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Updated: Oct 31, 2023

Castor Oil Packs are a great tool to help naturally promote reproductive health. I recommend them for a variety of gynecological conditions including:

  • Fertility

  • Endometriosis

  • Menstrual cramps

  • Fibroids

  • Hormone Balance

Applying the castor oil pack to your uterus helps:

  1. Detoxify the uterine environment and reduce inflammation

  2. Shed stagnant tissue and promote the circulation of fresh oxygenated blood to improve the uterine lining for implantation

  3. Promote circulation to the ovaries to improve egg quality and quantity

  4. Prevent build-up of endometrial tissues and soften and resolve endometriosis and fibroids

  5. Promote circulation to the uterus to prevent menstrual cramping

Applying the castor oil pack to the liver helps:

  1. Detoxify the liver

  2. Promote relaxation and facilitate balance hormones

  3. Facilitate the function of the liver. In Chinese medicine, the Liver system is responsible for regulating the menstrual cycle and the smooth flow of blood. Castor oil packs on the liver help it perform these functions effectively.

What you’ll need:

  • High-quality cold-pressed castor oil

  • wool or cotton flannel

  • Wrap around pack or plastic wrap

  • Hot water bottle or heating pad

(I also sell castor oil kits in the clinic for $68 or you can check out Queen of Thrones for a kit)

How to use the Castor Oil Pack:

  1. Fold the flannel into a shape to cover the desired area

  2. For fertility or menstrual-related issues, this area is on the lower abdomen between the belly button and the pubic bone

  3. For liver detox, this area is on the right side of the upper abdomen half on the lower ribs and half under the lower ribs

  1. Warm the castor oil

  2. Pour some castor oil on the flannel so that it is saturated but not dripping

  3. Place the flannel on the desired area with the castor oil side on the skin

  4. Cover with plastic or wrap-around pack to protect your clothing or towels from staining

  5. Place the heating pack or hot water bottle on top of the pack

  6. Lie on your back and relax for 30-90 minutes

  7. When you are done, store the flannel in a glass mason jar and store in the fridge for future use (It can be used 20-30 times)

How & When to use it:

For severe pain and stagnation in the uterus causing fibroids, endometriosis, or painful periods with clots:

  1. Use the castor oil pack daily or every other day for 30 to 60 days, except during your period or when bleeding.

  2. For less severe pain try using it 3 times per week for 30 days, except during your period

  3. Continue less frequently (1-2 times per week) for another 2 or 3 months, eventually reducing use to twice a month

To promote uterine lining health for fertility

  • Apply the castor oil pack one of several ways:

  1. Starting after your period until ovulation: use daily or every other day on the uterus

  2. From ovulation to your period: use daily or every other day on the liver

  3. Alternate between the uterus and liver throughout the month until your period

  4. Stop after a confirmed pregnancy

For stress

  • Apply the castor oil pack to the liver

During an IVF cycle:

  1. Apply the castor oil pack over the liver during the stimulation-medication phase, as well as after retrieval to detoxify the system after medication

  2. Apply the castor oil pack over the uterus from retrieval to transfer

  3. Stop packs after transfer

If you have any questions about castor oil packs I wold love to answer them, as well as the women’s issues these packs are also great for any digestive issues as it works on the biofilm which helps create a good micro biome.

Kelsey Bru is a licensed acupuncturist and TCM Herbalist in the Comox Valley, British Columbia specializing in fertility and women's health. She loves sharing her passion for natural approaches to women’s health through her online articles and at her clinic, The Remedy Room, on Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay. Call for an appointment at 250-800-7738.

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