When my third child was due to come into this world, I was ready, more than ready. I was also impatient, so, I decided to do what everyone else would have done;) I drank castor oil. Now, all of the stories I heard about pregnant women taking castor oil were positive ones. They all said something like this: “I drank castor oil and 2 minutes later out comes my precious little bundle!”
Well, let’s just say that it didn’t work with me. I got sick.
Now I know better not to ever do that again. After that wonderful incident, castor oil was not on my good list!
So here we are, nine years later, and I am back to using castor oil. You see, I have complex ovarian cysts. I found this out a couple of months ago and was told that there is nothing I can do, but to wait until I get another ultrasound in January to see if they have dissolved. If they haven’t, then I will need surgery.
Hmmph! Nothing I can do, really? That just didn’t set well with me. I was determined to do something! So, the Lord brought a lady into my life very briefly who just happened to talk about a naturopath who just happened to battle with ovarian cysts when she was younger. Thank you, God. I just might have some direction!
I went to see this wonderful Christian naturopath and she told me that hormonal imbalance all starts with the liver. If my liver is full of junk, my hormones will be out of whack.
Usually, the cause of ovarian cysts is low progesterone. Needless to say, I was told to start using progesterone cream and she also gave me a liver detox tincture and pills, and a tincture that helps regulate my hormones.
She also told me to use castor oil packs. That is what helped her dissolve her own cysts without surgery!
Castor oil can penetrate up to 4 inches under the skin. It is also known to detox liver, help eliminate fibroids and cysts. It is supposed to strengthen the immune system with what is called lectins. These constituents activate the immune system to help eliminate cysts.
Here is what I do;
I get expeller pressed castor oil at a natural food store. Normally, they will have a wool cloth somewhere near the castor oil to purchase.
I soak the wool cloth in castor oil, place it over my ovaries, then put plastic wrap around it to keep it from staining my clothes or blankets. I then put a heating pad over the top to help it absorb into my skin. I keep it on for an hour and do this 3-4 times a week.
I will keep you informed if it works!
If you are interested in seeing a Christian naturopath and live near Schererville, Indiana, here is her website;
You can also use it for an eye makeup remover. Just mix 1 tablespoon each of castor oil, light olive oil and canola oil. Castor oil acts as a humectant, meaning that it attracts moisture to the skin and retains it, which in turn promotes healthier skin cell rejuvenation. We can all use that, right?
I would love to hear your uses of castor oil!
Here is an update! After going back in for my ultrasound, I no longer have cysts on my ovaries! Whether it was the castor oil packs alone, detoxing my liver and/or regulating my hormones or a combination of all three, I do not know for sure.