Castor oil has been used since ancient times for many purposes. This oil is extracted from the seeds (castor beans) of the Ricinus communis plant.
These beans are made from fatty acids, particularly ricinoleic acid which can improve health and wellness in different ways.
The fatty acids contained within the castor plant have anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial and all around healing effects, making it an amazing multi purpose natural remedy.
Here are some of the amazing benefits of castor oil
Much like in ancient times, where people knew the benefits of castor oil, it still continues to this day to be used in skincare. Castor oil's high content of fatty acids, especially ricinoleic acid, penetrated deep into the skin, delivering essential nutrients and hydration.
Castor oil is also really good at making our skin soft and healthy, that's why it is a potent ingredient in cleansers, moisturizers and balms.
But wait, there’s more! The anti-inflammatory properties of castor oil helps people with skin conditions like eczema, acne or dermatitis soothe their irritated skin.
Helps relieve constipation
Castor oil, when taken orally, works like a natural laxative. It can provide constipation relief, and not feel bloated afterwards.
The active ingredients of castor oil (ricinoleic acid), gets released into the intestine, where it helps with the digestion process, nutrient absorption and cleansing the system, making it easier to have a bowel movement.
However, if you are experiencing constipation, it is advised to consult with a healthcare provider before ingesting castor oil.
Supports the lymphatic function
As many benefits, castor oil supports the body's lymphatic system as well. The lymphatic system maintains fluid levels in our body tissues by removing all fluids that leak out of our body vessels.
The fatty acid triglycerides in castor oil help with lymphatic circulation, allowing lymph fluid to flow throughout the body, and people often experience success in reducing swollen lymph nodes.
To encourage lymphatic circulation and lymph node drainage , you need to apply castor oil packs over the lymph nodes, like neck, armpit, chest, abdomen and groin.
Aids liver function
Castor oil has been used to help aid in liver function which can help gently cleanse and detox our body, when the detoxification pathways become overloaded and sluggish.
This is achieved through castor oil packs. When placing them on the area where our liver is , the oil’s beneficial properties help enhance blood circulation, aiding the liver to function properly.
Encourages strong healthy hair
Using castor oil on your hair may help it grow faster, stronger, thicker and shinier.
The oil penetrates deep into the skin, stimulating blood circulation and encouraging the nourishment of hair follicles. This is the reason why some people apply it not only on their hair but scalp as well, eyelashes and eyebrows to help with regrowth.
Additionally, castor oil’s antimicrobial properties could possibly help with dandruff too.
In summary, castor oil's legacy of remarkable benefits spans across time. From skin nourishment to aiding digestion, supporting the lymphatic system, promoting liver function, and nurturing healthy hair, its versatility shines through. By tapping into its unique properties, we embrace the wisdom of the past while journeying towards a healthier and more vibrant future.
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As we have elaborated on above, there is no oil quite like castor oil. By adding heat and covering it (overnight) if necessary and daily for as long as necessary; your body will experience relief in a variety of forms.