Castor oil for aches

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Tapestryloom
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   Posted 8/4/2008 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I read this in a local newspaper about non-prescription drug therapies for fibro.. They recommended castor oil on sore muscles. I have tried it with great success! I just rub it in at night before going to bed on the areas that bother me and it feels so wonderful. It takes away my aches and helps me to fall asleep. The only drawback is the sticky oily residue. But it's worth a try. It's sold over the counter.
Carolyn


I am a mother to 4 children; James 7 mo.'s, Davey 2 yrs, Dana 4 yrs, and Anne 9 yrs.  I am currently studying to become a natural childbirth educator.... and just trying to figure out where my priorities are right now.


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   Posted 8/4/2008 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I know that this isn't really relevent, but I grew some castorbean plants this year. They are so cool. They are huge and will have red flowers. Sorry to get off topic.

I am glad that the castor oil is helping you. Sounds good for those achy muscles. I will have to get some.

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Marlee2
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   Posted 8/4/2008 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
OMG the things we forget. Someone told me that years ago and I had forgotten all about it. I wonder if it is good for dry skin too. I could have DH to rub it all over me at night and wrap me up like a mummy. tongue
 
I remember being given castor oil as a child, the thought of taking that stuff makes me sick.
 
The flowers sound pretty Karen
 
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   Posted 8/4/2008 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
about the castor oil, there's a brand named product Castiva that has the oil but isn't supposed to be so greasy and is made for arthritis sufferers' joint pain.  I read this in Dr. Gott's newspaper column.  Maybe it's worth a try.  I found it in the same section where the muscle rub is.

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Irish Babe
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   Posted 8/4/2008 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Karen, I'm not sure if I remember this correctly, but I believe I read that the castor bean plant is poisonous. I'm not sure, but I would hate to have something terrible happen and no one is aware. I saw a picture of it once and it was pretty.  God bless.  Alice.

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   Posted 8/4/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
eyes  Castor oil is harmless when used as the oil, only. Likewise captiva, the muscle rub (for external use only. If you squeeze the oil out of the Castor bean and consume what's left. it;s poison.

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   Posted 8/4/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the info Carolyn. I am definitly going to try the castor oil, I'm sure it's good for dry skin so I can't lose. My family is taking a pre school vacation, shopping for school supplies. This will be the perfect time to try the oil, three daughters (two teens) means a lot of shopping, all that shopping is going to mean sore muscles.

Have a good evening!

Meggie

Tapestryloom
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   Posted 8/4/2008 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad I could help!
It was from Dr. Gotts actually.. He said to rub it on twice a day. I look forward to using it every evening. Maybe I should get hubby to help me apply it. ;)
Carolyn
I am a mother to 4 children; James 7 mo.'s, Davey 2 yrs, Dana 4 yrs, and Anne 9 yrs.  I am currently studying to become a natural childbirth educator.... and just trying to figure out where my priorities are right now.


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   Posted 8/5/2008 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I have this mental picture of all these fibro ladies going to bed at night wrapped up like greasy oily mummies! LOL... can't help it. I just read thru this post and that's all I can think of... I believe I've been sniffing the vanilla too much.
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