Botanical Name: Arachis Hyogaea
Common Names and Synonyms: Peanut Oil
Background: The peanut is native to South America. It grows
on a leafy vine and is a member of the pea family. The nut-like seeds
have a high protein content and they are a source of vitamin D and
the B-complex vitamins, without having cholesterol. Peanut oil is favored
by chefs everywhere for the fine taste it gives to fried food.
Peanut Oil in the Cayce Readings
The primary use of peanut oil in the Cayce readings was as a massage oil
ingredient. It was described as a "food for the nerves AND muscular forces"
and a specific preventive measure against arthritis.
Peanut oil was often recommended with other substances in a compound.
Although a wide diversity of formulas were given, the most common
substances mentioned in the same readings with peanut oil were as follows:
Cayce Quotes on Peanut Oil
|Nujol, Usoline, or Russian White Oil
|Pine needle oil
|Oil of mustard
Use the Peanut Oil massage for the feet and limbs,
body, face and neck, at least once a week. This, absorbed, will also
aid in keeping the conditions thinned in the epidermis circulation, so
that these accumulations will not be caused.
Across the hips, and down the limbs and feet, we
would use a massage with Peanut Oil; not a combination of oils, but just
the Peanut Oil. This as a food for the nerves AND muscular forces
will be most beneficial.
(Q) Is peanut Oil best rubbing oil?
(A) It is the best rubbing oil if sufficient of it is given for
the body to absorb, for it becomes rancid less often than others.
(Q) Is peanut oil taken internally as beneficial as olive oil?
(A) Peanut Oil is a lubricant and not a food as olive oil is.
In some conditions it would be very well. As an eliminant it is very
good. As a food value in some conditions it is more harmful than
(Q) What is the cause and cure for the hurting of my spine?
(A) Read those things indicated, and as to why the peanut oil
would be applied to the spine, see? The stiffness comes from the
lack of the lymph flow. This is the attempt of the system to produce
sufficient for the eliminations where there has been little through the
abdominal area, and thus the applications. Do these things indicated
for better conditions for the body.
We would continue especially with the oil rubs -
that is, the peanut oil along the spine and limbs. But over the abdominal
area and lower portion of stomach we would massage with an equal combination
of Tincture of Myrrh and Olive Oil; heating the oil to add the myrrh.
(Q) How can we help discomfort of legs?
(A) Massage same with an equal combination of Peanut Oil and
Over those portions where there are the weaknesses
in the muscular forces and tissue, we would use the Epsom Salts Packs to
relax the body. Apply these for about an hour each day; and following
same we would rub the body with all the Peanut Oil that it will absorb
- in the areas of the muscular forces across the small of the back, the
knees and limbs, the hands and elbows.
(Q) What can be done for hip joints in order to get use of the
(A) As indicated, massage over same the Peanut Oil; and supply
those energies needed through the diet and the Gold vibratorially.
However, - specifically for the dry skin, - we find
it would be well once or twice a week to take almost a bath in Peanut Oil,
- but this more as a massage, to be sure. A small quantity - say
two tablespoonsful - should be enough to make a complete massage.
Do this over the whole body. Begin with the temples, the face, neck,
shoulders, along the spine, limbs, arms - all parts of the body, and especially
give this across the diaphragm area; that is, from the liver - or almost
a circular portion of the body, see? This will make a GLOW and a
circulation that will be most beneficial.
(Q) Why does he walk with such difficulty?
(A) Lack of strength and vitality through the locomotories. Thus
the daily massage with the peanut oil.
Following each of the Appliance treatments, let
the body be massaged with this combination of oils, also in the massage
attempt to break up the lesions in the lacteal duct area -
Olive Oil..............2 ounces,
Peanut Oil.............2 ounces,
Lanolin (melted).....1/4 ounce.
Massage these oils through the abdomen as well as
over the locomotory centers and the limbs.
Those who would take a peanut oil rub each week
need never fear arthritis.
Yes, apply Peanut Oil to the body. Massage
daily across hip, down the sciatic centers or nerves, under the knees,
around the knee cap, the ankles and the feet [away] from the body, each
day, all the body will absorb.
For this condition we find that a course of hydrotherapy
treatments would be best, - which would include first a mild fume bath
- using Witchhazel in the fumes; and then CONSIDERABLE massage with oils
that would aid in stimulating this coordination between the superficial
and this deeper circulation. The oils should be a combination of
one-third Olive Oil and two thirds Peanut Oil; that is:
Peanut Oi1..................3 ounces,
Olive Oi1...................1 ounce,
Lanolin, melted.............1 tablespoonful.
Massage these oils thoroughly, especially across
the area of the sacral, the 9th dorsal, and between the shoulders; and
these will aid in stimulating this activity.
The Peanut Oil rubs, we find, will aid in better
appetite, better growth, and better activities throughout the body.
After a Fume Bath occasionally, use a rub with an
equal combination of Olive Oil and Peanut Oil. This will enable the
better circulation to the body, effecting the beneficial condition for
the dryness of skin, and the inclinations for bumps or blemishes on exposed
portions of the body. When this oil rub is given, massage just what
will be absorbed from the palm of the hand. Begin at the hair and
go plumb down to the toes - that is, from the edge of the hair into the
temple and neck and the upper portion of the chest, across the shoulders
and arms, and down either side the spine and across the abdomen, and -
of course - across the pelvic areas, all the way to the limbs and even
to the toes themselves; gently but thoroughly. Take about thirty
to forty minutes to do this, THOROUGHLY, - at least once a week, - and
we will find much of strength will be gained.
(Q) Shall I resume peanut oil rubs?
(A) There is nothing better. These may be given by any
good masseuse. If they are taken once a week, it is not too often.
For, they do supply energies to the body.
(Q) Why does abnormal temperature persist daily?
(A) From the very nature of the disorders themselves; a strep
that causes, with the activities of the body, that of temperature.
When this arises, rest - and use an equal combination
of pure grain alcohol and peanut oil (these cut together, equally) to massage,
with the tips of the fingers, along the spine. We find that this
will reduce temperature, as well as supply better conditions for a better
circulation to that area especially over or along the cerebrospinal through
the rib area.
(Q) What can I do to gain strength in my knees and legs?
(A) Keep better eliminations, and daily massage same - just before
retiring - with peanut oil.
First we would take a very light sweat AND then
twenty to thirty minutes of thorough massaging; using an equal combination
of Olive Oil and Peanut Oil. This is food and stimulation to the
superficial circulation, and will aid in producing a better superficial
circulation, as well as aiding in the deep circulation.
Massage the limbs and the back with an equal combination
of Peanut Oil and Grain Alcohol (or good Whiskey). Shake them together
and massage along the spine, along the limbs. This will rest the body,
keep down temperature, and give some body strength.