Toxins are everywhere, from the air we breathe to the foods we eat to the products we put on our bodies. Our liver does a great job of eliminating toxins, but factors such as stress and poor diet can strain our systems and result in toxic overload. This results in symptoms such as poor sleep, fatigue, headaches, and bloating or other GI issues.
Detox diets that range from 10-28 days can help, but daily detoxing ensures you are constantly helping to support your system. One way to do this is by using castor oil packs. Castor oil has been shown to support digestion, decrease bloating, improve sleep, and decrease inflammation.
Studies show that castor oil improve immune function by supporting the body’s lymphatic system, which is responsible for removing proteins and wastes from our cells and removing excess fluid. This also impacts the circulatory and digestive systems, which helps with constipation and abdominal disorders. Additionally, castor oil increases lymphocytes, which attack toxins and bacteria.
I love Dr.Marisol’s castor oil packs, called the Queen of Thrones, because they do not need to be heated and are easy to use. You can purchase them directly from her website or you can buy them at Amazon. Alternatively, you can make your own pack by using a piece of flannel the size of a washcloth, saturating it with castor oil, and covering it with plastic wrap. Place a hot water bottle or heat over it to increase absorption.