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Castor Oil Therapy for Reproductive Health

Castor Oil Therapy for Reproductive Health

Castor oil therapy has been used for centuries to promote healing in the body and more specifically the reproductive system. Castor oil packs are an excellent therapy when used with Self Fertility Massage and while Fertility Cleansing.

What is Castor Oil?

Castor oil is derived from the seeds of the Castor plant (Ricinus communis), also known as Palma Christi. Castor oil has been used for thousands of years, dating back as far as 4,000 years.

What is a Castor Oil Pack?

A Castor Oil Pack is a cloth soaked in castor oil which is placed on the skin to enhance circulation and promote healing of the tissues and organs underneath the skin.

What Can a Castor Oil Pack be Used for?

How To Use A Castor Oil Pack

Castor oil has been traditionally used to aid in cases with inflammation, pain, growths or when increased circulation was desired. When it comes to fertility Castor Oil packs could be a great, supportive and relaxing therapy for:

  • Supporting ovarian health
  • Supporting fallopian tube health
  • Supporting uterine health
  • Detoxifying before conception
  • Supporting Egg Health

How Do Castor Oil Packs Promote Healing?

Castor oil packs stimulate 3 important parts of the body: lymphatic and circulatory systems and the liver. The stimulation of these body systems aids the body in healing the organs and tissues beneath where the castor oil pack is applied.

    Lymphatic System
    The lymphatic system is made up of lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes and lymph, a clear to yellowish fluid. Lymphocytes are the cells of the lymphatic system. Lymphocytes help to provide immunological defense against disease. This system runs throughout our entire body. Lymph nodes are concentrated in certain areas of the body. Many lymph nodes surround the reproductive organs.

    The lymphatic system removes toxins and waste from the area stimulated by the castor oil pack. The lymphatic system provides each cell in the body a means to get rid of waste. The lymphatic system relies on external movement and manipulation, as well as regular movement of the entire body to function. The lymphatic system does not have a “pump” to move the lymph through it like the circulatory system has the heart. Castor oil packs are one way to stimulate movement of lymph. Regular exercise is also a vital way to maintain lymphatic system health.

    Stimulation of the lymphatic system occurs by applying the Castor oil pack over the reproductive system. This helps to cleanse the reproductive organs and promote healing of damaged tissues where the pack is applied.

    Circulatory System
    The circulatory system is more familiar to most people, the most familiar parts being the heart, blood, veins and arteries. It runs throughout the entire body.

    The promotion of circulation by the castor oil pack will bring in fresh oxygenated, nutrient rich blood to the reproductive organs, including the uterus. Without proper circulation to the reproductive organs, they may not function at their best, this may invite disease, hinder proper healing of damaged areas, promote formation of scar tissue and adhesion.

    The Liver
    The liver is our chemical processing plant. The liver removes hormones, drugs, and other biologically active molecules from the blood. It then converts these by changing their structure or inactivating them, through different processes, and then excretes these to be passed through the kidneys. If there are too many excess toxins and hormones overwhelming the liver, they may be stored up, not only in the liver, but other parts of our body, especially fat.

    The liver also makes 1/3 to 1/2 of all lymph. Liver health is vital to proper function of the lymphatic system. A liver that is overwhelmed due to poor diet, poor lifestyle choices, being sedentary, or exposure to xenohormones, cannot adequately function, or produce lymph as well. This may contribute to hormonal imbalance and disease.

How to Use a Castor Oil Pack

Soak the flannel cloth that is contained in the kit with castor oil and place it on the skin. Cover the flannel with a sheet of plastic, and then a hot water bottle or heating pack is placed over the plastic to heat the pack. Cover everything with a towel and relax.

The best place to place a castor oil pack for fertility issues is over the lower abdomen.

Precautions: Castor oil should not be taken internally. It should not be applied to broken skin. It should not be used during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or during menstruation. If you are actively trying to conceive, discontinue use after ovulation has occurred.

How to prepare your Castor Oil Pack

Materials

  • One flannel cloth contained in the kit
  • One bottle of Castor oil contained in the kit
  • Plastic wrap cut one to two inches larger than the flannel (can be cut from a plastic bag)
  • Hot water bottle
  • Container with lid
  • Old clothes and sheets. Castor oil will stain clothing and bedding.

Step-by-step instructions


1. Place the flannel in the container. Soak it in castor oil so that it is saturated, but not dripping.

2. Place the pack over the affected body part.

3. Cover with plastic.

4. Place the hot water bottle over the pack. Leave it on for 30-45 minutes. Rest while the pack is in place.

5. After removing the pack, cleanse the area with a dilute solution of water and baking soda.

6. Store the pack in the covered container in the refrigerator. Each pack may be reused up to 25-30 times.

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Summary

Castor oil packs stimulate important detoxification systems in the body; the lymphatic system and the liver. Castor oil packs also stimulate healthy circulation. All of this is important for clearing out toxins, dead or foreign tissues and old blood. The stimulation of these systems may also help prevent disease in the reproductive organs. Castor oil packs are a great way to support a healthy reproductive system.

