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Castor Oil for constipation

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Does anyone have any experience of using castor oil for constipation? How well does it work, and is it safe? How much should I take....if I want it to work...really well?

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replied February 16th, 2008
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I prefer a senna tea for constipation. Works every time!

Traditionally, castor oil has been used to apply directly to the skin in instances of burns, sunburns, cuts, or abrasions. As a laxative, castor oil should generally be used only when your doctor recommends it, like after a surgery and/or during times when you shouldn't strain to have a bowel movement. Plus, it shouldn't be used regularly as it can lead to serious problems if it's used regularly. That said, I've never personally tried using castor oil for constipation (I don't like the prospect of throwing up).
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replied January 2nd, 2013
Remember: About 20 years ago the German Drug Control has proclamed that all laxatives containing Anthrachinones (e. g. Senna) are dangerous for the human body for there exists the risk for cancer and a damage to the genotype.
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replied March 3rd, 2008
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replied March 3rd, 2008
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You should try dieting teas... they usually make you have to go to the restroom and ease with it
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replied January 19th, 2012
Swallowing a good dose of Castor Oil is the best you may do for your healthiness for you will not only cleanse your bowesl totally but detoxify your liver too. Further your body will never be habituated to Castor Oil for this works not directly in your bowels in irritating these ones but indirectly by activating and synthethizing certain substances in the human body.
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replied January 2nd, 2013
I usually never miss a bathroom after a morning tea, but I had a couple of 3-day periods of constipation that nothing was able to change. Castor oil works. And when I say works, I mean that prepare to be be in and out of the bathroom for the next 5-7 hours. You would be surprised how how much garbage you actually have inside. But make sure you do it after work or when you have nothing going on all day, because you literally haev to fly to the bathroom dozens of times before it's over. I took it at 7pm last night. It kicked in around 9pm. The worst was probably until 11pm (every 5-10 minutes or so). Then it slowed down to every hour. It finished at 7.30am.
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replied January 2nd, 2013
So, it is the best to take Castor Oil not in the evening, but in the morning, not having breakfasted.
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