Can you use Castor Oil when you have a cold or the flu?
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Can you use Castor Oil when you have a cold or the flu?
Apr 30, 2024
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In this podcast you will discover how using Castor Oil can help you to cope with the cold and flu symptoms.

The Castor Oil plant, scientifically known as Ricinus communis L., has been used for thousands of years as a valuable traditional medicine. It's known for its various uses, such as liver support, stomachaches, constipation, inflammation, and more.

The plant contains different natural compounds that are thought to have medicinal properties that may support balancing inflammation, and even exhibits antioxidant activity.

But, can you use Castor Oil when you have a cold or the flu?

While Castor Oil is not typically recognized as having a direct connection between supporting cold-like symptoms, we can look at what Castor Oil is most recognized for.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Castor Oil contains ricinoleic acid, which has demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects. You see, research shows that inflammation is the root cause to dis-ease within the body, meaning inflammation may be a common response to infections, including those causing cold and flu symptoms. So, it could be said that Castor Oil may be able to support balancing the inflammation that’s naturally happening when you’re feeling under the weather.

So, applying Castor Oil on the chest or throat may help. Alternatively, wearing a Castor Oil Pack over your neck/thyroid, may be an easy way to care for your throat. More on this soon!

Antiviral and Antibacterial Effects: Some studies suggest that Castor Oil has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. So, it could be said that these properties may be a support when you’re feeling run down. However, it's important to note that Castor Oil is not a substitute for conventional medicine that your healthcare provider has suggested for you.

Skin Barrier Support: Applying Castor Oil to the skin may help maintain its integrity and act as a barrier, via linoleic acid, while hydrating the skin.19 This may be particularly relevant when the skin might be more prone to dryness due to frequent nose wiping or exposure to tissues and other drying agents.

Pretty amazing, agreed? But remember, not all Castor Oil is created equally.

When it comes to your wellness, you want to ensure you’re sourcing Castor Oil that is 100% pure, organic and hexane free, like Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil.

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