For many years, Castor oil has been commonly used for remedial purposes across tropical regions in Africa, Asian continent as well as the Mediterranean region. Apart from medicinal purposes, Castor oil is among the rare vegetable oils used in industries due to its viscosity, thickness and lubricating effect. Though many people think of castor oil as a laxative product, this exclusive vegetable product has superb benefits and everybody should have this magnificent oil in their home.
1. Intensifies Hair Growth:
Applying Castor oil to the scalp region will stimulate hair growth. This is because of its ability to improve blood circulation in the targeted area. To apply it, heat the Castor oil gently, and then wait for a minute till it slightly cools. As it’s still warm, rub the oil onto your scalp using your fingertips. If repeated during night hours on a daily basis, you will notice the changes in not more than two weeks. If you have flimsy eyebrows, you can apply the oil by messaging the eyebrow line using a cotton ear bud. After a short time, the Hair will densely grow on the brow region, and you will be able to trim your eyebrows to your preferred shape. Because of its anti-inflammatory property, this remedy can be used to apply body parts which have lost its hair as a result of toalopecia.
2. Gives Hair a Natural Color:
Castor oil can also be used to give your hair a natural color and give it a dense and thick look. When smeared on the hair, it holds the moisture and gives each cord a thicker and gloomier look. Before applying Castor oil to your hair, wash it then dry it using a towel. Warm 1 tablespoon of oil gently then use it to move your fingers across the strands hair to ensure the oil reaches every part of your hair. Then divide your hair into portions and rub each portion gently to spread the oil all over your hair.
3. Moisturizes the Skin:
Being a highly viscous oil, Castor oil has a good moisturizing property. When applied to the skin, the oil lingers, and penetrates to the interior skin tissue and supplies fatty acids to it. Many commercial cream products contain castor oil, however, in order to get maximum benefits, use direct Castor oil application. To apply it, rub 1 teaspoonful of Castor oil in palm region and message it on the skin. After doing this, you will notice the oil sticking on your skin, and that’s all required. It possibly will be rather sticky at the start, but once it penetrates into the inner skin layer, it becomes absorbed quickly, making your skin look shinny and moisturized.
4. Cleans Up Your Bowel:
Though there are myths brought about by pharmaceutical companies considering Castor oil as unsafe due to its purgative effect. The reality is that, it is safe and suitable for both adults and children. The castor oil bean has a strong toxin known as ricin which is deactivated when the oil is extracted. When using this oil, the quantity taken can be adjusted easily since its effect is related to the amount of dosage you take. The appropriate dosage is approximately 1 to 2 tablespoons for adults and approximately 1 to 2 teaspoon for children around two to twelve years old. If you want to make it tastier, you can mix it with orange juice. The effectiveness of castor oil when cleaning the bowel commences in small intestine, this makes it unique compared to other laxatives which starts in the colon. With Castor oil, you can have a perfect bowel cleanup for just two to five hours after taking this oil.
5. Relieves Muscle Pain and Soreness:
Since it’s a moderately warm oil, Castor oil ensures all fluids circulates well in the body. Besides, it is used for massaging purposes, and can alleviate the pain as a result of overstraining the muscles. If you endure pain in your calf and soreness in thigh muscles after tough physical task or sporting activity, apply some drops of castor oil to the affected area and massage it. Castor oil contains essential oils and some drops of peppermint or Roman chamomile oil to one tablespoonful of this oil will make massaging process more comfortable and healing.
6. Heals Fungal Diseases and Infections:
Castor oil contains undecylenic acid which is an effective fungicidal property thus it is used to get rid of most fungal diseases such as ringworm, tinea cruris and athlete’s foot. Like the azole drugs, this oil is effective and used to heal fungal infections, but with no toxic outcomes like the antifungal drugs. To heal fungal infections using Castor oil, heat a few castor oil for about 10 minutes then allow it to slightly cool until its lukewarm. Message it on the area affected with fungal infections just before you sleep and leave it till next morning. Practice it daily for one week and notice the changes. Continue applying this remedy till the fungal infection disappears completely.
If you want to enjoy the immense benefits of this great natural remedy, it’s recommended that you buy it 100% pure from nearest pharmacy or local health store. However, before applying this remedy, use some amount to check for any allergic reaction. It is also important to strictly adhere to the prescription that comes with the packaging and use it appropriately to obtain maximum results.