Latin name : Ricinus communis
Sanskrit/Indian name : Eranda, Gandharva hasta
Urdu Name : Bedanjir, Arandi

General information :
Castor oil, extracted from castor seeds, has a strong, unpleasant taste. It has been traditionally used as a remedy for a variety of children’s ailments, ranging from constipation to toothache. Because of its anti-inflammatory property, Castor oil is known to alleviate joint aches and heal fungal infections. It is also a strong laxative that relieves constipation.

Therapeutic constituents :
Castor oil consists principally of ricinoleic acid. The oil is used externally to relieve various inflammatory conditions of the skin and mucus membrane.

Key therapeutic benefits :

  • The oil is effective in treating rheumatism due to its anti-inflammatory property.
  • Often referred to as a purgative, the oil is a powerful laxative that relieves constipation.

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