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Does anybody know why castor oil packs are contraindicated during menstruation?

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Does anybody know why castor oil packs are contraindicated during menstruation?

Posted by Just Curious on October 10, 2003 at 01:09:15:

I've seen some info. that says during any menstruation and some that says during heavy bleeding. Does anyone know why?



Re: Does anybody know why castor oil packs are contraindicated during menstruation?

Posted by thessa on October 10, 2003 at 01:50:50:

In Reply to: Does anybody know why castor oil packs are contraindicated during menstruation? posted by Just Curious on October 10, 2003 at 01:09:15:

Because castor oil can be a uterine contractor. So it may (and I have seen it) cause cramping (or more cramping) during menstruation.

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Re: Does anybody know why castor oil packs are contraindicated during menstruation?

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 10, 2003 at 15:04:20:

In Reply to: Does anybody know why castor oil packs are contraindicated during menstruation? posted by Just Curious on October 10, 2003 at 01:09:15:

Hi, Just.

Where are you putting the pack????????/

Walt



On abdomen over my liver! When I did a search on "castor oil packs," the

Posted by Just Curious on October 10, 2003 at 21:04:57:

In Reply to: Re: Does anybody know why castor oil packs are contraindicated during menstruation? posted by Walt Stoll on October 10, 2003 at 15:04:20:

sources I found said to avoid using castor oil packs during menstruation or during heavy bleeding.



Re: On abdomen over my liver! When I did a search on "castor oil packs," the

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 11, 2003 at 08:13:28:

In Reply to: On abdomen over my liver! When I did a search on "castor oil packs," the posted by Just Curious on October 10, 2003 at 21:04:57:

Thanks, Just.

I know of no reason why you would avoid the packs during menstruation. Sources?

Walt



Here are three sources that specifically mention menstruation...

Posted by Just Curious on October 11, 2003 at 21:16:45:

In Reply to: Re: On abdomen over my liver! When I did a search on "castor oil packs," the posted by Walt Stoll on October 11, 2003 at 08:13:28:

http://www.baar.com/castoroilinstruct.htm

http://art-health.com/doc/castor_oil_packs.htm

http://altmedicine.about.com/library/weekly/aa020503a.htm



Here are three sources that specifically mention menstruation...Archive

Posted by Wal tStoll on October 12, 2003 at 08:10:31:

In Reply to: Here are three sources that specifically mention menstruation... posted by Just Curious on October 11, 2003 at 21:16:45:

Thanks, Just.

I have carefully read all 3 of these "references".

In my opinion, this is an example of how unsubstantiated stuff gets printed and reprinted, without question, over the years.

I would be interested in hearing what ANY of these "authors" had to say about any research in this area. My bet is that they would quote each other and have nothing but old wives' tales as to why they included this spurious warning.

Foggedaboudit.

Walt

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