This product is available in 50ml only
Latin Name: Ricinus communis
Extraction: Cold Pressed Seeds
Castor bean oil has been cultivated for over 6000 years and is one of the few major crops with an African origin. The oil is obtained from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. Well known to the ancient Egyptians, who burnt the seed oil in lamps, as well as using the oil as a base for perfumed ointments.
- Useful for sores and abscesses
- Recommended for a cutaneous condition such as itching, ringworm etc
- Castor oil is commonly used as a lubricant purgative and has been listed in many pharmacopoeias since 1780, although known to Ayurvedic medicine as a purgative for millennia.
(Len & Shirley Price: Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage 4th Edition)
Ricin is not present in the oil. The seeds themselves are extremely poisonous due to the presence of albuminoid ricin. (Bruneton 1995) Ingestion of large amounts of the oil may cause vomiting, colic and violent purging.
Castor Bean Oil Safety Data Sheet