Cold Pressed Castor oil
All the Oil in Organic Depot are Cold pressed especially using WOODEN EXTRACTER which was used by our fore fathers, and not extracted industrially by heating methods
Castor oil (Vilakku Ennai in tamil) is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the Castor plant.
Castor oil is a colorless to very pale yellow liquid with mild or no odor or taste. It is a triglyceride in which approximately 90 percent of fatty acid chains are ricinoleate. Oleate and linoleates are the other significant components.
Castor oil and its derivatives are used in the manufacturing of soaps, lubricants, hydraulic and brake fluids, paints, dyes, coatings, inks, cold resistant plastics, waxes and polishes, nylon, pharmaceuticals and perfumes
Now let us take a look at the most well-known benefits of Castor oil:
Due to its well known anti-inflammatory properties, castor oil is used as an effective remedy for arthritis. It acts as excellent massage oil for joint pain, nerve inflammation and sore muscles.
Massage your joints using castor oil and then follow up with warm compresses. It provides you with immediate relief.
Studies have shown that castor oil is effective for constipation, as it is a powerful laxative. So you can consume a teaspoon of castor oil in the morning or dilute it with orange juice or cranberry juice to reduce the bitter and unpleasant taste of the castor oil. However mixing with any other juice may reduce the laxative effect of the oil.
Ringworm is one of the most common and stubborn skin problems, which occurs commonly across all age groups. Castor oil contains active compounds called undecylenic acid which is very effective for treating the fungal infection.
- Dilute 2 teaspoons of castor oil in 4 teaspoons of coconut oil.
- Apply over the affected area under your feet and cover with a cotton cloth.
- Keep it overnight for best results. Repeat this procedure until it is cured.
4. Skin problems:
Castor oil is a boon for all skin problems, as it reduces various problems like sunburn, acne, dry skin, stretch marks etc. It also helps to eradicate skin infections like warts, boils, athlete’s foot and chronic itching.
- Apply castor oil over the affected areas, daily in the morning and evening.
- For larger skin area, dip the cloth in the oil and wrap around the affected area.
Castor oil can penetrate deep into the skin and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which helps to soften and hydrate the skin. It delays the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Thus castor oil rejuvenates and repairs the skin, making it smooth, soft and youthful. Apply castor oil over the wrinkles before going to bed daily.
Castor oil is rich in Ricinoleic acid, which fights off the acne causing bacteria. It effectively penetrates the skin layers thus making it an excellent remedy for acne.
- Wash your face with warm water, as this will help to open up your pores.
- Simply massage your face with the oil and keep it overnight. Wash off your face next morning.
7. Thicken Eyebrows:
As I have already discussed in my previous article, castor oil helps to thicken eyebrows and eyelashes. It prevents thinning and stimulates rapid growth of hair. Rub castor oil over your lashes and brows, before going to bed. Repeat this procedure every night to get best results.
8. Prevents Hair Loss:
Ricinoleic acid is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungicidal properties, which protect the scalp and hair form the infections causing hair loss. Omega 9 fatty acid present in castor oil nourishes the hair and promotes hair growth.
Massage your scalp with castor oil and wash off after an hour.
9. Removes Corns:
Due to its high content of fatty acids, castor oil softens the rough and thickened skin, including corns and calluses.
Apply castor oil on your feet and wear cotton socks, to sleep.
10. Stretch Marks:
Rub castor oil over stretch marks on your stomach and thighs, caused due to pregnancy and excessive weight gain. Apply regularly to get the best results.
Pregnant women and lactating women should not consume castor oil. Kindly consult your doctor if you want to use this oil.
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