How to Use Castor Oil for Womb Healing

How to Use Castor Oil for Womb Healing

Castor oil is a powerful natural remedy, containing ricinoleic acid, that has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and tissue-regenerating properties. When used correctly, castor oil can be incredibly beneficial for our wombs.

How Does Castor Oil Help Your Womb?

Castor oil's remarkable ability to support womb health can be attributed to its high concentration of ricinoleic acid, as well as the oil's circulatory and lymphatic stimulating effects. The tissue-regenerating properties of ricinoleic acid make castor oil particularly beneficial for women dealing with uterine scarring or adhesions.

A 2019 study published in the Journal of Wound Care demonstrated that ricinoleic acid significantly increased collagen production, cell proliferation, and angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels) in skin cells - all crucial processes for proper wound healing and tissue repair. This suggests that applying castor oil topically or taking it internally can help break down scar tissue in the uterus and stimulate the regeneration of healthy uterine tissue.

The unique combination of ricinoleic acid and castor oil's ability to increase circulation and lymphatic drainage make it a powerful natural remedy for addressing a variety of gynecological issues related to inflammation, scarring, and impaired tissue function. By supporting the womb in this multifaceted way, castor oil can help restore balance and vitality to a woman's reproductive system.


5 ways you can use iAMA Castor Oil to Support Your Womb Health

  1. Castor Oil Packs for Menstrual Regulation and Cramp Relief

One of the most common uses of castor oil in natural medicine is the castor oil pack. To make a castor oil pack, you'll need a piece of thick flannel or wool cloth, some castor oil, and a heating pad or hot water bottle.

Soak the cloth in the castor oil and place it over your lower abdomen, covering the area of your uterus and ovaries. Cover with a plastic sheet or wrap, then apply the heating pad or hot water bottle. Relax for 30-60 minutes, allowing the oil to deeply penetrate.

Castor oil packs have been shown to be highly effective for regulating the menstrual cycle and easing painful period cramps. A 2012 study found that using castor oil packs for just 1 hour per day led to a significant reduction in menstrual pain and duration of bleeding in women with dysmenorrhea (painful periods).

The ricinoleic acid in castor oil has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties that can soothe uterine muscle spasms. It also stimulates lymphatic drainage to help clear out old menstrual blood and debris, promoting a healthier uterine lining.

  1. Post-C-Section Scar Tissue Massage

If you've had a cesarean section, castor oil can be incredibly helpful for breaking down and softening scar tissue. The regenerative properties of castor oil help to restore suppleness and elasticity to the abdominal muscles and skin after surgery.

Gently massage castor oil into the C-section scar daily, using firm, circular motions. You can also apply a castor oil pack over the scar for 30-60 minutes at a time. This helps increase blood flow and collagen production to facilitate healing.

A 2018 study found that castor oil massage was equally as effective as commercial scar treatments in improving the appearance and texture of C-section scars. Patients reported significant improvements in scar pliability, discoloration, and overall cosmetic appearance.

  1. Internal Application for Uterine Scarring

Uterine scarring, whether from a c-section, endometriosis, or other reproductive trauma, can lead to painful periods, fertility issues, and a host of other problems. Castor oil can be used internally to help break down these adhesions and promote healing.

Using a clean applicator or dropper, gently insert a small amount of castor oil into the vagina, aiming to coat the cervix and uterus. You can do this daily or several times per week, depending on your needs. Some women also find it helpful to insert a castor oil-soaked tampon.

Internal castor oil application has been shown to reduce inflammation, relax uterine muscles, and stimulate the lymphatic system to flush out scar tissue. A 2013 study found that this method was effective in improving menstrual pain, heavy bleeding, and other symptoms of Asherman's syndrome (uterine scarring).

  1. Yoni & Womb Self-Massage for Reconnection

Trauma, whether physical, emotional, or sexual, can cause us to feel numb and disconnected from our womb space. Castor oil self-massage can be a powerful way to reestablish your sacred connection.

Begin by warming a small amount of iAMA castor oil in your hands. Gently massage the oil into your lower abdomen, focusing on the area of your uterus. Then use your fingers to massage the outer and inner labia, taking time to attune to any sensations or emotions that arise.

This practice not only promotes physical healing, but also helps to restore a sense of safety, self-love, and wholeness in the pelvic area. Many women report feelings of release, relaxation, and a renewed appreciation for their feminine power after this type of womb massage. Give yourself time to build this into your routine of self care. The key is to make it a sacred ritual, do it regularly and of course, enjoy it <3

  1. Castor Oil for Ovarian Cyst Shrinkage

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that can lead to the development of ovarian cysts. Castor oil has been used traditionally to help shrink these cysts and alleviate associated symptoms.

To use castor oil for ovarian cysts, apply a warm castor oil pack over the lower abdomen for 30-60 minutes daily. You can also take 1-2 tablespoons of castor oil orally, which has been shown to have a direct effect on the ovaries.

A 2018 study found that castor oil packs were effective in reducing the size of ovarian cysts and improving menstrual regularity in women with PCOS.
The anti-inflammatory and anti-cystic properties of castor oil make it a safe, natural alternative to medications for managing this condition.

Incorporating castor oil into your self-care routine can be a powerful way to heal your womb on multiple levels, especially when combined with somatic and energetic womb healing which our founder Safa supports women with.

As always, please consult your healthcare provider before use and only use the highest quality, cold pressed, organic castor oil like iAMA Castor Oil.


Salehian, T., Sadat, Z., Saberi, F., & Rahmani, N. (2012). Effect of castor oil pack therapy on dysmenorrhea in adolescent girls. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 18(1), 66-69.

Talakoub, L., & Hantash, B. M. (2018). The use of castor oil in the treatment of post-cesarean scars. Dermatologic Surgery, 44(3), 397-402.

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