November 5th, 2013 (actual date written)
From the recommendation via Crystal Bold, I start using castor oil heat packets to help with the treatment of PCOS.
Castor Oil heat packs have been recommended by Edgar Cayce since the early 1900′s for an array of ailments ranging from fatty tumors, bee stings, arthritis, childbirth, allergies, alcoholism, sprains & strains, ear infections, colds & flu, injuries, cysts, baldness, back pain, tonsilitis, removing warts and healing wounds.
Specifically for women with PCOS, is it’s apparent link to dissolving ovarian cysts when used regularly.
The oil contains undecylenic acid which is a powerful antifungal agent (only for use on the skin due to it’s internal toxicity).
Edgar Cayce recommends castor oil packs to improve the assimilation of nutrients from food, improve elimination of wastes and increase circulation, especially in relation to the lymphatic system.
Raw castor beans or oil are quite toxic when taken internally – just one bean if eaten would be enough to kill a human being. Castor oil appears to have a unique ability to sink transdermally (through the skin) due to it’s high molecular weight, to relax smooth muscle. This simple mechanical action has a beneficial influence on all hollow organs, specifically the blood and lymph vessels, the uterus, fallopian tubes, bowels, gall bladder, and even the liver.
It is often used to stimulate the liver, relieve pain, increase lymphatic circulation, reduce inflammation, improve digestion, as a treatment for headaches, liver disorders, constipation and intestinal disorders, gallbladder inflammation and gallstones.
It is also of specific use in treating uterine fibroids and non-cancerous ovarian cysts as well as relieving ovarian pain, inflammation and help the healing process after a cyst has ruptured.
Castor oil heat packs increases the efficiency of circulation through the pelvic region in general and good circulation is required for supportive nutrients to be delivered to the cells, and for waste products and inflammatory factors to be removed. If a castor oil pack is placed over your liver area, it will help your liver to do its work more efficiently, including the metabolism of your hormones.
How to Use
This is the best video to watch on How To use the castor oil heat packs.
To be effective, a castor oil pack must be used at least 3 times a week, and the more frequently you can use it, the better your results will be. A commonly recommended regime is 4 nights on and 3 nights off.
I'll be honest. Finding/making an hour 3 times per week to do this is not easy for me. I have switched to 30 minutes on my busier days, and I am a lot more consistent. I found my castor oil at Whole Foods and Central Market, and the wool cloths at Whole Foods.
Regardless if you are battling PCOS, castor oil heat packs are a great aid to improving digestion. Castor oil packs are another remedy that I am finding to be of huge benefit that would more than likely never be recommended in a medical doctor's office. I have noticed my digestion has improved significantly since starting the heat packs 3 months ago. Time will only tell how it is improving my PCOS. I highly recommend giving this ancient treatment a try. Let me know what you think.