Castor Oil Packs are Good for Liver Detoxification and Lymphatic Circulation

Castor Oil Packs

This is one of the best home treatments you can do on a regular basis to improve your health.  The target of the treatment is to thin the lymphatic fluid and promote its circulation throughout the body with special attention to the liver, spleen, and intestines.

Lymphatic fluid is essentially the “sewer system” of the body.  Dead cells, functional immune complexes, and debris from all over the body are absorbed into the lymphatic fluid and brought to the liver and spleen for filtering.  When lymphatic fluid becomes slow and stagnant it effects digestion and gut immunity leading to inefficient bowel movements, susceptibility to viruses, and worsening food sensitivities.

Castor Oil when applied topically to the abdomen is absorbed through the skin directly into the lymphatic fluid.  Its has a special property that causes it to thin the lymphatic fluid thereby improving circulation to the vital organs and correcting the aforementioned processes.

  • Materials Needed: Castor Oil (preferably organic)
  • Cotton flannel “pack” (36” x 10”)
  • Old towel or t-shirt
  • Hot water bottle or heating pad


  1. Pour approximately 1-2 tablespoons of Castor Oil to your cotton flannel and apply onto the upper right quadrant of your abdomen, just under the ribcage (location of liver).
  2. Place your old towel or t-shirt over the flannel to keep any excess oil from touching your sheets.  Note:  Castor Oil will stain sheets so be careful!
  3. Place heat source on top of the towel.  Temperature should be high enough for you to  feel the warmth on your skin but not get burned.
  4. Relax for 30-45 minutes while your skin absorbs the oil.

This is a nice ritual to do before going to sleep while reading or relaxing in bed.  You can keep a container next to the bed so that when you are ready to go to sleep it is easy to drop all materials into the container without getting out of bed.

To achieve maximum benefits of this therapy we recommend doing it at least four consecutive nights a week.


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  3. Very interesting. My doc told me recently that my liver is in really bad shape. “Are you a drinker?” he asked. Well, what a stupid question that was! I have been on a 20-year-long regimen of psychotropic medications after a serious brain injury and surgery to my brain, and I am not allowed any alcohol, ever. Booze + my pills can do very, very strange things to the mind, I know from experimenting. You’d never believe what can happen: delusions, total memory lapse, optical illusions. Not “good” illusions like on LSD, “bad” illusions, like seeing your car flying above the street! These meds are really powerful stuff. I am thinking to myself that they are likely the cause of my sick liver, after 20 freaking years! Do you have an opinion on this,
    So I was talking to my sister, who, God-love-her! used to have a natural foods store and is really knowledgeable on natural remedies. She said : Google “Castor oil pack for sick liver.”
    I did that, and guess what? YOUR blog came out right at the top of the list! You must be doing something right. Thank-you for the How-to instructions, I’m going to get me a hot water bottle.
    One more question: where does a person get a sheet of cotton flannel?
    Tx again!
    I’ll let you know how my liver does with this treatment.


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  8. Posted by Sola Eldred Debora on February 22, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    My husband tried it last night for 1hr. He has great difficulty staying asleep and wakes up numerous times at night. Last night he had a wonderful night of rest and woke up actually refreshed. He was so grateful he bought be roses.


  9. Posted by CarryAnne on March 31, 2013 at 8:09 am

    This works! It works best if you do it for 3 or 4 consecutive nights and repeat. Example, packs Tues thru Friday, change your sheets Saturday, then repeat at least once.


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  11. Posted by Rochelle Howard on June 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I am heading to the store to try the Castor Oil Pack. can anyone who has tried this give me their results? Do you feel more energetic, did you get fat?skinny? just felt better for no reason? etc etc. I will be checking blog later and post my experience


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  14. Posted by Foose on September 10, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Excellent info, I have done this regular and it works. I’ve been a moderate to heavy drinker for about 10years and milk thistle rosemary leaf and dandelion root and castor oil pack is a good regimen. I quit drinking, which is key, and only organic homemade food, no fast food. Your liver will come back from the dead lol.


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    This is great I am going to try it!


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