Castor oil is a powerful oil with numerous health benefits. For centuries, it has been used as a laxative and a parasite cleaner, but it can also be used to improve the health and look of your hair. Castor oil works great against numerous skin problems including acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Some people are afraid to use the oil due to the amount of ricin it contains. Ricin is a toxic compound found in castor beans that can be deadly if ingested, but luckily, it’s eliminated during the process of preparation of cold-pressed castor oil. There’s a great difference between medicinal and industrial castor oil due to the filtration process.
In general, castor oil is safe for anyone, but people suffering from IBS, ulcers, hemorrhoids and similar digestive problems should avoid using it. In the past, the oil was used to stimulate labor in pregnant women, and has worked pretty well. If you want to use it as a laxative, you just need to take a tablespoon of food-grade castor oil just before going to bed. It’s a fairly powerful remedy against constipation and should be used with caution, so take no more than a tablespoon of it.
Here’s how to prepare a castor oil remedy against constipation:
- Castor oil
- Hot water
- Orange juice
Mix 3 ounces of fresh orange juice with an equal amount of castor oil, then drink the mixture immediately on an empty stomach. Next, drink a glass of hot water over the next half an hour, then continue with 4 cups of water every 15 minutes to stimulate the flushing. Make sure you’re not eating anything heavy during the process. Repeat it every night before going to bed to stimulate the elimination of toxins as well as parasites from your body. Besides being consumed for its medicinal properties, castor oil can also be applied topically. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties and can treat anything from acne to nail infections.
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