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Castor Oil For Arthritis Pain Relief

    Castor Oil For Arthritis Pain Relief

    Castor oil is used as treatment of arthritis since Edgar Cayce promoted its use. He was the pioneer of castor oil packs that cured the diseases such as constipation, arthritis, ovarian cysts and urinary problems. Dating back to the ancient Egyptian era, castor oil has a long history of medical treatment. Castor oil was extracted from the castor bean in those times and used internally as a laxative. It results in amazing relief from various diseases when applied topically. In this article learn uses of castor oil for arthritis pain relief.

    Castor oil is made up of 90 percent fatty acid, which is responsible for the castor oil healing abilities. Arthritis is a situation typified by inflammation of the joints, pain and swelling associated with joint stiffness and degeneration. The word arthritis comes from two Greek words, ‘athron’ means joints and ‘itis’ means inflammation. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (get more details about Rheumatoid Arthritis: Medication & its Side Effects) and ankylosing spondylitis (Back Exercises for Ankylosing Spondylitis) are different types of arthritis. The main characteristic of arthritis is inflammation. Castor oil is measured to be most effective in the management of any form of Arthritis, according to Ayurveda. To boost circulation and to promote removal and healing of the tissues and organs below the skin, castor oil pack is placed on the skin.
    Uses of Castor Oil for Arthritis Pain Relief

    Materials Needed

        * Castor oil
        * Hot water bottle or electric blanket
        * Three layers of natural, uncolored wool or flannel cotton large enough to cover the area being treated
        * Plastic wrap large enough to cover the cloth


        * First of all soak the cotton with castor oil. It should be soaked but not drenched.
        * Then place the pack on the area being treated, such as lower right abdomen.
        * Cover the pack with plastic wrap and place a hot water bottle above the pack.
        * Leave the pack for 30-60 minutes.
        * Use the castor oil pack 3-7 days per week.

    Other uses:

        * Every morning have two cloves of garlic before brushing the teeth. If the pungent taste of the clove cannot tolerate then roast them in castor oil till they are golden in color.
        * Fry half teaspoon of gandharva haritaki in castor oil then drink it with warm water.
        * Drink one cup of ginger tea with two teaspoons of castor oil before going to bed in order to get some relief from joint ailments.
        * Boil two tablespoons of castor oil and mix with a glass of fresh orange juice. To reduce the ailing symptoms of arthritis this should be taken daily in empty stomach.
        * For immediate relief make a paste of castor oil and put it in on the inflamed joints.
        * Mix two table spoons of Castor Oil with warm water and drink it in the morning.
        * Apply slightly heated castor oil to the affected area. Apply the oil and massage the skin gently in an up and down strokes. After the massaging, keep the area open or wrap it with a cotton cloth to keep the region moist.
        * For arthritis pain and inflammation tropical application is suggested at night.
        * Eggplant is also helpful in curing arthritis. Bake one or two eggplant, mash them and fry the pulp in castor oil. Add spices, such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, garlic and salt and cook for a few seconds. Have this, once a day, for about two to three months.
        * Before going to bed, drink 2 spoons of Castor oil, 1 spoon Honey and ¼ cup warm water.


        * An overdose of castor oil can result in nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal cramping and pain.
        * Do not use the pack during heavy menstrual period.
        * Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use castor oil.
        * Do not apply it to ruptured skin.
        * Avoid contact with fabric that could become stained.

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