Castor Oil Is Your Friend

Castor Oil = The Oil That Heals

Grow It; Drink It, Rub It In,

Or Use It – Topically – In Packs

Want relief from ~ Inflammation? Digestive Issues? Joint pain?  Menstrual Cramps? Skin Conditions? Castor Oil May Help!

bottle of castor oil A common ingredient in many beauty products is castor oil (“Palma Christi”). However, it has many more applications intended to help stimulate and support the body’s own healing mechanisms.

 

Use It to Help With ~

  • Acne, rashes, and other skin irritations
  • Arthritis and painful joints
  • Childbirthing
  • Chronic infections
  • Digestive issues and associate gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Fibroids
  • Frizzy hair
  • Hydrating and nourishing skin
  • Lymphedema
  • Menstrual pain and irregularity
  • Lymphedema
  • Ovarian cysts.

You can rub it into your skin, or take a deep dive by putting it into a pack that you keep on your body for several minutes. For added effect, add heat using a heating pad. See instructions below.


Castor Oil Packs Help to:

  • Drain lymphatic system
  • Fight fungi
  • Fight viruses
  • Produce an anti-inflammatory effect
  • Improve painful conditions and swelling
  • Increase circulation
  • Increase lymphocyte production
  • Stimulate and support the immune system

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Your Fingernails Tell Health Stories!

See What Your Manicurist Sees When Looking at Your Fingernails!

Newly manicured nails with sparkles on pink and gold polish with a pink and gold flower in the background

The manicurist might not recognize the symptoms your fingernails portray. However, some practitioners of Eastern and Western Medicine or of Holistic Healing Modalities can identify health problems by looking at your fingernails before you cover them up with nail polish. Human fingernail types Vector illustration

Here are some resources before we continue. They help define our terms of Eastern, Western, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM / holistic healing). They also provide more pictures and links than I can include in this blog.

The National  Institute of Health (NIH) compares Eastern and Western approaches to medicine and health.

An easier way to understand it may be found in the blog of a person who has practiced “all of the above.” Dr. Emili Kim describes his findings.


man in light blue shirt looking at his fingernailsINancy Wyatt am neither a physician nor a practitioner of Eastern Medicine. However, I am certified in a number of holistic healing (CAM) methods. I can share what they know and what I know as you stare at your fingernails.


East Meets West with Holistic Healing in the Center

chart of fingernails and disease conditionsdrawing of feet showing common foot problems Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, alternative medicine, and now Western medicine often agree on the value of “reading” fingernails (and toenails), eyes, ears, and tongues in the diagnostic process.

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Fingernails, Eyes, & Tongues Reveal Your Health | Ayurveda and WEBMD

Fingernails, Eyes, and Tongues!

person in wheelchair shaking handsWhy did the doctors, medical staff, and their assistants start calling me,“The Tongue Lady,” when I had to undergo major abdominal surgery? What do tongues have to do with tummies? Sounds gross! It wasn’t.

Ayurveda, The Science of Self-HealingThey saw me reading my favorite, short, book about  Ayurveda by Dr. Vasant Lad. The book has images of tongues, showing things like a jagged streak down the middle, or red bumps around the edges, or a white coating, called “thrush.” These appearances on tongues relate to disease conditions in the body.

laughing smiley face with tongue stuck outNo, I was not paid to extol the virtues of his book. I share about it because I learned a lot from Lad’s work. The medical staff became totally intrigued by the sketches of tongues in that book. Soon, they were sticking out their own tongues while looking in a mirror to diagnose themselves. Given human nature, they immediately began diagnosing each other and everyone they know – present or absent from the scene.

The same kinds of relationships and health issues are revealed in fingernails, and in various parts of the eye (Iridology). (Indicators also may be found in feet, lips, pulse, etc., but I’m limiting this discussion for the sake of your sanity and mine.)

image of a brown eyeAyurveda, Chinese medicine, and now Western medicine have come to the same conclusions about the value of “reading” fingernails, eyes, and tongues in the diagnostic process. (That’s why the doctor has you stick out your tongue and say “Aaa-aaaa-ah.” Below are some examples of disease conditions related to the visible state of your fingernails. I’ve included links for Dr. Lad, The Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists International, Natural Health Techniques, and WEBMD.  Continue Reading →