil packs or doing castor oil massage near a woman’s abdomen for a potent fertility treatment.
  • Dry skin. Castor oil is thick stuff. I often pull it out for heavy-duty use on dry skin. The thick oil will stay on the skin longer than most oils, creating a barrier that traps in moisture.
  • Eyelash growth. Castor oil helps eyelashes grow. You can find numerous eyelash growth serums online. I have made mine with castor oil infused with rosemary for an extra growth boost.
  • Injured or painful joints. Ricinoleic acid (the most abundant fatty acid in castor oil) relieves pain and reduces inflammation. Simply rub castor oil over painful joints.
  • Slow labor. Some midwives suggest ingesting a small amount of castor oil to jumpstart birth. There is no scientific evidence that this works. However, ingesting castor oil will likely lead to diarrhea, which in turn may start your birth, albeit not in the way you hoped. This is one use for castor oil you can do without.

Adding castor oil packs to a natural health protocol is a must for a lot of people. Your overall health is dependent on the health of your liver. Go ahead and show your appreciation.

Do you use castor oil packs? Leave a comment and let us know if they work for you!

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