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Castor seeds contain very high concentrations of a special fatty acid called ricin
oleic acid, thought to underlie its healing properties .Castor beans also contain a
potent toxin called ricinso deadly that its used for chemical warfarebut dont
worry, this agent is NOT present in the oil. Castor oil is claimed to treat
gastrointestinal and genitourinary problems, all types of infections, and pain and
inflammation, and is said to stimulate your immune system; science is also
exploring the use of ricinas an antitumor agent. Advocates claim castor oil is most
effective for strengthening your lymphatic system. Castor oil is regarded by some
as a remedy for constipation remedy. Used as an antiviral, antibacterial, and
antifungal, or that it has been used topically to treat a variety of skin conditions,
reduce pain, and stimulate your immune system. He oil has a very consistent
viscosity and won't freeze, which makes it ideal for lubricating equipment in
severely cold climates. Modern non-medicinal uses for castor oil include Food
additive and flavoring agent Mold inhibitor Ingredient in skin care products and
cosmetics (lipstick, shampoo, soap, and others)Used in the manufacturing of
plastics, rubbers, synthetic resins, fibers, paints, varnishes, lubricants, sealants,
dyes, and leather treatments; the lubricants company Castrol took its name from
castor oil. The U.S. FDA gives castor oil a "thumbs up," deeming it "generally
regarded as safe and effective" for use as a stimulant laxative. Taking castor oil
orally usually results in a "purging" of the digestive tract in about four to six hours.
Castors main side effects fall into the categories of skin reactions and
gastrointestinal upset, which isn't terribly surprising given the agent's actions on
your intestinal wall. Castor oil is broken down by your small intestine into ricinoleic
acid, which acts as an irritant to your intestinal lining. This effect is what gives
castor oil the ability to reverse constipationbut it's also the reason that some
people report digestive discomfort, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal side effects.
If you suffer from cramps, irritable bowel, ulcers, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, colitis,
prolapses, or have recently undergone surgery, you should probably avoid castor oil
due to these possible adverse reactions.

Indians would traditionally boil seed kernels or hulls in milk and water, and
then consume the brew to relieve arthritis, lower back pain, and sciatica.
According to Williams' article8, castor seed plants are widely used in India for
all sorts of medical problems, including the following



Inflammatory bowel disease

Bladder and vaginal infections


Canary Islanders made poultices from the leaves of the castor plant to treat
gynecological problems. Nursing mothers applied these poultices to their
breasts to increase milk secretion and relieve inflammation of their
mammary glands, and applied the poultice to their abdomens to promote
normal menstruation.

Modern Medicinal Uses for Castor Oil

In general, the reported medicinal uses of castor oil fall into the following five
general categories:

Gastrointestinal remedy

Antimicrobial (antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal)

Labor stimulant9

Anti-inflammatory and analgesic

Immune system and lymphatic stimulant

he oil's benefits can be derived by topical application, and it appears to be

useful for a variety of skin conditions like keratosis, dermatosis, wound
healing, acne, ringworm, warts and other skin infections, sebaceous cysts,
itching, and even hair loss. Castor oil and ricinoleic acid also enhance the
absorption of other agents across your skin. And castor oil shows some
promise in the treatment of cancer. According to the American Cancer
Society10. Oncologists now use castor oil as a vehicle for delivering some
chemotherapy drugs to cancerous tumors. A special formula of castor oil
called Cremophor EL is used as a carrier for paclitaxel, a drug used to treat
metastatic breast cancer and other tumors. Unfortunately, the vehicle
sometimes causes problems of its own, including allergic reactions. This has
prompted a search for substitute carriers. Clinical trials suggest that ricin,
when combined with an antibody to confine this poison to malignant cells,
shrinks tumors in lymphoma patients

Multiple sclerosis
Parkinson's disease Cerebral Palsy Arthritis Migraine and other

