• Such a high concentration of this unusual, unsaturated fatty acid is thought to be responsible for castor oil's remarkable healing abilities. (lyranara.me)
  • Castor oil's antimicrobial activity, while very impressive, comprises only a small part of the story concerning this mysterious oil. (lyranara.me)
  • While I find all of these uses of castor oil very interesting, the most exciting use deals with ways to increase topical absorption through the use of castor oil packs or poultices. (lyranara.me)
  • While most of us are familiar with its use as a remedy for constipation, folk healers in this country and around the world have used castor oil to treat a wide variety of conditions. (lyranara.me)
  • Medicinally, the oil is added to products to restore hair (one part oil to 10 parts of grain alcohol), treat constipation, skin ulcers, some infectious gynecological conditions and eye irritations. (lyranara.me)
  • Much of the current use of castor oil packs, in the U.S. anyway, can be attributed to the late healing psychic, Edgar Cayce. (lyranara.me)
  • It's hard for most people to imagine that something as simple as castor oil packs could have a profound effect on any health problem. (lyranara.me)
  • This would explain the high degree of success in the topical use of the oil for treating such ailments as ringworm, keratoses (non-cancerous, wart-like skin growths), skin inflammation, abrasions, fungal-infected finger- and toenails, acne and chronic pruritus (itching). (lyranara.me)
  • We also found early reports of nursing mothers in the Canary Islands using poultices made from the leaves of the castor bean. (lyranara.me)
  • For persistent infections and those finger- and toenails that have discolored and hardened, a good 10 to 20 minute soak in Epsom salts, prior to applying the castor oil, usually speeds up the healing process. (lyranara.me)
  • While castor oil has been thoroughly investigated for its industrial uses, only a minimal amount of research effort has been directed toward its medicinal benefits. (lyranara.me)
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