Beneficial for Healing Reactions

  • Many uncomfortable symptoms can accompany the body’s attempt to detoxify
  • Castor oil packs and clay packs are part of the healing reaction “tool kit” can be used in many situations to alleviate these symptoms
  • Clay PULLS- Castor oil smoothes and soothes
  • Article on castor oil by Harvey Grady and are great resources for additional information on Castor Oil Packs

History of Castor Oil

  • Derived from the castor bean, which dates back to 4,000 years ago
  • Found in Egyptian tombs and used in Ancient India, China, Persia, Africa, Greece and Rome
  • Used externally by Aztecs to treat skin lesions and hemorrhoids, while Chinese used it to induce childbirth

What is Castor Oil Pack?

  • Used by applying castor oil to wool or cotton fabric
  • Heat is applied to the pack when in use
  • Can be applied without heat if contraindicated

Therapeutic Uses

  • Relief of bone/arthritic pain, muscle spasms and inflammation
  • Improved elimination from intestines
  • Drainage of congestion and acidity
  • Loosens mucus from intestines and lungs
  • Improved flow of blood and lymph to an area
  • Reduced scar tissue and adhesions
  • Stimulation of: liver, gall bladder, gastrointestinal tract and lymphatics

Uses at CNV Clinic

  • Castor oil packs are very helpful for bone pain form bone metastasis
  • Often used over the abdomen for cramping and irritations of GI tract during healing reactions

Do Not Use

Do not use a hot pack for the following:

  • Lymphoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Directly over tumor (will increase blood flow to the tumor)
  • Directly over the liver with tumor
  • Directly over the Thyroid gland ‘
  • Area that is already hot

(In these instances, try a castor oil pack without the heat, or try a clay pack instead)

Science of Castor Oil

Although research as to the effects and causes of beneficial action by castor oil packs continues, a study conducted in the 1980s by Harvey Grady resulted in the following:

  • An apparent increase in the lymphocyte production and the level of activity in T-cell lymphocytes
  • Increases in the T-11 cell counts at the significance level of p=01

Preparing Castor Oil Packs

  • Flannel or wool cloth
  • Castor oil
  • Hot water bottle
  • Bath towel
  • Plastic Sheet
  • Easy to clean surface

Clay and the Gerson Therapy

  • Clay Packs
  • Managing toxic flare ups
  • Alleviating pain
  • Gastro-intestinal problems
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pains

 Types of Clay

  • Therapeutic clay belongs to the smectite series called Montmorillonite
  • Extremely fine grained and thin layered
  • Largest surface area
  • Should be virgin and untreated
  • Colors range from white to pale green to yellow-brown or red

Internal Use

  • Useful for food poisoning and viral gastroenteritis
  • Stomach pains and diarrhea
  • ¼ tsp of clay with ¼ tsp of potassium gluconate in peppermint tea for diarrhea
  • Earliest example of using earth resources to solve medical problems
  • The Clay Cure

External Use

  • Can be placed over tumor itself
  • Not to be placed on open lesion
  • Headaches
  • Spider/insect bites
  • Boils, pimples, warts, skin rashes

Clay Packs

  • Hot inflammatory pain in joints
  • Reducing tumor inflammation/infection
  • Alleviate congestion in the deep organs of liver gall bladder
  • When placed over liver, draws out toxicity
  • Administered twice a day 2-3 hours until pack is dried