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Castor Oil Cleansing

For adults and children above 12: Pour 50 ml to 75 ml ( 2 ounces) of castor oil in a cup and add equal amount of freshly squeezed orange juice (or any citrus fruit juice like freshly squuzed orange or lemon) to it and mix well. You can also drink without addition of juice. Juice is only for a flavor. You can add if needed triphala half teaspoon to hide the oil taste (optional).

Babies after a wekk of birth can be given one drop a month, two drops in second month and so on till age three. 

Children from 3 to 6 years old - 20 ml oil

6 to 12 years 30 ml

Another way is to drink the oil first and immediately the juice to remove the oil taste from the mouth.

Drink on an empty stomach at around 6-7a.m.  After 15 - 30 minutes, start drinking hot water (like you would sip tea). Drink approximately 3-4 cups at intervals of 10 - 15 minutes. Dont drink too much water at a time because you may feel vomitting sensation. You can use ginger flavored water instead of plain water. You may sip ginger candy incase you feel too much nauseating.

After you drink hot water, you will have flush bowel movements. When you have had 6 to 8 flushes, stop drinking warm water.  Best is to watch out if you feel  oily yellow water in toilet. If oil stays back in your intestine you might feel discomfort. so drink hot water for good flush.   The bowel movements can be stopped by drinking a glass of buttermilk or fat free yogurt.  Try to use home made yogurt and buttermilk, because you are now going to introuduce new bacteria (lacto-bacillus) which will change the whole functioning of the body.

For the rest of the day try to eat very light food and avoid fatty , fried and spicy foods.


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How to avoid nauseating feeling?  Keep sipping ginger candies to avoid nausea. Try not to vomit the oil. Sipping hot water and also ginger candy helps to prevent vomiting.

How often to do?
Do this once in two weeks for three months and then once a month or once in two months. This can be easily done on the weekend.

After the Cleanse
Eat very light food; not fatty, fried items. Fruit juices are fine or steamed vegetables are good. If you feel too hungry, just plain rice with some beans without any fat is good. Traditional Indian food is khichari. This is  mung dal and rice cooked together, with minimum spices. Recipe for Khichari is given at the end of the page Do not eat nuts that day but fruits could be eaten. But the best is to eat yogurt rice or rasam rice.

Who is this cleanse for?
For children above the age of four it is safe but use less amount of castor oil (one teaspoonful to one tablespoonful depending on age). Care should be taken not to dehydrate them. So stop after they have had one or two bowel flushing.

Pregnant women. However, before planning for pregnancy doing this is excellent. This keeps the body healthy for the baby. Do not do this cleanse on the day if you are suffering from fever or have diarrhea or dysentery.  Please note: people with liver problems or poor liver functions should  do cleanse only after few weeks of toning the liver.



  1. Rice : 1 cup
  2. Green split mung dal : 1/2 cup
  3. Water : 4 cups (use 3 if more solid consistency desired)
  4. Salt : 1 teaspoon

Just the above ingredients are enough. But optional additions are given below.

  1. Black corn pepper : 2 or 3
  2. Ginger grated : 1/4 teaspoon
  3. Cumin seeds : 1/4 teaspoon
  4. Curry leaves chopped : 1/4 teaspoon
  5. Coriander leaves chopped : a few
  6. Raisins : 3 teaspoon
  7. Flavor mix : 1/4 teaspoon

Add all ingredients and put in a pressure cooker and cover it. Cook on Medium High heat, until well cooked. Serve for lunch or dinner with or without yogurt or steamed vegetables.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

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