Castor Oil Uses
Castor oil is used as a laxative to purge the intestines – with a recommended dose of 1-2 tbsp., and the effect occurring after 2-6 hours – and is quite widely used for pre-cleansing before surgery or a bowel examination. Castor oil helps with congestive constipation, although it is not recommended for chronic constipation, and with enterocolitis and inflammation of the colon.
Castor Oil Properties
Externally, castor oil is used as a treatment for cervical erosion, hemorrhoids, and anal fissures. Due to its gentle warming effect, castor oil is used for the complex treatment of joints, as it reduces joint swelling, and to relieve blood vessel diseases. It absorbs deeply into the skin thus relieving joint pain, restoring flexibility and improving the quality of movement. Cold pressed natural castor oil is also used for various diseases such as muscle stiffness, back injuries, joint diseases and spinal deformities.
Castor Oil for the Intestines and Bowel Cleansing
Castor oil is effective as a laxative, and has a direct action on the small intestine. It is also sometimes used before internal surgery, as it quickly and effectively cleanses the intestines.
Natural Castor Oil for Skin
Castor oil is excellent for softening the damaged horny layer of skin and is used to care for the skin of the legs, knees, elbows and skin affected by psoriasis. For skin health, local application of castor oil is recommended, which is useful in various skin conditions including keratosis, dermatosis, healing of small wounds, acne, ringworm, warts and other skin infections, as well as sebaceous cysts. The ricin oleic acid present in castor oil enhances skin absorption of other beneficial ingredients. Castor oil helps treat purulent acne, skin infections, and prevents the formation of scars.
Natural Castor Oil for Hair
Castor oil has many healing and stimulating properties that define it as an excellent choice for maintaining beautiful and healthy hair. It also nourishes eyebrows and eyelashes and stimulates their growth. Hair masks with castor oil make the hair soft and shiny, restore the hair structure, stimulate hair growth, and help to prevent hair loss and premature grey hair.