Cholecystitis (inflamed gallbladder) Epilepsy Liver ailments, including


Scleroderma Appendicitis, colitis, and other intestinal problems=

AIDS Detoxification

Cancer Eye irritation Gynecological problems

Castor oil has been found to have a strong suppressive effect on some
tumors. An Indian study in 2011 found that castor leaf extract showed better
antibacterial activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria
than Gentamycin (their standard for comparison). An Indian study in 2011
found that castor leaf extract showed better antibacterial activity against
both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria than Gentamycin (their
standard for comparison). In this 2000 study15 of the effects of ricinoleic
acid on inflammation, researchers found it exerted "capsaicin-like" anti-
inflammatory properties. Patients with occupational dermatitis may have a
positive reaction to castor oil or ricinoleic acid



Heals Inflamed Skin

Fights Signs Of Aging

Reduces Acne

Moisturizes Skin

Fades Blemishes

Prevents Stretch Marks

Reduces Pigmentation

Promotes Hair Growth

Treats Scalp Infections

Prevents Premature Graying

Conditions Hair

Castor oil is a boon when it comes to healing skin inflammation that can be
caused by sunburns, acne, and dry skin. Castor oil has healing properties
that help with skin inflammations of all sorts One of the amazing benefits of
castor oil for skin is that when it is used topically, it can slow down aging.
Those who have acne-prone skin tend to shy away from most oils as they
tend to clog pores and aggravate their problem. Using castor oil can prove to
be beneficial in reducing acne. Castor oil leaves you with smooth, supple,
and revitalized skin. So if you are looking for an inexpensive and natural skin
moisturizer. Castor oil is often used for fading blemishes and scars. The
results wont be visible overnight. It works slowly in this regard and needs to
be used regularly to see prominent results. Stretch marks are usually the
result of pregnancy when the skin on the abdomen experiences drastic
stretching over a short period. More elastic skin means lesser stretch marks,
and this is where castor oil comes into play. Castor oil is extremely good for
clearing your skin of spots and marks. It is so effective that dermatologists
recommend castor oil to treat uneven skin tone, spots, and marks because of
its ability to reduce pigmentation. Castor oil is an excellent remedy for
promoting hair growth. Massaging your scalp with it can give you thicker and
longer hair. The oil boosts blood circulation to the follicles, leading to faster
hair growth. The oil also has omega-9 essential fatty acids that are
responsible for healthy hair (10). It also helps reduce split ends, controls hair
breakage, and conditions and moisturizes your hair. Scalp infection can
cause major hair problems like bald patches, dandruff, and an itchy scalp.
Using castor oil can help get rid of these issues. If your hair has started
showing the first signs of graying, applying castor oil can prevent your hair
from losing more pigment. An answer to all hair woes, castor oil can be
extremely helpful in treating dry and damaged hair. the ancient Egyptians,
who used it to treat eye irritations and as a powerful natural skin care
remedy. In India, castor oil has been prized for its skin-healing, digestive-
soothing, antibacterial properties and is commonly used in traditional
Ayurvedic medicine practices. . Castor oil is capable of increasing white blood
cells and the count of T-11 cells (a type of special white blood cells that act
like antibodies) produced within the bodys lymphocytes that help kill
viruses, fungi, bacteria and cancer cells. castor oil also contains certain
beneficial salts and esters that function primarily as skin-conditioning agents.
At the same time, they help stabilize the texture and consistency of
products, which is why castor oil is used in so many cosmetics, hair and skin-
care treatments.

Castor Oil Benefits

As an unsaturated fatty acid, ricinoleic acid found in castor oil has many
healing abilities, including:

supporting the lymphatic system

increasing circulation

preventing the growth of viruses, bacteria, yeasts and molds

fighting skin disorders and infections

helping to kill ringworm, keratoses, skin inflammation, abrasions and fungal


healing acne

helping hair grow

reducing itching and swelling on the skin

fighting toenail fungus

easing constipation

hydrating chapped lips

reducing painful sunburns

helping with pregnancy and inducing labor

One of the major reasons castor oil has strong immune-enhancing effects is
because it supports the bodys lymphatic system. The most significant role of
the lymphatic system, which is spread throughout the whole body in small
tubular structures, is that it absorbs and removes excess fluids, proteins and
waste materials from our cells. Lymph nodes located within these tubes act
like the bodys natural filters for toxins, and they also pump out antibodies
when were sick to keep foreign proteins or bacteria at bay. If youve ever
had an enlarged lymph node in your neck or near your genitals, for example,
this is a sign that a high level of antibodies is being released in order to fight
an infection near that area.

