NATURAL TREATMENT OF
FIBROIDS USING CASTOR OIL
By Terry Robbins
Growing on the uterine walls or out from the
uterus, uterine fibroids are usually non cancerous
growths that comprise of smooth muscle fibers
and connective tissues. While there are many
treatment options for these growths, natural
treatment of fibroids has been found to be
effective and one of the ways to get rid of fibroids
naturally is through the use of castor oil packs.
UTERINE FIBROIDS SYMPTOMS
These benign growths on the uterus can produce
symptoms and there are also circumstances when
symptoms are not evident and they are usually
discovered during routine cervical exams.
When symptoms are produced, they usually include
lower abdominal pain, pain during the monthly
menstrual cycle and heavy menstrual cycles that last
longer than the usual. Fibroid tumors grow very
slowly and can vary in size and shape. When they
become quite large, they can press upon the intestines
as well as the bladder leading to constipation or the
need to urinate frequently. For very advanced tumors
another of the symptoms of uterine fibroids is that the
stomach will appear larger.
For less severe fibroids, doctors simply monitor
whether there is a change in size or properties of
the tumors. If the fibroids remain unchanged,
remain small and if they produce no symptoms,
then nothing is usually done besides regular
If however, the fibroids continue to increase in
size and cause symptoms, medical intervention
may be necessary. The two most commonly
recommended surgeries are the myomectomy
when only the tumor(s) is(are) removed or a
hysterectomy in which case the entire uterus is
removed making it impossible for any fibroids to
ever grow again. No uterus means no fibroids.
With a myomectomy, there is always a chance of
fibroids growing again although the woman will
still remain reproductive. With a hysterectomy,
pregnancy is no longer possible as no uterus will
exist in the body after surgery.
NATURAL TREATMENT OF FIBROIDS
Leaving fibroids alone may work for some women
especially without the presence of any symptoms
but even this position will lead to problems later
especially if you wish to become pregnant. While
the causes of fibroid tumors remain unknown, it
is thought that the presence of the female
hormone estrogen is to blame which is why
fibroids usually recede when menopause rolls
around when estrogen production decreases.
NATURAL TREATMENT OF FIBROIDS CONT.
The female reproductive years means the
estrogen production is at its height and when you
get pregnant and as the baby grows, you will find
that even dormant fibroids will begin to increase
in size which can cause complications and even
require surgery which is why it is important to
seek treatment for all fibroids and natural
remedies for fibroids may help.
Treating fibroids naturally is also a great
alternative to surgery due to surgery being
expensive and also having various unpleasant
One of the most common natural treatments of
fibroids is through the use of castor oil packs.
The use of this oil to treat various ailments besides
constipation or to induce labor that most people know
about goes back many centuries. The science behind
the health benefits of castor oil is very little requiring
caution to be used if you do decide to use castor oil to
treat fibroids or other ailments.
The use of castor oil as a natural remedy dates back
centuries and there are many glowing reports from
the use of this oil to treat various conditions. Castor
has various anti-viral, anti-bacterial as well as anti-
fungal properties that help with the treatment of
various conditions, in order to reduce pain as well as
to stimulate the immune system.
CASTOR OIL CONT.
Stimulating the immune system is the part that is
important for fibroid tumor treatment through the
characteristic of pure castor oil. 90% of the fatty acids
found in castor oil are made up of ricinoleic acid
which is thought to be the reason behind castor oil's
Castor oil supports the immune system when it is
applied topically and not ingested as you would do
with constipation or to induce labor.
The external application of this oil allowing it to be
absorbed through the skin gave rise to castor oil
packs that were popularized by the natural healing
guru Edgar Cayce who died in the 1940s. Castor oil
packs are thought to improve the thymus gland in
addition to other areas of the immune system.
CASTOR OIL CONT.
A few studies using castor oil packs have shown that
castor oil packs applied to the abdomen cause
significant increase in lymphocyte production.
Lymphocytes found in the lymphatic tissue are
disease fighting cells and when these cells are
increased, they drive out more of the toxins that lead
to sickness and disease in the body such as fibroid
This oil as a natural remedy can be applied topically
any number of ways such as simply rubbing the oil on
the affected area. However, castor oil packs are the
ones for which most people looking for natural
remedies give the most positive feedback for.
A castor oil pack features a flannel cloth soaked in
pure castor oil and applied to the stomach area for a
period of time with a heating pad allowing the healing
properties of the oil to be absorbed through the skin.
Natural treatment of fibroids almost always leads
to the use of castor oil packs. For step by step
guidance on using a castor oil pack as well as tips
on finding the right castor oil, visit