Castor Oil Pack Instructions

Amazing Castor Oil - The Oil That Heals from the Outside In

Castor oil was used therapeutically in ancient India, China, Persia, Egypt, Africa, Greece, Rome and Europe, so effective it was called, the Palma Christi or hand of Christ. The famous Edgar Cayce, known as the sleeping prophet, popularized the use of castor oil, especially in the form of castor oil packs in the 1930's and 40's, resulting in amazing health recoveries for many people

More recently, Dr. Wm. McGarey, a medical doctor from Arizona, recounted many successful cases using castor oil packs in his book, The Oil That Heals, for a wide range of disorders from,you name it,to chronic headaches, low back injury, trauma, digestive and liver/gallbladder problems, infertility, menopause, menstruation, and more.

How Castor Oil Packs Work

Castor oil appears to work by drawing blood circulation and enhanced biological energy to the area where it is applied, then drawing lodged toxins out of the body. Many practitioners often use castor oil as an important adjunct to a comprehensive treatment plan for an individual. It is important to eradicate the root cause of an illness, not only to clear the symptoms of a disorder. Castor oil has proven very valuable in helping to detoxify the body at deeper levels, thus eliminating the root causes.

Recommended Uses

Castor packs are especially helpful for cleansing and detoxification of the kidneys, liver, and intestines, which is necessary to overcome chronic illness.

Castor packs are ideal to use when preparing for the Essential Liver/Gallbladder Flush.

Regular use of castor packs over the abdomen increases lymphatic circulation, helps to restore proper bowel eliminations and improves digestion. They are especially beneficial for those with IBS and constipation.

Use a castor pack over areas of the body where there is chronic pain or old injuries.

Castor packs relieve tension when placed on the back and sides of the neck.

Castor packs alleviate cramps during menstruation when placed over lower abdomen.

Because they induce lymphatic drainage, Castor packs may help to shrink tumors when placed directly over on top of the tumor.

Items Needed

Including 2 Quantum Castor Oils (8oz.) - Premier Quality from India and Quantum Cotton Flannel sheets of certified organic cotton flannel (natural beige); no toxic bleaches, pesticides or chemicals.

Plastic Sheet - a plastic sheet (such as a garbage bag), plus a bath towel and a few safety pins or large elastic bandage.

Electric heating pad (for dry, not moist heat) - to gently heat the castor oil packs while it is in place on the body.

How to Use a Castor Pack for the Main Detox Organs

Intestines - Using a castor pack over the abdomen performs many functions. It promotes rapid intestinal lymphatic drainage, improves bowel function, and eliminates stored toxins in the intestines. Make sure to cut enough flannel cloth to cover 1 inch above the belly button all the way down to the top of the pubic bone. For an average size female the measurement is usually 8"x 8". Extra Abdominal Fat: For individuals with stored abdominal fat, it is recommended to keep the pack on for 1 1/2 hours. This is to ensure that the pack has ample time to work through the fat layers in order to draw toxins from the intestines and the lymph.

- Health officials estimate that 26 million Americans suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD) and many more go undiagnosed because symptoms take years to develop. Placing a castor pack over the kidneys helps to induce lymphatic drainage and release stored toxins. This will help to improve overall kidney function. Furthermore, the kidneys are major detox organs and need to be functioning efficiently during any cleansing routine. They take on the biggest burden when internal toxins are released. Therefore, it is recommended to castor pack kidneys before and after a cleansing routine. If you suffer from kidney stones, or feel tired and week on a regular basis, you may benefit from regular castor packs over the kidneys. Do not use a castor pack over the kidneys 2 days in a row. There should be at least a day in between.

Your kidneys are located in the lower-mid section of the back on either side of the spine at the lowest level of the rib cage. Their meridian points are located right beneath the ribcage on each side. You want the flannel to cover both areas, so cut two sections of flannel to measure approximately 8" x 5". Place each section of flannel over the area of the kidneys and the meridian points. The flannel should extend diagonally, inward toward the waist.

- The liver has over 500 functions in the body. This organ is susceptible to severe congestion from the modern lifestyle. A castor pack over the liver can provide many benefits. Since Castor Packs encourage lymphatic drainage, they can dramatically improve liver function when used regularly. Placing a Castor Pack over the liver also may help with referred pain in the neck and shoulders.

