castor oil uses

18 Castor Oil Uses & Benefits Worth Knowing About

When liquid is extracted from castor seeds (Ricinus Communis) a pale yellow liquid is collected called castor oil.

You might have heard of it. Castor oil has many uses and is seen in a variety of industries. Castor oil is am anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant oil, which has been around for centuries.

The Egyptians were among the first to dive in the many uses and benefits of castor oil. Cleopatra used it to brighten the whites of her eyes, as well as use it for ointments and wounds. Castor oil was also used to light torches and lamps.

The majority of castor oils benefits are derived from its high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids.

Although used in cosmetics, soaps, textiles, medicines, massage oils, castor oil has powerful medicinal benefits.

Castor oil adds to the list of benefits by also being a laxative, cathartic, and purgative medicine.

Castor oil can be taken orally and topically, and is known to strengthen the immune system. Without further ado, lets dive right in and see what castor oil has to offer.

What is Castor Oil used for?

The therapeutic uses of castor oil can be broken down into six sections:

  1. Antimicrobial agent
  2. Remedies for gastrointestinal problems
  3. Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic
  4. Immune system stimulant
  5. Lymphatic stimulant
  6. Hair stimulant

Castor oil is considered a great remedy for major illnesses and can treat the following:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hair loss
  • Arthritis and Rheumatism pain
  • Inflammation
  • Skin Abrasions
  • Sunburn
  • Athletes foot
  • Acne
  • Migraines
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Yeast Infection
  • Constipation
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Stye


9 replies
  1. Johanna says:

    I’ve been using caster oil for a while now and I’ve been in love with it for years! Not only does caster oil work great on my skin, but it’s smooth moisturizing effects will have you addicted.

    Great article!

    • Fatoumata says:

      Hi I was having a lump and ready for surgery when I try three things castor oil black seed oil and honey with vinaiger to treat myself. The oil soften the tissues then a pus come out of it now I just got a small one that I will continue to treat myself with

      • Misty says:

        Hi Fatoumata, did you drink the mixture or applied it externally? If you don’t mind, where did you had the lump? Thanks

  2. Carol says:

    I read about it’s uses to regrow hair some months ago and have used it.II must say that it works well. My hair is thicker longer and has helped to rid me of an imbarrising bald spot.
    All I did was use the Swan castor oil that I had in my medacine cabnet.
    This remidy was so inexpensive and worked better than all the other expensive things Ive tried. You dont have to vo all out to get the most expensive brand either. I dont even remember what made me buy castor oil to begin with but Im so happy I had it and tryed it cause it realy works!!!
    I cant wait to share this in my womens ministry at church to help other women who are suffering from some of the eilments that can be cured or treated by castor oil. Thank You and God bless you for the wealth of information.

  3. dave says:

    I rubb it on my jpoints after a workout or at end of day of work Ive totally noticed improved range of movement&stable secure knee use on both . of them

  4. Aisha says:

    I was diagnosed of ovarian cyst of 7cm on my Left ovary I always feel pain I have be placed with a lot of antibiotics and pain killer later I started having swallow on my Left abdomen as a result of the cysts. I did a lot of research on the internet that castor oil can be a great remedy just once I apply the castor oil the swallow disappear I thanks be to God for this miracle oil


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