CASTOR OIL; THE ULTIMATE GUIDE
Castor oil is a homeopathic product I’ve been using for a long time. Years ago, a friend told me about Edgar Casey, a famous American psychic from the 20th century. I studied his work. Considered one of the greatest psychics of all time, Casey entered a trance-like state and provided health, past lives, and prophecy readings. Cayce recommended this oil as a remedy for a variety of ailments. He believed that castor oil had numerous health benefits. He used this remedy for the reduction of inflammatory issues like arthritis, as well as constipation and skin issues.
Castor oil is a multi-purpose vegetable oil that comes from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. The seeds are known as castor beans. They contain a toxic enzyme called ricin. Once the oil has been heated the toxin deactivates, leaving a healthy oil that can be used for a plethora of health remedies. It is pale-yellow and possesses a distinct taste and odor.
WHAT IS THE TOP 10 WAYS YOU CAN USE CASTOR OIL FOR YOUR HEALTH?
The Keto lifestyle includes more than just the food we put into our mouth. This lifestyle also includes our physical and mental health. Here 10 ways to use this oil for your health:
- Improves digestion.
- Boosts immune system.
- Improves sleep.
- Relieves constipation.
- Promotes hair growth.
- Reduces joint pain.
- Treats acne.
- Soothes dry skin.
- Reduces the appearance of scars.
- Relieves menstrual cramps.
HOW DOES CASTER OIL IMPROVE DIGESTION?
The ricinoleic acid in castor oil with its anti-inflammatory properties helps to calm the digestive track by reducing inflammation. Take one teaspoon of castor oil on an empty stomach to promote healthy digestion. Inflammation can cause several digestive issues, including bloating, gas, and abdominal pain. Through its anti-inflammatory properties, castor oil can help to alleviate these symptoms and improve overall digestive health.
Castor oil has immune-boosting properties that can help strengthen your immune system. Take one to two teaspoons of castor oil daily to promote a healthy immune system. Remember that if you use castor oil for your digestive track drink plenty of water and electrolytes to stay hydrated.
HOW DOES CASTOR OIL IMPROVE OUR SLEEP?
Castor oil can help improve sleep by promoting relaxation and reducing stress. Don’t take it internally. The oil works very fast as a laxative in your digestive track. Instead, massage castor oil onto your temples and forehead before bedtime. Apply a small amount of castor oil to your neck and shoulders and massage gently, as well. This helps to relieve upper body tension, leaving to better sleep. Or, add a few drops of this oil to a warm bath. Soak in the tub for at least 20 minutes. This can soothe muscles and calm the mind, making it easier to fall asleep. You can also add a few drops of castor oil to a diffuser or vaporizer and inhale the scent as you relax in bed. This can help to promote relaxation and calmness, thus leading to better sleep.The oil’s ricinoleic acid has been shown to have a positive effect on our body’s natural sleep-wake cycle. Ricinoleic acid is a type of fatty acid. This fatty acid can stimulate the production of prostaglandins in the body. Prostaglandins are hormone-like substances that play a role in regulating many of our physiological processes and providing a calming effect on the body and mind. One of these processes is our sleep-wake cycle. By increasing the production of prostaglandins in our body, this oil can help to promote relaxation and improve the quality of our sleep. It’s vitamin E, B, magnesium, and calcium may also help to reduce stress and anxiety that can lead to sleep issues.
HOW DOES CASTER OIL WORK AS A LAXATIVE?
Castor oil is considered a natural laxative. It has been used for centuries to relieve constipation. Edgar Casey used it for this purpose, as well. When ingested, the oil’s fatty acid called Ricinoleic acid, stimulates and contracts the intestine muscles, providing a softer passage and helping to move stool through the colon and out of the body. Ricinoleic acid makes up about 90% of the oil.
HOW DO YOU TAKE CASTOR OIL FOR CONSTIPATION?
Before taking the oil for constipation be sure to talk to your health practitioner or doctor. And only use it for a short-term issue. Taking it for too long can lead to dangerous side effects, such as an electrolyte imbalance. The recommended dose of castor oil for constipation is 1-2 tablespoons. Mix the oil with 3 to 6 ounces of water and drink. Hold your nose while drinking it quickly. Many people find the smell, taste, and texture repulsive. It will take about 2 to 4 hours for the oil to do its work. Stay close to a bathroom. If you don’t experience relief, contact our doctor. Do not keep taking more oil as larger amounts can cause abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
CAN YOU USE CASTOR OIL ON THE KETO DIET?
When beginning the Keto diet, you may experience constipation. This can be since you’ve eliminated carbs and fiber associated with some carbs like bread. Constipation is somethings a side effect from this change to your digestive track. First you must consider if you have constipation or the fact that you may just be pooping less. Most of us poop less on the Keto diet. Shoot for once per day. If you go more, awesome! The change in your bowl movement may be for a variety of reasons. Here are a few:
- Your gut bacteria may need time to adapt to a fat-based diet, often with less fiber.
- Your stomach acids may need time to adapt to the higher fat intake.
- Your bile production may need time to increase bile demand.
- Your body may need time to begin to process protein more effectively.
