Castor Oil For Arthritis


Castor oil is a common type of oil used in our kitchen and it also has several ways to treat arthritis. Castor oil can be either taken internally or used externally on the skin. Each method has their advantages. If you are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, it is recommended to drink a cup of ginger tea containing some castor oil before go to bed. It can also be used to control pain and discomfort caused by osteoarthritis. A good approach to applying this oil is to soak a flannel cloth in castor oil for a while and then wrap affected area thoroughly.


Arthritis is a common disease for old people which is accompanied by inflammation and pain and make people feel uncomfortable. There are different types of arthritis and there are also a number of methods to deal with them. A good method is to change the daily diet to get necessary nutrients for the treatment. One common effective home remedy for rheumatoid and osteoarthritis pain alleviation is to use castor oil because it contains a great amount of ricinoleic acid and some other beneficial compounds.

Taking castor oil orally is another great way to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the world and using a combination of castor oil and other herbs can achieve a better result. If you are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, you can take some ginger tea mixed with castor oil before going to bed. The recommended ratio is 238 ml of tea plus 10 ml of castor oil.

Using hot castor oil is another way to relieve pains caused by arthritis. The best way to implement this method is to soak flannel in hot castor oil and wrap it on affected joints. Put hot water bag on the cloth for an hour to get a better result.

Before you begin using castor oil as a treatment method, you should consult your doctor in advance. Some people are not suitable for ingestion of castor oil such as pregnant women. In addition, you should avoid putting hot castor oil on the open wounds.

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