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. By applying a castor oil pack externally, positive benefits have been found.

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.

To purchase a kit that contains this therapy click here…

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, Kent M., Stuart, Ira Fox, LaFluer, Karen M. (1997). Synopsis of Human Anatomy and Physiology. Wm. C. Brown Publishers.
– Ley, Beth M. Ph.D. (2003). Castor Oil! It’s Healing Properties. BL Publications.

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  1. Hi,
    Thanks so much for the information. How often can I apply the castor oil pack within a day?

  2. Hi,
    I am having PCOS and Hypothyroid.My Menstural cycles is irregular.I heard about Castor Oil Pack.Can I use this Pack????.If I Use this Pack Can i get rid From PCOS and Infertility.I Got Married for Two Years.I am Trying to get Pregnant. I Put Lot Effort to reduce My weight.I do Regular Exercise and Go to Gym.Please reply me.

  3. My period cycle is almost 27 day how can I use castroloil pack and how many times a month,because my left Fallopian tube block and right had removed due to atopic surgery.please tell me how I conceive by castroloil pack. Please replay me

    • Dear Rakshanda,

      Castor Oil Therapy can be used from the day after menstruation ends until ovulation, 3-4 times a week, when actively trying to conceive. When not actively trying to conceive, it can be used beyond ovulation through the luteal phase. There are other natural therapies that can considered along side Castor Oil Therapy or any type of treatment options you are considering, which may greatly help to improve outcome.

      Please take some time to read the article that our founder wrote about naturally supporting fallopian tube health to learn more.

      Know that with one functioning, healthy fallopian tube conception may happen the months that ovulation occurs from the ovary on that side. Ovulation happens from one ovary one cycle and the other the next – the event alternates from side to side. So, knowing this, it is also going to be helpful to learn the tools available to help you detect ovulation (if you do not already do this).

      I hope this is helpful!

  4. I have just started doing the fertility cleanse and watched the short tutorial on how to use the castor oil kit. The tutorial recommends using the castor oil kit during the phase 3 of the fertility cleanse, however the Fertility Cleanse instruction booklet only refers to two (2) phases. Kindly advise on the appropriate time to commence using the castor oil kit?

    • Dear Eno,

      Thank you for asking! Our Fertility Cleanse was restructured after the video was made. Castor Oil Therapy can be used with Phase 1 and 2 of the Fertility Cleanse. This is fine!

  5. Hi, I am in the process of getting ready for a donor egg embryo transfer (in about 2-3 weeks) and was wondering if it is safe to use the castor oil therapy before the transfer, while my uterus lining is being stimulated?

    • Dear Tania,

      Castor Oil Therapy can support an increase in circulation to the uterus to support endometrial lining health. This natural therapy is thought to be safe to use while on birth control during FET (because no ovulation stimulation medications (which make the ovaries sensitive) are required). It is best to avoid massaging or applying Castor Oil over injection sites.

      Castor Oil Therapy can be used 3-4 times a week until it is determined the endometrial lining is an adequate thickness to support healthy implantation of the embryo. When this determination is made, it should be discontinued. It is best to stop Castor Oil Therapy a week prior to the transfer.

      Best wishes!

  6. Hi,
    I am using the castor oil packs since 01 & Half months (50 days). But i still don’t conceive, how I know that my blocked one fallopian tube and one patient tube worked or not. And how much time can I use the castor oil packs? any period or not?

    • Dear Shazia,

      We find great value in Castor Oil Therapy for many fertility health issues, but don’t often reply upon this therapy alone to naturally support the body in healing from a fertility health issue. It can also be hard to know this therapy is working. There is no simple answer to your questions.

      Effectiveness replies on diet, health history, stress levels, existing health conditions or imbalances, how well the program is followed, and how severe the fertility issue is. If you are on one of our health programs, you should begin to see changes within 1-3 months. These changes could be increased energy, improved cervical mucous, ovulation, correction in cycle length, etc.

      Consider the other natural therapies for supporting healthy fallopian tube function discussed here… It is also important to know that with one functioning, healthy fallopian tube, conception may happen the months that ovulation occurs from the ovary on that side. Ovulation happens from one ovary one cycle and the other the next – the event alternates from side to side. So, knowing this, it is also going to be helpful to learn the tools available to help you detect ovulation (if you do not already do this).

      I hope this is all helpful!

  7. Hi Elizabeth, I just had a polyp removed, when should I resume castor packs and utericalm? I`d like to transfer next cycle, do you know when I should stop the maca root and L`arginine? Thanks

    • Dear MJ,

      I hope you are feeling well post procedure! In general, we suggest waiting 3-6 weeks after a medical procedure to begin natural therapies. We do understand each woman heals at a different pace, so listen to your body. Castor Oil Packs and L-Arginine are not to be used while bleeding. UteriCalm and Maca can be started when you feel healed or according to your doctor’s guidance. Maca and L-Arginine and Castor Oil Packs are best stopped a week or so prior to the transfer.

      Take care!

  8. Hello,

    I am a 37 year old woman recently diagonized with two fibroids. My husband and I just started trying to conceive. My cycle alternates between 24 days and 26 days every other month and periods last for 5 days. As per your recommendation if i use the castor oil pack from last day of menstruation untill start of ovulation I can use it only for 2 days. Not sure if i’m calculating something wrong…. pls help clarify.

    • Dear Sarita,

      Castor Oil Packs can be used 3-4 times a week from the day after menstruation ends until ovulation. This period of time, the follicular phase, should be about 8-10 days long for you, correct? If so, you could use them roughly 4-6 times roughly.