Castor Oil Plant
English Name:- Castor Oil Plant.
Botanical Name:- Ricinus communis Linn.
Parts- Used:- Roots, Root bark, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits, Seeds & Oil.
tall annual glabrous, glaucous, branched shrub looking like a small tree;
Leaves broad palmatifid & serrate; Flowers unisexual.
Chemical Constituents:- Roots Contains: Resin, Tannin, Starch; Seeds Contain:- 50% oil,
(Fixed oil), Protein, Ricinine, Ricin, Lipase (Enzyme), Fixed oil Contains:-
Glycerides, Ricinolesis, Isoricinoleic acid, Stearic acid, Crystals of Calcium
oxalate, Nitrate, Ricin is poisonous content.
Purgative, Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Stomachic, Aphrodisiac, Brain tonic.
Leaves in: Disuria, Cough,
infestation, Fruits used in: Hepatomegaly, Spleenomegaly, Epilepsy, Piles,
Asthma, Bronchitis, Skin diseases, Febrifuge, Jaundice, Eye disease, Nervous
disease, Sciatica, Rheumatism and Lumbago.
• It is a harmless purgative and very
effective in treating rheumatic and skin disorders.
• A poultice of the seeds is applied to the
scrofulous sores and boils.
• The leaves heated in coconut oil can be
applied on guinea-worm sores to extract worms.
• The castor seeds are used in making
jewelry, particularly necklaces and bracelets.
• Castor oil is massaged over the breasts
of women to increase the milk flow.
• The leaves of the plant are also used to
foment the breasts.
• Regular use of castor oil promotes hair
growth and cures dandruff.
• When 30 to 60 grams of castor oil taken with
250 grams of milk cures constipation.
• Chewing one castor seed daily, for seven
days after menstruation, makes a women sterile.
• When consumed it expels tape worm from
Brazil castor oil is used for
producing bio-diesel in poor rural areas.
• It is applied locally to relieve pain
from arthritis, muscle and back.
• Castor oil should not be consumed in
cases of abdominal pain, intestinal infections, kidney infections. It should
not be used in large doses in early months of pregnancy.
Strengthening hair oil, anti-bacterial neem
dandruff oil, nourishing massage and body oil.
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