Castor oil packs are anti-inflammatory and aid in the elimination and detoxification of the body. They’re also very relaxing. I use them all the time when running detoxification classes (your liver can use all the help it can get!)
Indications: The castor oil pack has many applications and is used in many conditions including uterine fibroids, non-malignant ovarian cysts, headaches, migraines, constipation, colitis and other intestinal disorders, gallbladder and liver conditions, arthritis and chest colds.
Contraindications: Do not use heat with uterine growths, bleeding, pregnancy, ulcers or while menstruating. Do not fall asleep while using an electric heating pad.
When to use castor oil: Your doctor will recommend the frequency of use. Typically, the castor oil pack is used 1-3 times/day in acute situations, and 1-3 times/week in more chronic situations. It is beneficial to use the castor oil pack several days in a row rather than spread out the sessions during the week.
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