How Castor Oil Packs Support Drainage Pathways While Detoxing

How Castor Oil Packs Support Drainage Pathways While Detoxing

How Castor Oil Packs Support Drainage Pathways While Detoxing by Queen of the Thrones

How Castor Oil Packs Support Drainage Pathways While Detoxing

Guest  Blog By: Dr. Stacy Baker ND

Medically reviewd by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.

Est reading time: 8  minutes

Discover how Castor Oil Packs may help support your liver, kidneys and other detox organs as they naturally cleanse your body of toxins.

Why you still need to detox even though you have detox organs

Yes! You still have to detox even though you have a liver and kidneys!

Why? 

Well, keep reading because I’m going to share with you the top ways to support detoxification with Castor Oil Packs.

Why is detoxing so important?

To start, we live in an extremely toxic environment! Am I right?

Every day we need to try to avoid these exposures, and clear any toxins that we’ve already absorbed by supporting our body’s natural detoxification and drainage pathways.

To give you a better idea of what we’re up against with environmental toxins, Krista Shennum wrote in an article for Human Rights Watch that states,

“Since 1950, chemical production has increased fiftyfold, and it is projected to triple from 2010 to 2050. Of the 350,000 chemicals in use, only a small number have been fully assessed for safety1.” 

Unfortunately, these toxins can accumulate in your body and stress out your liver...but more on that later!

Who has the most exposure to toxins?

Because of things like beauty and skin care products, which are typically loaded with chemical toxins as well as heavy metals, endocrine disruptors, and carcinogens, women have the most exposure to toxins. 

In fact, it is estimated that the average woman is exposed to over 168 toxins before she even walks out the door every day (as reported by the EWG)2. As you can see, the relationship between over-toxicity and the incidence of hormonal imbalance that women are experiencing at an increasing rate is no coincidence.

So if women are over-exposed, babies have the risk of over-exposure as well. 

An article from the World Wildlife Fund states that,

“In a study for the Environment Working Group in the United States, two major laboratories tested the cord of 10 newborn babies for 413 chemicals. They found that the blood in the babies’ cords contained an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants.”  

It goes on to say,

“As cord blood reflects what is being carried through the placenta, this shows that man-made chemicals that have entered the women’s bodies are being passed directly to the unborn baby” . . . “Altogether 287 chemicals were detected in umbilical cord blood, including 209 of which had never been detected before in cord blood. One hundred and eighty of these are carcinogenic, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests3.”

And in this article, Sophie Uliano writes that,

“Among the chemicals found, there were eight perfluorochemicals used as stain and oil repellents in fast food packaging, clothes and textiles — including the Teflon chemical PFOA, recently characterized as a likely human carcinogen by the EPA’s Science Advisory Board — dozens of widely used brominated flame retardants and their toxic by-products; and numerous pesticides4.” 

So clearly, we are living in the most toxic environment that man has ever been exposed to. So, with that being said, our body’s detoxification systems have never before had this much burden.

What happens when your body carries such a high toxic load?

Well, we are seeing an ever-expanding epidemic of health concerns including gallbladder dysfunction (which is generally a side effect of liver stagnation), non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is also a sign of liver burden, and lastly, blood sugar dysregulation or metabolic syndrome. 

All these issues point to a weak and overburdened liver and drainage dysfunction.

With all things considered, we should all incorporate detoxification as a daily practice in order to support our bodies in this toxic world we’re living in.

How do we support detoxification?

Well, detoxification is more involved than the juice cleanses you see on social media!

Supporting your body’s natural detoxification processes has to be your priority before you jump into any sort of detox.

Why?

Because if your drainage pathways are clogged and not cleansing properly, you are simply recycling toxins and putting more and more of a burden on your liver.

Forgetting to support your natural detox and drainage pathways is very common and can cause you to feel worse when you do start a detox program. In fact, this worsening of symptoms during a cleanse even has a name.

We call it a “herxheimer reaction”. Basically, it is caused by your body releasing more toxins into the bloodstream than it has the ability to clear at that time.

So how do you avoid these uncomfortable symptoms?

Good question!

Actually, avoiding detox symptoms is something I help my patients discover on a daily basis. This is also why working with a professional is ideal if you want to detox properly. Truly, you can avoid a lot of unpleasantries if you know what to look for with drainage burden and other biofeedback markers. 

The one thing you can do today, though, is support your drainage pathways. 

The systems I am going to focus on here (and the ones I find to be the most problematic) are the liver/biliary tree and lastly the colon pathways.

My top 3 tips for avoiding dreaded detox symptoms

Ways to help avoid detox symptoms by Queen of the Thrones

Support your liver

One great way to help support your liver detoxification is by wearing a Castor Oil Pack on your liver. My favorite is Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs.

To support your liver, you also want to stop or at least limit your exposure to toxins. 

Look for toxic products in your home, your food, and your environment, and minimize them as much as possible! On top of that, supporting glutathione can be extremely helpful in doing this.

My two favorite ways to support glutathione are Castor Oil Packs5 and coffee enemas. Coffee enemas are more of an “advanced practice” in my opinion, so I always start my patients with Castor Oil Packs first. 

Support your bile

Did you know that inadequate bile production is the MAIN cause for gallbladder dysfunction?

Whether it’s liver stagnation or sluggish bile, both can be prevented and treated. 

My favorite way to support the bile is by adding bile salts to a patient’s protocol. This may help support more fluidity of the bile and help the liver at the same time.

Your liver and gallbladder work synergistically, so if there is dysfunction in one, there is generally dysfunction in the other. (Always speak to your practitioner before adding in any supplementation!)

Support your colon

Your bowels have to keep moving! 

If your colon pathway is clogged and your bowels are not moving, you are becoming more and more toxic because these poisons are not being moved out of your system5

This is extremely common in a lot of patients that I work with and leads to more liver burden, cholesterol, hormone imbalance, and NAFLD.  

So, it is extremely important to make sure you are supporting the colon pathway. 

We can bring back the Castor Oil Pack for this because it may help support bowel movement regularity 6, 7. Also looking into deficiencies like magnesium and Vitamin C can be extremely helpful. (I have yet to have a patient who isn’t magnesium deficient!) 

Always begin with drainage

By supporting these drainage pathways, your body will be better able to detox naturally. Most of the time, your body systems just need a little bit of support.

I always start my patients here, and sometimes, supporting drainage alone may be all that they need to start feeling better!

The 5 Keys for Supporting Drainage 

  • Liver Support
  • Focus on fiber in diet as well as hydration
  • Support deficiencies
  • Make sure bowels are moving
  • Stop your toxin bucket from overfilling!

These are things that anyone can start doing and incorporating daily.

Something as simple as wearing a Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack  in the evening and being cognizant of your water and fiber intake are practices that seem so simple, may end up doing the most. 

The healing truly begins when we support the body’s natural detoxification systems.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Dr. Stacy is a Traditional Naturopath who specializes in Functional Medicine. After suffering from chronic illness for most of her own life, she finally found relief in using a holistic approach to regain her health and correct her imbalances.

Discovering Functional Medicine has been life-changing and she has set forth to help as many people as possible regain their health and with that, their quality of life.

Dr. Stacy has been in the health and wellness sphere for close to 15 years, she holds several Functional Medicine Certifications, a Master’s in Holistic Nutrition, and is constantly finding new ways to learn and grow more so that she can continue to support not only her own health but the health of her patients in her practice, Vibe Wellness.

 

Are you a practitioner, health coach or wellness influencer? If you’re interested in recommending our easy-to-use tools and practically applying them in your health and wellness professional practice, in clinic, or online with the people you serve, you can join now!

Click here for references

 

  1. https://articlefeed.org/new-study-underscores-dangerous-levels-of-chemical-pollution/ 
  2. https://www.ewg.org/research/exposing-cosmetics-cover 
  3. https://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?22112/Unborn-babies-pumped-full-of-hazardous-man-made-chemicals
  4. https://sophieuliano.com/protecting-yourself-from-toxic-chemicals-in-your-house/ 
  5. Holm T, Brøgger-Jensen MR, Johnson L, Kessel L.Glutathione preservation during storage of rat lenses in optisol-GS and castor oil. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 19;8(11):e79620. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079620. eCollection 2013. PMID: 24260265 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24260265 
  6. Arslan GG, Eşer I. An examination of the effect of castor oil packs on constipation in the elderly. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2011 Feb;17(1):58-62. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2010.04.004. Epub 2010 May 18. PMID: 21168117 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21168117
  7. Sorin Tunaru,a Till F. Althoff,a Rolf M. Nüsing,b Martin Diener,c and Stefan Offermannsa,d,1 Castor oil induces laxation and uterus contraction via ricinoleic acid activating prostaglandin EP3 receptors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jun 5; 109(23): 9179–9184. Published online 2012 May 21. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1201627109 PMID: 22615395 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22615395
Disclaimer

Disclaimer:  Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective authors or distributors. Neither Queen of the Thrones® nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content. This communication does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Information provided does not replace the advice of your health care practitioner. This is not medical advice. This is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease. This is for educational purposes only. If you happen to purchase anything we promote, in this or any of our communications, it’s likely Queen of the Thrones® will receive some kind of affiliate compensation. Still, we only promote content and products that we truly believe in and share with our friends, family and patients. If you ever have a concern with anything we share, please let us know at care@queenofthethrones.com. We want to make sure we are always serving our Welldom at the highest level.

Can Castor Oil Packs Improve Mental Health?

Can Castor Oil Packs Improve Mental Health?

Can Castor Oil Packs Improve Mental Health

Can Castor Oil Packs Improve Mental Health?

Written by: Guest author, Tracy Southwick, ND.
Medically reviewed by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.

Est. reading time: 7 minutes.

How Adding Emotional Release Techniques Can Enhance Your Detox Results

You have probably heard that your body can store emotions, like anger in the liver and fear in the kidneys. That can’t be healthy, right? The body and mind are constantly in a dance trying to find balance and health, but sometimes our emotions and mental health get in the way of healing. 

There is no doubt that our minds, bodies and spirits are inextricably interconnected. So, to address one aspect of health without addressing the others will lead to suboptimal results.  

This understanding is where the term “holistic” comes from. Many people use it interchangeably with “natural”, but it is not always the same. In truth, holistic health means treating the whole person; body, mind and spirit.

    How unprocessed emotions affect your body

    Unprocessed or stored emotions can land anywhere in the body. When your body holds onto a negative emotion or a low-vibration (possibly shame, anger, or resentment) – it can lead to congestion in your system. 

    The body understands things in biochemical terms, so emotions translate into hormones and neurotransmitters that have specific effects on your organs, tissues and systems. 

    Your body is meant to be a flow system with nutrition coming in (including information and feelings) and waste (including processed emotions) being released.

    Why is emotional release important for mental health?

    Emotions are a beautiful and natural part of being human, but we need to recognize and properly address them. When we don’t have the time, the bandwidth, or the tools to do so, eventually they may manifest into another form somewhere down the line. This could be physical symptoms like tension in the shoulders, mental illness, or even dis-ease.

    Castor Oils Packs for holistic wellness

    As a practitioner who has been in the field of natural health for 28 years and the founder of Mind Body Spirit Release Academy™, I’ve worked with thousands of clients and students.

    It’s only when my clients integrate these 2 powerful strategies that they’re finally able to uplevel their wellness:

    1. Mental health and emotional release techniques 
    2. Detoxification practices

    And one of my favorite self-care tools, the Castor Oil Pack, happens to support both.

    What to expect with emotional release and Castor Oil Packs

    It is not uncommon for people to release extra toxins, yeast, and even parasites while pairing Castor Oil Packs with emotional release techniques

    This happens when we release low-vibration, unprocessed emotions. The body’s channels of toxin elimination are opened up and waste of all kinds can find its way out of the body.  

    Often, after this release, clients and students remark that they feel a huge sense of relief, like an invisible weight being lifted. Many feel as though they’ve been transformed in their physical and mental health.

    So, how do I do this, you ask? 

    Ways to stimulate “holistic detoxification”

    There are many techniques available to help in this process, some more basic than others. But any emotional release techniques are supportive of physical and mental wellness

    1. JournalingOne of the best places to start is by journaling. When you’re doing a Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack over your liver, you might want to start with focusing on the unprocessed emotions that are typically stored here, like anger and resentment. Ask yourself, “What anger or resentment might I be storing in my body? Is there anything I need to let go of?” Write it all down in your journal. Now, keep in mind, the anger and resentment may be directed towards yourself or your current situation. Or you might even have been brought up around an angry parent, and you’ve taken their emotions on yourself because at the time, you could not process them.   Whatever your case may be, stay open and honest with yourself. Remember, you can always throw away your writing after you are finished. 2. Essential OilsAnother option is adding essential oils to your Castor Oil Pack. Lemongrass is thought to help support the liver and release resentment, plus it smells great. Just add a few drops onto your Castor Oil Pack before you apply it.Please note: You may want to do a skin sensitivity patch test before you use essential oils. 3. TappingFor deeper work, try Tapping, also known as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), around the issues that arise during your journaling session. If you’re unfamiliar with Tapping, a simple online search will pull up many free resources. Apply your Castor Oil Pack and tap away! 4. EMDR™If you’ve experienced severe trauma in your life, you may want to investigate Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR™) therapy.Speaking of therapy, a holistic therapist may also be very beneficial, as none of these suggestions are meant to take the place of medical or therapeutic care. 5.  Mind Body Spirit Release™ Lastly, for those who want to go really deep and uncover and release emotions, limiting beliefs, generational imprints and more, Mind Body Spirit Release™ may be a good path.

    To discover more about the Mind Body Spirit Release™ program and how you can work with me, click on the button below.

    Hopefully after reading this, you will have a new understanding of what a holistic detox is and how to add emotional release techniques to your Castor Oil Packs. The benefits on mental wellness are far-reaching and so worth the extra effort.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

    Tracy Southwick, ND, HHP, AMP

    Owner, Heights of Health Clinic, Houston, Texas

    Developer and Founder, Mind Body Spirit Release™ Academy

    www.heightsofhealth.com

    www.mindbodyspiritrelease.com

    As a naturopath and the owner of a Mind-Body-Spirit health clinic, Tracy Southwick has spent over 28 years helping others understand the importance of uncovering and clearing emotional and subconscious blocks in order to achieve true wellness.  Through the years, she has taught about countless health topics in her two radio shows, numerous television interviews and frequent speaking engagements. Additionally, Tracy has developed Mind Body Spirit Release™ and founded an academy with that same name to teach practitioners and passionate health-seekers across the globe how to identify and detoxify from emotional toxins, limiting beliefs, generational blocks and more.   Tracy and her team of practitioners work with clients from all over the world – remotely and in person – from her main clinic in Houston, as well as satellite offices in Colorado and Oregon. 

    Tracy Southwick Queen of the Thrones affiliate
    Disclaimer

    Disclaimer: Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective authors or distributors. Neither Queen of the Thrones® nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content. This communication does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Information provided does not replace the advice of your health care practitioner. If you happen to purchase anything we promote, in this or any of our communications, it’s likely Queen of the Thrones® will receive some kind of affiliate compensation. Still, we only promote content and products that we truly believe in and share with our friends, family and patients. If you ever have a concern with anything we share, please let us know at care@queenofthethrones.com. We want to make sure we are always serving Our Queendom at the highest level.

    What Is A Castor Oil Pack & Why Do It?

    What Is A Castor Oil Pack & Why Do It?

    What Is A Castor Oil Pack and Why Do It?

    What Is A Castor Oil Pack & Why Do It?

    Written by: Victoria Williams R.H.N. Victoria Williams Director of Operations at Queen of the Thrones Victoria Williams R.H.N.
    Victoria is Head of Operations at Queen of the Thrones®. Victoria obtained a Pre-Health Science Certificate with Honours from Georgian College, which ignited her passion for natural wellness and nutrition.
    Full bio

    Medically reviewed by: Melanie Swackhammer B.A.

    Est. reading time: 7 minutes.

    Your Complete Guide On How To Do A Castor Oil Pack

    Are you wondering what to expect after using the Castor Oil Pack for Liver?

    Or, are you curious to know more about the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack before you add it to your daily self-care routine?

    Is this you? This blog discusses everything you need to know about Castor Oil and Castor Oil Packs and how the two work together to support both your liver and overall wellness.

    So, what is a Castor Oil Pack?

    Castor Oil Packs are an ancient self-care practice and foundation of naturopathic and functional medicine popularized in the early 1900s by Edgar Cayce.

    This traditional natural wellness practice involves applying Castor Oil to a cotton compress and wearing it on the body (typically over the liver) to support liver detox, deeper sleep, less stress, better bowel movements, and more.

    The Castor Oil Pack lost its appeal because of its messy and time-consuming nature and difficulty accessing quality organic materials. Makes sense, agreed?”

    So, we made this practice easy for the 21st century with the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack for Liver, a tried and true modernized Castor Oil Pack that’s heatless, less-mess, and easy to use.

    Would you love to know 3 vital body functions you can support with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs?

    Well, we have an Infographic for you that explains the 3 key benefits of Castor Oil Packs, loved and recommended by wellness practitioners.

    With consistent use, Castor Oil Packs can support your body from the outside in. So much so that many people who love and use Castor Oil Packs think of it as a game changer.

    Queen of the Thrones happy customer testimony

    Where to wear your Castor Oil Pack?

    Castor Oil Packs can be worn all over the body from your thyroid, your tummy, your pelvic area, your joints, and even your eyes – but they are thought to have the most systemic benefit when worn over the liver area. This is because the liver area is where the regulatory systems of your body all intersect and interconnect (your hormonal, immune, nervous and digestive systems).

    Many people assume that you need to wear your Liver Pack right on your liver to get the benefits. Is this you too?

    However, this is not the case. Anatomically, the liver is located near the top of your right ribcage under the right breast. It would be a little difficult to wear your pack there, agreed? 

    Liver location in the body by Queen of the Thrones

    The ideal placement for your Castor Oil Pack is your liver area, over top of the dermatomes connected to your liver.

    You see, the anti-inflammatory component of Castor Oil called ricinoleic acid1 permeates the epidermis because of its molecular weight, this is where your circulatory and lymphatic vessels lie. And when placed over your liver area, these Packs activate the somatic and visceral reflexes (response to a stimulus) supporting the activity of internal detox and cleansing organs like the liver, kidney, gut, gallbladder, and more.

    So, this is why it’s ideal to wear the Pack over your liver area, below your ribs on the right side of your body. This covers your T5-T12 dermatomes which support the gallbladder, liver, diaphragm, stomach, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, small intestine, appendix, adrenals, uterus and colon.  

    How to use your Castor Oil Liver Pack?

    It’s as easy as following the two-step process so you can support your body from the outside in.

    Step One: Apply 1 tbsp of Organic Castor Oil to the soft organic cotton flannel side of your Pack. 

    *Always add your Organic Castor Oil to the middle of the pack to help keep the oil from the seams, as the Pack is not 100% impermeable.

    Dermatomes of the Body Supported by The Castor Oil Pack for Liver

    Step Two: Place the soft cotton flannel side of your Castor Oil Pack over your liver area (under your right rib cage) and tie it in place with the soft, stretchy, adjustable straps.

    *Remember: Castor Oil WILL STAIN clothing & bed sheets so take extra care when preparing your Pack. Of course, you can always wear an old t-shirt over your Pack just in case.

    With regular practice, you will train your body to respond better to stress. Amazing, agreed? 

    And the best part…

    You can wear your Pack for one hour before bed, and even better, wear your Pack overnight to help you cleanse while you sleep.

    You see, your body naturally cleanses when you’re sleeping. So, by wearing your Castor Oil Liver Pack overnight you’re supporting natural liver detoxification, lymphatic drainage2, and colon cleansing3,14

    Learn how to use Castor oil Packs for liver designed by Queen of the Thrones

    How do Castor Oil Packs support your liver?

    Castor Oil is a unique vegetable oil derived from the castor bean. It contains 90% ricinoleic acid, a fatty acid structure strikingly similar to that of prostaglandin E1. In simple terms, it is a strong anti-inflammatory4 agent in our body.

    Here’s how it works…

    Mechanical: The compression of your Castor Oil Pack placed over the liver (slightly covering the lower free ribs under your right rib cage), combined with the movement of your breathing muscles, serves like a pump to your lymphatic system, encouraging lymphatic drainage2. Amazing, agreed?

    Neurological: When placed on specific dermatomes, this activates the somatic visceral reflexes triggering the activity of internal detox and cleansing organs like the liver, kidney, gut, gallbladder, and more.

    A combination of both mechanical and neurological: The Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack stimulates the body’s skin receptors that stimulate the natural oxytocin5 feedback loop activating the vagus nerve, shifting the body into the ‘rest and digest’ state where liver detox is optimized.

    This gentle compression of the Castor Oil Pack stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system6,7,8. Amazing, right?

    Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil OAcks supports detox and digestion

     You can learn more about the 3 vital body functions you can support with Castor Oil Packs in your FREE infographic.

    What are the key benefits of Castor Oil Liver Packs?

    First, let’s look at the most important function of your Castor Oil Pack, which is to help…

    1. Balance inflammation

    Did you know that inflammation is part of your body’s process of fighting against things that harm it (like infections) in an attempt to heal and protect itself?

    So, when something damages your cells, your body releases chemicals that trigger an inflammatory response from your immune system10. It’s a natural process, but inflammation is often out of control in today’s modern world.

    When you are inflamed, your body is acidic. However, the enzymes in your body don’t function properly in an acidic environment, as they require an alkaline environment11

    Inflammation is like fire, and what does a firefighter do to put out a fire? They put water on it. Central abdominal bloating and weight gain are often caused because our body sends water to the site of inflammation to ‘put out the fire’. Makes sense, agreed?

    So, since Castor Oil contains ricinoleic acid, a natural anti-inflammatory1-4, it may support the natural reduction of water retention and swelling.

    Castor Oil also supports detox by helping to…

    2. Preserve glutathione status

    Glu…tat…what?

    Well, glutathione is the master detoxification agent of the body12. But, unfortunately, it can quickly be depleted mainly because of chronic diseases, including autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. 

    Studies on rats have shown that Castor Oil is supportive of preserving glutathione levels13.  You see, glutathione is an antioxidant that pulls toxins out of your body, and that’s why we get depleted so quickly. 

    Castor Oil also supports the elimination of waste from your body by…

    3. Help move your bowels

    lOne of the major processes of your body is your bowel movements. If you can’t eliminate (a.k.a go to the bathroom), you self-intoxicate.

    Remember those anti-inflammatory prostaglandins that Castor Oil mimics? Well, these are the same ones that attach to the receptors of smooth muscle14 in the body, namely your gut and uterus.

    So, this physical smooth muscle function moves things out of the body, and your Castor Oil Liver Pack helps stimulate it3,14 so you can go to the bathroom naturally and rid yourself of feeling backed up. Sounds wonderful, agreed?

    Lastly, Castor Oil aids in maintaining your general wellness by helping your body…

    4. Microbiome balance

    The microbiome and bacteria in your gut are a mix of good and bad bugs. The balance of the two influences your well-being. So, when the balance is off, you feel unwell. Makes sense, right?

    Biofilm is a big bad barrier that bad bacteria can produce in the microbiome. It keeps the bad bugs in and the good bugs out. Unfortunately, this causes severe stress on the body, inhibiting cleansing and detoxification.

    Castor Oil is one of the only natural substances that can breakdown biofilm15,16,17, allowing your body to maintain a balanced ecology (environment). 

    Smart Bowel movements with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs

    In combination with a good diet, adequate fluid intake (water/tea), flow (urine, poop) mindset, and exercise, Castor Oil Packs are one of the cornerstones to supporting your bowels.

    All in all, starting with your tried and true Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack for Liver, you will be able to support… 

    • Gentle liver detox
    • Colon cleansing3,14
    • Lymphatic drainage2

    However, not all Castor Oil Packs are made equal.

    Your checklist for good quality Castor Oil (like Queen of the Thrones®): 

    • 100% pure
    • Organic
    • Extra virgin
    • Hexane-free
    • Bottled in amber glass

    Your checklist for a good quality Castor Oil Pack (like Queen of the Thrones®)

    • Organic cotton, wool, or linen touching the skin
    • No synthetic blends or chemically treated materials touching the skin (i.e., velour, bamboo)
    • No uncomfortable belts, buttons, or velcro

    Try it for yourself to see!

    You can also learn more about the best practices for your Castor Oil Pack with your FREE infographic. Would you love that?

    Common questions

    1. Why do I have to replace it after two months of regular use?

    The traditional way of doing Castor Oil Packs was to use the SAME compress over and over and over. This was okay, before the industrial revolution when our environment wasn’t as toxic.

    We now know that the increasing environmental toxicity impacts wellness. This is why it’s important to add fresh oil every time and replace your pack every 2 months for ease of use, comfort, and sanitation.
     

    2. Why can’t I just drink Castor Oil or rub it on my skin?

    Castor Oil orally is a stimulant laxative that causes cramping and makes you poop. Simply rubbing it on your skin and wearing a T-shirt overtop only gives you about 50% of the benefits. You need the pack to help move your body into a relaxed state via gentle compression to support liver detox, lymphatic drainage, and colon cleansing.

     

    3. Why can’t I use organic bamboo or any old cloth?

    ONLY use organic cotton, wool or linen! Other materials like ‘organic’ bamboo are highly processed with chemicals. Old clothing may be made with harmful dyes, bleach, and flame retardants that you don’t want to absorb into your body.

    4. What if I’m on medications, hormone replacement therapy, birth control pills, IUDs, or supplements?

    Castor Oil Packs are safely combined with any medication and supplement and may even help them work better. There are no known contraindications or interactions with medication, and they are safe to use with hormone replacements, TTC medicines, birth control pills, and IUDs.

    5. Isn’t it messy?

    That’s why we created this LESS-mess pack. It’s not entirely messless, but LESS messy than a DIY pack. Castor Oil does stain, so always wear an old T-shirt.

    6. Don’t I have to add heat?

    Extra heat isn’t necessary because it’s engineered to hold in your body heat naturally.

    Are you a practitioner, health coach or wellness influencer? If you’re interested in recommending our easy-to-use tools and practically applying them in your health and wellness professional practice, in clinic, or online with the people you serve, you can join now!

    Click here for references

    1. Vieira C et al. .Effect of ricinoleic acid in acute and subchronic experimental models of inflammation. Mediators Inflamm. 2000;9(5):223-8 PMID: 11200362”
    2. Moore JE Jr, Bertram CD. Lymphatic System Flows. Annu Rev Fluid Mech. 2018 Jan;50:459-482. doi: 10.1146/annurev-fluid-122316-045259. PMID: 29713107; PMCID: PMC5922450.
    3. Arslan GG, Eşer I. An examination of the effect of castor oil packs on constipation in the elderly. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2011 Feb;17(1):58-62. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2010.04.004. Epub 2010 May 18. PMID: 21168117
    4. Boddu SH1, Alsaab H2, Umar S3, Bonam SP2, Gupta H2, Ahmed S3. Anti-inflammatory effects of a novel ricinoleic acid poloxamer gel system for transdermal delivery. Int J Pharm. 2015 Feb 1;479(1):207-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.12.051. Epub 2014 Dec 24.
    5. Walker SC1, Trotter PD2, Swaney WT2, Marshall A3, Mcglone FP4. C-tactile afferents: Cutaneous mediators of oxytocin release during affiliative tactile interactions? Neuropeptides. 2017 Aug;64:27-38. doi: 10.1016/j.npep.2017.01.001. Epub 2017 Jan 19. PMID: 28162847.
    6. Rolls ET et all. Representations of pleasant and painful touch in the human orbitofrontal and cingulate cortices. Cereb Cortex. 2003 Mar;13(3):308-17. PMID: 12571120.
    7. Francis S, Rolls ET, Bowtell R, McGlone F, O’Doherty J, Browning A, Clare S, Smith E. The representation of pleasant touch in the brain and its relationship with taste and olfactory areas. Neuroreport. 1999 Feb 25;10(3):453-9. PMID: 10208571.
    8. Löken LS, Wessberg J, Morrison I, McGlone F, Olausson H. Coding of pleasant touch by unmyelinated afferents in humans. Nat Neurosci. 2009 May;12(5):547-8. Epub 2009 Apr 12. PMID: 19363489.
    10. Chen L, Deng H, Cui H, Fang J, Zuo Z, Deng J, Li Y, Wang X, Zhao L. Inflammatory responses and inflammation-associated diseases in organs. Oncotarget. 2017 Dec 14;9(6):7204-7218. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.23208. PMID: 29467962; PMCID: PMC5805548.
    11. Hopkins E, Sanvictores T, Sharma S. Physiology, Acid Base Balance. [Updated 2022 Sep 12]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-.
    12. Silvagno F, Vernone A, Pescarmona GP. The Role of Glutathione in Protecting against the Severe Inflammatory Response Triggered by COVID-19. Antioxidants (Basel). 2020 Jul 16;9(7):624. doi: 10.3390/antiox9070624. PMID: 32708578; PMCID: PMC7402141.
    13. Holm T, Brøgger-Jensen MR, Johnson L, Kessel L.Glutathione preservation during storage of rat lenses in optisol-GS and castor oil. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 19;8(11):e79620. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079620. eCollection 2013. PMID: 24260265
    14. Sorin Tunaru,a Till F. Althoff,a Rolf M. Nüsing,b Martin Diener,c and Stefan Offermannsa,d,1 Castor oil induces laxation and uterus contraction via ricinoleic acid activating prostaglandin EP3 receptors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jun 5; 109(23): 9179–9184. Published online 2012 May 21. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1201627109 PMID: 22615395
    15. Andrade IM1, Andrade KM2, Pisani MX1, Silva-Lovato CH1, de Souza RF1, Paranhos Hde F1.Trial of an experimental castor oil solution for cleaning dentures. Braz Dent J. 2014 Jan-Feb;25(1):43-7.
    16. Badaró MM, Salles MM, Leite VMF, Arruda CNF, Oliveira VC, Nascimento CD, Souza RF, Paranhos HFO, Silva-Lovato CH. Clinical trial for evaluation of Ricinus communis and sodium hypochlorite as denture cleanser.J Appl Oral Sci. 2017 May-Jun; 25(3):324-334.
    17. Salles MM, Badaró MM, Arruda CN, Leite VM, Silva CH, Watanabe E, Oliveira Vde C, Paranhos Hde F. Antimicrobial activity of complete denture cleanser solutions based on sodium hypochlorite and Ricinus communis – a randomized clinical study.J Appl Oral Sci. 2015 Nov-Dec; 23(6):637-42.

     

      Disclaimer

      Disclaimer: Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective authors or distributors. Neither Queen of the Thrones® nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content. This communication does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Information provided does not replace the advice of your health care practitioner. If you happen to purchase anything we promote, in this or any of our communications, it’s likely Queen of the Thrones® will receive some kind of affiliate compensation. Still, we only promote content and products that we truly believe in and share with our friends, family and patients. If you ever have a concern with anything we share, please let us know at care@queenofthethrones.com. We want to make sure we are always serving Our Queendom at the highest level.

      How to Cleanse & Detox with Castor Oil Packs for Balanced Testosterone

      How to Cleanse & Detox with Castor Oil Packs for Balanced Testosterone

      How to Cleanse & Detox with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs for Balanced Testosterone

      How to Cleanse & Detox with Castor Oil Packs for Balanced Testosterone

      Written by: Victoria Williams R.H.N. Victoria Williams Director of Operations at Queen of the Thrones Victoria Williams R.H.N.
      Victoria is Head of Operations at Queen of the Thrones®. Victoria obtained a Pre-Health Science Certificate with Honours from Georgian College, which ignited her passion for natural wellness and nutrition.
      Full bio

      Medically reviewed by: Marisol Teijeiro, N.D. (inactive) & Melanie Swackhammer, BA.

      Est. reading time: 12 minutes.

       

      Why Men Need to Cleanse and Detox While They Sleep

      It’s that time of year again, my friend. When we start our search for a quick and easy cleanse and detox practice so we can look good now and feel better after a long winter of lack, right?

      Lack of sun, lack of energy & balance, lack of exercise, lack of a healthy diet…the list goes on, agreed?

      One thing we certainly aren’t lacking is a build-up of stress and toxins (also known as ‘garbage’), and the discomforts of possible leaky gut symptoms we experience because of them, wouldn’t you agree?

      Then what happens? Well, you start to feel like your body is backed up with all that ‘garbage’. Kind of like a house that never gets visited by the weekly garbage truck. Can you see it?

      Cleansing and Detoxing your body is easier with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs

      Your easy way to cleanse & detox to boost energy levels

      And, for most people, the idea of cleansing and detoxing is crunching on carrot sticks, while almost drowning yourself in 8 cups of water all day and then joining a hot yoga class twice a week after work. And this alone is a deterrent to the thought of even attempting a cleanse, especially for men. Would you agree?

      Because, let’s face it, after working in a mentally and physically demanding environment all day, the last thing he wants to do is anything at the end of it.

      Even though he would LOVE to feel good with an energy boost from a balanced production of hormones such as testosterone, to start his car rebuild in the garage or finish drywalling the basement, or even for a romantic night out on the town with his partner, he just can’t find the energy.

      With the months of fighting with heartburn that feels like fire is going to barrel up your throat like a rocket launcher, to the weeks of constipation that feels like a football is lodged in your large intestine, on top of having to be mentally and physically present every day, how can the idea of anything else be of interest anyway?

      Not to mention hobbies and date nights become just another task that is put off over and over again

      Cleanse and Detox While You Sleep

      Discover how to Reduce Stress and Inflammation with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs

      So, how can we as health care practitioners help with improving energy, balance hormones, regulate gut inflammation and address those uncomfortable, energy-draining symptoms from the overburden of toxin accumulation from those long winter months?

      With the Queen of the Thrones® Day & Night Detox Kit!

      A simple and easy-to-use tool kit to improve hormonal balance and optimize overall health and well-being.

      And to restore balance in his day-night cycle by regulating the inflammation in the gut while you or your partner sleeps…it just doesn’t get any easier!

      This is a super important step in a detox process, especially for men, to ensure optimal production of his testosterone levels while he sleeps, which will have him waking with that burst of energy he needs to seize the day!

      You know the feeling, right? Instead of waking in a sluggish, foggy state, you wake up before your alarm and jump out of bed ready to knock off the list of “to-do’s” that you have been wanting to get done for so long with gusto!

      The reality is that without optimal functioning of our clogged-up cleansing and detoxing organs, we tend to wake feeling tired and sluggish more often than not. Would you agree?

      Liver detox with lifestyle changes & Castor Oil

      (Not Castrol ‘Motor’ Oil!)

      So, here is when we begin the practice of cleansing and detoxing. In the morning, on waking, with the dry brushing tool.

      Priming our engine with dry brushing in the morning stimulates circulation and influences that healthy flow, rhythm and harmony that our body is so much in need of.

      Without this priming, we tend to experience some lag when we hit the gas in the morning, instead of that thrust of pick up and go!

      Next, we want to hit the kitchen, where the beet juice is, to begin the day with gut-healing nourishment.

      Because nitric acid, the powerful component in beet juice, acts as a healing performance accelerator in the regulation of inflammation in the gut by increasing circulation1, which leads to reducing & removing those fiery symptoms of leaky gut.

      Queen of the Thrones Beet Juice Recipe supports circulation and reduce inflammation

      Then, in the evening, apply the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack to your liver region where the Castor Oil can begin the process of regulating inflammation2, while the pack brings a wonderful and calming effect on your nervous system by promoting the “feel good” hormones3:

      • Dopamine – our motivator
      • Oxytocin – our love and happiness booster
      Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs is a quick and easy cleanse and detox practice

      The release of these feel-good hormones will then promote the release of all of the mental, emotional and physical stress from the day, and prepare you for a proper night’s sleep.

      Plus, during your slumber, testosterone production begins to increase from the stimulation of circulation with every hour and, on waking, you’ll have more energy than you did the day before creating the balance in your day-night cycle your body has so desperately been craving.

      The best part? Your Day and Night Detox Kit also comes with a Castor Oil Eye Compress (a sleep eye mask) so you can naturally increase melatonin4-5, your sleep hormone and gently reset your sleep-wake cycle! Amazing, right?

      Cleanse with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs to balance your testosterone levels

      The other best part? You can block out light at night and because it’s light in color, your Eye Compress lets light in naturally so you can wake up with the sun. Sounds nice, agreed?

      King of Energy and Hormone Balance

      Queen of the Thrones Day and Night Detox kit improves your health gut environment

      Because a daily ritual of using your Queen of the Thrones® Day & Night Detox Kit, combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle changes, will help create a healthy gut environment rewarding you with the relief of those disruptive, painful and uncomfortable symptoms.

      You’ll sleep like a king and wake to take on your day with the energy of a champion.

      And when your body is no longer going 100 miles an hour while stuck in first gear, your energy will increase at a smooth pace – just like the gradual shifting of gears through butter.

       

      So, take the tarp off that old beast in the garage, because you will soon be tinkering with your favorite hobbies from your newfound increase in energy and luster.

      Let’s celebrate with a pint to kick off your new Queen of the Thrones® Cleanse and Detox practice.

      A pint of nourishing beet juice, of course!

      Are you a practitioner, health coach or wellness influencer? If you’re interested in recommending our easy-to-use tools and practically applying them in your health and wellness professional practice, in clinic, or online with the people you serve, you can join now!

      Click here for references

      1. Zamani H, de Joode MEJR, Hossein IJ, Henckens NFT, Guggeis MA, Berends JE, de Kok TMCM, van Breda SGJ. The benefits and risks of beetroot juice consumption: a systematic review. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2021;61(5):788-804. doi:10.1080/10408398.2020.1746629. Epub 2020 Apr 15. PMID: 32292042.