- You may be dehydrated.
HOW DOES CASTOR OIL HELP HAIR GROWTH?
Because it is rich in ricinoleic acid, castor oil is known for promoting hair growth and preventing hair loss. Ricinoleic as a fatty acid offers an anti-inflammatory effect. By reducing inflammation, the oil helps improve blood circulation to the scalp. In turn this helps to promote hair growth. Apply castor oil directly to your scalp and hair and leave it on for several hours before washing it off. This oil also contains essential nutrients such as vitamin E, omega-6 fatty acids, and proteins. All these nutrients contribute to hair growth. The vitamin E nourishes and strengthens hair follicles. Omega-6 fatty acids improves scalp health.
HOW DO YOU USE CASTOR OIL ON YOUR HAIR?
How do you use castor oil for hair? To use this oil for hair growth, simply massage a small amount of the oil into your scalp and hair roots. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it out with shampoo. You can also mix castor oil with other oils such as coconut or olive oil for added benefits. Overall, this oil can be a great natural remedy for hair growth and can help to improve the overall health and appearance of your hair.
CAN YOU USE CASTOR OIL ON YOUR HAIR WHILE STEAMING?
It’s also beneficial to apply castor oil to your hair just before going into the steam room or sauna. The oil protects your hair from heat damage, all the while keeping your hair soft, moist, and hydrated.
Apply a very small amount to your hair right before entering the steam room or sauna. Too much oil will make your hair greasy. Massage it into your scalp and evening through your hair. Be sure to get oil onto the ends, as well. You can wash out the oil with shampoo and conditioner after taking a steam or sauna.
HOW DOES CASTOR OIL REDUCE JOINT PAIN?
Because it contains ricinoleic acid, the oil has been shown to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties to help relieve joint pain.
Ricinoleic acid works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are hormone-like substances that play a key role in our inflammatory response. The oil reduces the levels of prostaglandins in our body, thus decreasing inflammation and pain in our joints.
In addition to its anti-inflammatory effects, this oil also contains vitamin E, which has antioxidant properties that protect our joints from damage caused by free radicals.
Castor oil can be applied topically to the affected joints or ingested orally to help reduce inflammation and pain. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before using castor oil as a treatment for joint pain or any other medical condition.
There are 3 says you can add castor oil to your painful joints:
- In a small bowl warm up a few tablespoons of castor oil in the microwave. Let it cool a bit before applying the oil to the painful area. Massage the oil into the area for 10 to 15 minutes. Massaging increased blood flow, also helping to reduce pain.
- You can also soak a cloth with warm castor oil and place it over the affected joint. Put a hot water bottle or heating pad over the cloth and let sit for an hour.
- You can also add 2 tablespoons of castor oil to your warm bathwater and soak for a half hour.
HOW DOES CASTOR OIL HELP ACNE?
First, not everyone with acne can use castor oil. It can clog pores for some. Before using castor oil there are a couple of things to keep in mind. If you have acne or skin issues, consult your dermatologist first before using. Be sure to try a small area before applying castor oil to your whole fact. Also check the label of the bottle. Make sure there are no added ingredients that might irritate your skin. If you are pregnant or lactating, consult your doctor before using castor oil, too.
For many, however, using castor oil for acne has worked due to its antimicrobial properties. The oil cleans dirt and bacteria from pores and removes dead cells, thus naturally refreshing the skin. It’s ricinoleic acid fights bacteria. As counterproductive as it sounds, applying castor oil can moisturize and keep the oil on your skin at bay. Its vitamin E antioxidants and other vitamins contribute toward flawless skin.
HOW DOES CASTOR OIL SOOTH DRY SKIN?
Castor oil’s medicinal properties help more than just for acne. This oil also helps to moisturize dry and flaky skin. Apply castor oil to your skin and massage it in until it is fully absorbed.
Castor Oil Face Mask:
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons of castor oil
2 tablespoons of raw honey
Whisk the egg yolk until it becomes frothy and pale yellow. Add castor oil and honey and mix well. Apply the mixture to the face. Let it dry. Let it sit for 15 to 30 minutes. Wash off with water.
HOW DOES CASTOR OIL REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF STRETCH MARKS SCARS?
In succeeding at the Keto diet or any diet and lose weight, we notice the stretch marks. We can also get stretch marks from childbirth. Castor oil helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scar. When applied to stretch marks or scars, castor oil penetrates deeply into the skin’s layers. This deep penetration is believed to help promote the growth of healthy tissue and reduce inflammation. The oil will also moisturize and soften the skin, making stretch marks and scars less noticeable. Simply apply a small amount to the affected area and massage it into the skin for a few minutes. Repeat this process daily for several weeks or until you see results.
HOW DOES CASTOR OIL HELP MENSTRUAL CRAMPS?
As an anti-inflammatory, the oil can help reduce inflammation, relieving menstrual cramps and by relaxing the muscles in the uterus. Massage the oil onto your lower abdomen for relief.
Or, soak 2 tablespoons of castor oil on to the piece of warm cloth. You can put plastic wrap on your stomach first and then place the cloth directly on to your abdomen.
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