Castor Oil Pack
Brand Tummy Temple
DescriptionCastor Oil Pack
This healing pack includes: A bottle of castor oil, a pamphlet with instructions for use and a soft, colorful towel for application.
Castor Oil is derived from the bean of the Palma Christi plant. It has a unique chemical profile rich in ricinoleic acid which is known to exist in nature only in castor oil. It has been traditionally used to strengthen the immune system, balance the autonomic nervous system, increase liver activity and improve digestion.Some of the numerous uses of castor oil include the treatment of fibroids, ovarian cysts, congestion of abdominal organs, skin conditions, adhesions from surgery, breast cysts, arthritis, and liver conditions.
Directions for use: Warm the castor oil in a bowl of hot water. Pour the oil onto the flannel in the plastic bag making it well saturated but not dripping. Place the flannel over the abdomen and cover with plastic food wrap. Place a heat source, a hot water bottle (we suggest the Fomentek bag) or heating pad on top of the pack and maintain constant warmth throughout the treatment. Secure this in place with a heavy towel. Continue treatment for one hour. To re-use a pack just re-saturate with oil. Store the cloth in the plastic bag for up to six months.
A typical regimen for non-acute conditions is three times a week, every other night for three weeks with the fourth week off. Repeat this for two more cycles, take a week off, and then continue once a week until symptoms subside.
For acute situations, use for 30 minutes nightly for 5 nights, take two nights off, then repeat the cycle for two weeks or until the condition is resolved.
In either case, individual response will differ depending on the symptoms that are being treated.
Cautions: Do not use the packs during times of heavy bleeding or pregnancy. Packs should not be shared among persons. Castor oil is not recom-mended internally as it is a strong cathartic and there are other ways to relieve constipation that are not as harsh. Do not fall asleep while using a heating pad. On a rare occasion a rash can occur at the site. To avoid this you can wash the oil off after your treatment with a weak solution of 1 tbsp baking soda to one cup warm water. If you have any other concerns about a health condition consult your primary physician.