By: Terry Graedon November 1, 2018 0 Comments
    How Aysa, an AI App, Helped a Mother with her Ch…

    Nicole Pharr is used to keeping a close eye on her daughter Madison’s skin. Madison is prone to eczema and has had highly sensitive skin since she was a baby. Still, Nicole was concerned after her d…

    By: Joe Graedon May 12, 2016 7 Comments
    Can Castor Oil Really Help Against Bruising?

    Castor oil has been used for thousands of years as a home remedy. The seeds of the castor bean also make one of the deadliest poisons known to man---ricin. Fortunately, ricin is not found in the oil. …

    By: Terry Graedon September 15, 2014 7 Comments
    Pedicure Preparation Soothed Sore Foot

    Q. I dropped a jug of milk on my foot recently, causing swelling, extreme pain and black and blue marks up to my ankle lasting more than three weeks. At that point, I decided I must see the doctor. Wh…

    By: Joe Graedon March 7, 2013 54 Comments
    Castor Oil Helped Prevent Knee Surgery

    Castor oil is an old-timey remedy. The oil comes from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. It has been used for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians used castor oil in their lamps because it …

    By: Joe Graedon November 6, 2008 8 Comments
    Castor Oil Prevents Scar

    Q. I have been using castor oil for years on bruises in my family. It truly works. It also works wonders as an anti-scar ointment. I used it on a surgical scar AFTER the stitches were removed. When I …

    By: Joe Graedon March 22, 2008 1 Comments
    Knocking Out Bruises With Castor Oil

    Q. Whenever my children hurt themselves, the first thing I reached for was the castor oil. My mother-in-law's uncle was a boxer and always used castor oil after a boxing match to prevent hematomas and…