Natural remedies have made a comeback as the go-to cures to treat rash, colds, and even more serious health issues. Besides being a fast fix, natural cures have shown promise in treating a variety of health issues, which many studies have shown to be even more effective than conventional medicines.

One such natural cure is mixing castor oil and sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda). Both ingredients are thought to possess tons of medicinal properties, and this article will unveil some of them.

Castor oil is made from the seed of the castor tree (Ricinus Communis), which has a very uncommon chemical constitution. In fact, castor oil is composed of fatty acids, of which 90 percent is ricinoleic acid. It is believed that this fatty acid gives the castor oil’s unique healing properties. Its high fatty acid content also gives castor oil’s it numerous beneficial properties – it is antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, and also anti-inflammatory.

Also, it is important to note that while castor oil is healthy, the castor seed itself contains toxic chemicals and can be deadly. While castor oil is considered safe, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends no more one tablespoon daily for adults for internal use since it can cause extreme digestive discomfort in some individuals.

One of the most important benefits of castor oil is its ability to support your immune system. Moreover, this healing benefit doesn’t require ingesting the oil, but only applying it externally. When used externally, castor oil improves the function of your lymph glands and other components of the immunity.

As a matter of fact, studies suggest that castor oil rises the number of lymphocytes and T-11 cells (a type of white blood cells) in the blood within hours of application. This stimulates the body to create more antibodies as well as kill bacteria, viruses, fungi, even cancer cells.

Lymphocytes are the immune system’s disease-fighting cells, which attack external invaders like bacteria and other toxins. The lymphatic system also affects the circulatory and digestive system and this is why it also helps you to detox, resolve digestive issues, and support heart health.

Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), on the other hand, is a natural ingredient, but also economical. It can be used in home care products such as cosmetics, gardening, food, but also for healing. Moreover, baking soda does not have any side effects.

It is effective against bad odors and sanitizing. In cosmetics, sodium bicarbonate is especially used to whiten teeth and can be used to make homemade deodorant. Also, you can improve the effectiveness of your shampoo and to clean your hair brushes. Moreover, it can be used as a softener and a fungicide.

When used together, castor oil and sodium bicarbonate create a synergistic healing effect!

To make your own compress, you’ll need 100 percent organic, cold pressed, hexane-free castor oil, baking soda, a gauze (or a basic cloth), a dish of hot water, and some plastic wrap.

First, heat the oil and then mix some sodium bicarbonate in really well to make a paste. Next, make sure to clean the affected area with mineral water and some baking soda. Soak a cloth or gauze in the mixture you just prepared and apply this compress on the area you want to treat.

Cover and wrap up the compress with some plastic foil and allow it to sit for one hour. Then, wash it off with water. Repeat this treatment for forty days and always use a new compress

24 health problems that you can treat with sodium bicarbonate and castor oil combination

1. Treat wounds, cuts, and bruises, with a castor oil compress to speed up the process of healing.

2. Wrap a strained ankle with a castor oil compress and let it stay overnight to improve the process of healing.

3. To avoid stretch marks during (and after) pregnancy, massage the stomach every day with some castor oil in the last two months of the pregnancy.

4. Apply castor oil and baking soda paste on your face to remove any darkish skin and pores naturally.

5. Apply one drop of 100 percent organic, cold pressed, hexane-free castor oil in the affected eye to eliminate cataract.

6. Place a castor oil compress to the neck to help treat vocal cords nodules and chronic hoarseness.

7. Place castor oil pack on the affected area to help remove pilonidal cysts (an abnormal pocket in the skin).

8. Drink several castor oil drops every day in the morning to reduce allergic reactions.

9. Apply a little castor oil on your eyelids before bedtime to relieve eye allergies.

10. Drink 3 to 5 drops of castor oil daily to help treat addiction to nicotine and alcohol.

11. To encourage the growth of your hair, massage the scalp with some castor oil each day, twenty minutes before taking a shower.

12. Put 1 to 2 drops of castor oil in the ear canal to eliminate ear wax buildup.

13. Drink 6 to 8 castor oil drops for four months to entirely remove tinnitus.

14. Apply castor oil compress for one week to relieve pain in your lower back.

15. Apply castor oil compress on your stomach to relieve chronic diarrhea.

16. To remove warts, rub the affected area with some castor oil for at least one month.

17. Apply castor oil compress on your feet each day to combat fungal infections such as Athlete’s foot or toenail fungus.

18. Massage your feet with some castor oil each day to remove calcium deposits.

19. To get rid of moles, massage some castor oil on them for at least one month.

20. Put castor oil compress on the stomach each day to help treat hyperactivity.

21. Apply castor oil compress on the stomach to speed up the healing of hepatitis C.

22. To aid in the treatment of melanoma and skin cancer, apply castor oil compress on the affected area every day.

23. Reduce the itching and swelling from bug bites by applying castor oil compress on the affected area.

24. You can also get rid of that irritating snoring by placing castor oil compress on the stomach for 15 days.