This oil is obtained from the castor seeds. It is unique oil that has many wonderful uses ranging from industrial to health. The castor plant grows widely in the tropical regions. It is also grown on a commercial scale for the production of biodiesel.
Many people from different parts of the globe have been using it for medicinal purposes. In addition to that, it is also used for Industrial purposes due to its lubricating and property and high viscosity. Castrol which is one of the popular automotive lubricant companies is named after this oil. Outlined here below are the main health benefits associated with castor oil.
Soothing joint pain
This oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Again, it is helpful in decongesting the lymphatic system. This is the system that is responsible for collecting waste from the body tissues and then carrying to the various blood vessels for elimination. Toxic wastes can congest the lymph vessels. This is the leading causes of autoimmune diseases such as inflammation of the joints, and arthritis. Castor oil has been proven to be effective in decongesting these vessels thereby allowing the lymph to move freely.
Relieving muscle soreness
It is warm oil that is helpful in promoting the circulation of the body’s fluids. This property has made it one of the effective excellent massage oils. You can use it to relieve the soreness of your muscles. This soreness is caused by overworking of the muscles. You can also apply it or rub it on your thigh muscles especially after an active sports exercise or a vigorous exercise. For better results, you can combine it with essential oils to make your massage more healing and relaxing.
Promoting hair growth
It is massage on the scalp to promote hair growth. Its warm effect is helpful in improving circulation. You should heat it and then massage it on the scalp using our fingers. You can also apply it to your eyebrow ridge to promote the growth of dense hair.
Treating fungal infections
It has potent fungicidal properties that are attributed to the presence of undecylenic acid. It is effective in treating the common fungal diseases such as athlete’s foot and ringworm. In fact, it has been proven to be as effective as the conventional azole drugs that are used in treating fungal infections. For this application, you should heat this oil and then apply it on the affected part.