Hi all, I just wanted to share something I've been experimenting with and see if anyone has comments to add.
A few years ago, my naturopath encouraged me to rub castor oil on my belly, as an anti inflammatory, when I had constipation and abdominal pain from IBS. That still works, along with a very gentle clockwise rubbing motion, which sets the bowels into a cleansing mode.
Then earlier this year I had 2 car accidents and I use castor oil, topically, to relieve the swelling and pain of whiplash.
Today my stomach was really hurting and I decided to take it internally. I took a quarter teaspoon and swallowed it down and then lay down and did reiki on my belly. As the oil went down it just calmed it so nicely and gently, I wanted to go right to sleep. I'm sure the hands on healing had something to do with it also, but I had to write and tell you all that you can do this too.
But please be aware if you are going to take castor oil internally, don't go overboard: 1-5 tablespoons is the adult dose that will keep you in the bathroom all day. So that is why I took 1/4 tsp. It seems to be enough to make it feel better without causing any extra bathroom runs (no pun intended :)).
Have any of you tried castor oil this way? What was your result?
Hi Tammy, It was interesting for me to read about your experience with castor oil for healing an inner infection. It's amazing to me that the heat would make the oil penetrate and heal internally! Thanks for sharing, and I'm really glad you had such success with it. '
You said you use it for pain relief. Do you use that method for tissue damage, as well as infection? I'm thinking of soft tissue damage from a car accident, to my neck and back. When I used it that way, I did it without the heat, and it was still helpful. The heat might make a difference. Maybe I'll experiment and let you know!
I wonder if it would heal my tongue... I burnt it about 2 months ago on some hot tea, and it still hurts a lot with hot or spicy foods, or hot drinks. The thing about castor oil is it's safe for internal AND external use. What a wonderful thing! If it healed your infection, maybe it'll heal my tongue!
Thanks again for sharing, and many blessings to you, Rachel.