Health Watch from the Maine Reflexology School
Why I use Castor Oil in my practice
Castor Oil has been used both internally and externally for thousands of years due to its many wonderful health benefits. Successful studies have approved the use of Castor Oil for skin infections and other skin problems such as sunburn, abrasions, acne, dry skin, boils, warts, stretch marks, liver/age spots, athletes foot and chronic itching and inflamed skin.
As a natural emollient, castor oil penetrates the skin, helping stimulate the production of collagen and elastin which can soften and hydrate the skin. This makes it a wonderful natural treatment for wrinkles since it restores and rejuvenates skin's natural youthful appearance by making skin smoother, softer and pliant. When applied regularly, castor oil also helps diminish dark circles under your eyes. Dab only a small amount of oil when applying it to the skin near the eyes.
Lymphatic congestion is a major factor leading to inflammation and disease. When castor oil is absorbed through your skin your lymphocyte count increases. Increased lymphocytes speed up the removal of toxins from your tissues, which promotes healing.
Castor oil has been found to help with many everyday problems such as: