Q. Have you ever heard of using castor oil for bruises? My mother-in-law swears by this remedy. Whenever one of my kids bumps a knee, she rubs castor oil on it and there is never a bruise.
A. Arnica and calendula are herbs that have long been used to relieve muscle aches and prevent bruises after minor injuries. Castor oil is used internally as a laxative, but many tell us it works externally for warts. Now we will add bruises to the list.
Others have the following castor oil stories to share.
“We can testify castor oil works great for soreness as well keeping bruises down to a minimum.”
S. H. offers this:
“Castor Oil is great for MORE than helping lessen scars and easing bruises.
“It will just about knock out knee pain and help delay knee surgery for many people.
My husband’s knee really hurts at times; he has seen his doctor and was prescribed
“Since I heard about castor oil being rubbed onto knees and other joints to reduce inflammation and pain, I decided to tell my husband. It reduced inflammation, and stopped the pain (by morning #3 (third), ONLY applying at night). We have told many other people; some were facing knee replacement surgery; castor oil is successfully delaying that time and surgery.
“When I have sore muscles or feel a tinge of what might turn into soreness from fibromyalgia I have my husband gently rub some into my sore areas. We know that it is really good stuff. I hope the drug companies don’t try to make it a prescription and make a $4 bottle turn into a $40 one.”
S.H., Branson, MO