Castor Oil

Castor Oil

Ricinus communis. 

ORIGIN Northeast Africa, Middle East. 

DISTRIBUTION: Tropics. 

DESCRIPTION: Castor oil is extracted from the seeds of the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis). It is a thick, colourless or pale yellow-coloured oil. 

APPLICATION: In ancient times, castor oil was a popular and versatile remedy. It has been used as a medicinal plant at least since 1552 BC, as it is recorded in the Ebers Papyrus, an Egyptian medical book of herbal knowledge – the oldest preserved medical text ever discovered. 

EFFECT: Castor oil is used to improve skin firmness and reduce wrinkles. It protects against negative environmental influences, stimulates collagen production and is ideal for treating scarred tissue, making it softer and more supple.  The essential fatty acids that castor oil contains help in restoring the skin’s natural moisture balance. castor oil can be a great natural remedy for wrinkles. It penetrates into the skin and boosts the production of collagen which softens and hydrates the skin. It rejuvenates the skin by making it softer and smoother. Castor oil helps in relieving dry and patchy skin. Castor oil is also beneficial for those suffering with a skin ailment called Atopic Dermatitis. It is a dry skin disease and is on a rise due to the climate change and increasing pollution. Applying castor oil on the whole body can help in keeping it nourished. Castor oil acts as a natural humectant locking moisture in the skin specially during the winter season and shields your skin.