Elakeya Udhaya I am a young physician assistant by career but always love to write! I expertise in medical writing, writing about fashion, styles, home remedies, cooking, trends, and even, travel, places, weather, fiction stories, and time travel.

11 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 COMPOSITION
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. BOOSTS YOUR EYEBROWS AND LASHES
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. GETS SHINY,HEALTHY HAIR


Svay,the celebrity stylist used to apply 100% pure Jamaican castor oil once a week to prevent split ends of the hair.bIt 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 FOR 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

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.

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. RELIEVES 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. JOINT PAIN RELIEF


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.FIGHTS FUNGUS
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.MAY CAUSE A 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!

Reference links:

https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/7-incredible-castor-oil-benefits-for-beautiful-skin-and-hair-1630059

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/diet/health-benefits-of-castor-oil/articleshow/40063531.cms

Elakeya Udhaya I am a young physician assistant by career but always love to write! I expertise in medical writing, writing about fashion, styles, home remedies, cooking, trends, and even, travel, places, weather, fiction stories, and time travel.

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