Detox: Castor Oil

Detox: Castor Oil
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Castor oil? You mean that horrid stuff my Mum used to make me take when I was young... or that stuff the doctor said would induce labour... THAT castor oil?

Yep! The very same, friend.

Little bit of trivia for you - the reason your mum may have forced castor oil down your gullet as a child was as a form of punishment, not because you needed treatment for parasites.

The method of being given castor oil as form of punishment dates back to Mussolini according to Wikipedia...

Punishment: Some parents punished children with a dose of castor oil... A heavy dose of castor oil could be used as a humiliating punishment for adults. Colonial officials used it in the British Raj (India) to deal with recalcitrant servants. Belgian military officials prescribed heavy doses of castor oil in Belgian Congo as a punishment for being too sick to work... The most famous use as punishment came in Fascist Italy under Benito Mussolini.

Anyway, I digress... back to the discovery!

One of the most surprising discoveries I've come across in this journey of 'healing thyself' has been Castor oil.

Don't get me wrong, I loathe taking it, but what I've come to learn about castor oil is that it is extremely effective when you use it topically / transdermally.

What is it?

Oil pressed from the seeds of the castor bean, Ricinus communis - castor oil is a tastless and slightly yellow-tinged fatty acid, oil.

Its most well-known medicinal uses include laxatives, in cosmetics, soaps, lubricants, and a moisturiser for skin and hair.

What used to be in every household 50+ years ago, and most commonly used as a laxative. Which, ironically, is no longer promoted for internal use.

This once frequently-used remedy that had gone quietly into the night is now making a comeback, but it is actually a secret weapon!

Topical application, you say?

Well, I'm sure it comes as no surprise that castor oil is used to improve hair and skin quality by topical application because of the fatty acid properties which moistorise...

but that isn't why I recommend applying it to your skin...

... the reason why topical application is also effective is because of PARASITES!

I know, I know... I keep banging on about parasites, but REALLY... I keep coming back to it because they seem to be at the bottom of almost every health rabbit hole I jump down since starting the Pool Water (C-D-S) and K@lcker's parasite protocol.

If you aren't up to date on how I became unwell enough to stumble across parasites, you can read My Health Story HERE...

and if you haven't read about the parasite protocol, you read all about that HERE.

Biohacker Women-Warrior Friends: Ann Marie / Jodi / Me

On the parasite cleanse journey along with my biohacker women warrior friends, Jodi & Ann Marie...

...we came across this study from 2011, which studied the effect of castor oil on helminthic (parasitic worms) activity.

They put some of these parasites in some Petrie dishes and timed how long it took for them to die...

...castor oil, mustard oil and albendazole (the strongest anti-helminthic drug on the market) were the agents used for this little test.

Well.. turns out, castor oil kills this type of parasite in ONE 3RD of the time it took for the Albendazole to kill the little buggers!

Wow, I know! How about that?!

You can read the study for yourself, HERE.

This episode of our wellness webinar we talked ALL about castor oil and our findings. 👇🏼

Wait... what has this got to do with applying castor oil topically?

Hang onto your knickers... I'm getting there.

In the time it took for me to get up the courage to start K@alcker's Parasite Protocol, I heard about castor oil packs and their benefits from Jodi.

She shared about how she started using this thing called a 'castor oil pack' from The Queen of Thrones... how castor oil can help eliminate adipose tissue (a safe haven for parasites) and kill parasites simply by being applied to your skin, and allowed to soak in.

At the time, I had been recently diagnosed with bursitis in my left hip, it was very painful! So painful, in fact, that when my naturopath drew it to my attention and started rubbing it to release it, I INSTANTLY felt like I was going to pass out.

No joke. The pain was that bad.

I mentioned this to Jodi & Ann Marie and within minutes of some research and discussion about what we already knew about parasites, inflammation and arthritis... we came to the conclusion that the bursitis in my hip was caused by them.

So I decided I would try a make-shift castor oil pack... what was the worst that could happen...?

My dry skin would clear up...? That was far from a worst case scenario. I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Skin so dry, it be like it's White Christmas!

I just had to go and buy some castor oil first.

Now, I don't mind telling you how hard it was for me to source some castor oil locally.

I tried my local pharmacist... they didn't have any. 🤔 I tried my naturopath... no luck there either (I know, a naturopath of all professions... go figure)! 😳

I tried another pharmacist and they sold bottles in only 100ml each!

So I bought a couple of those to tide me over, then looked online for castor oil available in larger quantities.

Unable to get a neat and compact castor pack from The Queen of Thrones immediately...

I dug out some old gauze bandages, soaked them in castor oil and proceeded to wrap myself up like a Mummy around my hips and waist.

I put cling film wrapped over the top so that the castor oil wouldn't stain everything, and I could put a heat pack on top and sleep with it overnight.

The heat pack is very important... it helps drive the castor oil deeper into your tissues (which is where parasites hide out) and parasites HATE the heat.

So, when I woke up the next morning, the pain in my hip was practically GONE.

The pain did return by the end of the day, but I wrapped myself up again and went for round two.

After about 3 or 4 times wearing the gauze-soaked in castor oil overnight the pain completely went and hasn't returned.

This was in the turnaround of about 7-10 days! AMAZING, I know!

But also something else incredible and unexpected happened... I dropped 2 kilograms (roughly 4lbs)!

That's right! Just by wearing gauze-soaked in castor oil overnight 3 or 4 times over the course of 7-10 days, I LOST 4 lbs!

Still think your inability to lose weight isn't related to parasites?!

Yeah... certainly looks that way.

I could go on about the abounding benefits of Castor Oil, and I'll probably write about it again in the not too distant future.

But for now I'll leave you with where you can find a simpler, n0-mess method of doing castor oil packs than doing yourself up like a Mummy with gauze bandages and clingfilm.

Queen Of Thrones have a well designed, natural fibres pack suitable and comfortable to wear overnight as you sleep. 💤

Castor Oil Liver Pack - The Queen of Thrones

Queen Of Thrones have a well designed, no-mess, made with natural fibres pack suitable to wear overnight as you sleep.

I absolutely LOVE mine. Easy to apply and comfortable to wear.

Available for purchase from Amazon.

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