      2. Vieira C et al. .Effect of ricinoleic acid in acute and subchronic experimental models of inflammation. Mediators Inflamm. 2000;9(5):223-8 PMID: 11200362 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11200362

      3. Walker SC1, Trotter PD2, Swaney WT2, Marshall A3, Mcglone FP4. C-tactile afferents: Cutaneous mediators of oxytocin release during affiliative tactile interactions? Neuropeptides. 2017 Aug;64:27-38. doi: 10.1016/j.npep.2017.01.001. Epub 2017 Jan 19. PMID: 28162847 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28162847.

      4. Rong-fang Hu, Xiao-ying Jiang, Yi-ming Zeng, Xiao-yang Chen, You-hua Zhang. Effects of earplugs and eye masks on nocturnal sleep, melatonin and cortisol in a simulated intensive care unit environment. Published online 2010 Apr 18. PMID: 20398302.

      5. Khoddam H, Maddah SA, Rezvani Khorshidi S, Zaman Kamkar M, Modanloo M. The effects of earplugs and eye masks on sleep quality of patients admitted to coronary care units: A randomised clinical trial. J Sleep Res. 2022 Apr;31(2):e13473. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13473. Epub 2021 Sep 12. PMID: 34514653.

      Disclaimer

      Disclaimer: Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective authors or distributors. Neither Queen of the Thrones® nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content. This communication does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Information provided does not replace the advice of your health care practitioner. If you happen to purchase anything we promote, in this or any of our communications, it’s likely Queen of the Thrones® will receive some kind of affiliate compensation. Still, we only promote content and products that we truly believe in and share with our friends, family and patients. If you ever have a concern with anything we share, please let us know at care@queenofthethrones.com. We want to make sure we are always serving Our Queendom at the highest level.

      How to cleanse while you sleep with Castor Oil Packs

      How to cleanse while you sleep with Castor Oil Packs

      How to Cleanse while you sleep with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs

      How to cleanse while you sleep with Castor Oil Packs

      Written by: Victoria Williams R.H.N. Victoria Williams Director of Operations at Queen of the Thrones Victoria Williams R.H.N.
      Victoria is Head of Operations at Queen of the Thrones®. Victoria obtained a Pre-Health Science Certificate with Honours from Georgian College, which ignited her passion for natural wellness and nutrition.
      Full bio

      Medically reviewed by: Melanie Swackhammer, BA

      Est. reading time: 10 minutes.

       

      Everybody wants to cleanse when it’s spring, would you agree?

      While cleansing is a natural body function, did you know it doesn’t happen just once a year? In fact, it’s a daily occurrence – correction, it’s a nightly occurrence.

      Here you will learn how to cleanse while you sleep with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs and the Eye Compress no matter the time of year.

      So when your patients, and you, are looking for support in removing the discomforts of leaky gut and hormone imbalance symptoms from the stress they’ve been dealing with, to feel their best in their bodies with the energy of an Olympic athlete… wanting it all now, and by now they mean yesterday…

      You’ll be ready to share an easy, doable, Queen of the Thrones® Day & Night Detox Kit.

      The above scenario sounds all too familiar? Correct?

      This is a perfect example of what you find yourself or your patient saying…

      Balance your Health and Recover your Energy and with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs

      “I’m so desperately wanting to clean up my life, and not just emptying my closets and decluttering my house… It’s me! I don’t have the energy to do everything I want to do. I’m constipated, always exhausted, can’t sleep and I’m so stressed, and I feel like my brain is all fogged up.”

      And then the question comes…

      Can I cleanse & detox with a supplement?

      Cleansing with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs help to improve your health

      Ah yes, the one and done supplemental band-aid prescription. Everybody wants it. Even you and you know better. But that’s ok, because it’s human nature, especially living in today’s day and age.

      We want it now, and by now I mean yesterday. Can you relate?

      But you look back on your life, and what have the quick fixes done for you? Nothing, because nobody benefits from it in the long run. It may feel good for a period of time but leaves you in the same place you started in. A rut. Agreed?

      The key to cleansing and detoxing isn’t seasonal, it’s nightly

      What Works? It’s not something you just do in the spring, although it’s a great time to start. What really shifts overtime and improves your leaky gut and hormone Imbalance, is the regular practice of supporting what your body does best.

      Sleeping, resting, healing and cleaning!

      Yes, that’s right, easy practices that you repeat nightly that become as easy and mindless as brushing your teeth because you know you need to brush off the biofilm for good dental health to prevent cavities, agreed?

      Well, your body is no different. There is a way to support your regular, nightly and daytime cleansing.

      What about dairy?

      You know as much as you, or your patients would love to do a “trendy” cleanse or detox that, for most of us, is just too hard. Too many bells and whistles to commit to, right?

      Because a cleanse or detox, well that my friend, involves giving up the things you and they love, like red wine, gluten and dairy, and maybe other foods that they find on their food sensitivity testing.

      Plus, they’ve either experienced before or heard about the dreadful and very possible aggravating symptoms.

      Learn with Queen of the Thrones What you should avoid during a Cleanse and Detox process

      And how are you going to get them, or yourself to do a complicated cleanse or detox if they don’t have the energy to do it?I mean this is why they are sitting in front of you, with ZERO energy, correct?

      So, to even initiate a single task or avoid yourself or your patients experiencing another uncomfortable symptom, you are going to have to get creative. Sound too good to be true?

      It’s not, read on…

      Because you can cleanse and detox while you sleep,

      Here’s how…

      What’s in a name? Well, everything.

      You know your patients are exhausted, you know the first step to healing is like when you are building a house from scratch.

      You clean (cleanse or detox) up the land (your body) before building a house so you have a strong sturdy foundation. Makes sense, agreed?

      But if there isn’t any energy, how can this happen?

      Easily, with the Queen of the Thrones® Day & Night Detox Kit, complete with your Castor Oil Liver Pack, Eye Compress and Dry Brush.

      Once you have your pack on, you then dab a couple drops of castor oil around the fine lines and wrinkles on your face, so you can reduce signs of aging, enhance circulation7 and lymphatic drainage. What’s next?

      You then slip on your Eye Compress and get comfy in your bed. When your head hits the pillow you’re relaxed as your eye compress gently blocks out distracting lights and makes you feel sleepy because it supports melatonin production8-9.

      Plus, your Castor Oil Liver Pack feels like a hug that naturally stimulates the production of your feel-good hormones, oxytocin10-11 and dopamine12-13, so you’re ready to drift off into a relaxing deep slumber. Wonderful, agreed?

      Morning comes and you start your shower, setting aside your Dry Brush & Castor Oil for when you step out. Starting from your ankles, working your way to your heart, you gently brush small circular motions.

