Side Effects Of Castor Oil You Should Be Aware Of


Castor oil is a yellow oil derived from the castor bean plant. It is believed to nourish the skin and promote hair growth. Castor oil can also be used as an irritant/stimulative laxative.

oilWorking as a natural emollient, few drops of castor oil can be used to remedy dry skin, as a massage oil, and may benefit hair as a treatment.

Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid, a fatty acid that comprises about 90% of the oil. But if you wish to get access to the benefits of this oil, you must stick to limited consumption.

One thing to note is that castor plant seeds contain a substance called ricin, which can be extremely toxic.

In fact, overdose of castor oil lead to nausea, vomiting and dehydration. The powerful laxative properties present in this oil can expose you to several health risks. At times, it was found that the oil messes with certain types of skin and causes irritation and rashes leading to hives and itching.

Overuse of this oil on your body can also lead to muscle cramps which can last really long and may need medical attention.

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