10 Castor Oil Uses

1. Improves Immune Function

Castor oil is believed to improve lymphatic drainage, blood flow, thymus

gland health and other immune system functions. Research has shown that
patients who use abdominal castor oil packs have significant increases in the
production of lymphocytes compared with patients using placebo packs.
Lymphocytes are the immune systems natural disease-fighters that attack
outside invaders such as toxins, bacteria and other perceived threats. Castor
oil helps with the production of proper levels of lymphocytes, which are
released and stored within the lymphatic tissue from the thymus gland,
spleen, lymph nodes and tissue that lines the small intestine. The lymphatic
system also impacts the circulatory and digestive systems, which is why
castor oil has benefits for helping you detox, supporting heart health and
healing digestive issues like constipation, too. Castor oil is hydrolyzed in the
small intestine by pancreatic enzymes, leading to the release of glycerol and
ricinoleic acid, along with other beneficial metabolites.

2. Boosts Circulation
Proper blood flow and immunity go hand in hand. When the lymphatic
system fails (or edema develops, which is the retention of fluid and toxins),
its much more likely someone will become chronically ill. The circulatory
system is responsible for pumping blood to and from the heart, where it
moves oxygen throughout the body through small arteries and tiny vessels
called capillaries. Within microscopic tubular structures held in the lungs,
blood exchanges oxygen and nutrients for cellular waste. This process is
crucial for keeping us alive, bringing oxygen to our cells and detoxing our

3. Fights Skin Infections and Wounds

As you probably already know, beauty is more than skin deep; the health of
your skin is often a reflection of the health of your gut, immune system and
hormonal balance. The real price of beauty is steep, and loading your skin
with chemical ingredients found in store-bought skin care products usually
only makes irritation worse. Castor oil is completely natural and synthetic-
free, yet it can be directly absorbed through the skin, resulting in several
positive outcomes for skins appearance. First and foremost, circulation and
blood flow increase, which helps the body better fight infections and heal
wounds. Castor oil also works like a natural antibacterial, antifungal and
antimicrobrial agent that targets underlying causes of skin disorders. Lymph
flow also improves with castor oil use, which can help speed up the removal
of cellular-related toxins and therefore lowers levels of swelling, redness and
inflammation at the root of most diseases.

4. Helps Balance Hormones and Improve Libido

Enhancing the absorption of fat molecules within the digestive tract is
essential for the formation of healthy hormones. Thats what makes castor oil
consumption a way to balance hormones naturally. Also with less floating
toxins present within and around cells, coupled with better blood flow, sex
organ function works more efficiently and people experience less PMS
symptoms, fatigue, mood swings and depression.

5. Induces Labor

Castor oil is a time-honored natural remedy for inducing labor. For centuries,
pregnant women at full term have been given castor oil orally to help speed
up uterus contractions. The reason castor oil works for inducing labor is
because ricinoleic acid in the oil activates EP3 prostanoid receptors in the
uterus. One downside of using castor oil to help with delivery, and the reason
its not commonly used in hospitals, is that some woman feel nauseous due
to its effects.

6. Heals Dry, Irritated, Sun-Burnt or Acne-Prone Skin

As a natural antibacterial agent, castor oil works similarly to coconut oil for
healing skin. It also makes a great skin moisturizer, anti-inflammatory
blemish treatment, and can delay the signs of aging like wrinkles since it
helps increase collagen and elastin production. If you want to heal acne
forever, you need to get to the source of the problem. The ricinoleic acid
found in castor oil makes it a great natural home remedy for fighting mild
acne. As it penetrates deep into the skin, it fights bacteria overgrowth that
can clog pores, while softening and hydrating irritated skin at the same time.
It also works to solve deeper issues causing breakouts, like hormonal
imbalances and an unhealthy balance of bacteria within the gut. Here are
several ways to improve skin health using castor oil For a natural acne
treatment thats beneficial long term, dap castor oil onto the affected area
with a clean cotton swab. You can also try to use apple cider vinegar and
essential oils like frankincense mixed with a small amount of pure coconut
oil. All of these options reduce redness and swelling of acne blemishes along
with scarring and pain. To prevent future breakouts, wash your face first in
warm water to open up the pores and then massage some of the oil into your
face and leave it on overnight, rinsing the next morning.

