15 Must Know Tips Of Castor Oil!

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I have heard my grandma saying castor oil is very beneficial for our health.”Well, everything is beneficial for something!

“I thought without knowing their amazing benefits! Thank you, grandma, for explaining what you have done using the oil.

She said castor oil is an old age remedy and a magical elixir for skin and hair related issues! Aren’t you curious to know about it? Let’s have a deep and quick talk!

Castor oil is extracted from the seeds of Richinus Communis plants. It is commonly used for beauty products, soaps, lubricants, paints, dye, cold-resistant plastic, waxes, medicine and even cooking!


Nutritional Information

It is predominantly made up of ricinoleic acid (a monounsaturated 18 compound fatty acid)and then dominantly by oleic, rinoleic, palmitic, stearic acid.

In India, Pakistan and Nepal, food grains are preserved by castor oil which prevents the rice, pulses, wheat from rotting.

1. For Beautiful Eyebrows And Lashes!

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For Beautiful Eyebrows

My mom always used to apply castor oil on her brows and lashes in her childhood{My grandma must have told:)} Yes! Applying castor oil help nuture your eyelashes and eyebrows.

Svay, the celebrity stylist told that she used to fill up empty mascara bottles with castor oil and brush it on her lashes at night! Good idea right?


2. Get Shiny And Healthy Hair

Healthy Hair

Svay, the celebrity stylist used to apply 100% pure Jamaican castor oil once a week to prevent split ends of the hair. It has Omega 6 fatty acids which goes to the root of hair and improves circulation and they also have the property of getting rid of dandruff.


3. Moisturizing The Skin

The antibacterial and antimicrobial properties present in castor oil help in reducing acne. Since castor oil contains more fatty acids, it helps to increase softness and maintain a  soft and radiant skin.

The castor oil also maintenance even tone increasing the growth of new tissues. Since,it has a low comedogenic score, it helps to reduce blackheads. It keeps the skin hydrated.

Since, I have taken more time on beauty, let’s discuss something about health benefits of castor oil!


4. Boosts Our Immune System

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Boosts Immune System

If the lymphatic system present in our body doesnt work properly, we will become chronically ill. In fact, the circulatory system is so important to deliver oxygen throughout our body  for the organ’s needs. Castor oil have amazing property of increasing blood flow.


5. To Induce Labor

What? Really! A lot of pregnant women who have a prolonged labour has consumed castor oil orally to induce labour and increase uterus contraction according to gynaecologists.

Induce Labor

How does that happen?

The ricinoleic acid in the oil activates Ep3 prostanoid receptor in the uterus to help in delivery. However,it is not recommended all the time, as the woman feel naseous.


6. Effective Tip For Constipation

Constipation is a condition in which there is difficulty in passing stools. Castor oil behaves as a laxative as it increases the heat by helping the process of digestion and cleaning the system by helping in proper bowel movement.


7. Treats Joint Pain

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Joint Pain

Are you having grandparents suffering from joint pain at home? Castor oil has anti-inflammatory properties and reduces pain. Massaging the joints with castor oil and placing a hot water bag helps in pain relief.


8. Promotes Wound Healing

An ointment mostly used in clinical settings to treat wounds, contains a mixture of castor oil and Peru balsam.

Castor oil stimulates tissue growth, reduces dryness, cornification, and reduce the build-up of dead tissue which delays healing.

They also helpful in healing pressure ulcers, ulcers which are caused by prolonged pressure over the skin.


9. Works Against Fungal Infections

It helps to reduce dental plague and root canal infections. But how? Candida Albicans is a type of fungus that cause mouth infections.

Castor oil has antifungal properties to fight against candida Albicans from contaminated roots of teeth.


10. Get Rid Of Ugly Moles And Warts!

Every man and women have atleast 10-40 moles on their body. These moles maybe harmless but they can be cancerous too!not all but they did! Behind this remedy, remember that it is not proven to be effective.

Castor oil mixed with baking soda creates an ointment that removes moles in several weeks. How does it happen? Baking soda dries out the mole and castor oil protects the skin!


11. Treats Wrinkles

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William’s Book mentioned that castor oil prevents wrinkles. By applying castor oil in circular motions, they penetrate into the skin and boost the production of collagen.


12. Soothes Dry Skin

Dr. Deepali mentioned that applying this oil help to treat scaly underfoot during winter. They work effectively against dry skin. It shields your skin under sun and dust.


13. Treats Inflamed Skin

Applying castor oil on inflamed skin works! Dab a little on morning and evening in the affected area but try to avoid using it in oily skin. But, there is no sufficient evidence.


14. Treats Plantar Fascilitis

Plantar Fascilitis involves the inflammation of thick tissue running across the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel bone to toes. Research studies mentioned that applying castor oil provided relief to patients.


15. May Develop An Allergic Reaction

Remember to note that, it can also cause a serious allergic reaction. Don’t apply it on the face with hurry and it will result in a drastic tragedy in the end.

Try to apply it on a small patch of skin and see what happens! If they are no rashes, itching, induration, your secretive ingredient could be castor oil!


Buying Guide

Buy Standard Cold Pressed Castor Oil for various benefits at affordable price!!



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Originally posted 2020-01-10 23:44:39.

Elakeya I am a young Physician Associate by career but always love to write! I expertise in medical writing, nutrition, cooking, and even travel and food.
Elakeya I am a young Physician Associate by career but always love to write! I expertise in medical writing, nutrition, cooking, and even travel and food.

One Reply to “15 Must Know Tips Of Castor Oil!”

  1. Hi, the 11 MUST-KNOW TIPS OF CASTOR OIL! the article it is well written and has helped me a lot.

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