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What is Castor Oil and How can it benefit your life?

What is Castor Oil and How can it benefit your life?

Castor oil is a substance extracted from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant.  Castor beans contain ricin, which is a toxic enzyme that loses its toxic properties when it is processed through high temperatures. Castor oil, in its processed form is safe for many uses!

Uses for Castor Oil

Hair Care

Castor oil can be a great natural solution for many haircare concerns. It can be used as a natural hair conditioner and can also be used to heal a dry, flakey scalp and reduce dandruff. It has also been shown to increase hair growth in some people and is used to naturally combat hair loss.

To Use:  After shampooing and conditioning as you normally would, apply 4 tablespoons to your scalp and vigorously scrub into your hair follicles. Leave for 10 minutes before rinsing. You can also add castor oil to the ends of your hair for a natural leave- in conditioner.  Be sure to avoid getting the castor oil into your eyes and mouth.

Constipation Cure

After checking with your doctor to ensure it is safe, you may try ingesting a therapeutic grade castor oil as a natural laxative to alleviate constipation. Ricinoleic acid, the fatty acid castor oil contains, stimulates a laxative effect in the intestines, therefore inducing bowel movements.

To Use:  (CHECK WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER FIRST BEFORE STARTING ANY NATURAL REMEDY)

Ensure the product is 100% pure, therapeutic grade Castor Oil. Ingest 2 teaspoons to induce a bowel movement within 2-6 hours. Repeat in 6 hours if no bowel movement has occurred.

Wound Healing

According to a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, Castor oil was an effective treatment for various wounds such as pressure ulcers found in long-term care patients. When Castor oil was placed on wounds, it was shown to improve healing and also found to have antiseptic properties.

To Use: Cleanse the wound and generously apply a salve of therapeutic grade castor oil onto the sore or pressure ulcer and cover it with sterile dressing. Repeat every 6 hours as needed until the wound has healed.

Acne Treatment

Castor oil contains fatty acids and has natural antimicrobial properties, which are useful in the treatment and prevention of acne breakouts. It has also been shown to be a safe natural treatment for skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.

To Use: Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water. Apply a thin layer of castor oil to your skin and let set for 15 minutes before rinsing with cool water.

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