Yesterday I received a box of goodies in the mail, and among them was a HUGE 32oz of Castor Oil. You may be wondering what I’m gonna do with all that Castor Oil. Well this oil has so many uses/functions that it’s hard for it to go to waste.
Most people remember Castor Oil from childhood. I’ve heard (from my Mom) that Castor Oil was the dreaded “drink” that you could not escape when your Mother wanted to make sure you were “cleaned out” before returning to school for a new year. Fortunately,I never had the PLEASURE of that experience…whew….thanks Mommy 🙂
Castor Oil is a very pale yellow liquid that is extracted from castor seeds (Ricinus Communis). It is an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant oil which has been used for centuries for its therapeutic and medicinal benefits. It is believed that most of castor oil’s benefits are derived from its high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids. Although it has a strong and rather unpleasant taste, castor oil is used in cosmetics, soaps, textiles, medicines, massage oils and many other everyday products. Source
Since it can strengthen the immune system, castor oil is considered a great remedy to treat the following major illnesses and ailments:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Cerebral Palsy
- Hair loss
- Pain from Arthritis and Rheumatism
- Is an excellent emollient and humectant for skin and hair. It makes a great addition to my deep conditioners.
- It is used in treatment for hair thinning and hair loss (especially around the edges)
- Prevents the dry and itchy scalp
- It’s anti-fungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties makes it effective for treating scalp infections.