This was a favorite of Edgar Cayce (see the article Breast Cancer for a short biography on Edgar Cayce ). For tumors near the surface, he consistently recommended them. It was thought by many to pull the tumors from the body, however, clinical research also shows increased T-cell, NK (natural killer cells), and macrophage activity. One of the best books we can recommend for castor oil packs (besides anything by Edgar Cayce ) is by Dr Dana Myatt, MD, called A Physician's Diary. The book, as well as two videos of hers, are available from the ARE® Press, and you can reach them at PO Box 656, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, (757) 428-3588. The ARE® Press publishes books and video and audio cassettes of Edgar Cayce's work, as well as those who use his methods. A subscription will get you free books quarterly, as well as catalogs of their latest publications.
At nearly every health foods store we've visited, we found castor oil and wool or cotton flannel pads. The method of using them is quite simple. Spread out the pad and soak it with castor oil. Place it over the infected area (Cayce also recommends placing it over the liver for liver stimulation) and then wrap yourself with an oilcloth to avoid getting the oil all over everything. Place a heating pad (or hot water bottle) over it, and sit back for an hour and watch a comedy on TV. Some recommend an hour minimum, others three hours. You can store your oily pad in a plastic bag, and you need not store it in the refrigerator for castor oil is one of the most stable oils available.