To hydrate skin without clogging pores: mix 1/4 cup of castor oil and 3/4 cup
virgin coconut oil (or 3/4 cup sesame oil), then apply to your body and face.

To moisturize skin thats normal or oily, try using 1/4 cup of castor oil with
jojoba oil, grape seed oil or olive oil instead of coconut and sesame. Gently
massage dry areas of your skin with the mixture, then dap off any excess
using a clean towel. Allow the treatment to soak in overnight and then rinse
well in the morning with warm water.

Another option is creating a fast-acting face mask using one teaspoon of

castor oil along with one egg yolk. Apply the mixture to your face for 1015
minutes, then clean your face.

To soothe sunburn, castors oils anti-inflammatory properties reduce pain and

redness. Apply castor oil mixed with coconut oil (in proportion 1:1) to the
affected area, or try the same remedy as a natural lip balm to solve chapped
or sun-burnt lips.

Something else to consider is that castor oil and ricinoleic acid can enhance
the transdermal penetration of other chemicals, so its a good idea to only
use castor oil along with other natural ingredients that you dont mind fully
absorbing into your skin.

7. Reduces Toenail or Fingernail Fungus, Moles and Cysts

Castor works well as a toenail fungus treatment. For the same reason it helps
fight acne, castor oil can get rid of persistent fungal infections, moles and
cysts. Traditionally, the method used was to apply a small amount of castor
oil with a pinch of baking soda to the infected area. When ingested, castor oil
also works internally to balance gut bacteria and reduce lingering toxins,
yeast or molds that can cause fungus to develop in the first place.

Castor oil works like a natural mild laxative when taken orally and helps with
straining during defecation and feeling of complete evacuation after a bowel
movement. Its active ingredient ricinoleic acid gets released in the intestine,
where it helps with the process of digestion, nutrient absorption and
cleansing the system helping you poop regularly. With better circulation
and lymphatic drainage, the small intestine become more efficient at fat
absorption and removing bad bacteria or toxins, which makes castor oil
perfect for natural constipation relief. The gut environment can become more
balanced in terms of having more good bacteria and less bad that
interfere with proper bowel movements. A healthier gut can lower
constipation, cramping, bloating (edema), leaky gut syndrome and possibly
other symptoms of IBS.

9. Lowers Symptoms of Arthritis

Castor oil is often used a natural treatment for arthritis pain, joint swelling
and inflammation. It has natural anti-inflammatory properties that make it
ideal massage oil that can be applied to aching joints, muscles or tissue. Try
massaging painful areas with castor oil followed by a hot water pack to
increase absorption and drainage. Practicing this process twice weekly can
give you the most pain-reducing results.

10. Helps Strong, Shiny Hair Grow Faster

Just like coconut oil benefits your hair, using castor oil can help your hair
grow faster, thicker, stronger, shinier and free of dandruff. Besides the fact
that castor oil has omega-6 fatty acids to make hair shine, it goes to the root
of the problem and improves circulation. Massage slightly warmed-up castor
oil into your hair and scalp, and it will improve the blood circulation to your
follicles, which speeds up hair growth. You can try making a homemade hair
mask by massaging the oil into your roots and spreading it all over your hair,
tying up your hair and covering it with a cap, then leaving the oil on
overnight before washing it out. Keep in mind that castor oil also has
antifungal and antibacterial properties that can help clear up dandruff and
scalp infections. Mix one tablespoon of castor oil with one tablespoon of olive
oil and add juice of half a lemon, apply the mask on the roots of your hair for
about 30 minutes, and then rinse out with shampoo.

