Health benefits of castor oil and its uses

Health benefits of castor oil and its uses


Castor oil is a vegetable oil used for multiple purposes such as cosmetics and medics. Like many other oils such as almond, mustard seed, black seed and others, castor oil provides health benefits for the face and skin.

Below are some benefits you can get from using this oil:

Immune Boost

The lymph system is a major player in the overall immune system, and it encourages lymphatic circulation in the abdomen, breasts, uterus, liver, thymus gland, and thyroid gland.


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It’s easy to make your own oil pack: Just soak a hand towel in castor oil and apply to the area needing treatment.

Sore Muscles

Building lean muscle mass helps improves your life in so many ways but sometimes those hard-working muscles get sore, the oil can ease the pain.

Some health practitioners advised clients to lightly pour the oil on a flannel cloth and wrap it. Next, place the wrap on the sore muscle.

Use the medium setting on a heating pad to enhance the relief and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Do this once a day to relieve sore muscles.


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Skin Conditions

Castor oil serves as an effective antifungal. It is known to clear common skin conditions like ringworm, jock itch, and athlete’s foot.

Pour a dab into your palm, rub your hands together and massage it into the skin or scalp. It can be safely used every day.


It is a rich source of fatty acids which makes it a great moisturizer, especially when inside air is dry.

Castor oil is great to rub into cracked cuticles and dry heels, on to chapped lips, or on any spot that needs extra moisture.


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Belly Bloat

Belly bloat is uncomfortable and frustrating, especially when you don’t feel comfortable in your clothes. Take a tablespoon of castor oil.

Castor oil helps with belly bloat as it contains a fatty acid, ricinoleic acid, that helps with easing muscle contraction of the abdominal wall.

Source: The Health.

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