Castor oil has always been portrayed in old movies and TV shows as something to be avoided at all costs because of its unpleasant taste and smell. However, it does have many beneficial properties when taken orally or when it is applied to the skin. The benefits of castor oil come from its high quantity of unsaturated fatty acids, which are derived from the castor seed.
Castor Oil is probably best known as a laxative. It also is used as an anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant, and can be used to induce labor. It has been used to treat yeast infections, migraines, acne, menstrual cramps, and hair loss.
It is recommended that you speak with your physician first before using castor oil.
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