What Are Cataracts?

Before we get into the good news about one of the excellent uses for castor oil, let’s first discuss what cataracts are and what causes them. Many people suffer from an age-related cataract in one or both eyes; however, cataracts can also be the result of illness or injury to your eyes. According to data from the CDC, approximately 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older have them. The bottom line is that your eye health will begin to diminish due to aging or injury. The proteins and fibers in the lens of your eye begin to break down over time, and this causes blurred vision. If left untreated, cataracts will eventually cause you to experience a complete loss of vision. You can read more information about the causes, symptoms, and types of cataracts in this Mayo Clinic article. Blurry vision or blindness can be extremely frustrating, so if you’re facing these problems due to cataracts, you might want to consider the amazing benefits of castor oil treatment.

They call it Palma Christi – the Palm of Christ. For thousands of years, the benefits of castor oil and its healig properties have been well known, and it has been one of the favorite natural remedies for a variety of wounds and ailments. And castor oil for cataracts is just one of those remarkable uses.

Castor Oil Eye Drops

Are you looking to cure cataracts and dry eyes? The holistic practice of using castor oil eye drops to dissolve early cataracts is something of which everyone needs to be aware. Everyone deserves the chance to have clearer vision! Even if you are years away from dealing with the blurry vision that drives seniors crazy, you surely know someone who has been affected by it who should be using castor oil to improve vision.

Studies show that castor oil is rich in nutrients, including those with antioxidants, as well as antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It can improve blood circulation and function in other parts of your eyes, and proper blood circulation is crucial for eye health. It can also reduce eyelid inflammation, increase the stability of the oily tear film (so tears don’t evaporate as quickly), and thicken the lipid layer, which helps reduce eye irritation and sensitivity due to allergies, infections, and natural dryness. It can also be beneficial in treating conjunctivitis. Castor oil drops can help prevent eye infections, such as conjunctivitis, as well as help with other eye conditions, such as Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), which is when the Meibomian Gland function decreases, affecting the oily tear film, which is the outside layer of tears.

How Does Castor Oil Help Reduce Cataracts?

You’re probably asking yourself, “Really? Does castor oil really have the ability to help reduce cataracts and help with other eye problems? Homeopathic remedies actually work?”  You would be surprised to know how simple it is to use castor oil for cataracts and how truly effective this remedy is! Whether you have an age-related cataract or the problem is caused by an eye injury, you should consider using castor oil to improve symptoms.

Castor oil eye drops can indirectly help dissolve cataracts by improving function in other parts of your eyes. Here’s how:

  • Treating dry eye symptoms due to allergies and infections;
  • Reducing oxidative damage due to aging;
  • Helping maintain the film around your tears;
  • Increasing blood circulation in your eye;
  • Treating Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that castor oil eye drops may even help reduce dark circles under your eyes.

Here is the drop-and-sleep protocol I have recommended for years:

Every night at bedtime place one drop of USP castor oil into each eye and gently massage it in. (You will immediately notice that you have blurry eyes, but this is only because of the oil and is temporary. The castor oil eye drops stay in your eyes for up to 4 hours. As you sleep, the oil treatment will work overnight while being absorbed into your eyes and eyelid.) It is essential to be sure that you remove your eye makeup, wash your face and hands before using the eye drops, and don’t touch the dropper to your eyes. This will keep the oil dropper sterile for future use. If you wear contact lenses, you need to remove them before you apply the castor oil eye drops and leave them out while you sleep.


You’re probably wondering which type of castor oil is best to use in your eyes. Don’t run out and purchase the first over-the-counter castor oil that you find! There are dangers to using regular castor oil in your eyes, and you run the risk of causing undesirable side effects such as irritation, redness, itching, or infection. It’s best to use whichever kind of oil that your holistic doctor or eye doctor recommends. We have given you a link to our truly excellent castor oil in the Drop-and-Sleep protocol instructions above. To ensure eye health and safety, be sure that you’re using 100% Castor Oil USP that does not contain hexane. The skin around the eyes is very sensitive, so always do a skin test in an area away from your eyes to test for sensitivity before using castor oil for your eye condition.

Castor oil will dissolve cataracts completely in two to six months, depending on their degree of development.

(Keep in mind that you should always consult with your holistic doctor or eye doctors for advice before beginning this remedy if you are taking any medications, especially for a condition like glaucoma.)

After your cataracts have cleared, add these following supplements to your diet to prevent their recurrence:

Who Should NOT Use Castor Oil Eye Drops?

Anyone dealing with the following major factors should not use castor oil eye drops:

  • Anyone who is pregnant (castor oil is known to induce labor);
  • Anyone with a serious eye condition;
  • Anyone using any other eye drops (prescription or OTC);
  • Anyone who has recently had eye surgery;
  • Contact lens wearers (wait several hours after applying eye drops before putting in lenses).

In closing, I’d like to share with you a testimonial from one of our radio listeners who has used castor oil for the successful treatment of cataracts. After all, it’s readers and listeners like you who are the ultimate testament to the power of holistic medicine.

“I can attest that after about 2 months of using castor oil in my eyes, my cataracts have cleared considerably. Furthermore, my dogs experienced reduction in eye opacity within about 1 month. They now behave as sighted animals, whereas before they were effectively blind and reacted to sounds and scents. In my case, I have discontinued considering cataract surgery indefinitely.”

Clear vision and no surgical procedure necessary to reduce cataract symptoms? Now that’s the best treatment option worth looking into for your journey to keep your eyes healthy!

And another report from a client:

“Can’t thank you enough, Doc! You’re a sight saver.”

Bringing your health naturally into focus is what holistic medicine is all about and keeping your eyes healthy is an integral part of your overall physical wellbeing.

Cataracts will disappear over a period of 2 to 6 months, depending on the degree of development. I have not known what to do when people who suffer from cataracts are also taking medication to treat glaucoma but one person told me he got good results using castor oil one night and the glaucoma Rx the next night, etc.

Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is the father of holistic medicine. He recommends the Biogenics System as part of your overall commitment to self-health.

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