They are also recommended during the Essential Liver/Gallbladder Flush. During the Flush, internal toxins are released into circulation. Placing a castor pack will draw out a great deal of waste. As well, it will heat the liver and loosen gallstones and internal toxins buried deep in the liver and gallbladder which provide excellent results when doing the Flush.

Cut a piece of flannel cloth to cover making sure it wraps around the right rib toward the back.

General Instructions

Prepare 2 layers of cotton flannel. Fold or cut the cloth creating a 2-layer pad (on average, about 6"x 8" per sheet) to cover the area to be treated. For example, to use a castor oil pack over the abdominal area, the size of the flannel cloth would be 8 inches long by 8 inches wide (2 sheets thick). The packs can be smaller or slightly larger (up to 12"x 10".)

Cut a plastic sheet. Cut a plastic sheet a little larger than the flannel cloth. The plastic is used to protect the heating pad from getting oily. A plastic garbage bag or grocery bag works fairly well, but it is best to avoid using the side of the plastic grocery bag that has printed ink.

Saturate cloth with castor oil. Place the flannel cloth on top of the plastic sheet. Then saturate it with castor oil (pour the oil over the cloth in a back and forth motion, then fold in half and smooth over the surface of the cloth making sure to spread the oil evenly.) The cloth should be wet but not dripping. The saturated cloth should then be placed directly on the area you are going to pack with the plastic sheet on top of it. Your plastic sheet should cover the entire exterior of the flannel, since castor oil is likely to stain any fabric it touches.

Place heating pad over plastic sheet. Then, place a heating pad over the top of the plastic sheet on a medium setting, or higher if it is comfortable. The heat will promote absorption, increase circulation, and help the body to relax. This is generally left in place for approximately 60 minutes (up to 1 1/2 hours.) You may place a bath towel over the top of the heating pad to help hold in the heat and an elastic bandage or belt to hold the heating pad in place.

Caution: Heat should not be used in conditions where it is normally contraindicated, such as a fever, appendicitis, diabetic neuropathy, or over the abdomen during pregnancy. However, the castor oil pack may be used without heat in these conditions.

Wash Off Area. After using the castor oil pack, cleanse the skin using a wash cloth and Premier Liquid Soap or other nontoxic soap. Washing the area helps clear acidic toxins which have been drawn out of the body during the treatment and helps prevent reabsorbing these toxins.

Castor Oil Pack without Heat

An alternative method is to apply the castor oil pack without heat, using a towel wrapped around the body (with safety pins to hold it in place). This can be left on for several hours.

Do Not Reuse The Cotton Flannel. Because the flannel absorbs toxins and waste products, it is best to discard them after the first use. We do not recommend washing them for reuse either. Any exposure to chemicals in the water, detergent, etc. will be absorbed into the body if reused.

Frequency of Use

General Use

For general use over a specific problem area such as a sore, tumor, aching muscle, etc., use the castor oil packs at least 2 times per week over the targeted area, for 60 minutes (up to 1 1/2 hours) per session, for 2-4 weeks. It is best to wait at least 1 day in between a castor pack session.

Specific Organ

If you plan to use a pack for a specific organ such as the kidneys, liver, or abdomen (colon) it is best to do a pack over the area 1-2 times per week for 3 weeks.

Whole-Body Detoxification

For general, whole-body detoxification you want to pack the three key detox organs one time per week for three weeks. Follow this sequence:

Day 1 - kidneys

Day 3 - liver

Day 5 - abdomen

Instructions for Those with Long-term Chronic Illness

If you have been chronically ill for a long time, you have a high degree of toxicity within the body and may have difficulty in eliminating toxins (especially with kidney stones, kidney disease, or kidney failure.) If this is the case for you, it is best if the packs are used for smaller amounts of time (such as 30 minutes per session). As the general condition of the body improves, the packs may be used more frequently and/or for longer periods of time (for 1 to 11/2 hours per session).

Castor Oil Packs for Superior Health

Castor oil packs are one of those rare remedies that cannot be used too much. Many people continue to use castor oil packs periodically throughout their lives to help boost the immune system, to keep the lymphatic circulation clear, to assist in proper eliminations and to always feel their best.