My sweet pup is old and gets cysts. It's such a pain b/c the only vet remedy is surgery which is very dangerous at her age. My vet insured me that they do not hurt her and the best thing I could do was keep it clean. I have been researching EVERY holistic site for months and started using salt rubs which are very effective, but I have recently started putting straight castor oil on them with great results. After cleaning the cyst with a mild tree oil soap I apply about a teaspoon and repeat for a couple of days.
What else is Castor Oil good for??
Constipation – As an alternative remedy, castor oil is a very effective laxative. It provides temporary relief to diarrhea and constipation.
Ringworm – Undecylenic acid, which is one of the active compounds of castor oil, helps fight ringworm, a fungal infection
Skin Problems – Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid, which delivers anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin. It provides treatment for minor cuts, burns, abrasions, sunburn and prevents skin disorders such as acne and eczema. Aside from these, one of the benefits of castor oil is in skin conditioning. It serves as a natural emollient, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin that hydrates and moisturizes the skin. It treats wrinkles, repairing and rejuvenating the skin to make it look flawless and smoother. When applied regularly, castor oil also helps diminish dark circles under your eyes.
Hair Growth- For a strong, shiny, and manageable mane, use castor oil for hair. Castor oil is the ultimate must-have for taming frizzy locks, removing split ends, and curing dandruff.