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Posted on October 10
USDA Organic Castor Oil - A God Gift

Castor oil is a multi-purpose vegetable oil that people have used for thousands of years. It’s made by extracting oil from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. These seeds, which are known as castor beans, contain a toxic enzyme called ricin. Our company uses the Cold Process technology to do a careful extraction of the oil thus deactivating the toxic enzyme and allowing the oil to be used safely in many applications. Castor oil has a number of medicinal, industrial and pharmaceutical uses. Some of these are:

1. A Powerful Laxative

Castor Oil increases the movement of the muscles that push material through the intestines, helping clear the bowels, when taken in small doses. This Stimulant laxative act rapidly and are commonly used to relieve temporary constipation. When consumed by mouth, castor oil is broken down in the small intestine, releasing ricinoleic acid, the main fatty acid in castor oil. The ricinoleic acid is then absorbed by the intestine, stimulating a strong laxative effect.



2. A Natural Moisturizer

Castor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid. These types of fats act as humectants and can be used to moisturize the skin. Castor oil is often used in cosmetics to promote hydration and often added to products like lotions, makeup and cleansers.



3. Reduces Acne

Inflammation is thought to be a factor in the development and severity of acne, so applying castor oil to the skin may help reduce inflammation-related symptoms. Acne is also associated with an imbalance of certain types of bacteria normally found on the skin, including Staphylococcus aureus. Castor oil has antimicrobial properties that may help fight bacterial overgrowth when applied to the skin.

4. Fights Fungus

Candida albicans is a type of fungus that commonly causes dental issues like plaque overgrowth, gum infections and root canal infections. Castor oil has antifungal properties and may help fight off Candida, keeping the mouth healthy.



5. Keeps Your Hair and Scalp Healthy

Many people use castor oil as a natural hair conditioner. Dry or damaged hair can especially benefit from an intense moisturizer like castor oil. Applying fats like castor oil to the hair on a regular basis helps lubricate the hair shaft, increasing flexibility and decreasing the chance of breakage.