      The best part? It’s truly relaxing but what it’s doing is delivering anti-inflammatory14 nutrients like vitamin E, polyphenols and omegas15-16 and stimulating lymphatic flow. Why does this matter in the morning? Read on!

      Now, you might be wondering because your patients might ask you…

      Why and how does cleansing, detox and drainage happen while I’m sleeping?

      Working with the body and the natural laws, we are already privy, according to traditional Chinese Medicine Doctors, that the hour of the liver is between 1-3 am, where the majority of liver detox occurs, at 3-5am the lungs supports lymphatic drainage, and at 5-7am is when colon cleansing occurs.

      So, detox, drainage and cleansing overnight in the liver, lymphatics and colon can happen overnight when you’re sleeping.

      This is connected to chronobiology research, the best time to do things for your body supports what the ancient Chinese doctors already knew.

      What supports cleansing overnight, wearing a sleep aid compress to naturally promote melatonin. When you wake up in the morning, naturally pump cortisol with a dry brush.

      Day and Night Fluctuations ot your Rest and Alert Hormones by Queen of the Thrones

      Both the liver and microbiome are most active during sleep, and there is a lot of cleaning going on, so why not:

      • Promote healthy sleep
      • Support the gut and microbiome
      • Reduce inflammation in the liver

      All this to simply support and help the body naturally to do what it is supposed to do, stay clean!

      To learn more about how to support the rhythm of your day and night detox cycle Click here.

      Are you a practitioner, health coach or wellness influencer? If you’re interested in recommending our easy-to-use tools and practically applying them in your health and wellness professional practice, in clinic, or online with the people you serve, you can join now!

      Click here for references

      1. Holm T, Brøgger-Jensen MR, Johnson L, Kessel L.Glutathione preservation during storage of rat lenses in opti-sol-GS and castor oil. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 19;8(11):e79620. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079620. eCollection 2013. PMID:24260265

      2. Sikandar S, Dickenson AH. Visceral pain: the ins and outs, the ups and downs. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2012 Mar;6(1):17-26. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0b013e32834f6ec9. PMID: 22246042; PMCID: PMC3

      3. Arslan GG, Eşer I. An examination of the effect of castor oil packs on constipation in the elderly. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2011 Feb;17(1):58-62. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2010.04.004. Epub 2010 May 18. PMID: 21168117

      4. Sorin Tunaru,a Till F. Althoff,a Rolf M. Nüsing,b Martin Diener,c and Stefan Offermannsa,d,1 Castor oil induces laxation and uterus contraction via ricinoleic acid activating prostaglandin EP3 receptors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jun 5; 109(23): 9179–9184. Published online 2012 May 21. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1201627109 PMID: 22615395

      5. Moore JE Jr, Bertram CD. Lymphatic System Flows. Annu Rev Fluid Mech. 2018 Jan;50:459-482. doi: 10.1146/annurev-fluid-122316-045259. PMID: 29713107; PMCID: PMC5922450

      6. Zawieja DC. Contractile physiology of lymphatics. Lymphat Res Biol. 2009;7(2):87-96. doi: 10.1089/lrb.2009.0007. PMID: 19534632; PMCID: PMC2925033.

      7. Mascolo N1, Izzo AA, Autore G, Barbato F, Capasso F.Nitric oxide and castor oil-induced diarrhea.J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1994 Jan;268(1):291-5. PMID: 8301570.

      8. Rong-fang Hu, Xiao-ying Jiang, Yi-ming Zeng, Xiao-yang Chen, You-hua Zhang. Effects of earplugs and eye masks on nocturnal sleep, melatonin and cortisol in a simulated intensive care unit environment. Published online 2010 Apr 18. PMID: 20398302.

      9. Khoddam H, Maddah SA, Rezvani Khorshidi S, Zaman Kamkar M, Modanloo M. The effects of earplugs and eye masks on sleep quality of patients admitted to coronary care units: A randomised clinical trial. J Sleep Res. 2022 Apr;31(2):e13473. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13473. Epub 2021 Sep 12. PMID: 34514653.

      10. Walker SC1, Trotter PD2, Swaney WT2, Marshall A3, Mcglone FP4. C-tactile afferents: Cutaneous mediators of oxytocin release during affiliative tactile interactions? Neuropeptides. 2017 Aug;64:27-38. doi: 10.1016/j.npep.2017.01.001. Epub 2017 Jan 19. PMID: 28162847.

      11. Rolls ET et all. Representations of pleasant and painful touch in the human orbitofrontal and cingulate cortices. Cereb Cortex. 2003 Mar;13(3):308-17. PMID: 12571120.

      12. Francis S, Rolls ET, Bowtell R, McGlone F, O’Doherty J, Browning A, Clare S, Smith E. The representation of pleasant touch in the brain and its relationship with taste and olfactory areas. Neuroreport. 1999 Feb 25;10(3):453-9. PMID: 10208571

      13. Löken LS, Wessberg J, Morrison I, McGlone F, Olausson H. Coding of pleasant touch by unmyelinated afferents in humans. Nat Neurosci. 2009 May;12(5):547-8. Epub 2009 Apr 12. PMID: 19363489.

      14. Vieira C et al. .Eect of ricinoleic acid in acute and subchronic experimental models of inflammation. Mediators Inflamm. 2000;9(5):223-8 PMID: 11200362.

      15. Marwat SK, Rehman F, Khan EA, Baloch MS, Sadiq M, Ullah I, Javaria S, Shaheen S. Review – Ricinus communis – Ethnomedicinal uses and pharmacological activities.Pak J Pharm Sci. 2017 Sep;30(5):1815-1827.

      16. Patel VR, Dumancas GG, Kasi Viswanath LC, Maples R, Subong BJ. Castor Oil: Properties, Uses, and Optimization of Processing Parameters in Commercial Production. Lipid Insights. 2016 Sep 7;9:1-12. doi: 10.4137/LPI.S40233. PMID: 27656091; PMCID: PMC5015816.

      Disclaimer

      Disclaimer: Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective authors or distributors. Neither Queen of the Thrones® nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content. This communication does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Information provided does not replace the advice of your health care practitioner. If you happen to purchase anything we promote, in this or any of our communications, it’s likely Queen of the Thrones® will receive some kind of affiliate compensation. Still, we only promote content and products that we truly believe in and share with our friends, family and patients. If you ever have a concern with anything we share, please let us know at care@queenofthethrones.com. We want to make sure we are always serving Our Queendom at the highest level.