Archive | December 2013

CASTOR OIL RECIPES

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Howdy? In the last two post I have been talking about the uses of castor oil. I know I just discussed the health benefits without really putting recipes or how to use it to achieve your aim.
How to use castor oil for hair.
1) Combats hair loss Just take some castor oil, and massage it to your scalp and roots. Wash it off, after leaving it for an hour or two. Ricinoleic acid that is
present in castor oil helps to protect your hair and stimulates circulation of nutrient rich blood to your scalp.
2) Treats scalp infection
Scalp infection can cause major hair problems like bald patches, itchy scalp, etc. This can also stop hair growth. So, if you want to boast healthy, lustrous tresses, then it is really essential to treat the scalp infections.Apply it to your scalp regularly.
How to use castor oil for acne treatment.
1. Prepare some towels and a pot of steaming water
2. Hold the towel over your head as you let the steam reach your face while leaning over the steaming pot of water
3. After a few minutes, your pores will open up and will be ready for the Castor Oil treatment.
4. Rub the oil using small circular
motions over the areas with acne or prone to acne.
5. Use another wet warm towel to wipe the Castor Oil from your skin.
6. Rinse skin with cold or cool water toshrink the pores.
7. Pat your skin dry and use a very small amount of Castor Oil as a moisturizer until you cleanse your skin again.
This therapy is effective especially for acne prevention and treatment.
How to use castor oil on scars
To break down internal scarring,
soak a piece of clean cloth with
castor oil and place it over the scararea for an hour or two each day.You can also simply rub castor oil over the scar each day. More serious internal scarring will take longer to break down.

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DID YOU KNOW- CASTOR OIL PACKS

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Howdy! I guess by now we all know the uses of castor oil. Let’s talk about the not so popular castor oil packs.
Castor oil packs – in their most basic form – denote strips of cloth immersed in castor oil.
It’s used by some
alternative practitioners to enhance circulation and to promote the healing of the tissues and organs
underneath the skin. Alternative
practitioners also use it to improve liver function, relieve pain, reduce inflammation and to improve digestion.

Materials needed
• 2-3 layers of undyed wool or cotton flannel for the castor oil pack (this should be sufficient to cover the affected area; for covering the abdomen, use the rough estimate of 12×18 inches)
• A bottle of castor oil for the castor oil pack (preferably warm)
• A hot water bottle for the castor oil pack (or a heating pad will also suffice)
• A container with a lid for storing the castor oil pack
• A plastic wrap that is 2-3 inches
larger than the piece of flannel used in the castor oil pack.
How to make the pack
• Folding the flannel of the castor oil pack into three levels of thicknesses
• Placing the piece of flannel of the castor oil pack in the container
• Warming the castor oil in the castor oil pack to the appropriate
temperature
• Soaking the flannel of the castor oil pack in a bowl of castor oil, just enough to keep it saturated, without letting the oil drip
• Placing the flannel of the castor oil pack over the affected area
• Covering the flannel of the castor oil
pack with the plastic wrap
• Placing a hot water bottle on the plastic wrap
*Leave on for 45 to 60 minutes.
*Remove the pack and wash the oil off your skin with soap and water or a baking soda solution.
Uses of the pack
*The right side of the abdomen. As part of a liver detox
program.
*To relieve inflamed and swollen joints and muscle strains.
*The abdomen to relieve
constipation and other digestive
disorders.
*The lower abdomen in cases of
menstrual irregularities and uterine and ovarian cysts.
Castor oil packs for fibroids are
definitely recommended to be tried by those looking for a fibroid natural treatment method. While castor oil
packs for fibroids have shown great positive results in many patients, it is important to remember that what may work for one may not work for another. Use the pack for four days consecutively each week for up to a month and rest for the rest of the week. After a month, evaluate the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of the castor oil pack.

Comments and questions are always welcomed.

CASTROR OIL

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Howdy! Sorry for being AWOL for sometime, I had to attend to some things. Just want to share the amazing uses and benefits of castor oil.
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Castor oil is derived from the seed of the castor plant, Ricinus communis . The plant is indigenous to east Africa and India but is now widely grown in
other tropical zones worldwide. The oil extracted from the seed has a thick consistency. For Jamaican black castor oil the seeds are roasted before the oil is extracted and that explains the dark colour and that makes it different from Cold pressed Castor oil. Castor oil generally has a mild odor and the taste is bland. One of the
more common alternative names is Palma Christi (meaning Christ’s palm) because the shape of its leaves resembles hands.
Benefits of Castor oil.
1. The most common and oldest use of castor oil is as a laxative in the treatment of constipation.
2. Castor oil is used in treating skin conditions such as abrasions, acne, age spots, athlete’s foot, boils, chronic itching, dermatosis, dry skin.
3. For pregnant women 39 weeks and over, castor oil can effectively and efficiently commence uterine contractions to induce labor.
4. Due to its well known anti-
inflammatory properties, castor oil is used as an effective remedy for arthritis.
5. Castor oil helps to thicken eyebrows and eyelashes. It prevents thinning and stimulates
rapid growth of hair.
6. Castor oil is used to
decrease inflammation and to help the liver to function optimally. It increases circulation of blood and lymph, enhances the immune system, improves elimination of toxic substances, and promotes the
healing of tissues.
7. Castor oil is used to regrow edges, to increase hair growth and also as a moisturizer.
8.  Castor oil packs are also used to treat fibroid.

In the next post we will discuss how to use castor oil for healing and recipes used.
Please don’tforget to leave your comments and suggestions.