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How to Make and Use a Castor Oil Pack

Castor Oil Packs—An Effective Home Remedy to Boost Immunity and Reduce Inflammation If your qi doesn’t flow smoothly, the energy gnarls up and symptoms develop. A warm castor oil pack is an effective way to unscramble this energetic traffic jam. The common cause of virtually all symptoms is energy gone awry, and if uncorrected, an… Continue Reading

7 Responses to Castor Oil Packs—An Effective Home Remedy to Boost Immunity and Reduce Inflammation

  1. Thank you Rebecca. I wasn’t specific, but the client is my 30 y.o. daughter who had an open partial nephrectomy 1 1/2 yrs ago for a cancer scare (happily benign). Parts of her incision have improved but other sections have not despite frequent massages. She is also struggling with low back pain issues which as PT, I can’t help but feel are connected, at least in part, to changes in her abdominal wall.

    • This is obviously too technical a question to adequately relate to on this forum. If your daughter wishes to consult with me, we can address the low back pain issues.

      • My apologies Rebecca, I didn’t mean to be requesting too much specifics regarding the back pain, rather the time since open abdominal surgery in regards to the castor oil pack, which you answered the first time.

        Thank you.

  2. Thanks for this detailed explanation! I’ve been wanting to do more castor oil packs, but found it really messy. I was wondering: if my pack now smells rancid, but I don’t want to throw it out because it’s pure wool, what’s the best way to clean it properly?

    • Give your old castor flannel a good wash using, if necessary, a strong detergent. Then it’s ready for another long cycle of use.

  3. Hi Rebecca,
    Somewhere over the past few years I learned of this and gave it a try for menstrual cramps, but now menopausal (yay!) I haven’t thought of it again. I’m wondering what your thoughts are on the use of this 1 1/2 yrs following an open abdominal surgery where a 6-8 inch keloid scar is present. Thanks so much for all the work you share!

    • By all means, resume castor oil pack. They will help keep the scar tissue soft as well as support your liver and gut functions.

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