• Renu Joshi, Ph. D.

Cosmetic and Health Benefits of Castor Oil


Castor oil, a pale yellowish liquid is derived from a tropics bean plant Ricinus communis, has been utilized for centuries for its numerous health benefits. It has been implemented internally and externally as a treatment for a variety of types of medical conditions and disorders. Castor oil contains a high concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids is reportedly the reason behind its remarkable health benefits. Even though it's an unpleasant, musky flavor, it is widely utilized to treat minor and major disorders.


This oil from castor seed oil is used to remediate several health issues those are often encountered, for example, constipation as castor oil is a very efficient laxative. In addition, cosmetic skin treatment is an important use of castor oil. If applied regularly, castor oil also helps reduce dark circles under the eyes. Several other effective uses include treating of yeast infections, gastrointestinal problems, migraines and athletes foot. It also supports treatment of major health issues.


It is also used for treating sciatica, a painful condition characterized by lower back pains in the lower limbs. It is found effective in hair treatment by inducing hair growth, making them healthier, softer, shinier and fuller. Arthritis Castor oil also acts as an organic cure for arthritis. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it will help by applying on arthritic joints and sore, tired muscles.


Lymph Problems is another remedial use of castor oil. It stimulates the activity of the lymph system, which can be accountable for eliminating the body's metabolic wastes. By placing a castor oil pack over a tumor, it might help reduce the appearance of tumors in the body. Additionally, castor acrylic is also believed to deliver health advantages to certain neurological problems, like Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy. With the many health advantages of castor oil, it's no wonder why it's among the most beneficial oils which are available today


However, it is important to let your doctor know before you start taking castor oil internally for any treatment as it may have an adverse effect during nursing or any conditions those must be discussed with the doctor.

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