It is known as Castor oil, Riccinus communis, Palm of Christ.
BOTANICAL NAME: Riccinus communis
Castor is found from Mediterranean basin, Eastern Africa & India.
It is widespread throughout
tropical region; Caster plant needs temperature approx. 20° C for better
growth. It can reach up to 3-4 Meter in heights, its growth is effected by
frost & this plant remains short.
Cooler climate is suitable factor for the growth of Castor oil.
Castor oil is extracted by cold pressed method from the seeds of castor plant.
It is Colorless or slightly Yellow color and is watery in viscosity.
The chemical constituents of Castor oil are Ricinoleic acid, Palmitic acid, dihydroxy stearic acid, stearic acid alpha linoleic acid and oleic acid.
Castor oil easily blends with other essential oil and is useful in treatment of various diseases.
It blends with other carrier oil.
Castor oil has many pharma uses.
It is very effective in healing the body; It is used by the people suffering from constipation.
Castor oil is used against irritable bowel syndrome.
Castor oil used for the treatment of various skin conditions like tumors, cancer, Cyst and many others.
The castor oil is used as an insecticides and fungicides.
Castor oil helps in delaying the symptoms of bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, mouth and soar sensation.
Castor oil can be applied to the scalp to induce hair growth.
Castor oil is a fatty vegetable oil it make ingredient of cosmetics products like lipstick, eyeliner, deodorant, Soaps and perfumes.
Castor oil can be applied to eyelashes, eyebrows to promote hair growth.
Castor oil is used in food and flavoring.
It works as food additive and flavoring agent.