Benefits of Castor Oil
WHAT IS A CASTOR OIL LIVER PACK GOOD FOR?
Digestion regulation, inflammation reduction, liver cleansing and antioxidant status, microbiome balance, relaxation
A castor oil pack is one of the OLDEST, most widespread healing rituals in the world and the best kept secret known only to a privileged few. From Traditional Chinese Medicine to Indian Ayurveda to modern Naturopathic Medicine, it has withstood the test of time for centuries in cultures all over the globe. Amazing, right?
It is the ritual of applying castor oil to a piece of organic cotton flannel then placing it onto the body (traditionally over the liver) and wearing it for 1 hour or more for physical and spiritual wellbeing.
BENEFITS OF CASTOR OIL LIVER PACK KIT
For centuries, castor oil packs have been used for:
Body, mind and soul wellness and health optimization
Hormonal imbalances (PCOS, menopause, estrogen dominance, etc.)
Constipation, diarrhea, bloating, indigestion, IBS, colitis, Crohn’s disease
Insomnia and other sleep problems
Stress reduction, anxiety, depression, ADHD
Period regulation, endometriosis, TTC, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, fibrocystic breasts
Thyroid issues (hypothyroid, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, nodules, etc.)
Liver cleansing and detox, fatty liver
Inflammation, arthritis, joint pain
Just like the father in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding used Windex on everything, castor oil packs are supportive in all conditions (EXCEPT pregnancy!) to naturally engage the healing mechanisms of the body.
Now you’re probably thinking, how could a piece of cotton with castor oil on my skin impact my insides?! It all sounds a little ‘woo-woo’, don’t you think? I was a little skeptical too, until I tried it, felt the benefits and discovered that this ritual is clinically practiced and scientifically supported!
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HOW TO USE IT
Step 1: Place castor oil on the soft cotton side of your Queen of the Thrones® pack
Step 2: Place your pack on your liver (or any other area) and tie it in place Then wear your pack for 1 hour or overnight. That’s all. This super easy 2 step system takes less than a minute to prep!
Can I just drink the oil or take a castor oil pill?
If you take castor oil orally, it’s a stimulant laxative. This is often done for relieving constipation, however, a study done in an old age home compared castor oil packs to conventional laxatives and found they were just as effective, but without the harsh urgency to run to the bathroom! I’ll take that over running to the bathroom anyday, would you?
The Original Organic Castor Oil Liver Pack™ supports:
Bowel movements regulation (1, 2)
Inflammation reduction (3)
Liver cleansing and antioxidant status (4, 5, 6)
Microbiome balance (7, 8, 9)
Less stress and anxiety by moving the body into a relaxed state (10, 11, 12)
Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Liver Pack | Inner layer of organic cotton sherpa, outer layer of non-toxic, solvent-free polyurethane (PUL), nylon straps
Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil 16.9 oz (500ml) | 100% pure, USDA certified organic, hexane-free, cold-pressed, extra virgin, always bottled in glass