Calluses and Corns

9. Calluses and Corns Castor oil applied directly to the affected areas can
help to relieve calluses that are caused by a number of things. You can also
massage a bit of castor oil into corns to help alleviate the pain and swelling
that they cause and ultimately make them disappear over time. This takes a
few applications but definitely works. If you have balding areas on your
scalp, or you just want thicker hair, you can massage a bit of castor oil into
the affected area for about 6 minutes every day to promote natural hair
growth. This also works on eyebrows so if you want thicker eyebrows, just
massage a few drops into your eyebrows for a couple of minutes every day.
Another hair benefit of castor oil is its ability to help prevent and repair split
ends. Just apply a few drops of the oil directly to the ends of your hair to
reduce the amount of breakage that you see. It helps to restore health to
your hair and will make it much less brittle so there is less breakage. Castor
oil can be used to remove unsightly warts and skin tags. You just have to
apply the oil to the wart or skin tag every day for a few weeks and you
should begin to see that mark disappear. Note that this will not work on
moles on the skin so make sure you know what you are trying to remove
before you begin using it.


Castor oil is considered warm oil that promotes the circulation of fluids in the
body. It is excellent as massage oil, and can relieve the soreness resulting
from overworking the muscles. If you have aching calf and thigh muscles
after vigorous exercise or active sports practice, apply a little castor oil on
the sore area and rub it in. Castor oil is good carrier oil for essential oils. Add
a few drops of Roman chamomile oil or peppermint oil to a tablespoon of
castor oil to make the massage more relaxing and healing. The analgesic and
anti-inflammatory properties of ricinoleic acid which constitutes almost 90%
of castor oil have been well documented. A major part of it comes from its
decongestant action on the lymphatic system. The lymph vessels that form a
wide network all over the body collect waste from the tissues and carry it to
the blood for elimination. Congestion in these vessels and accumulation of
toxic wastes is implicated in many autoimmune diseases like arthritis which
causes pain and inflammation in the joints. Castor oil eases up the
congestion and gets the lymph moving freely. It acts directly on the immune
system by stimulating the thymus gland and increasing the count of a type
of white blood cells called lymphocytes. What is amazing is that mere topical
use is found to bring about these internal changes. If you want to use
cayenne pepper for arthritic pain relief, castor oil is excellent for making a
potent mix for local application. Castor oil has a strong fungicidal property
thanks to undecylenic acid, which is a breakdown product of the ricinoleic
fatty acid abundant in the oil. It can be used to treat common fungal
diseases like ringworm, athletes foot and tinea cruris (crotch itch). It is as
effective as the azole drugs used to treat fungal infections, if not more, but
without any of the toxic effects of the antifungal drugs.

Heat some castor oil and allow it to cool until it is just warm to touch. Apply it
in the affected area just before bedtime and leave it on overnight. Repeat for
a week to see significant improvement. Continue the treatment until the
infection completely disappears.


Massaging just any part of the body with castor oil does not result in extra
hair growth, but applying it to the scalp does. The mechanism at work could
be the ability of this warm oil to improve circulation. Heat the oil until it is hot
to touch, and then allow it to cool for a bit. While it is still warm, apply the oil
to your scalp with your fingertips, massaging it in. If it is done every night,
you will see the difference in as little as two weeks. If you have scanty
eyebrows, the oil can be applied with the tip of a cotton ear bud to the
eyebrow ridge. Hair will grow denser there, and you can shape the eyebrows
as usual. Castor oil can be applied in areas that have lost hair due to
alopecia. The anti-inflammatory property of the oil may work against this
autoimmune disorder.


Castor oil can be used to enhance the natural color of your hair and make it
look rich and thick. This oil is a humectant, locking in moisture. When applied
on the hair, it preserves the moisture in the hair shaft and makes each strand
thicker and darker. After washing your hair, towel dries it. Slightly warm one
tablespoon of castor oil and dip your fingers in it. Run the fingers through the
hair to get the oil on to as many strands as possible. If you have long hair,
divide it into sections and gently rub each section between your palms to
coat all the hair strands.

Castor Oil as a Preservative

The anti-fungal property of castor oil has been put to good use in the food
industry. Many dried grains and pulses are given a coating of the oil when
they have to be stored for a long time. Castor oil also seems to repel insect
pests that spoil them. A typical example is cowpea smeared with the oil. It
washes off when these dry foodstuffs are soaked in water and rinsed before
cooking. If youre hoarding survival foods for potential emergencies, you
have to protect them against spoilage by microbes as well as macro pests.
But you may not want to use chemical preservatives, especially if your focus
has been on stocking organic products. Using castor oil may be the best
option for you.

