Castor oil is rich in proteins, vitamin E and minerals and it has potent antibacterial and antifungal properties. Moreover, it has a vast amount of omega 9 fatty acids that are crucial for follicle and hair nourishment and are able to stimulate hair growth and re-growth. In fact, 90 % of castor oil is made out of ricinoleic acid which is an unsaturated omega 9 fatty acid.
Benefits from castor oil:
-Penetrates deeply in the follicles and pores thus enabling hair growth and re-growth.
-Improves the lymphatic system. Moreover, according to Dr. David Williams there is no existing medicine that is able to better the lymphatic flow, luckily, castor oil can.
-Being rich in ricinoleic acid, it has the ability to prevent inflammation, helps in treating dysentery and inflammatory bowel syndrome.
-The ricinoleic acid will help you get rid of yeast, bacteria, and viral infections.
-Aids bowel movement.
-It can act as a cramp-reliever agent thus helping with menstrual cramps.
-Sunburns, acne, migraines, dandruff, ringworm, athlete’s foot.
The germicidal, insecticidal and fungicidal properties of castor oil guard the scalp from microbial and fungal infections.
Castor oil packs
Apply a bit of castor oil on a piece of cloth and apply it onto the skin if you experience problems such as swollen joints, fibroids, kidney stones, digestive problems, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual cramps, etc. For better results, place a container with hot water onto the castor pack and leave it for an hour. Repeat this method 3 times per week.
Source: Healthy Food Team