My wife did several castor oil packs over her abdomen earlier this week to see if it would lessen some discomfort she was having due to her cycle. It did not. HOWEVER, it completely shrunk her belly! I love my wife dearly, but ever since our son was born, she has had a pretty good size pot belly. I never minded it but she has always been very self conscious about it. She is 5'4 and only 110 pounds - a very petite size four. Thus that belly stood out on her frame, especially as she is so small waisted. She always looked 2-3 months pregnant. Thus, the reason for her being so self conscious.
Do you have any idea why the castor oil pack would deflate her pot belly like this? We are talking about previously being able to grab a huge handful of skin all the way across and now there is barely anything there to grab. She is thrilled but we are both wondering what caused that pot belly to stay there for almost three years that a castor oil pack could deflate in two nights? Like letting the air out of a balloon. The difference is dramatic.
Castor oil is a very strange catalyst. I use it to keep cold sores from incessing, heal abresions, prevent severe sunburn, stop arthritis pain and muscle pains, heal rashes, integrate surgery scars into pliable, properly healed skin tissue, cure the insane itching on my nose at times when I need to pay attention to my work and keep my hands from drying up. if you'll notice all of these have to do with the epidermis (skin). I think what happened is that the castor oil packs destroyed the protien that protects fat cells from being absorbed into the body. Then it just tightened the stretched out calls in her stomach or even removed the excess cells of the stomach and asked the body to redistribute them to areas of much more need. For you information, Jesus blessed the Castor plant. It might help others if you offer your recipe on your pack in the next post.
Thanks for this information. Funny thing is, I don't think we use the castor oil packs as described. The directions say to saturate the flannel or cotten. We just pour a good amount of it on the flannel and then place it against the abdomen. We then place a hot water bottle over the flannel and then use a castor oil pack wrap over that to keep it from getting all over us. All of these supplies were purchase from The Heritage Store online which uses Edgar Cayce 's recipes. They have a whole page dedicted to castor oil pack supplies.
She would keep the castor oil pack on from 10pm until morning.
Read this from and old post- in fact, there might not be any replies but wanted to try here. My question is how did this treatment affect your wife physically aside from the reduction of her belly? No need for specific detail, just basics. From other posts I've read, many need to stay home the next day or have an upset stomach with several trips to the bath. Am considering this.
Thanks for the post. Can you tell me where to find the source about Jesus blessing the castor oil plant? That is very interesting. I remember where he cursed the fig tree and I am just starting to learn about essential oils from a biblical perspective. I did not realize they were mentioned so many times. Is it in the Old Testament? Thanks.
i know this is an old post but i will post a few questions anyway. since you say the castor oil possibly releases the and distributes the fat to more needed areas, do you think that if you apply the castor oil packs to cellulite ridden areas on the body that it might have the same effect thus reducing or even clearing up cellulite completely? also, are there any side effects from using castor oil packs? what are castor oil packs used for mainly?
Thank you for sharing this information. Even though you wrote in with a question, you are helping motivate me closer towards doing something along this line, since my body sounds similar to hers in this repect..
In addition to what was just offered as a possible explanation by longthought21 about the oil destroying cell protein coating, I am wondering if the castor oil also managed to penetrate the liver and intestines to loosen up and pass old plaque and whatever else was in there, perhaps some Gallstones or sludge from the liver, that kind of stuff, and even perhaps stuff left over from the changes of pregnancy as well. There may also be an energetic charge to it on some level that penetrated deeply into the organs and assisted them in correcting imbalances of different types--just my thought. As longthought mentioned, it does have an amazing ability to penetrate the skin barrier and change all sorts of things. It's quite powerful stuff, regardless.
It's interesting that you mentioned that she kept the pack on overnight, which might account for a big difference in how fast this happened. The general instructions for the packs that I have run across are to use them for 1-2 hours, although folks like Schulze and other healers sometimes recommend the entire night for different problems. Cayce recommended rubbing 1-2 tablespoons of castor oil onto the belly and breasts, then soaking in a hot tub for awhile to break up abdominal fat and possible breast cysts, etc, but it sounds like your wife really took it to a more intense level. I have never read of this as a result, either quickly or in a longer span of time before, but I have also not been able to read many of the stories of those who used them overnight, other than resulting a healing, to one degree or another, for their specific ailments and issues. Then again, there's a lot I haven't read...
I know these reportings really keep some of the rest of us who are perhaps more timid or apprehensive or chicken (such as myself) about doing the different healing procedures and protocols encouraged and fascinated enough that we start moving more in that direction. These stories really help me personally to gather steam and courage to get on with it and try something new.
This is good news!! Perhaps what she is doing now may, if not for this cycle, help ease future cycles because of the deep cleansing effect it has had. Please keep us updated if there are any more noticeable changes or insights on this. I hope your wife's problem with her cycles becomes a thing of the past and completely disappears. Thank you for sharing this.
Here is a little somthing else that offers help. I take Chlorella to help clean the intestines of Dairy chemicals that cause toxin build up. I've been taking it for a while now and I don't suffer intestinal inconstitution.
I just used one of these packs for the first time the other night, for 45 min, and got a terrible tummy ache. I suspect that was because it was moving toxins though my system. I ate some ginger and drank ALOT of water to move it out of my body. Well, the next morning I was amazed that my tummy had gotten a bit flatter!! I've been on a cleanse and doing a tON of sit ups without losing any of that belly fat, I thought it was stress or maybe I was doing something wrong, but apparently it had to do with the castor pack.
It seems important to make sure you get plenty of water and fiber while you are doing this. I'm surprised your wife was able to leave it on over night without getting a stomache ache! Thanks for posting, very helpful.