2. Treats dandruff and other scalp conditions

Amongst its many properties, castor oil also has anti-fungal and anti-
bacterial properties. Massaged into the scalp it will help to clear up dandruff
and other scalp conditions quickly and if you use it regularly, it will stop the
conditions from taking hold in the first place. If you have dry hair and
dandruff, try doing this hair mask: mix 1 tablespoon of castor oil with one
tablespoon of olive oil and add juice of half a lemon. If you have oily hair and
dandruff, then mix one tablespoon of each of these ingredients: castor oil,
honey and aloe vera gel, then add juice of half a lemon. Apply the mask on
the roots of your hair for about 30 minutes before shampooing and
conditioning your hair. This mask will not only help you get rid of dandruff,
but will also nourish and condition your hair, making it healthier and shinier.

Thickens hair

Castor oil contains omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, both of which are
useful for encouraging healthy hair growth. With regular use, castor oil will
encourage new growth and thicken existing strands to give you a beautiful
and shiny head of thicker hair.

Conditions hair

You dont need expensive, manufactured conditioners to condition your hair,

simply mix a couple of drops of castor oil with your leave-in conditioner and
apply evenly to your hair; your locks will become softer and healthier.

Benefits of castor oil for skin:


Castor oil penetrates deep into the skin, softens and hydrates it. The oil also
helps to promote the production of elastin and collagen, which help to delay
the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give the skin a more youthful
For dry skin mix 1/4 of castor oil and 3/4 sesame oil.

For normal skin mix 1/4 of castor oil and 3/4 grape seed oil (or olive oil).

For oily skin mix 1/4 of castor oil and 3/4 jojoba oil.

Gently massage your face in the evening with the oil mix, then put slightly
warm damp washcloth on your face for about a minute and take away the
excess oil with a cotton pad. Your skin will be soft, nourished and hydrated.
Castor oil also can be used to moisturize the gentle under eye area. Mix
castor oil with sweet almond oil in proportion 1:1 and use it as your under
eye cream.

Dry skin remedy

Castor oil is also good at treating such problems as skin dryness. Just mix
castor oil with a little coconut oil (in proportion 1:1) and apply to the affected
area of your skin, leave it on for 20-30 minutes, then rinse off and pat dry.
After a couple of times of doing this your skin will become softer and dryness
will disappear. Here is a face mask with castor oil that will help you get rid of
skin dryness and will make your skin soft and smooth Mix one teaspoon of
castor oil with one egg yolk, apply it to your face for 10-15 minutes, then
rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry. Your skin will love it.

Sunburn remedy

Thanks to its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, castor oil is a good

remedy for sunburns. Just apply castor oil mixed with coconut oil (in
proportion 1:1) to the affected area and you will soon feel the relief.

Use castor oil as a lip balm

Use castor oil as a lip balm to moisturize, nourish and care for your lips, and
forget about dry and chapped lips forever.

Castor oil helps to treat mild acne

The ricinoleic acid found in castor oil makes it a superb natural treatment for
mild acne. Wash your face first in warm water to open up the pores and then,
massage some of the oil into your face and leave it on overnight. Rinse off
the next morning and your acne will soon be cleared up. (Recommendation:
if you have acne problems, promptly consult your doctor.)

Reduces the appearance of scars

Over time, the regular application of castor oil can reduce the appearance of
scars. The fatty acids in the oil penetrate quickly into the scar tissue and
promote the growth of healthy tissue around it, thus reducing the size of the
scar itself.

Heals cracked heels

Castor oil is very easily absorbed by the skin and is a great treatment for dry
and cracked heels. Massage plenty of the oil into your heels before you go to
bed and cover with a pair of socks to avoid the mess on the sheets, and you
will find that it quickly restores the moisture to your skin and adds softness.

Castor oil helps prevent stretch marks

Massage the oil into your skin, twice a day, when you are pregnant and it will
help prevent the stretch marks from forming. You can also use it after birth to
help the marks heal.

Benefits of castor oil for hands:

Create your own hand cream using castor oil Mix castor oil with sesame oil in
proportion 1:1 and use it as your night time hand cream. Your hands will be
soft, moisturized and nourished.

