To get relief from breast inflammation, try this castor oil compress recommended by Christiane Northrup, M.D. She says it helps heal minor breast infections, too. You'll need cold-pressed castor oil, a wool flannel cloth, a piece of plastic, and a heating pad. Fold the cloth into four layers and saturate it with the oil, but make sure it's not so wet that it will drip on the breast. Put the cloth on the breast, cover with plastic, and then apply the heating pad. Turn the setting on the pad up to moderate, then to hot if you can stand it, says Dr. Northrup. Leave it on for an hour. Cold-pressed castor oil contains a substance that increases T11 lymphocyte function, says Dr. Northrup. This helps speed healing of any infection. You may need to use the compress for 3 to 7 days to really see results. "This can often be extremely beneficial for taking away pain," she says.