Deeper than Hair and Skin care.
Castor oil is by far one of the most diverse oil for everything your body needs. It comes from the castor beans.
YES WE KNOW CASTOR OIL IS GOOD FOR HAIR AND SKINCARE. BUT WE HAVE DOWNPLAYED SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT USES OF CASTOR OIL.
CASTOR OIL SUPPORTS THE LIVER
While castor oil is well known for growing hair and glowing skin it helps support your liver and lymphatic system.
TRY IT: Apply the oil to a flannel, place it on your skin over the liver- under your right breast. Leave it for a minimum of 1 hour. Wrap it in cling film can help. Overnight, it will detox and balance your hormones without the regular cleanses and flushing.
CASTOR OIL HELPS HEAL WOUNDS
Applying castor oil to wounds creates a moist environment that may help promote healing and prevent sores from drying out. Castor oil reduces inflammation and has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. According to research, when applied to the skin, it prevents infection, improves localized blood flow, and sheds damaged skin cells. This is a critical part of the healing process. This also goes for cracked skin, chapped lips and dry heels.
TRY IT: Clean the affected area using clear water to loosen and remove dirt and debris. Use a soft washcloth and mild soap, tamarind cerasse to clean around the wound. Don't place soap in the wound. Clean with isopropyl alcohol. Apply a small amount of castor oil to cover the area.
CASTOR OIL HELPS RELIEVE DIGESTIVE ISSUES
Struggling with constant constipation or feeling sluggish? Because of the high concentration of ricinoleic acid in castor oil, it is used as a laxative to help with digestive issues.
TRY IT: Take 15ml castor oil orally for adults and 1-10ml for children depending on their age. Use until you see proper bowel movement. To mask the taste, try putting the castor oil in the fridge for at least an hour to cool it. Then, mix it into a full glass of fruit juice. You can also buy flavored castor oil preparations.
WARNING: As with any laxative, castor oil shouldn't be taken in the long term. Over time, it can reduce the muscle tone in your intestines and lead to chronic constipation.
WHO SHOULD USE IT?
People with problematic skin or people who want to prevent wrinkles.
WHO SHOULD NOT USE IT?
Avoid the oral intake of castor oil if you take any of the following medications:
diuretics, which can also lower the amount of potassium in your body
antibiotics, including tetracycline
Pregnant women should avoid the oral intake castor oil as it can induce labor. ONLY USE TOPICALLY.