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How castor oil can help PCOS symptoms

Castor oil has been known for centuries to help with various health issues. In terms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) it is used as a natural remedy to help decrease the size of cysts, prevent growth of cysts, help decrease inflammation, hormone regulation and metabolic balance. It is one of the most popular home remedies used for detoxification.

Benefits of castor oil for fertility:

It has been found to help congestion and stagnation in the pelvic floor, increase blood flow and circulation to the uterus and ovaries, soften scar tissue from laproscopic surgery or cysts, shrink fibroids, and help with pain management.


Castor oil does this by helping the body detoxify naturally through the lymphatic, circulatory and liver systems. One study which focused on Castor oil’s benefits on the lymphatic system found an increase in the number of T-cell lymphocytes (a type of white blood cells) within patients after utilizing castor oil. Lymphocytes are disease fighting cells in the immune system. They help eliminate toxins and waste from the body which in turn helps eliminate inflammation. Think of it like highways that are congested with traffic, Lymphocytes are like the ambulances that help move the congestion to be eliminated out of the body. This congestion stimulates the liver, which is the main detoxifying organ in the body. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the liver is in charge of the smooth flow of the body’s qi and blood to prevent illness or disease in other words stagnations. Therefore, cysts can be viewed as toxins that the body does not properly eliminate.


For the reasons above, the anti-inflammatory properties will help in removal of prostaglandins. This can decrease pain during your menstrual cycle, the presence of adhesions, enlarged follicles, fibroids, cysts and metabolic imbalances that you may experience with PCOS.


It is recommended to apply on the lower abdomen before bed due to its influence on the parasympathetic nervous, in turn making you relaxed and calm.  I would avoid using if pregnant, breast feeding, or using copper IUD. Castor oil should not be taken orally.


Where does castor oil come from?

Castor oil is derived from the castor bean, Ricinus communis. Castor is indigenous to the southeastern Mediterranean Basin, Eastern Africa and India but widespread throughout tropical areas. Castor is rich in triglycerides mainly known as ricinoleic acid, which is believed to be the result of castor oils many benefits.


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IMMUNOMODULATION THROUGH CASTOR OIL PACKS by Harvey Grady The Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, Volume 7, Number 1

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