All about Castor Oil Abdominal Packs

Castor oil abdominal packs are good to help increase blood flow to the abdominal organs. Castor oil has been used for many years to help with an oral laxative. There are many other benefits to using castor oil. Other benefits include improving kidney and liver function, good digestion, bowel circulation and cleansing, as well as helping to relieve joint pain. Warm castor oil packs have even been shown to reduce and eliminate tumors and cysts.

Castor oil packs are made with a piece of material that is dipped in the oil. By placing the oil pack on the abdomen, it is absorbed into the body through the skin.

How to Make a Castor Oil Abdominal Pack

You can make a Castor oil pack very easily. First, you will want to buy the castor oil. This can be found at any drug store. It is usually found by the laxatives. When you are buying the castor oil, make sure to purchase a high quality oil. If you have trouble finding it, ask the pharmacist they will be able to help you. After you have your castor oil, you will want to cut a piece of flannel material. This can be an old shirt or you can buy some at a local fabric store. You will want to cut it to an appropriate size to match the area you will be using it for. Then, you will soak the piece of flannel into the castor oil.

How to Use a Castor Oil Abdominal Pack

Once you have made the pack, you will want to warm a bottle of water, or you can use a heating pad. If you use a heating pad, you will want to place a protective between the pack and heating pad. Place the pack on the abdomen and the put the heating pad or water bottle on the pack. You will want to leave it in place for any where between 30 to 60 minutes. This can be done 3 to 5 times a week to help with the problems. 

After you have used your pack, you will want to place it in a bag or container to prevent getting oil on surfaces you may not want it on. Before trying to treat any health problem with a castor oil abdominal pack, talk to your doctor to make sure it is the right treatment for you. He will also help determine how frequently you should use the pack.

When to Use a Castor Oil Abdominal Pack

You can use a castor oil pack if you become constipated or if you have other colon problems such as colitis. You can also use them for problems with the gallbladder or to increase liver and kidney function. It can also help with joint problems, as well as many other health-related problems. Talk to your doctor to see if using a castor oil pack can help with your problems.