What It Is
Vegetable oil pressed from the seed (bean) of the castor plant (Ricinus Communis)
Primary active constituent: ricinoleic acid
Antimicrobial (Antiviral, Antifungal , Antibacterial)
The properties of castor oil along with its much lower risk of allergic reaction (as compared to nut based oils) make it an excellent massage oil, especially for feet. It moisturizes and penetrates deeply and quickly into tissues while the antimicrobial properties treat toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, etc. The anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties assist in relieving nerve inflammation, arthritic joints and sore muscles. Castor oil also stimulates the lymphatic system to help clear congestion in circulation and remove toxins.
References & Resources:
- Google Search: Properties of Castor Oil, Benefits of Castor Oil, Castor Oil Pack