Natural treatment for brittle nails

Castor oil is great at treating brittle and cracked nails. Just massage your
nails with the oil every evening, before going to bed, and already after a
week of doing it, youll see your nails transform from brittle to healthy.

Healthy cuticles

Moisturize your nail cuticles every evening by massaging it with castor oil,
while watching TV or reading, and soon youll forget about dry or bitten

Other benefits of castor oil:

21. Eases the pain of arthritis

Castor oil is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties and can be used
as an effective treatment for arthritis. Massage painful joints with the oil and
then, apply a warm compress for immediate relief.
Clears constipation

It would be impossible to talk about castor oil without mentioning

constipation! The oil has a powerful laxative effect and one teaspoon in the
morning will soon have your bowels moving again. (Dont use it if you are
pregnant though).

23. Treats ringworm

Castor oil contains a compound called undecylenic acid, which is a very

effective treatment for the fungal skin infection, ringworm. For best results,
apply and leave on overnight.

24. Cures allergies

Taken orally, castor oil can reduce the symptoms of allergies. The oil is
naturally anti-allergic and just a few drops a day can greatly reduce the
symptoms of hay fever and other allergies. Consult your doctor before using
castor oil orally.

27. Provides a cure for warts and moles

There are many tales of castor oil being used effectively for the removal of
warts and moles. Mix some oil with a little baking soda and rub well into the
affected area, repeat regularly and both warts and moles have been reported
to have disappeared without any scarring.

28. It boosts your immunity

Castor oil can help you fight infection. The oil can energize the immune
system by increasing the number of white blood cells in your system. In
studies, when castor oil was applied to the outside of the body, the white
blood cell count was increased within 24 hours of application.


Test the oil on your wrist before using it, to make sure that you are not
allergic. Although castor oil is highly effective, its not recommended to use
it too often on your face, as it can clog pores and lead to breakouts.
Pregnant women should avoid using castor oil orally. If you want to try and
use castor oil, make sure to consult your doctor before doing any self-
treatments. Have you ever tried using castor oil? Do you like it? Please feel
free to share your own beauty tips in the comment section below.
Arthritis and Rheumatism pain caused by chronic inflammation, arthritis
and rheumatism affects the small joints in your hands and feet. The lining of
your joints is primarily affected; causing painful swelling that can sometimes
result in joint deformity. Arthritis and Rheumatism is an autoimmune
disorder, which causes the immune system to attack the bodys tissue.
Castor oil fights arthritis and rheumatism by joining its powerful anti-
inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, to boost the immune system
causing a response to the inflammation. Its anti-inflammatory property
drives inflammation out of joints. Inflammation although inflammation is
common among many diseases such as arthritis, inflammation can also be
associated with flu like symptoms. Symptoms such as fever, chills,
headaches, fatigue, loss of energy, loss of appetite, and muscle stiffness can
be associated with inflammation. Castor oil has strong medical anti-
inflammatory components that treat and cure the associated symptoms
listed about. Castor oils also taps into its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial
properties to cure inflammation. To the root causes of some inflammations
wont be known to you, so the benefits of castor oils ability to combat
multiple sources gives it an added advantage.It also packs unsaturated fatty
acids that help the regeneration of the skin. Whats even more useful is that
castor oil goes on without pain.

Sunburn overexposure to the sun can cause sunburn. Although sunburns

can be really irritating, treating it with castor oil is definitely not. Castor oil on
contact with skin affected by sunburn is quite effective. Castor oils anti-
fungal and antibacterial makes sure that infections dont happen, and
ricinoleic acid helps alleviate sunburn pain. Alleviation of sunburn pain is one
of the best properties of castor oil we found when it comes to sunburn. A lot
of customers have said castor oil is more effective then Aloe Vera. Castor oil
is very effective in treating sunburn, and also helps the regeneration process
of your skin.

Migraines can cause intense throbbing and pulsating sensations

throughout the head. Symptoms of migraines are nausea, vomiting, and
sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can last for hours if untreated, and
be severe. Castor oil fights migraines by its powerful antioxidant and anti-
inflammatory properties. It aids in the treating of the symptoms of migraines
such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light.

