The right side of the abdomen. Castor oil packs are sometimes recommended by alternative practitioners as part of a liver detox program.
Inflamed and swollen joints, bursitis, and muscle strains.
The abdomen to relieve constipation and other digestive disorders.
The lower abdomen in cases of menstrual irregularities and uterine and ovarian cysts.
Undyed wool or cotton flannel large enough to cover the affected area
Plastic wrap cut one to two inches larger than the flannel (can be cut from a plastic bag)
Hot water bottle
Container with lid
Old clothes and sheets. Castor oil will stain clothing and bedding.
1. Place the flannel in the container. Soak it in castor oil so that it is saturated, but not dripping.
6. Store the pack in the covered container in the refrigerator. Each pack may be reused up to 25-30 times.
Edgar Cayce frequently suggested castor oil packs for a wide variety of conditions. You can learn more about him at http://www.edgarcayce.org.