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How do Castor Oil Packs work?

May 13, 2022

Written by Sherri McKnight, DCHomMed

Edited by Melanie Swackhammer, BA

How do Castor Oil Packs work?

As a health care practitioner, you may have prescribed the traditional treatment method of castor oil packs for liver detox, lymphatic drainage or colon cleansing, right?

You did this by saturating an old cloth with castor oil and applying that gooey mess to various parts of the body because you know of the great health benefits that this treatment method offers. Can you relate?

And, if you’re like me, you stopped prescribing the old way of applying castor oil packs because that 12-step method was too messy, too complicated and your patients just didn’t comply to it. And I don’t blame them, do you?

Or maybe you had your patients do it the “lazy way” by simply just rubbing on the castor oil and then having them wear an old t-shirt. Sound familiar?

But, with the application of just the castor oil without the castor oil pack, we only get half of the benefits.

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The science of how castor oil packs work for lymphatic drainage and cleansing

Firstly, it’s mechanical, with the compression of the pack placed over the liver (slightly covering the lower free ribs under your right rib cage), in combination with the movement of your breathing muscles, this serves to act like a pump to your lymphatic system encouraging lymphatic drainage1. Amazing, agreed?

Secondly, it’s 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, gallbladder2 and more.

Thirdly, it’s a combination of both mechanical and neurological because the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack stimulates the body’s skin receptors which stimulate the natural oxytocin3 feedback loop activating the vagus nerve, shifting the body into a rest and digest state where liver detox is optimized.

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It’s this direct effect of the castor oil pack compress that stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system4-5-6. Amazing, right?

Plus, the penetration of the castor oil into the tissues stimulates lymphatic drainage and reduces inflammation via the Peyer’s patches7.

With no pack, castor oil will not penetrate as deeply and would act much more like a skin emollient, so the full range of benefits of the oil cannot be reaped.

 

Why is it important for castor oil to be in glass?

Lipotoxicity is why it is imperative to use castor oil that has only been contained in a glass bottle rather than in plastic8-9-10.

You see, castor oil is the master carrier oil, due to its structure and the molecular weight of ricinoleic acid11. And because of this amazing capability of transporting and transferring substances into the body, it is of the utmost importance to only use a high-quality oil that is organic, extra-virgin, cold-pressed, hexane-free and in glass.

And I am sure we are both on the same page when it comes to ensuring our prescriptions and protocols – like the application of Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs coming from a plastic-free environment – are helpful for our patients and ourselves, and not a harmful endocrine disruptive burden. Would you agree?

Applying castor oil to your pack and why the pack needs to be replaced to avoid toxin reabsorption or transfer

Pouring a fresh coat of castor oil onto the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack with each application is an important part of the protocol, as is replacing your castor oil pack.

Why? Well simply because we are unsure where the castor oil and toxins it collects eliminate through the body, or back into the pack through the skin.

A study compared oral castor oil metabolites and the metabolites produced with the castor oil pack and no castor oil metabolites were produced with the castor oil pack12.

This suggests that either the castor oil wasn’t absorbed or that the metabolites came out another way, perhaps via the skin into the pack.

So, to prevent possible reabsorption of any toxins that are being pulled out by castor oil, use a fresh coat of oil on every application and replace the pack every 3 months.

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Plus, when it comes to fertility, it is especially important to ensure that your liver pack is placed only on the liver, the pelvic pack only on the pelvis over top of the uterus and ovaries, and the thyroid pack only on the thyroid. This is to avoid any possible transfer of toxins from organ to organ. Makes sense, right?

 

Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs – the game changer

With the application of this new and easy way of an old traditional method, with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs in your practice, your patients, in most cases, will come back to you in follow-ups feeling better – because they can easily comply – and can safely be used with any other prescriptions that you recommend.

Plus, with regular practice your patients will train their body to respond better to stress, as well as naturally liver detox, lymphatic drain and colon cleanse with the support from their Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs.

Then what happens is we begin to start…

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You see, this is what makes Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs so unique and game-changing.

 

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 or become a wholesale partner, contact us at: royalty@queenofthethrones.com

References:

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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: PMC3272481.

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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Holmes GM, Browning KN, Babic T, Fortna SR, Coleman FH, Travagli RA. Vagal afferent fibres determine the oxytocin-induced modulation of gastric tone. J Physiol. 2013 Jun 15;591(12):3081-100. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2013.253732. Epub 2013 Apr 15. PMID: 23587885; PMCID: PMC3832121.

8. Kim H1, Oh S1, Gye MC1, Shin I1,2. Comparative toxicological evaluation of nonylphenol and nonylphenol polyethoxylates using human keratinocytes. Drug Chem Toxicol. 2018 Oct;41(4):486-491. doi: 10.1080/01480545.2017.1391829. Epub 2017 Nov 10.

9. Amar SK1, Goyal S2, Srivastav AK3, Chopra D3, Ray RS2. Combined effect of Benzophenone-2 and ultraviolet radiation promote photogenotoxicity and photocytotoxicity in human keratinocytes. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2018 Jun;95:298-306. doi: 10.1016/j.yrtph.2018.04.003. Epub 2018 Apr 4.

10. Hafezi SA1, Abdel-Rahman WM1. The Endocrine Disruptor Bisphenol A (BPA) Exerts a Wide Range of Effects in Carcinogenesis and Response to Therapy. Curr Mol Pharmacol. 2019 Mar 6. doi: 10.2174/1874467212666190306164507.

11. PubChem [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US), National Center for Biotechnology Information; 2004-. PubChem Compound Summary for CID 643684, Ricinoleic acid; [cited 2022 Mar. 31].

