Sunday, April 13, 2014

Castor Oil Detox Packs and How it Enhances the Immune System

What does an abdominal Castor oil detox pack do??  

It significantly increases the production of lymphocytes. 
You probably noticed swollen lymph nodes on the neck, even after a common cold/ flu, especially in kids. Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped glands throughout the body and may be found singly or in groups. And they may be as small as the head of a pin or as large as an olive. They are part of the lymph system, which carries the lymph fluid, nutrients, and waste material between the body tissues and the bloodstream.The lymph system is an important part of the immune system, the body's defense system against disease. The lymph nodes filter lymph fluid as it flows through them, trapping bacteria, viruses, and other foreign substances, which are then destroyed by special white blood cells called lymphocytes.

As to how castor oil packs help us is very beautifully explained by Dr. David G. Williams. How the castor oil pack needs to be done is also explained.
http://www.electroherbalism.com/Naturopathy/Therapies/Diet/FatsandOils/CastorOil.htm

I have written down some of the highlights from an article regarding castor oil packs…  

''Studies have found that when done right, using abdominal castor oil packs had significant increases in the production of lymphocytes. The lymphatic system is said to be an amazingly complex structure, which works hand in hand with both the blood circulatory system and the digestive system. Castor oil is an anti-toxin, which impacts the lymphatic system, enhancing immunological function. Studies 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. 


Make an effort to improve the function of the lymphatic system in the case of every health problem. The bottom line is that the removal of cellular waste products is essential for the health of the entire body. There is no drug that can improve lymphatic flow. That job can be handled through the topical application of castor oil with the help of exercise and massage. Clinical evidence now confirms that castor oil packs improve eliminations, assimilations, lymphatic circulation, and even the production of certain T-cells. If your body absorbs nutrients, eliminates wastes, filters toxins, and bolsters the immune system more effectively; you are going to be a healthier person overall. Think about it. You may even be preventing chronic disease.''


We did it for a hour every night for four days continuously, just before my son went to sleep. He had very swollen lymph nodes on his neck and even on the side of his right waist. We did in a very simple manner - just applied castor oil directly on the skin on the right side of his tummy, placed a thin flannel cloth over it and then a warm water bottle on top of the cloth. All his swollen lymph nodes disappeared after the application!


It is advised that a castor oil pack needs to be done for a minimum of a hour a day, for four days continuously over a week, for upto three weeks, to derive the maximum benefits. 


NOTE: ALL/ ANY oil needs to be cold pressed and bio/organic.