Did you know that castor oil has been used for thousands of years to relieve numerous health problems? Many use it on a regular basis as a natural way to alleviate backache, temporary sprains, and blemishes.
But, as there have been some reports of possible negative side effects, make sure you always use it with caution. Avoid doing experiments! The healing properties of castor oil are believed to be enabled by the ricinoleic acid present in it.
Castor oil is considered helpful for infections, pain, and inflammation. It can be also beneficial for the immunity. Many also use it to fight off constipation. Continue reading the article to learn more about castor oil…
How to Make Castor Oil Compress
Check out the video below to see the full instructions.
You will need only a couple of ingredients, i.e. cold pressed oil, a plastic sheet, clean gauze, a towel, and a bottle with hot water.
Before topical application, clean the skin with baking soda. Soak the gauze in castor oil and apply it onto the painful area. Cover it with the plastic sheet and put the bottle with hot water over it. Wrap everything with a towel and keep the compress for an hour.
Potential Side Effects of Castor Oil
Castor oil use has been linked to skin reactions and gastrointestinal discomfort. Make sure you avoid using it if you suffer from IBS, ulcers, hemorrhoids, colitis, prolapses or if you have recently undergone surgery.
Be Extra Cautious when Buying Castor Oil
A lot of the oil sold in stores is acquired from castor seeds sprayed with pesticides or deodorized. Some of them have also been chemically processed. However, this damages the phytonutrients and may fill the oil with toxins.