What is a Castor Oil Pack?
Healers worldwide have used castor oil to treat a wide variety of health conditions for thousands of years. It goes as far back as the ancient Egyptians, who used it to treat eye irritations and as a powerful natural skin care remedy. In India, it has been prized for its skin-healing, digestive-soothing, antibacterial properties, plus it’s commonly used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine practices.
A castor oil pack is an external application of castor oil. A piece of wool flannel is saturated in castor oil and applied to the abdomen with a hot water bottle or heat pack. Castor oil packs have been said to help detoxify the liver naturally, support uterine and ovarian health, improve lymphatic circulation, and reduce inflammation.
Castor Oil Therapy stimulates the circulatory system. By increasing circulation, fresh oxygenated blood flows through the abdomen and nourishes the reproductive organs – ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and uterus – helping them to properly function.
Lymph nodes surround the reproductive organs and are home to lymphocytes (lymph cells) and lymph (fluid) that make up part of the body’s immune system. The lymphatic system continuously defends the body from disease. By applying a castor oil pack over the lower abdomen, this can then stimulate movement of the lymph through the reproductive area and goes to work to remove waste (toxins) from the area helping to cleanse the reproductive organs.
Lack of circulation, poor immune system function resulting in sluggish lymph flow or congested lymph glands and an overburdened liver can all contribute to inflammation and pain. There are many fertility health issues where inflammation is present such as ovarian cysts, blocked fallopian tubes and uterine fibroids, Pelvic inflammatory disease and Asherman’s syndrome. Regular application of Castor Oil packs may be one supportive therapy to use as part of a natural fertility program to address any of these issues.
Castor oil packs should be applied 3-4 times a week for 30-45 minutes – not during menstruation or after ovulation when actively trying to conceive.
Include a Castor Oil Pack with your Fertility Massage session. Check the online booking system for additional details.
You can also purchase Castor Oil from the online shop