Dr. McGarey author of "Oils that Heal" suggests that castor oil packs can strengthen the Peyer's Patches, which are tiny patches of lymphatic tissue in the mucosal surface of the small intestine. The Peyer's Patches produce a substance which facilitates electrical contact between the autonomous and the cerebrospinal nervous system when it reaches those areas via the bloodstream. Dr. McGarey says that the health of the entire nervous system is, to an extent, maintained through the substance produced by the Peyer's Patches when they are in good health. Although the Peyer's Patches were discovered in 1677, it is only recently that medical Science has begun to recognize them as constituents of the body's immune system.
Current research appears to confirm Dr. McGarey's theory. A double-blind study, described by Harvey Grady in a report entitled Immunomodulation through Castor Oil Packs published in a recent issue of the Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, examined lymphocyte values of 36 healthy subjects before and after topical castor oil application. This study identified castor oil as an anti-toxin, and as having impact on the lymphatic system, enhancing immunological function. The study found that castor oil pack therapy of a minimal two-hour duration produced an increase in the number of T-11 cells within a 24-hour period following treatment, with a concomitant increase in the number of total lymphocytes. This T-11 cell increase represents a general boost in the body's specific defense status, since lymphocytes actively defend the health of the body by forming antibodies against pathogens and their toxins. T-cells identify and kill viruses, fungi, bacteria, and cancer cells
Our thanks to everyone who replied. This information has been extremely helpful to us as it provided excellent explanations of how the castor oil packs work and how it helped to deflate my wife's pot belly.
Hey raymond, I've been thinking and I thought maybe some more information might be helpful. I was wondering for how long did your wife use the Castor Oil Packs? Was there any problems physically or leaks or did you have any problems with shipping? Did you purchase your Castor Oil locally or through the web site? If can think of anything that might help people in the transition, I think they might appreciate moving through the process smoothly.
My wife only used the pack for 3 straight nights. She was having some unusual discomfort due to her period and wanted to give it a try. I took the castor oil supplies away from her when I started my bowel cleanse. She wants them back so she can try this again! The castor oil did ease some of that discomfort for her, while the shrinking of her pot belly was an unexpected positive result. I do want to add that she does NOT have washboard abs due to this - only exercise can do that. However, the decrease in that belly pouch is substantial. Prior to the castor oil pack, that pouch was very evident when she wore jeans. Now it is unnoticeable.
I have ordered from the Heritage Store online at least 4 times so far. They are VERY fast with their shipping (usually only takes a few days) and I have never had any problems with leaking, etc. As it is cheaper to do so, I always buy the 32 oz. bottle of castor oil as it last longer and you get so much more for the price (Example: My mom purchased a 2 oz. bottle from Wal Mart at a cost of $2.99. I purchased the 32 oz. bottle for less than $12. Plus I feel good about the quality of the oil I receive from Heritage. I cannot say so for the product my Mom purchased at Wal Mart - other than it is vastly overpriced for what you receive as compared to the Heritage).
I am sure your local health food store would have good quality castor oil as well.
Please let me know if I can provide any further explanation on this. I am happy to help.
Hey great! On the pain issue, I have used Castor Oil on my wrist before I perform a brutal job of chamfering Checkers Springs ( big, hard stooges) and then I put on more at times during the day. Now before I did this I had done it many times and my wrist's hurt so bad that I had to take a few days off to recover, and even then it still hurt some. But after I started the regimen, I found I could do the job with lot more comfort and almost no pain for several days. Also, having to bend over and pick the part's out of the barrel, My back would hurt from the constant strain. Then I put Castor Oil on the small of my back and receive instant relief and feel no pain! A big pluse on my book.
She didn't lose any pounds, per se, as she is very petite to begin with. What she lost was inches - almost 3 inches overall. She went from looking 2-3 months pregnant, to having a barely noticeable bump.
I want to point out that this was NOT her goal when using the castor oil pack - to lose her belly - as she was not aware it would produce this effect. She only used it as she was having discomfort due to her period. The deflating of her belly was a nice bonus. I have received a ton of feedback on this as to why this did occur. They are all great responses. But I cannot say for sure why this happened to her. She is just glad it did.
Raymond...A few questions...I think in an earlier post you said that your wife left the pack on all night and slept till morning. Perhaps that is why it happened because she left it on so long.
Was there a heat source on her as well?
Did she suffer any discomfort from leaving it on all night?
Has the belly reappeared after a few days?
As you can probably tell, there are a few of us here that would like to get rid of that belly bulge that we've had for years after bearing children. We appreciate your input!
No problem.....ask away, any time, any questions. I will be happy to try to help.
Yes, she did leave the castor oil pack on ALL night. We have the castor oil packer holder which has an insert sleeve for you to insert either a heating pad or a hot water bottle. We use a hot water bottle. That usually keeps the HOT water in for at least 3-4 hours and then gradually gets warmer. By morning it is obviously room temperature.
She said she never experienced any discomfort from leaving the pack on all night. Usually she sleeps on her side in the fetal position, but the pack prevented her from doing that. She was surprised she was able to sleep on her back all night, but she did. She said the warmth from the pack was very soothing.
NO! The belly has not reappeared. It has been almost a week since she did this. I have been using the pack myself as I have been doing a Bowel Cleanse all week, so she has not had access to it! However, she plans to use it again this weekend. I would say she lost about 2-3 inches overall in her belly. Like I said, it almost looks deflated and in her jeans it is no longer noticeable.
We still don't know WHY this happened as it was not her original intent. We just know it DID happen and she is thrilled.
We both wish all of you similar success!
Please don't hesitate to ask any additional questions. We are happy to help.