What are the health and beauty benefits of castor oil?

Castor oil is a popular traditional cure for all kinds of skin and hair problems and also for a variety of health issues like joint pains and upset stomach. It has been used for to induce labour as since the ancient Egyptians.

Health benefits of castor oil

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Most of us are aware of the hair and skin benefits of castor oil. But castor is known for its anti-bacterial properties and other medicinal and therapeutic benefits. It has been used for centuries as a remedy for inflammation and infections caused by bacteria.  The high content of unsaturated fats in castor oil makes it an effective use to treat diseases like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, cerebral palsy and rheumatism.

Prevents arthritis

Castor oil is renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties, it is used as ideal remedy for arthritis treatment. It acts as wonderful massage oil for joint pains and nerve inflammation.


Castor oil is comprised of laxative property and it works effective on constipation. Consume the oil in the morning hours with the addition of citrus fruit juice or other juice to decrease the bitter taste.

Cures ringworm problem

Ringworm problem is an irritating skin disease which affects to all ages of people. It can be minimized by using castor oil. Dilute the caster oil in coconut oil and dab it over the affected area. Leave it for a whole night and repeat the procedure until it gets off.

Skin treatment

If your skin is affected by sunburns or acne or boils you can take the advantage of castor oil. Apply the oil two times a day regularly with the help of cotton cloth.

Increases immunity

Castor oil helps in developing immunity in the bodyby increasing the production of white blood cells to  fights infections the white blood cells  initiates the body to produce more antibodies to kill viruses, fungi, bacteria and cancer cells.

Induces labour

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Many women are given castor oil before labour as it induces labour by pushing uterus contraction. Since labour is a very tough and painful task, inducing it with a natural remedy will be effective.

Get rid of moles and cysts

Moles and cysts can be removed by applying castor oil with a pinch of baking soda on the affected part. Cysts and corns can also be dissolved by applying castor oil locally on the cyst. Castor oil is absorbed by the skin and so it is found to be useful in dissolving cysts in the ovary.


Castor oil works as a laxative, when taken orally. The heat created by castor oil in the stomach by helping in proper bowel movement.

Treat joint pains

Castor oil is well known for treating arthritis. It is an ideal massage oil for relieving joint pain, nerve inflammation and sore muscles.

Beauty benefits of castor oil

Castor oil is also used as a beauty care agent for skin and hair. It is widely used by manufacturers in the production of   cosmetic products like cosmetics, soaps, massage oils etc.

Hair loss prevention

Caster oil is consisting of the omega 9 fatty acids which is helpful for the hair nourishment and hair growth. With the utilization of ricinoleic acid castor oil will protect our scalp and hair from the infections which are causing hair loss.

Marks reduction

If you have stretch marks on your stomach and thighs due to pregnancy and weight gain! then apply smoothly the caster oil and discover the results.

Thickness of eyelashes

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Apply caster oil on your eyelashes and eyebrows to find them thick. It prevents the loss of hair and strengthens the roots.

Castor oil for acne

Castor oil is an ideal solution for the acne problem, it fights the acne causing bacteria and improves the skin layers. Simply dab it over the face and allow it for the whole night and rinse off on the morning.


The good fatty acids in castor oil shuffle the waxy debris that can cause blackheads and acne.  Massage the face and neck with castor oil and apply a hot wet towel over the face.  This will help in clearing the clogged pores.


Castor oil has been used as a treatment for fungal infections, which is a common skin problem that may affect at any age. Castor oil and coconut can be applied together to treat athletes foot. Apply the mixture on the affected area and leave it overnight.Castor oil also helps to rejuvenate the skinand prevents formation of scars.

Stretch marks

A very ancient homemade treatment of removing stretch marks on stomach and thighs is to rub castor oil on the area and wrap the part in a plastic wrap or thick cloth.

Wrinkles and facial lines

The fatty acids in castor oil penetrates through the skin layers  while massage and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin which repairs and softens the skin. It also delays the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.It is also effective for crow’s feet or dark circles around the eyes.