Castor oil also aids in the circulation of the immune system, adding to the
alleviation of symptoms. It fights migraines on multiple fronts, and is very
effective in treating migraines.
Menstrual Disorders can affect many women. Although there are women
who go through their monthly menstrual cycles without a problem, some
women find themselves in many disorders. Menstrual disorders can range
from abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB), dysmenorrhea, premenstrual
syndrome, and premenstrual dysphonic disorder (PMDD). A lot of these
issues can be tied back to hormones, reproductive hormones, estrogen, and
certain medical conditions. Castor oil is very effective in decreasing
inflammation associated with menstrual disorders. Castor oil has also been
effective in eliminating fibroids and cysts. Castor oil does this by its ricinoleic
acid, which aids in menstrual problems through multiple uses. Ricinoleic acid
is an emmenagogue found naturally in castor oil that helps open delayed,
painful, or stopped menstruation. The antibacterial property of castor oil also
fights of bacteria and yeast infection.

Gastrointestinal problems Just like constipation, gastrointestinal

problems are disorders that affect the colon and rectum, such as constipation
and irregular bowl syndrome. Structural disorders are another by-product of
GI problems. GI can also be hemorrhoids, internal hemorrhoids, external
hemorrhoids, anal fissures, perianal abscesses, and anal fistula. Castor oil
can help alleviate symptoms of gastrointestinal problems. Castor oil has rich
antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti fungal, and anti-bacterial components
that aid in the circulation of the intestines. From the large to the small colon,
through the gut and anus, castor oil packs can be effective treatment. Castro
oils topical application also comes in handy on hemorrhoids. When applied
on site the hemorrhoid shrinks in size and aids in pain management of

Stye a stye is a small painful lump on the inside and outside of the eyelid.
Its an abscess filled pus caused by staphylococcus bacteria. Castro oils
antibacterial components have been found to be effective in treating
stye.Castor oils anti-inflammatory properties also sooth the pain caused by
stye. Ricinoleic acid also serves as an anti-inflammatory reducing pain and
swelling. Sties are often uncomfortable, and a discomfort when it comes to
cosmetic concerns. For many people castor oil has proven to reduce
inflammation and infection of sty.


Castor Oil for Weight Loss

While most of the castor oil uses weve covered have been pertaining to
bacterial illnesses & ailments, one commonly overlooked benefit of castor oil
is its unique ability to help you lose weight. The reason for this is due to the
fat burning compounds it has, from the fatty acids to the rich vitamins and
minerals. Castor oil weight loss benefits are similar to those provided honey
and cinnamon; while they seem to be minuscule and counter-intuitive to
weight loss, these diamond herbs are actually one of the most powerful and
potent natural remedies for weight loss.Its important to note that a healthy
balance of activity and healthy dieting is key to losing weight and reaching
your target weight, shape and BMI.



One of castor oil side effects is allergic reactions people have after applying
it. A serious allergy to castor oil is rare . If you have any of the following
symptoms seek medical attention and stop using the oil:



Swelling (swelling of face/throat/tongue is very dangerous)


Stinging and redness

Trouble breathing

To check if you are sensitive to castor oil conduct a patch pest. Put a small
amount of the oil on your forearm and wait for 24 hours. Make sure that you
have no reaction to the oil. Any type of reaction, even a slight itching or
redness is a contradiction to using the oil.

Benefits of Castor Oil for Hair

Castor oil has been well known for its medicinal properties. Its often used as
a laxative, but has a wide variety of other health benefits, including many
pertaining to hair and hair growth, as well as for facial oil cleansing method,
stretch marks, dark spots and more.The oil has a unique chemical
composition, which most likely contributes to its healing potential. It mostly
consists of a triglyceride of fatty acids. It contains vitamin E, omega-6 fatty
acids, minerals, and proteins, which are all important for the health of your
hair and scalp.

Castor oil:

helps with hair regrowth and hair loss

makes the hair richer and darker

prevents split ends

treats dandruff and dry scalp

moisturizes the hair and makes it shine

works in an antifungal and antibacterial way and can prevent problems such
as piedra, ringworm, and folliculitis