The Thorntons in Ohio reiterate information already found in the Cayce readings on the nature of healing and the response of the body’s cells to the consciousness, vibration, or influence of a “healing” agent. castor oil has an antifungal effect (this we know from published laboratory research). It also has an eliminatory (cleansing) effect, as evidenced by its most common usage. We have observed clinically how the vitality of cells is upgraded by the application of castor oil, perhaps from its cleansing effect, which frees the cells to function more vibrantly. We postulate that the effect of this oil from the bean of the Ricinus corninunis acts to stimulate the lymphatic drainage of the area being treated.
Mrs. Thornton reports that during her last two months of pregnancy she massaged her abdomen nightly with castor oil; she attributes to this activity the fact that she had no stretch marks at all after her pregnancy was ended. The child born from this pregnancy then received some of the same treatment. The castor oil “works very well on his bottom when any redness appears.”
Then Mr. Thornton smashed his finger. The family therapy, applied overnight, brought relief from pain and absorption of much of the blood.
From South Africa comes another castor oil story. Hazel Tops, on a visit in the U.S., just by chance (!) boarded an American Airlines flight in Dallas bound for Phoenix; also, just by chance (!), Gladys and I were changing flights in Dallas on our way home from Nashville. Jim Dixon, another old friend, brought Hazel up to gate number 13, and there the four of us met with hugs and exclamations of delight. After the reunion was adequately appreciated, Hazel told us about her youngest daughter, who had stepped on a rusty pin. When she saw her daughter’s foot, there were two red streaks emerging from the puncture wound site in the sole of the foot and extending up just past the ankle. It was too late for the doctor, so a sloppy castor oil pack was applied and kept in place all night. In the morning, the pain and tenderness were gone, the red streaks had disappeared, and the patient was well. Castor oil does it again![† November, 1978, Volume 13, No. 6, page 269, Copyright © 1978 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA.]