The Castor plant is native to the southeastern Mediterranean Basin, Eastern Africa, and India, but is widespread in tropical regions and grown as an ornamental plant in gardens. Around the world, castor oil is one of the most commonly used oils for medicinal purposes.
It is a safe purgative to treat constipation and can be used topically for reducing irritation of the skin, alleviating swelling and pain. If taken in large doses in first months of pregnancy, it works as an emmenagogue and can cause abortion.
WARNING LEVEL: High Risk Associated with Use
LAST MENSTRUAL CYCLE: If Your Last Menstrual Cycle Started About 6 Weeks Ago
POSSIBLY TOXIC: Death Associated with Use, Kidney and/or Liver Toxin, Purgative
UTERINE AND HORMONAL EFFECTS: Contracts Uterus, Increases Estrogen
ALSO KNOWN AS: eranda, gana garchak, higuerilla, hintyagi agaci, jarak, pei ma, ricino, tartago, wonderboom
IS USED FOR: As tonic for a variety of conditions
HOW IT’S PREPARED: **Cold pressed castor oil is odorless and tasteless when pure. Seeds, if purchased for medicinal purposes, should be untreated with germination chemicals and organic.**
- Castor Oil Supplement: About 30 – 60 grams of castor oil is given orally with 250 – 375 grams of lukewarm milk or juice.
- Castor Oil Menstrual Promoter: 2 oz. (60 ml) castor oil is taken with 8 – 12 oz. (250 -375 ml) lukewarm milk. Asian ginger can be taken to calm the stomach. Purgative effects will be seen in one to two hours.
POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS AND SIGNS OF TOXICITY: violent vomiting and diarrhea, dehydration, gastrointestinal bleeding, skin cold and clammy, reduced pulse, collapse
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