Castor oil has been used therapeutically for hundreds of years, both internally and externally, it is one of Edgar Cayce's most famous remedies, castor oil has a long history of traditional medical use dating back to ancient Egypt. Derived from the castor bean, the oil was traditionally used internally as a laxative. However, now it is primarily used externally .Castor oil applied topically has many beneficial effects and can be used for almost any malady. The castor oil pack is a simple procedure, yet it can produce wonderful results.
Physiological effects of the castor oil pack include, but are not limited to: stimulating the liver, increasing eliminations, relieving pain, increasing lymphatic circulation, improving gastrointestinal function, increasing relaxation, and reducing inflammation, loosing stool and fecal in your large intestine, relieving muscle and any joint pain. cholecystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder), poor eliminations, epilepsy, various liver conditions such as Cirrhosis and torpid liver, headaches, appendicitis, arthritis, colitis, intestinal disorders such as stricture and colon impaction, in coordination between nervous systems, neuritis, and toxemia.
Castor oil packs are made by soaking a piece of flannel in castor oil and placing it on the skin. The flannel is covered with a sheet of plastic, and then a hot heating pad is placed over the plastic to heat the pack. The client will fall into a place of total relaxation and the oil will seep through the skin. Our dermis is the most permeable part of our body and the oil will penetrate deeply into our internal organs in a relaxing manner.