Autoimmune diseases are diseases with which it is hard to deal, in which the immune system begins to attack the body instead of defending it. Their treatment is not currently possible, but it is possible to alleviate the symptoms of these diseases. One way to alleviate the symptoms of many autoimmune diseases is the application of castor oil packs. This approach is represented by Dr. Edgar Cayce, who is considered a pioneer of holistic medicine. He believed that castor oil helps detoxify the body and strengthen the immune system,and it’s one of the ways that the body copes with autoimmune diseases.
What are castor oil packs?
Castor oil is obtained from castor seeds, and its healing ingredient is ricinoleic acid, which is a great fighter against a variety of viruses, bacteria and fungi .Castor oil packs are made from a piece of flannel soaked in castor oil. It should be, as a lining, placed on the affected area and covered with a plastic sheet that holds heat. Over that should be placed an old towel and then coating should be heated with the heater or hot water bottles. It is desirable castor oil packs keep on the diseased place for at least an hour, three times a week.
Diseases that castor oil packs can facilitate
Castor oil stimulates blood and lymph circulation, and internal organs function. When the body is functioning well, then it is fewer reasons for the occurrence of autoimmune diseases.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the nervous system that occurs when the myelin sheath which surrounding the axons of the brain starts decaying. This leads to slower transfer of impulses to certain parts of the brain. Depending on the part of the brain is attacked, there may be problems with vision, coordination, mood and memory, weakness and fatigue, and many others. It is believed that the myelin decays due to poor functioning of the liver and gallbladder. In response, the nervous system produces toxins that destroy the myelin. The use of castor oil packs over the area the liver can improve its performance and thus alleviating the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. 1
Lupus is an autoimmune disease characterized by a distinctive red rash across the bridge of the nose in the shape of a butterfly. In addition, the disease includes a number of other symptoms such as joint pain, kidney failure, gastrointestinal problems. It is believed that one of the causes of lupus is the inability of the body to cope with accumulated toxins. Castor oil pack could help the detox process. It should be placed on the abdomen to stimulate the work of the liver and intestines. 2
Epilepsy is a disease that manifests itself with attacks that occur due to the excessive excitability of the brain. Edgar Cayce believed that the cause of epilepsy is not in the brain, but in adhesions in the lacteal ducts of the stomach. They prevent the lymphatic system to absorb nutrients, which can throw the nervous system out of balance. In this case, castor oil packages are placed on the right part of the abdomen above lacteal channel.3
Fibromyalgia is another disease that covers a wide range of problems such as frequent headaches, fatigue, muscle aches. It is believed that one of the causes of this disease can be toxins, and the detoxification using castor oil packs to the area of the liver is a good choice for the alleviation of fibromyalgia symptoms. Due to the release of toxins, the muscles receive a sufficient amount of nutritious substances and oxygen. It is considered that this can remove muscle pain that is inherent in people suffering from fibromyalgia, as well as frequent headaches.4
Psoriasis is a skin disease for which there is also no particular treatment. Castor oil is known as a good remedy for faster healing of skin lesions, including those on the scalp. In this case, castor oil packs are applied only on those affected areas. They at the same time fight with viruses, bacteria and changes in the skin and keep the skin moist and nurtured. 5
Castor oil packs cannot do miracles and to cure autoimmune and chronic diseases.However, they can significantly reduce their symptoms and difficulties. When you make a castor oil pack, you should not throw it away after the first use. Put it in a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator until further use. And this is another advantage of castor oil. In addition to having healing properties, is easily available and cheap.