Castor oil is one of the best kept secrets in the world. It’s amazing how many castor oil uses there are! Fortunately for me, I’ve known about the almost miraculous powers of castor oil since I was a kid. My Indian upbringing has provided a lot of priceless information about alternative medicine. The useful and unique properties of castor oil have been known since ancient times.
The Composition of Castor Oil
Castor oil contains vitamin E, minerals, proteins, antibacterial and anti-fungicidal properties. Castor Oil consists of a triglyceride of fatty acids (90% of which are made up of ricinoleic acid). This unique composition gives castor oil it’s healing abilities. Ricinoleic acid is known to be effective in getting rid of and preventing viruses, bacteria, yeasts and molds.
The Many Castor Oil Uses and Benefits. Castor oil has a long list of useful properties.
• Thickens and regrows hair. Castor oil is loaded with omega 9 fatty acids, which nourish the hair and follicles. Castor oil is able to penetrate into the pores and follicles that produce hair. Just massage a couple of drops of castor oil into your hair.
• Hair and Dandruff. Due to fungicidal, germicidal and insecticidal properties, castor oil is an effective treatment for dandruff and helps protect the scalp from fungal and microbial infections.
• Anti-inflammatory. Castor oil consists of ricinoleic acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties. It is used for reducing inflammation and swelling of joints and tissues.
• Helps the intestinal system with inflammatory bowels and dysentery.
• Yeast Infections. Ricinoleic acid found in castor oil is able inhibit the growth of bacteria, yeast and virus’.
• Constipation. Due to it’s anti-inflammatory properties, castor oil promotes regular bowel movement.
• Acne. Due to the ricinoleic acid in castor oil, many skin problems can be treated with it.
• Athlete’s Foot and Ringworm
• Skin Problems like dryness, wrinkles.
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