yes, its much more penetrating than vitamin e. many have said they have dissolved gall stones with castor oil packs. i have heard that adding some ginger to the castor oil increases its efficacy. Edgar Cayce
was a big fan of castor oil packs. you can get any kind of castor oil pack info and supplies from any site that sells cayce materials. tho its very simple to make a pack, you don't need anything but castor oil, 100% cotton cloth, hot water pack, and someting to keep it in place. good luck.