Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant Ricinus communis. It is a colorless to very pale yellow liquid with a distinct taste and odour. The use of castor oil goes as far back as the ancient Egyptians, who used it as a powerful natural skin care remedy and it is still used. So, Let’s have a quick look at the 5 astonishing benefits of castor oil one must know.

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The oil from the bean was used thousands of years ago in facial oils and in wick lamps for lighting.

Castor Oil: 5 Astonishing Health Benefits - Urban Platter

Promotes Hair growth

Castor oil include omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E and essential minerals and proteins which helps your hair grow faster, stronger and thicker and be free of dandruff.

Quick Tip: Mix one tablespoon of castor oil with one tablespoon of olive oil and add half lemon juice, apply on the roots of your hair for about 30 minutes, and then rinse out with shampoo.

Revitalizes Skin

Castor oil is very effective for skin, acting as a antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial agent that targets the underlying causes of skin disorders. Moisturize your skin by applying castor oil and massage using gentle circular motions, let it stay for few minutes and wash it off with lukewarm warm.

Castor Oil: 5 Astonishing Health Benefits - Urban Platter
Castor Oil: 5 Astonishing Health Benefits - Urban Platter

Relieves Constipation

Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid which acts as an active agent where it helps with the process of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. The active agent binds to the receptors in the body and causes muscles to contract and push out stool thereby relieving constipation.

Get rid of Skin moles and fungus

Looking for ways to get rid of unwanted skin moles and fungus quickly? Well, castor oil works best for the treatment of moles and fungus. Just apply castor oil with a pinch of baking soda to the infected area.

Castor Oil: 5 Astonishing Health Benefits - Urban Platter
Castor Oil: 5 Astonishing Health Benefits - Urban Platter

Reduces Menstrual cramps

Gently massage warm castor oil over your abdomen to relieve the symptoms of menstrual cramps and period pain.

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