Pure, natural emollient oil. Softens and nourishes skin. Ideal for use in Castor oil packs. Excellent for massage into joints and muscles. Hexane free. Castor oil is a natural emollient that penetrates the surface layers of the skin making it softer
Mostly known for its hair and skin benefits, castor oil has some amazing therapeutic advantages not many of us are aware of. Here are a few…
Although, our elders have always spoken about the goodness of castor oil, most of us are only aware of its hair and skin benefits. In addition to this, castor is known for its anti-bacterial properties and various medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Here’s how castor oil is beneficial otherwise…
To induce labour: A lot of pregnant women at full term are orally given castor oil, as it induces labour by pushing uterus contraction, say gynaecologists. The ricinoleic acid in the oil activates EP3 prostanoid receptor in uterus, thus helping in delivery. However, it is not recommended in a lot of cases, as it makes the woman feel nauseous.
For constipation: Castor oil is also beneficial as a laxative — when taken orally, ricinoleic acid gets released in the intestine and then it starts functioning as a laxative. The heat created by castor oil initiates action by helping the process of digestion and cleansing the system by helping in proper bowel movement.
To treat joint pains: Castor oil is known for treating arthritis, its anti-inflammatory properties make it an ideal massage oil for relieving joint pain, nerve inflammation and sore muscles. Massaging the joint with castor oil and placing a hot water bag helps in pain relief. In cases of arthritis, this process if repeated twice a week will ensure better results.