A year ago I had a cyst on my face the size of a golf ball. I found this site and decided to try castor oil after my dermatologist visit only made it worse with whatever she injected me with (cortisone I think). Every day without exception I used pure castor oil on a cotton pad, with a heating pad and cellophane in between the cotton and heating pad. Within about two months it shrank down to its original tiny size and has remained that way for nine months (present day). I did this for about five months total since I really didn't know how long to maintain. I also prayed a lot and believe that was a factor (but would still try it even if you don't pray). I am So happy now and will recommend this treatment to anyone. Feel free to email me at jime_zip @ yahoo if you want more details. Yes, this takes diligence to force yourself to do every day, but totally worth it!