Castor oil packs for endometriosis  

Castor oil packs have great health benefits and can really help with some of the symptoms of endometriosis.

Castor oil packs can help with endometriosis symptoms

The background to castor oil packs.....

Castor oil has been used therapeutically for hundreds of years, both internally and externally. It has been used to treat everything from colitis and peptic ulcers to arthritis and female problems from back pain to fibroids, and PMS. 

Preliminary research at the George Washington School of Medicine in the US has shown that castor oil packs are likely to improve the function of the immune system. They are an excellent treatment for endometriosis, not only to alleviate discomfort but to speed recovery. 

The castor oil pack is a simple procedure, yet it can produce wonderful results. They were widely used by Edgar Cayce, the American psychic, to heal many different ailments including digestive problems, Hodgkin’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, pelvic cellulitis, and kidney problems. 

Castor oil pack benefits for endometriosis

Castor Oil testimonial - proof that they work ... 

'Yes, castor oil packs are amazing. I actually had a chance to test them out and see if they really work. I have had 7 surgeries all endo related. About 5 months ago I started having some bad pain again. I have had my uterus taken in 2017 and four endo surgeries since, so doctors ran tests, did a lot of imaging and said I had a lot of endo and scar tissue build up. So I went and bought the castor oil and packs. I started doing it EVERYDAY. I’d sleep with the pack on and I’d put it on during the day for 3 months.

I just had my surgery 4 weeks ago today. Doctor cleaned me up again inside and took my ovaries this time. I went back to see him for the post op discussion, and he’s like well when we got into your abdomen there actually was hardly any endo. He said there was some but nothing like it has been and even the scar tissue was gone. He said they took all that was there. So, I have continued doing the packs. I’m completely convinced they work!!'

How Castor Oil Packs work

Edgar Cayce suggested that castor oil packs can strengthen the Payer’s Patches, which are tiny patches of lymphatic tissue in the mucosal surface of the small intestine.

According to Cayce, the Payer’s Patches produce substances which react with the nervous system when it reaches those areas via the blood-stream. Although the Payer’s Patches were discovered in 1677, it is only recently that medical science has begun to recognise them as constituents of the body’s immune system. 

Castor oil health benefits

As mentioned earlier, Cayce indicated that castor oil packs help rebuild and increase the effectiveness of the Peyer's patches, and also the lymphoid tissue on the mucous membrane of the small intestine. Dr. McGarey found that castor oil packs do appear to boost the immune system.

He reports that total lymphocyte count and T-pan lymphocyte count (T-11 cells) - immune system components to you and me - increased significantly in the group of patients using castor oil packs. He hypothesises that the packs also enhance lymphatic drainage, removing waste products from tissue - an aid to a detox program. 

Cayce also indicated that castor oil packs over the abdomen and liver enhance liver function, stimulate the gallbladder, increase elimination, and promotes relaxation. ‘The Oil That Heals’ contains case studies of patients with a range of illnesses, including those involving the female generative system, the lower bowel, upper digestive tract, liver, gall bladder, headaches and tension syndromes, and local infections. 

What you need:


To do a castor oil pack treatment you require:

  • 2 cotton or wool flannel cloths, about 12 inches square ( a piece of old sheet is fine but make sure there are no synthetics in the fabric) 
  • 2 plastic sheets - one to protect the bed, one smaller to wrap around the area being treated - for endometriosis, the pack will be applied to the abdomen 
  • hot water bottle 
  • Approx. 100ml of castor oil 
  • bath towels 
  • baking soda 
  • hot water 
  • safety pins 

Method for castor oil pack


  • heat the castor oil in an enamel-lined, china or glass saucepan, hot enough to put straight onto the skin without scalding 
  • immerse the cloth in it and stir round with tongs, ensuring that it gets thoroughly saturated 
  • meanwhile cover the bed with a plastic sheet and a large towel to protect the sheets 
  • lift out the saturated cloth and place it over the area to be treated. For endometriosis, the cloth needs to be placed over the central abdomen area 
  • cover the oil saturated cloth with the other cloth, which has been soaked in hot water and rung out 
  • now wrap the area securely in the plastic, then a towel, and secure with safety pins 
  • lie down carefully and lay a hot water bottle on the area being treated 
  • leave on overnight, or at least for 2 hours 
  • in the morning, strip off the pack and store in a plastic bag so that it can be reused for three or four more treatments 
  • after taking off the pack, wash the area with water to which baking soda has been added. This is to stop any rash from developing.  Washing off the oil is not always necessary - for example, if you have just done a 2/3 hour pack before going to bed and don't want to wear the pack over night - just wipe off the excess with tissue and leave the rest of the oil to soak in over-night - you will get some added benefits from the oil over night.  You may get a slightly oily nightdress but it easily washes out.   

Tip:  I have found it easy to reuse the castor oil cloth many times - just pop it in a 'zippy' fastening poly-bag when you have finished, and its ready to use again another time.  The heat from your body combined with the heat from a hot water bottle will warm the cloth up enough.  If the cloth does not seem oily enough you can easily just rub some oil straight onto your skin before applying the cloth.

Always buy the best quality castor oil for this treatment. Try to aim to do 2 to 3 sessions of treatment on consecutive nights and then rest for a few nights. You can keep up this regime for about 3 months and then taper off to about one session a week. 

It is advised not to do a castor oil pack when you are menstruating, or if you are pregnant. 

As the immune system is seriously depleted in most women with endometriosis then using castor oil packs is another tool in your arsenal to aid support your health without breaking the bank. And do not forget that the benefits also include the reduction of inflammation and reduction in pain. All vital benefits for women and girls with this disease. 

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