Revised from http://www.natural-health-for-fertility.com/castor-oil-therapy.html:
Castor oil therapy consists of using warmed castor oil on cloth over the abdomen or other body parts in order to stimulate blood flow to the area. This natural method is used to treat many disorders including those of a gynaecological nature, and related to infertility, like endometriosis, fibroids, polycystic ovary syndrome, etc.
Castor oil is absorbed easily into the body through the skin and its healing components are delivered directly into the body tissues.
Properties Of Castor Oil Therapy
Castor oil assists the body in the removal of inflammatory components like prostaglandins. This decreases pain during menses and pain associated with endometriosis, inflammation, and adhesions.
"Scientific studies have shown that Castor oil treatments can boost the immune system by increasing the number of total lymphocyte count."
Castor Oil Packs Break Up Scar Tissue
Castor oil therapy can be effective in breaking up scar tissue and adhesions, in loosening up masses and in drawing out toxins from as deep as 8 cm.
Castor Oil Packs Aid Tissue Detox
Castor oil stimulates lymphatic drainage and removes waste products from the tissues and cells.
The most important component of Castor oil is ricinoleic acid, a fatty acid component which has the ability to draw toxins out of the tissues.
Environmental chemicals may be the main cause of infertility causing conditions like uterine fibroids, endometriosis, PCOS, metabolic imbalance, etc.
When dangerous toxins enter the blood stream, they can potentially cause free radical damage, inflammation, and DNA damage.
Benefits Of Castor Oil Therapy
The following conditions respond to the application of Castor oil packs:
1. Menstrual dysfunction and painful periods
2. Liver, pancreas and gallbladder disorders
3. Digestive and stomach problems
4. Adhesions and scarring
5. Constipation and poor elimination through the bowels
6. Benign fibroids, endometriosis and ovarian cysts
7. Lymphatic congestion and swollen lymph nodes
8. Constipation, bowel impaction or adhesions
9. Bladder and vaginal infections
10. Fibrocystic breast disease (breast applications)