The castor oil plant has been cultivated for at least 6000 years, and is one of the few major crops with an African origin.
Available in 100ml, 500ml or 1000ml
Latin Name: Ricinus communis – soothing and balancing
Castor Bean (Ricinus communis) The castor oil plant has been cultivated for at least 6000 years, and is one of the few major crops with an African origin. The oil is obtained from the seeds of the plant grows in India, Russia, Brazil, China and Mediterranean countries. Huge demand commercially for this oil Brazil produces 40% of world supply, which exceeds 500,000 tonnes. The Egyptians burnt the seed oil in lamps. Cleopatra is reputed to have used it to brighten the whites of her eyes. The Ebers Papyrus is an ancient Egyptian medical treatise believed to date from 1552 BC. Translated in 1872, it describes castor oil as a laxative. Increases breast milk, relieves inflammation, softens the mammary glands, and is an lactagogue. Used for blackheads and to care for the hair and scalp. Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, galactagogue, laxative and a vermifuge. Used externally for abscesses, itching, dandruff and haemorrhoids. The oil has a long shelf life.
How to use?
Apply directly to affected areas of the skin or use 15 drops of essential oil in 50ml for massage.