Castor – Health Benefits

Traditional Herb at a Glance

Family, Genus, Species Euphorbiaceae, Ricinus, R. communis
Botanical Name and Synonyms Ricinus communis
Common Names Castor, Palma Christi, Ricin, Wonder Tree, Krapata, Djarak, Reer

 

Background

From the seeds is produced castor oil, which is used extensively for a variety of ailments.

Traditional Uses

Oil Applied to Soften Skin

Anti-bacterial Properties

Colic

Castor oil is said to improve hair quality

Constipation

Hemorrhoids

Laxative

Traditional arthritis remedy

Warts

Wrinkles

Castor leaves are said to increase milk production in nursing mothers

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