Three stories about castor oil used in as many different ways. A letter from an old friend who has been reading the material from the A.R.E. for many years: she writes about her husband who “was very ill in the hospital for two months – taken because of continuous nausea and vomiting. [He had a large mass removed from his lung, his hiatal hernia re-done, but no one could find the cause for the continued nausea and vomiting . . . To make a long story short, he came home from the hospital still having the same symptoms vomiting, nausea.
“All of a sudden the idea of castor oil packs occurred to me. After all, the medical profession wasn’t able to help him. After two packs she began to bet better! Blessings on Cayce! Now he is practically like himself except for tiring easily.” Five months they continued the packs. Persistence! And results!
Secondly, a letter from another woman who applied information on her own: “I thought you might be interested in hearing that my mother had a lump near her vagina. We applied castor oil and camphorated oil. In three weeks, it reduced in size from the size of a walnut to the size of a pea; in five weeks it was gone, and has not returned.”
Thirdly, a patient of mine who had cut his right ankle on a piece of glass had it repaired at the Emergency Room of Scottsdale Baptist hospital, but there was such extreme hyperesthesia and pain that the 17-year-old football player had to use crutches to get around. I saw him three days later, and at that point his entire ankle hurt, and the wound was painful to the touch. It was not infected, but I felt that the nerve supply in that area had been injured and possibly a ligamentous laceration had produced the extreme symptoms. In any event, he was instructed how to use castor oil packs over the wound. He felt markedly better two days later and was able to go without crutches. Sutures were removed at seven days, and he was back playing football six days after that. Instead of hyperesthesia distal to the wound area, there was now just a bit of numbness. Bob was told to continue massaging the area with the oil until the numbness was gone.[† May, 1972, Volume 7, No. 3, page 108, Copyright © 1972 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA.]