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Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Castor Oil (Definition)

Castor oil is a laxative which is a ...Read more


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How long does castor oil stay in the bodys system and an unborn 8 week fetus and will it show in any blood work if tested?

4-18 hours: Castor oil has a wide range of how fast it goes through you, anywhere from 4 hours to 18 hours depending on your digestive system and what else you eat. A liquid diet will make it go faster. It will not show up in your bloodwork. ...Read more

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I was born with a very light eyebrows and i want to grow them,so i tried putting castor oil it worked , but how long does it take the hair to grow?

Castor oil: has been proven to grow eyebrows. You can use minoxidil, which is over-the-counter (in the U.S.) to grow your eyebrows. Also Latisse (bimatoprost) will work for this, but you need a prescription for that. ...Read more

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How long do castor oil capsules take to induce labor and do they need to be frozen first?

Not recommended: Castor oil is a strong stimulant that can cause not just diarrhea but also stomach upset - which may not be a good thing when you are in labor. It has been used for millenia, but there is very little medical evidence that it is effective. ...Read more

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The dr. Told me took take 2 oz of castor oil to induce labor should I walk afterwards and if so how long?

The dr. Told me took take 2 oz of castor oil to induce labor should I walk afterwards and if so how long?

No rules: There aren't any specific guidelines or rules about this. You can walk, take a bath, rest, whatever feels right. By the way, there is no research evidence that taking castor oil will induce labor. It does cause diarrhea though, so be sure to drink plenty of water. Here is a reliable article about inducing labor naturally: http://www.Webmd.Com/baby/inducing-labor-naturally-can-it-be-done. ...Read more

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Do not move bowels regularly. I drink plenty of water & often take fiber & castor oil, castor oil always work but 2 nasty. What can I do 2 solve dis?

Do not move bowels regularly. I drink plenty of water & often take fiber & castor oil, castor oil always work but 2 nasty. What can I do 2 solve dis?

See your doctor: See your doctor, especially if an integrative medicine physician. This doctor can review your health, food intake, and medication use -- because the cause may be found there. I have had patients complain of constipation who were secretly abusing opiate medications. These slow the bowel, resulting in constipation. Your doctor can help you figure out a good plan. ...Read more

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Can you take castor oil everynight?

Probably: Teaspoon, depends on your size and your results, may need more or less for effectiveness. ...Read more

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