References

  • Van De Graaff, K.M., Stuart, I.F., LaFluer, Karen M. (1997). Synopsis of Human Anatomy and Physiology. Wm. C. Brown Publishers.
  • Ley, B.M. (2003). Castor Oil! It’s Healing Properties. BL Publications.

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  1. Hi! I was in the process of light IVF but stopped because I had an ovarian cyst and my egg was not growing. I am day 11 of my cycle. Last night I did a castor oil pack with abdominal massage, right after I started light bleeding. Nothing in the pad only when I go to the bathroom. This morning it continued. Is this normal? Thank you in advance for your help.

    • Dear Tina,

      The circulation enhancing, detoxifying affects of both natural therapies perhaps are working. Was the IVF this cycle, or is this a new cycle in which you could be ovulating? Ovarian cysts can also rupture which can cause spotting. Ovulation can cause spotting for women as well. If you are concerned or things change negatively, do pause the natural therapies and reach out to your healthcare provider.

  2. what length of time should you apply the castor packs, until you start ovulating again. How would l know I’m ovulating. I haven’t been able to conceive in 21 years.

  3. After 5 years of trying to conceive, the castor oil pack is what finally worked. I will be using it again (starting tonight) to try for baby #2. If you aren’t sure and have tried so many things, please try a castor oil pack. I cannot recommend this enough. It may take a couple of months, but it is well worth it! 🙂

  4. After years of trying to find the reason we are not conceiving, my latest gyno through lap and hysteroscopy found out I have scar tissue and he couldn’t cut it as it had hardened. We do not know if I was born with the tissue or I had some infection through the years and the uterine protected itself by the scar tissue. During Lap he also discovered 1 of my fellopians is zig-zig and I have a poly at the entrance of the fellopian. Can somehow castor oil pack relieve or atleast soften the scar tissue for starters? We can’t afford any more therapies and surgeries. many thanks for your input

    • Hello!

      I am sorry to hear you are faced with all of this.

      Given what I know, Castor Oil Therapy and Fertility Massage seem worth learning more about to decide if they are right for you. It may also be worth seeing if you have access to Clear Passages Physical Therapy, or learning more about this therapy.

      I hope you find helpful natural therapies!

  5. Hi,
    I’ve had 3 failed IUIs and certainly cannot afford to go through IVF. At this point I am willing to try anything. Can you tell me when (in my cycle) I am to start the castor oil packs?

    • Dear Maria,

      Castor Oil Packs can be started the day after menstruation ends and used the remainder of the menstrual cycle when not trying to conceive. When you begin actively trying to conceive, they should be stopped at ovulation.

  6. Hello,
    I just read castor oil pack should not be used on growths. Does it mean if you have a growth that that doctors are not sure what it is, I can’t use castor oil packs?

    Also if castor oil can be used without heat, can I apply on my abdomen throughout the day?

    • Dear Dorcas,

      If you have a growth that doctor’s can’t identify the cause of or where it came from, further investigation by a specialist would be best before beginning natural therapies all on your own. Have you sought a second opinion or reached out to a specialist? Do you know of an herbalist or naturopath near you whom you can see to work on a natural program of support, someone who can monitor you while on that program? This really would be best!

    • Dear Elizabeth,
      I have seen a gynae and have done a CT scan. There was a cyst on the right and a solid growth on the left ovaries. The doctor wants to perform a surgery but I am a little reluctant. I have prolong periods and spotting at various times of the month. but I wanted to try the castor oil therapy.

      There a couple of herbalist in Ghana but i am yet to try any yet

    • Hello Dorcas!

      Thank you for sharing that information! We have a wonderful guide I’d like you to review titled How to Help Ovarian Cysts Naturally and Safely with Herbs and Supplements… as you learn about the best natural ways to support yourself while you decide if surgery is the right thing for you. Castor Oil Therapy is discussed in that guide to help you learn more.

  7. I would like to know if this procedures with castor oil may be applied for women and man both?

    • Dear Katja,

      Castor Oil Packs could theoretically support circulation to the liver for healthy liver detoxification and to the intestines for healthy elimination for men. It could be placed over the upper abdomen and belly button as instructed.

  8. Hi, I am keen to use castor oil pack to prepare my body for an upcoming IVF treatment but I see from the video presentation that heated castor oil packs should not be used for uterine growths. Does that mean castor oil packs should not be used if I have uterine fibroids? Or is the emphasis just on not heating them? Many thanks for the clarification.

  9. I suffer from infertility caused by endometriosis. I’ve tried IUI, IVF and homeopathy. Nothing has worked. I would like to know if or oil packs will help me as I have never tried it. If it is worth trying how often should I do it? And at what time of the month?

    Thank you

  10. How is Castor Oil pack used in men? Which parts of the body should the pack be placed?
    Secondly, What is the make up of the Men’s Fertility Cleanse Kit.

  11. Hi, I have had my right ovary and fellopian tube removed because an ovarian cyst cut off all blood flow to it causing it to die, so I had to have it removed through an emergency surgery. Then I found out that my left tube has a distal blockage. I wanted to know if the caster oil pack can help me and how soon can it work?