It is time to celebrate one of the most beneficial oils ever- Castor Oil! This oil is a powerhouse of minerals, proteins, vitamin E, anti-fungicidal and antibacterial properties. In the past, castor oil was used as an oral laxative. Today, it is usually used for topical application. It is an inexpensive and affordable remedy that can treat various health problems.
The oil is extracted from a plant called Ricinus communis (native to India). It is known that the plant is one of the most toxic plants. However, you should not be worried about that because the castor oil is not toxic. The toxic part is left in the pulp of the seeds.
The Composition of Castor Oil
- Castor oil contains proteins, vitamin E, and minerals. It offers strong anti-fungicidal properties. It consists of a triglyceride of fatty acids (90% of which are made up of ricinoleic acid).
- So, castor provides incredible healing properties and can effectively treat and prevent bacteria, viruses, molds, and yeasts.
The Many Castor Oil Uses and Benefits
Thickens and regrows hair
- It contains omega 9 fatty acids which have the ability to nourish the hair and follicles.
- This oil penetrated into the pores and follicles that produce hair.
- Massage a few drops of castor oil into your hair and you will see its benefits!
Improves Lymphatic Flow
- It is believed that castor oil is particularly effective for improving lymphatic flow.
- You can obtain these benefits by applying the oil topically.
- Castor oil is packed with ricinoleic acid, which has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
- It reduces inflammation and swelling of joints and tissues.
- Ricinoleic acid has the ability to prevent the growth of bacteria, virus, and yeast.
- As a potent anti-inflammatory agent, castor oil can promote regular bowel movement.
- Castor oil has the ability to relax the muscles involved in menstrual cramps.
- The ricinoleic acid found in castor oil can treat various skin problems.
Hair and Dandruff
- Castor oil offers strong germicidal, fungicidal, and insecticidal properties and can effectively treat dandruff and protect the scalp from fungal and microbial infections.
- Athlete’s Foot
- Gastrointestinal Problems
- Helps the intestinal system with inflammatory bowels and dysentery
- Skin Problems
- Castor Oil Uses
To treat skin problems.
- Rub castor oil on the affected areas of your skin to treat bacterial infections, fungal infections, ringworm, bursitis, sebaceous cysts itching, keratosis and sprains, and warts
Castor oil packs
- You can also make castor oil packs. They are very beneficial for treating ovarian cysts, kidney stones, swollen joints, fibroids, digestive disorders, menstrual cramps, and irritable bowel syndrome.
- Just soak a cotton cloth in the oil and apply it to your skin. Typically, castor oil packs are applied to muscles and joints. Place a hot water bottle over the pack in order to increase its effectiveness. Let it stand for 1 hour. Repeat this procedure 3 times a week.