Thursday, January 17, 2013

Castor Oil Packs For Fibroids

For more discussion on the benefits of castor oil packs for fibroids click here.
As mentioned in the linked post, castor oil packs were popularized by the psychic healer Edgar Cayce to treat many ailments besides fibroids such as many other tumors, cancer, arthritis, liver ailments, multiple sclerosis, appendicitis and other intestinal issues, cerebral palsy, cramps, epilepsy, etc.
Using castor oil packs is definitely an economical way to get rid of fibroids.
Do exercise caution and do talk to a medical practitioner because as with any kind of treatment, while it may work for one and not cause any issues, it may not work for you.
Also perform a patch test to ensure that you are not allergic or that castor oil does not cause any other skin irritations for you.

How To Use Castor Oil Packs for Fibroids

  1. You need high quality castor oil (organic and cold pressed) which is obtained from the castor seed (Ricinus communis) through the process of cold pressing to ensure that there are no contaminants such as pesticides or other toxic agents. It is even better if the labeling indicates that organically grown seeds were used.
  2. You will also need an unbleached piece of flannel cloth that when folded 3 times can adequately cover the stomach and liver areas. Or alternatively you can get 3 separate large flannel pieces that you can combine to use in the pack.
  3. A heating pad or hot water bottle. The heat is thought to allow better absorption of the oil through the skin.
  4. Plastic wrap.
  5. Old towel or towels

Application of Castor Oil Packs For Fibroids

  1. Saturate the 3 layers of the flannel cloth with castor oil. Ensure that the flannel is saturated but not dripping with oil.
  2. Lie flat on your back and elevate you feet. This can be done by simply placing some pillows underneath your knees and feet.
  3. Place the soaked flannel cloth on your abdomen.
  4. Cover with the plastic wrap.
  5. Place the heating pack or hot water bottle on top of the plastic wrap.
  6. Cover with the old towel to insulate the heat.
  7. Use the pack for 45 to 60 minutes


  1. This entire process can be messy as the castor oil is very thick so you may need additional old towels and T-shirts to place underneath you. Castor oil can stain so keep the items used separate from your other good clothing and belongings.
  2. Start off using the pack for four consecutive days per week and resting for the rest of the week and increase if desired.
  3. The science behind using castor oil is little to none so there is no guidance on how long you should use castor oil packs. However, you should probably be able to tell within two to four weeks whether you are getting any benefits or not and then continue or discontinue use.
  4. If you are trying to conceive, do not use castor oil packs as the heat applied is not ideal when trying to get pregnant.
  5. Avoid use during menstruation.

To Store Used Castor Oil Packs

After use, keep the castor oil pack in a tightly sealed Ziploc bag and keep beside your bed, in a cupboard, etc. To reuse, simply remove from the Ziploc bag and dip in additional castor oil if necessary and reapply. Throw away the pack when it starts to change color.
Castor oil packs for fibroids are definitely something to consider if looking for a natural treatment of fibroids. There are many other natural remedies for fibroids many of which are contained in the e-book on the right.

If you do try a castor oil pack, please report back on your results (or lack of results!) in the comment section below.


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