Castor oil is one of the best kept secrets in the world!
2A little History.
Historically, castor oil was used as an oral laxative. However, today castor oil is mostly used and recommended as a topical application. It’s a cheap and effective remedy for many ailments and has been used for many practical applications. In Russia, the stem of the plant is used in the textile industry.
Ricinus communis, the plant from which castor oil is extracted, is native to India. Along with amazing health benefits, the plant itself is known for being one of the most toxic plants on earth. However, there is nothing to worry about – it’s not toxic. When castor oil is extracted, the toxic part is left behind in the pulp of the seeds.