12. Alves SP, Araujo CM, Queiroga RC, Madruga MS, Parente MOM, Medeiros AN, Bessa RJB. New insights on the metabolism of ricinoleic acid in ruminants. J Dairy Sci. 2017 Oct;100(10):8018-8032. doi: 10.3168/jds.2017-13117. Epub 2017 Aug 10. PMID: 28803011.

Can Kids Use Castor Oil Packs

Nov 5, 2021

Written by Mary, Queen of the Thrones®.

Can Kids Use Castor Oil Packs?

Your Guide to Naturally Calming Your Child

Do you remember that magical moment when you discovered the meaning of unconditional, unmeasurable love? I know I do! In this post you’ll discover how to use castor oil packs for kids so you can bring more joy to your bundle of joy!

Do you still remember the first time you held your little one in your arms?…

  • That wonderful smell coming out of their little head
  • Their baby pheromones filling up your brain with love signals
  • Those marvelous blue eyes looking up at you as if you were the most beautiful thing in the world
  • Those little hands reaching out to you and never wanting to let go!

I wish I could bottle up that feeling and keep it in my pocket, you too?

Right then and there, your whole life changes. You transform into a source of abundance, nourishment, and protection. And though your body may still be weak, your soul is as strong as a bear and your willingness to protect your little one knows no limits!

Confidence kicks in and as a first-time mother, of course you know it all. I mean, you read all those parenting books put together by the “experts”, right?

You are ready to ace the test. But then, sooner than you expect, the confidence fades. Endless sleepless nights make you question your skills as a mother and your hopes start to crumble down.

You ask other parents hoping for guidance but you soon learn that when it comes to parenting, most of us are going on a wild goose chase trying to find the magic answer for happy, healthy, and well-behaved children.

Is it normal for your child to have colic?

Queen of the Thrones® Castor oil packs for kids help to improve your child's sleep

When my little one was only a couple of weeks old, he would cry his heart out for hours in the middle of the night. I felt weak, tired, and simply lost! Because I knew something was wrong but I couldn’t figure out what it was. Have you felt this hopeless feeling too?

I could feel the pain through his tears but everyone around would just tell me that “colic” was normal (whatever colic really means).

You have so many questions and no answers! Why was this happening to my son?! Why couldn’t he sleep peacefully like other babies?! Why couldn’t I make him smile like the first time we met?! Why was I failing to protect my little one?! Why, why, why?! Can you relate?

Defeated, I tried to convince myself that “colic” was common therefore it should be normal, but deep inside I knew that the reality was far more complex than that.

I was aware that we live in an environment filled with harmful toxins, artificial noise and light, extreme busyness and stress, and unhealthy meals that pass down to our little ones one way or another.

Can food allergies and sensitivities cause colic for your child?

Firstly, in my son’s case, through trial and error, we learned that the reason for his pain was a severe food allergy to the canned tomatoes used on the delicious and overpriced meatballs that I used to love to get from our local butcher shop and would get passed down to him through my milk. Who would have thought, right?

Obviously, I stopped getting my favorite meatballs and we had peace for a bit. But there was more to it and still today my little one needs more help and attention than other children in order to thrive!

Out of my three kids, he is the one who:

  • Has the most intestinal issues
  • Struggles the most to relax and behave
  • Gets sick the easiest
  • Gets in trouble at school
  • Has trouble sleeping
  • Needs affection the most

Every child is unique and as time and experience kicks in, you learn that a healthy child is a happy child and that a happy child will need less help to thrive.

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So what can you do to have a happy and healthy child?

Well, you can get lucky and get one of those wonders that simply thrive through anything, but regardless of how easy or challenging your kid is, there are foundational basics that we sometimes overlook:

  • Lots of water
  • Healthy diet with real food – heaps of vegetables, hearty protein and healthy fats
  • Daily exercise
  • Meditation or time for calm and reflection
  • Castor Oil Kids Packs

And of course… Plenty of love!

In a perfect world, these basics would be the rule. But you know that in our society they are often the exception, agreed? Because we live busy chaotic lives and it often feels like we don’t have the time, energy, or resources to keep our kids safe from our regular day to day discomforts, right?

And this is why it is so important to help our children to cleanse and reset. Especially the ones that are in pain and often get labeled as “difficult children”.

Would you love to help your child cleanse, calm and balance naturally with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Kids Packs?

You’ve probably heard of castor oil packs through health forums or through your healthcare practitioner, right? Or maybe castor oil packs for kids are a new concept for you, but in fact, they have been used for centuries for health in Traditional Chinese medicine, Indian Ayurveda, Ancient Egypt, and modern Naturopathic Medicine.

You can set your child up for a lifetime of good health with this clinically practiced, scientifically supported and time-honored health ritual.

Castor Oil Kids Packs are a nighttime ritual that feels like a comforting warm hug before bedtime. It nourishes your child’s little body and gets them ready for a deep, restful sleep1 2 3. It decreases inflammation4 and supports your little one’s digestion5, bowel movements6, relaxation7, circulation, and cleansing8.

What better way to say, “I love you” than giving your child a great start on health and wellness?

How to Use Castor Oil Packs for Kids

Step 1: Apply castor oil (1-2 tsp) to the soft cotton side of your Queen of the Thrones® Kids Pack

Step 2: Place your pack over your child’s liver (right side of their abdomen) and tie it in place. Have them wear their pack for a minimum of 1 hour before bed.

That’s all. This super easy self-care system takes less than a minute to prep!

Caution: Never allow your child to wear the pack unsupervised. The straps can be a choking hazard.

Click for References!

1 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

2 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 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12571120

3 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 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10208571

4 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

5 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

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 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