Castor oil has been used widely for a number of ailments ranging from skin conditions to digestion and liver congestion. Conventional use of castor oil was that of laxative but today it is a known fact that castor oil can be used successfully for curing allergies and in detoxification process. No wonder that castor oil packs are becoming popular fast and have been used widely. Making castor oil pack is very easy and can be done in the comfort of your home. The basic use of castor oil pack is to give relief from liver congestion. Doing away with liver congestion has wide benefits. It gives a boost to the immune power of the body and hence helps body fight infections better. It helps prevent allergies, skin infections like acne, under eye dark circles, endocrine dysfunction etc. The castor oil pack has a direct impact on the functioning of the Peyer’s patches in the small intestine. Peyer’s patches are lymph tissues in the mucus membrane of the small intestine and have the function of improving immunity and digestion. Castor oil packs also improve the production of white blood cells called lymphocytes which help in fighting microbial infections.
Procedure To Make Castor Oil Pack At Home:
Supplies Needed To Make The Pack
To prepare the castor oil pack at home material required is large cotton flannel piece, castor oil, parchment paper, towel and hot water bottle.
Method To Prepare The Pack
Place the cotton flannel in a ceramic bowl. Pour sufficient quantity of castor oil on it. Let the cotton soak in the castor oil for about five to ten minutes. After sometime take the flannel and squeeze out the excess oil. Place this castor oil saturated cotton flannel on the right side of the rib cage on the torso. Lie on your left side. Place the parchment paper on the cotton flannel. Cover the parchment paper with the towel. Now place a hot water bottle on the towel. Leave it for at least 20 minutes. After 20 minutes remove the pack and wipe the extra oil. Remember that you can keep the pack overnight as well and the longer period of application of pack helps improve its efficacy. It is best to use the pack before going to bed.
Castor oil packs are marvelous for giving relief from pains and allergies .They also help in reducing inflammation and help in inducing sleep. So use castor oil packs as often as possible for getting relief form allergies and improving liver health.