One of our correspondents reported the use of castor oil as an antiallergic therapy. She has a severe allergy to sugar and caffeine and when she takes in these foods, she reacts with “itching, running, scaling of the eyelids, red, inflamed and bloodshot eyes, and microscopic ‘bumps’ under . . . top eyelids.” About three years ago she added to this list a twitching of both eyelids occurring five to ten times daily. Strong corticosteroid ointments for the eyes could not control the twitching, although it did help the other symptoms.
She had read about castor oil and its benefits, but would not try it until she read Edgar Cayce and the Palma Christi. Rubbing the castor oil on her upper and lower eyelids, the allergic victim found relief against allergy. On the sixth day of treatment, the twitching stopped. True, it recurs if she overloads her body with chocolate, for instance, but now she uses the castor oil daily and is not troubled with the problem.[† March, 1975, Volume 10, No. 2, page 84, Copyright © 1975 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA.]