Bursitis: castor oil pack.

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Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Herbs for Bursitis?
From: jennifer.thayer.merlins-realm.com (Jennifer Thayer)
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 1995 23:59:04 GMT

> Anyone have any herbal or other remedies for bursitis?

My grandmother swears by castor oil. No, you don't eat it. She soaks a folded square of wool flannel and puts it on her shoulder and then puts a heating pad on top of that. If someone is with her she enjoys a gentle massage after, to rub the excess oil in.