The healing influence of the oil of the Ricinus communis has been documented thousands of times now, and the following stories just amplify the documentation.
Swelling of the left middle finger between the interphalangeal joints bothered Edna Atkins, but she fussed along with the swelling for many weeks before actually getting down to the business of treating the finger. She had heard how good castor oil was for a variety of ailments but had just never tried it. She related the following: “I finally got out some oil one evening while watching TV and just rubbed it around the second joint a while. I did this two evenings, leaving it on when I went to bed. The third night I was again going to rub the joint, but could not find the spot any longer. I couldn’t even be sure which hand or finger it was, as there was no sign of swelling or difference between any fingers any longer!” She didn’t even know the diagnosis, but the cure was great!
From an unrecognized source – a nutrition columnist – the following account was sent in: “Recently a reader asked for help in treating granulated eyelids. I had this condition so bad that all my eyelashes fell out. The doctor’s medication did not do any good. My grandmother suggested that I rub castor oil on my eyelashes at night. After one month, my eyelashes began to grow back, very thick and long. I am now 26 years old and use the oil treatment once a week. People ask me how I got such long, dark eyelashes. I tell them and most of them laugh at me. But I know it works.”
Lastly, an A.R.E. member developed a growth in the corner of his eye, with surgery apparently just around the other corner. “I gently massaged it every night for five minutes with castor oil. After about three or four months, it did not get bigger – but did not disappear. In the back of my mind I remembered a Cayce reading that suggested some bicarbonate of soda with the castor oil. Thought it worth a try. After the massage, I put a tiny dab of bicarbonate of soda on the growth. The growth got very irritated and sore for a few days, fell off, and never returned again. Did not even leave a scar. I have tried same treatment for brown patches on my face. Castor oil with bicarb of soda. Same thing happened: got sore for a few days and then the brown patches completely disappeared.”
Cayce remarked about someone having a castor oil consciousness. This man had a castor oil/bicarbonate of soda consciousness. And it worked.[† November, 1981, Volume 16, No.7, page 287, Copyright © 1981 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA.]