Castor oil is a multipurpose vegetable oil that people have used for thousands of years.
It’s made by extracting oil from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant.
Sourced from the castor bean, castor oil is rich in ricinoleic acid—a type of fatty acid known to fight inflammation.
Castor oil has a number of medicinal, industrial, and pharmaceutical uses.
For this reason, this oil remains a popular natural treatment for common conditions, such as constipation and skin ailments, and you can often find it in natural beauty products.
It’s also commonly used as an additive in foods, medications, and skin care products.
When applied to the scalp, it is thought to promote healthy hair growth and prevent hair loss. It is said to moisturize the scalp, ease dandruff, and leave your hair smooth, strong, and shiny.
In addition, it is often praised as a natural solution for hair growth.
You can also put the oil directly on your skin or take it orally in small amounts.
This video discusses the benefits of castor oil for your health, skin and hair, along with how to use it.
0:30 Castor oil benefits for hair
0:59 Castor oil benefits for nails
1:11 Castor oil benefits for skin
1:32 Castor oil for constipation relief
1:46 Castor oil for muscle and joint pain
2:01 How to use castor oil
2:23 Castor oil precautions and side effects
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