History of Castor Oil Use
Castor oil has been used for centuries to help the body with a variety of ailments. Ancient civilizations used it for constipation, menstrual cramps, kidney burden, skin conditions such as warts, and stimulation and cleansing of the liver and gall bladder. Edgar Cayce recommended making packs soaked in castor oil to improve lymphatic circulation, waste elimination, and nutrient assimilation.
The Importance of Using Only Organic Oil
Today, these home-made packs continue to be used by millions to draw toxins out of internal organs such as the uterus, the digestive system, and the lungs. The key point to remember when making castor oil packs for lung cleansing is to use only cold-pressed oil from organically cultivated castor beans.
This is perhaps the only absolute you need to follow in the process. Anything made from castor beans that have been sprayed with pesticides should be avoided. The active properties of the bean can easily be diminished by these chemicals. Genetic engineering, which is also being done through hybridization for profit, also diminishes the beneficence of castor.
Cold-pressed oil retains all of the bean’s phytonutrients, undecylenic acid, infection fighting compounds, and ricinoleic acid. Oil that is extracted from castor beans with solvents retains little of these vital compounds and offers little value to the consumer as a result.
While you will have to spend more money on cold-pressed organic oil, this is the only real expense you will bear, because the rest of what you need to make castor oil packs for lung cleansing are things you probably already have.
How to Make the Packs
You will need strips of cotton cloth, a heating pad, one large piece of plastic to lie on, and one piece of plastic slightly larger than your heating pad.
Begin by heating the oil. It is best to heat the oil in a pot over the stove. Do not use a microwave oven. It is only necessary to warm the oil to a comfortable temperature. Anything that will be too hot to the touch is too hot, so use discretion when doing so.
Before you actually apply your castor oil packs for lung cleansing, lay down a plastic cover over your mattress or couch where you plan to lie down. Castor oil will stain clothing, bed sheets, and any furniture it touches, so you want to insulate anything of value that the packs might happen to touch.
Next, place your warm pot of oil on a heat pad near where you plan to recline. Soak the strips of cloth in the oil, then lay several layers of soaked cloth over your chest. Insulate this with the smaller piece of plastic, then place your heating pad over the plastic and use it to keep the oil-soaked cloth strips warm.
Most people who use castor oil packs for lung cleansing apply them at intervals of 1-2 hours. The active agents in the oil are believed to help break up congestion and decrease inflammation, allowing toxins in the lungs to be expectorated from the body.
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Gabriel Cousens M.D., M.D.(H), "Amazing Castor Oil: Ancient Remedy, Modern Healer," http://newconnexion.net/articles/index.cfm/2006/11/Castor_Oil.html
Steve Hamlin, “Castor Oil For Healing,” http://stevehamlin.blogspot.com/2008/07/castor-oil-topical-use.html