The castor oil is one of the best kept secrets in the world. This oil contains vitamin E, minerals, proteins, has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It consists of a triglyceride of fatty acids (90% of which consist of ricinoleic acid). This unique composition gives castor oil its incredible healing abilities. Ricinoleic acid is known for its effectiveness in fighting and preventing viruses, bacteria, yeasts and molds.
Historically, castor oil has been used as an oral laxative. Nevertheless, today it is used mainly in topical application. It is an economical and effective remedy for many ailments. It is used for many practical applications. In Russia, the stem of the plant is used in the textile industry.
Ricinus communis, the plant from which castor oil is extracted, is native to India. It must be known that the plant itself is known to be one of the most toxic plants on earth. But there is no need to worry – the oil is not poisonous. When castor oil is extracted, the toxic part remains in the seed fibers.
Uses and benefits
- The constipation. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, castor oil promotes the regularity of stool.
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Menstrual disorders. It is known to relax the muscles involved in menstrual cramps.
- Acne. Due to the ricinoleic acid of castor oil, many skin problems can be treated thanks to it.
- Sun burn
- Athlete’s foot
- Skin problems
- Hair and dandruff. Thanks to its fungicidal, germicidal and insecticidal properties, castor oil is an effective treatment for dandruff and helps protect the scalp against fungal and microbial infections.
- Thickens and promotes hair regrowth. It is rich in omega 9 fatty acids, which nourish hair and follicles. It is able to penetrate the pores and follicles that produce the hair. Massage your hair with a few drops of castor oil.
- Improves the lymphatic circulation. According to Dr. David Williams, “There is no drug that has the ability to improve lymphatic circulation; Nevertheless, the work can be easily performed by topical application of castor oil.
- Anti-inflammatory. It contains ricinoleic acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties. It is used to reduce inflammation and swelling of joints and tissues.
- Helps the intestinal system in cases of inflammation of the intestines and dysentery.
- Infections with yeasts. The ricinoleic acid present in castor oil is able to inhibit the growth of bacteria, yeasts and viruses.
To treat skin problems.
For various skin conditions such as bacterial infections, bursitis, fungal infections, itching, keratosis, ringworm, sebaceous cysts, sprains and warts, massage the skin areas with skin oil. castor.
You can also make poultices with this oil. They relieve various health problems such as kidney stones, fibroids, ovarian cysts, swollen joints, irritable bowel syndrome, digestive disorders and menstrual cramps. Soak a cotton cloth folded over several layers in the oil and apply it on the skin. The castor poultices are usually applied to the joints and muscles. If you want to increase its effectiveness, place a bottle of hot water on the poultice. Leave on for an hour. Make these poultices castor oil up to three times a week.