The castor plant produces a seed containing both a deadly poison and a beneficial oil. Castor oil is a popular alternative remedy for skin ailments, including the treatment of unwanted moles. The idea of removing moles with castor oil originated with Edgar Cayce, a reported sleeping prophet who suggested the treatment while in a trance. Although medical researchers have not tested and confirmed Cayce’s claims, you may try to remove a mole with castor oil. Consult your doctor about any mole that changes shape, grows or has uneven edges.
Oil and Soda Method
Combine just enough baking soda with three drops of castor oil to make a gummy paste, recommends the Meridian Institute, an organization for holistic research. The mixture should be slightly sticky.
Dab the oil and soda mixture directly onto the mole, spreading it over the entire mole. Cayce suggested applying the mixture every other evening.
Put an adhesive bandage on top to prevent the mixture from rubbing off. Bind the mole with gauze or a clean cloth if you don’t have an adhesive bandage.
Remove the bandage and wash off the mixture in the morning.
Rub castor oil directly on the mole. The Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE), collects and shares Cayce’s recommendations. ARE mentions a case study involving a dog with a suspicious mole.
Massage the castor oil daily into the mole. In the case of the dog–the mole came to a head and drained before healing completely, according to the Cayce records.
Repeat using castor oil indefinitely to treat moles and other skin disorders.
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Castor oil is safe for most people when used externally, but the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine warns that those with a hypersensitivity to the castor bean should not use the oil. In addition, Gale reports that repeated use may result in skin irritation in some individuals.