What is castor oil
Castor oil is a pale-yellow liquid that is extracted from castor seeds. It has variety of health benefits that makes it premier oil in coking, soap making, as a massage oil and in cosmetic industries.
Some of the health benefits of castor oil includes;
It has anti-inflammatory properties, it has soothing and refreshing effects. Once you take castor oil, you feel relieved even if you were tired.
It is rich in antioxidants compounds, they help in eradicating free radicals in the body.
It is natural remedy to arthritis.
Due to it anti-inflammatory properties, castor oil is used relieve arthritis. It is applied in affected parts such as joints and sore.
Remedy to constipation.
Castor oil is strong laxative which is effective against constipation and any digestion problems. You will feel relieved after taking one teaspoon full of castor oil.
Castor oil-is also effective in treating ringworm. It is rich in Undecylenic which has been proved to be effective in treating ringworm.
The patient need to apply castor oil on the affected part atleast twice a day for 3 weeks.
Treatment of skin problems.
It is also effective in treating skin problems such as;
- Dry skin.
- Stretch marks.
- Liver/age spots.
- Inflamed skin.
It is also effective in treating wrinkles, it get into the skin and stimulatecollagen and elastin production which softens and hydrates skin.
It rejuvenates and restores youthful appearance by making skin pliant, softer and smoother.
Prevents Hair Loss and induces new hair growth.
Castor oil is rich in Ricinoleic acid has ant fungicidal and antibacterial properties, this prevents scalp against infections. When regularly used, castor oil improves blood circulation to the hair follicles, this boost hair growth.
Who can use castor?
It is natural product without side effects. However, pregnant and breast feeding mothers as well as people with abdominal pain and acute inflammatory disease should not use it.