7 Amazing Benefits of Castor Oil

Medical practitioners have been using castor oil in various ways to cure ailments and
improve patients’ health for thousands of years. In fact, it is one of the oldest herbal healing
remedies in the world. History has it that castor oil usage can be traced back to every
ancient civilisation in the world. Castor oil is also all natural – and Castorvida is 100% organic
– so you can rest assured that what you are using is completely safe.

For skin

There are numerous advantages for the skin when it comes to castor oil. After gently
cleansing and steaming your face, apply a small amount of castor oil to a warm washcloth
and gently massage into areas where you are experiencing breakouts. Leave this on
overnight and rinse off with warm water in the morning. Castor oil, similar to neem oil, can
draw out bacteria, excess oil and remove dead skin cells, while being gentle to your skin.
You can use castor oil as a gentle moisturiser, massage it into dry cuticles, use it for cracked
and dry heels and even to relieve sunburn.

For hair

Want shiny healthy locks? Want to relieve an itchy, dry scalp? Want to promote hair
growth? These are just a few of castor oil’s benefits when it comes to hair. A quick Google
will bring up hundreds of home remedies for hair using castor oil. A tiny amount warmed
between your palms and lightly skimmed over split ends or frizzy hair can also tame your

For inflammation

Castor oil packs are very beneficial in the treatment of conditions related to chronic
inflammation. America’s Advanced Naturopathic Medical Centre condones the use of castor
oil packs for the treatment of chronic inflammation that could be linked to lifestyle choices
like smoking, excessive drinking and bowel conditions – all connected to the lymphatic
system – as well as for joint pain. ‘The lymphatic system is like the sewer system of the
body. Toxins, infections, metals, dead cells and debris from all over the body are collected
and cleaned up by the lymphatic system then brought to the liver for filtering and emptied
out the colon. When our lymphatic system is not working effectively, waste and toxins can
build up, this can lead to a depressed immune system, inefficient bowel movements and
worsening food sensitivities, which ultimately lead to inflammation and disease. Therefore,
castor oil packs can increase lymphatic drainage, detoxify the body, strengthen the immune
system, improve bowel movements, reduce food sensitivities, decrease inflammation,
prevent disease and enhance overall health.’

For detoxification

Castor oil packs supports the body’s lymphatic system, which is the drainage network that
receives and filters waste products from our cells, sending some toxins back to the
bloodstream to be cleaned by the kidney and liver. The liver is one of the main cleansing
organs in the body. Placing a castor oil pack over the liver area (on the right-hand side of
the body, under the ribcage) provides the liver​ with support​ to detoxify.
Castor oil packs have also been shown to increase levels of glutathione – an essential
antioxidant and detoxification compound.

For endometriosis

Castor oil has been used to treat endometriosis for decades and should be applied when
cramps begin. You can massage castor oil directly onto the affected area of your stomach or
use a convenient and comforting castor oil pack.

For circulation

Good blood flow is vital for a healthy body. Regularly using a castor oil pack will increase
circulation, which ensures that oxygenated blood flows through your body enriching your
organs so that they can function optimally.

For Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Castor oil packs have been used for centuries to help provide natural relief for IBS symptoms
such as constipation and bloating. By placing a castor oil pack across the abdomen and
lower abdomen, the castor oil helps to stimulate smooth muscle contractions, which helps
to push food and waste through the body and help to stimulate bowel movements. This
results in less bloating, inflammation and constipation. Castor oil also helps to increase
circulation and stimulate the lymphatic system aiding with pain and spasm relief as well as
providing detoxification benefits.

To learn about more benefits of castor oil and castor oil packs, and to place your order for
Castorvida’s 100% natural and organic castor oil products, click here.

Castorvida will be exhibiting at the ANP Naturopathic Summit. Visit their stand to learn more about the benefits of castor oil packs and take advantage of the discounts!