Here is my step-by-step guide to preparing and using your castor oil packs for liver detoxification and immune support. Supporting your liver daily is important when we are exposed daily to toxins, chemicals, and stress.
Castor oil packs have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to promote healing, reduce inflammation and improve circulation. It can be traced back to medical books as early as 1550 B.C.
Castor oil packs when placed on the liver stimulate not only your lymph but also support liver function, to facilitate the removal of toxins. When our liver and lymph are congested this can lead to inflammation, which is often the underlying root cause of many diseases, such as autoimmune diseases. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, “A growing body of evidence reveals that the lymphatic system influences the health of multiple organs, including the heart, lung, and brain.”
What Are the Benefits of Castor Oil Packs?
- Improves immune function
- Boosts circulation
- Moisturizes skin and boosts wound healing
- Improves digestion and elimination
- Reduces inflammation and pain
- Reduces and supports stiffness associated with arthritis
- Stimulates the livers natural detoxification pathways
A List Of What You Will Need
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- This is my favorite castor oil: hexane free
- This is the wool flannel I use: unbleached and dye-free wool
- A glass container: Store your used castor oil pack in the fridge
- Old clothes, towels, and/or sheets
How Do I Prepare My Castor Oil Pack?
Step 1: Pour 1 tbsp of Organic Castor Oil from an amber glass bottle onto the soft cotton side of your pack
Step 2: Place your Castor Oil Pack over your liver area, and tie it in place!
Directions: You can place your castor oil pack virtually anywhere on your body but I like to focus on my liver, which is located under your right rib cage. You can also place it directly on sore joints or muscles, as well. I will lay down on a bed or couch with a towel underneath myself. I then place a towel over the castor oil pack once it is in place and will typically put an old shirt on when lying down.
The beauty of the Queen of Thrones Castor Oil pack is it is less messy than other brands allowing you to tie it around your abdomen and walk around the house, clean, cook or work at your desk.
The minimum amount you should leave it on is 1 hour but it can be left on for longer.
In addition, I recommend starting with 1-3 times per week and increasing to everyday for 30 days. Then for maintenance, it can be used 1- times per week.
Note of caution: Do not use during your pregnancy. You can use during your period, but if this is the first time you are wearing it , wait until the end of your period to BEGIN.
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