Natures Shield, castor oilis certified organic and sustainable. It is cold-press extracted for preservation of its natural qualities.
This product is free of Hexane.
Castor oil has been used since Egyptian times as a folk remedy for a wide variety of ailments.
Castor oil packs have also been used by Mayans to help with fertility and gynaecology concerns by massaging the castor oil into the abdomen.Mayan culture believes that the centre of a woman is her uterus.
Massaging the oil into the abdomen may also assist in alleviating constipation.
Massaging castor oil into the abdomen is said to increase blood flow to the reproductive organs and since our hormones travel through our bloodstream improving circulation is critical to naturally help improve fertility. This massage is also said to give better outcomes to release restricted ligaments attached to the uterus that may have displaced the uterus from where it should be located.
The results of a displaced uterus can include the following symptoms:
Painful menstrual cramps
Dark or brown clots during period
Low back pain
Start and stop periods
Spotting anytime during cycle
Avoid massaging castor oil during menses and ovulation.For fertility, a castor oil abdominal massage is carried out daily for 10 days only, starting immediately at the end of menstruation and ceasing promptly after 10 consecutive days of massage.
Castor oil is known as being
A powerful laxative (1) (2) (3)
An impressive anti-inflammatory (4) (5)
Fights fungus, including contaminated human tooth roots (6) (7) (8) (9)
Helpful in treating acne that is associated with an imbalance of certain types of bacteria normally found on the skin, including Staphylococcus aureus(10) (11) (12)
Good for hair and scalp health (13) (14)
A natural moisturiser (15)
Precautions and contraindications
Castor oil may cause adverse reactions and unwanted side effects in some people.
Can induce labor: It’s used by medical professionals to induce birth. For this reason, women at all stages of pregnancy should avoid consuming castor oil.
Can cause diarrhea: While it can be an effective way to alleviate constipation, you may get diarrhea if you take too much. Diarrhea can cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
Can cause allergic reactions: It may cause an allergic reaction in some people when applied to the skin. First try applying a small amount to a tiny patch of skin to see how your body reacts.
(1) Castor oil induces laxation and uterus contraction via ricinoleic acid activating prostaglandin EP3 receptors https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3384204/
(2) An examination of the effect of castor oil packs on constipation in the elderly https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21168117
(3) A Comparison of the Efficacy, Adverse Effects, and Patient Compliance of the Sena-Graph®Syrup and Castor Oil Regimens for Bowel Preparation https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3862068/
(4) Effect of ricinoleic acid in acute and subchronic experimental models of inflammation https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1781768/
(5) Anti-inflammatory effects of a novel ricinoleic acid poloxamer gel system for transdermal delivery https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25542985
(7) Candidal Infection of the Gingiva Mimicking Desquamative Gingivitis: A Case Report https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4843396/
(8) Ricinus communis treatment of denture stomatitis in institutionalised elderly https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23438045
(9) Clinical trial for evaluation of Ricinus communis and sodium hypochlorite as denture cleanser https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28678952
(10) The Role of Inflammation in the Pathology of Acne https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3780801/
(11) BACTERIAL RESISTANCE TO ANTIBIOTICS IN ACNE VULGARIS: AN IN VITRO STUDY https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763741/
(12) Characterization and evaluation of antibacterial and antiproliferative activities of crude protein extracts isolated from the seed of Ricinus communis in Bangladesh https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4942971/
(13) Hair Cosmetics: An Overview https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4387693/
(14) DANDRUFF: THE MOST COMMERCIALLY EXPLOITED SKIN DISEASE https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2887514/
(15) Comparative measurement of hydration effects of herbal moisturizers https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3141305/