Castor oil uses is gaining popularity because of its curative and medicinal properties. These properties have made it very effective in healing various kinds of body ailments. It is also one of the most sought after product for maintaining healthy and beautiful skin and hair. The oil is very useful to keep your skin looking youthful, smooth and wrinkle free. It is a cure for acne as well. The Ricinoleic acid present in the oil inhibits the growth of harmful organisms like viruses and bacteria. Due to these beneficial properties the oil is used in different anti-aging creams, under eye and wrinkle creams.
Castor oil for hair growth is very effective because of its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. The Ricinoleic acid protects the scalp and hair from all kinds of infections which can result in hair loss. The Omega-9 fatty acids present in the hair provide great nourishment to the hair and prevent the scalp from drying. By applying the oil to the roots of the hair and the scalp, new hair growth takes place within a short period. You can also improve the strength and texture of your hair. By applying regularly your hair will become soft, healthy, shiny and strong. Hair thinning will be reduced considerably due to hair re-growth.
Other castor oil uses include curing ringworm and athlete’s foot, softens thick calluses, get rid of corns, remove warts and moles, remove age spots, stretch marks etc. Being a good laxative the oils is also used for curing constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Due to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties it is one of the best remedies for digestive problems caused by bacterial growth. It is also used as a great moisturizer. During winter season it can be applied to the skin to prevent white patches and dryness. While buying the oil for all curative purposes remember to get the cold pressed variety which is best for such applications. Also, do not go for the ultra refined variety which may not have all the required nutrients.