CASTER OIL PACKS
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Edgar Cayce first taught us about castor oil packs. Castor oil is a sticky, gooey oil, from the castor bean, that soothes, cleanses and calms the gut, the liver and the whole belly, when made into a poultice that is applied externally. Because the castor oil pack made popular by Edgar Cayce is a bit involved, I created one I call the “Cheater’s Castor Oil Pack,” because it’s a fast and easy version of his, but just as effective. I have discovered that if something is not fast and easy, hardly anyone does it, including me.
Use this pack when you are constipated, bloated and gassy, or wish to purify your liver during a cleanse. It is also recommended for anyone dealing with a serious illness, for whom serious detoxifying is vital. It is safe and gentle, yet potent, so it’s great for children and adults alike.
Cheater’s Castor Oil Pack
Spread a thin layer of castor oil on your tummy. Wear an old t-shirt that you do not mind getting stained, and lie down for thirty minutes; or use before going to sleep. The pack’s effectiveness is increased with a heating pad placed on your belly for twenty minutes prior to using the pack.
If you do not have a heating pad, you can make one. Place one pound of raw rice in a sock and tie one end. Heat the rice sock in the microwave for two minutes and a half minutes, and place on your tummy. Very soothing anytime!
Happy-Gut Reminder: Castor oil packs take care of the gas!