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Castor Oil : an excellent remedy for fissures

Category: Herbs for Health | Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:50 am

Oil extracted by cold-pressing Castor seeds, available in Pharmacies as Castor oil, is a thick, sticky, acrid-smelling oil.
Yet, for all its unpleasant acrid smell, is a most excellent remedy for curing fissures of all kinds.

I use it regularly for anal fissures in children and for tiny but very painful fissures which occur around nipples, during early lactation.

The oil helps in reducing pain and pus formation when it is applied on superficial skin abrasions as well.

A drop of this ( clean ) oil put in the eyes serves to alleviate burning of the eyes, as occurs when one stays out in the sun for too long.

Castor oil is a very useful and inexpensive remedy indeed!

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toni wrote on Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:45 am:

I have always heard jokes about Mom's giving Castor Oil to their families orally for problems. It is nice to hear that it really is good for something.

It could be used for chapped skin in winter couldn't? I have a problem with that when I do a lot of baking around the holidays and am constantly washing my hands. I have yet to find anything that does any good.

Thanks for the information about this, I will have to have some handy this year.


eileen wrote on Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:51 am:

Like Toni I knew it was good for ... shall we say..... relieving internal blockages but had no idea of its othere uses.

So glad you've joined us here on our forums and have started this blog. You have given me an insight into how to use many of the 'common' things I already have available in my home.


farawaysister wrote on Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:31 pm:

Toni, I thought about this. It might work for chapped skin, but would be too sticky to keep on your hands for long enough for it to do any good.

Thanks, Eileen, I like this site very much. But I have so little time that rather than participate in garden discussions, I just read a few ( to be truthful I look at the wonderful garden pictures that are posted here, they're delightful ) and then write something on my blog, which could be of use to all!
I shall be be visiting once in a few days, mostly.

erica719 wrote on Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:38 pm:

I use castor oil in my home made soaps and shampoos. Wonderful stuff!

I also get a nice deal on it online!

<a href="">Bulk Castor Oil</a>

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