Let’s discuss castor oil and its multiple health benefits. Generally, we do not give much more importance to any product until we use or get to know from our friends and relatives who use castor oil in their daily life. So, please be with me till the end of this article and I assure you, you will take more interest to go reading line by line about the multiple benefits of Castor oil. The castor oil is really amazing and helps in many ways to cure the diseases and works wonder on skin and hair specifically. It has multiple health benefits.
What is Castor Oil?
It is thick and high-density oil which is extracted from castor beans. In India, the castor beans are known as “Arand ka Beej”. The castor is originally from East Africa. Now India is the prime producer of the castor beans and supplies to the world in volumes to tones. The castor beans belong to Ricinus communis species which is known for multiple treatments of ailments/diseases. Its leaf, root, and oil are used broadly in skin and hair treatment, inflammation and fungal infection. It has laxative property so gives good result in curing constipation as well as hemorrhoids also.
What are the major health benefits of castor oil?
Now we have understood about castor beans and castor oil physical properties and what the nutrients it contains. Let’s talk about the multiple benefits of castor oil and the nutrients.
Which nutrients are available in Castor oil?
Omega 6 essential fatty acids, Vitamin E, Ricinoleic Acid(85 to 90%),Oleic Acid(2-6%),Linoleic Acid(1-5%)
Castor Oil for Hair – It is very good for hair and we must use to make our hair shiny, improve thickness and to moisturize scalp for a longer period. We know the castor oil is enriched with Omega 6 essential fatty acids, other minerals, and Vitamin E and these are purely required to nourish hair follicles. Castor oil has humectants property which promotes the retention of moisture level.
How to use it?
What you can do is, take one teaspoon castor oil and one teaspoon olive oil. Mix both and put on the heat for 2-3 minutes so that they easily get mixed up optimally. Once the temperature gets down to lukewarm condition. Now you can dip your fingers into the oil and massage slowly to your scalp. By applying on scalp leave it over the night and wash your hair the next morning with a mild shampoo.
It will improve the moisture level of the roots of the hair and gives strength to the hair follicles. If you use regularly the problem of hair loss will become very minimal and the thickness of hair gets visible to you.
Castor Oil is good for Ant-aging – It is very obvious that as we grow old our skin leaves the tightness and wrinkles get visible which is a normal phenomenon. We do take care of our skin while eating healthy diets and doing exercises but generally we not give proper attention to maintain it. But, it can be corrected and we can look young till a later age if we use castor oil regularly. The castor oil contains Ricinoleic acid ( A Monosaturated fatty acid which has great moisturizing properties like anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. They help to fight with free radicals and may slow the aging process once you start using it.
How to use it?
You simply take ½ teaspoon of castor oil and put it on your palm. Now pour your fingers to oil and slowly massage while circular revolving on the face and also do the same process on your forehead. No need to worry as castor oil is a bit thick and greasy by nature so it will not affect your skin. It is a good moisturizer. You can apply this process at the night before going on bed. Leave it for the whole night to absolve in the skin layer. Next morning you just simply wash your face with slight lukewarm water or simply plain water depending on your choice. You will see amazing results from day one. The presence of Vitamin E makes your skin anti-aging and optimally tightens the skin layer.
Castor Oil for Acne, scars, fungal infection, skin tags, moles and warts – As we know this oil has anti-inflammatory properties and enriched with ant-oxidants and other minerals that help the skin to fight with seasonal changes, remove free radicals and moisturize skin layer for a longer period.
How to use it?
If you want you can add a few drops of olive oil and massage slowly around eyes and subsequently revolve your fingers on your face and leave for the whole night and simply wash your face in the morning. It will give more smoothness and enhance skin texture if it is used continuously.