What is Castor Oil? From Ancient Remedy to Modern Marvel

Perhaps you have been hearing incredible stories about Castor Oil’s amazing healing properties and you’re wondering, “What is Castor Oil anyway?” Castor Oil is one of nature’s best kept secrets!  Renowned for its hydrating and moisturizing properties, it is also being utilized for a variety of health complaints.

what is castor oil? Bowl of Castor Oil

Native to India, Africa and Central America, Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the Castor plant. Castor seeds are rich in precious oil, which makes up 50%-60% of their weight. When pressure is applied to the seed, the oil with all of its unique nutrients, minerals and essential fatty acids are released. The oil can range in color from pale to light yellow and has virtually no taste or odor.

What is Castor Oil?

…From Ancient Remedy to Modern Marvel

Ancient Egyptians were the first to record the use of Castor Oil for medicinal purposes, and since then it has been used by many cultures who attest to its therapeutic value. Castor oil is also referred to as Palma Christi, because the shape of the plant’s leaves were thought to resemble the palm of Christ and because of the incredible healing power it possesses.

The effects of Castor Oil are impressive and have been used to address an extensive range of health concerns. Medical research on Castor oil for the treatment of diseases may be limited but many people have personally experienced how effective the oil is for easing pain and speeding up healing. Castor oil is considered to be one of nature’s miracle oils and a must for your home medicine cabinet.

Castor Oil’s reported health benefits include:

  • Promoting healthy digestion
  • Enhancing liver function
  • Improving eliminations
  • Relieving muscle and joint stiffness
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Relieving nausea
  • Improving lymphatic flow
  • Relieving abdominal discomfort
  • Aiding the body’s detoxification processes
  • Reducing swelling
  • Providing immune support

How is Castor Oil Used?

what is castor oil? Castor Oil Disposable Pack

One of the most effective methods of use is through topical application as castor oil packs. The pack is generally made of an absorbent material like wool or cotton flannel. The Castor Oil is poured onto this material and then laid directly onto the body. Heating pads are especially helpful for this process because they warm the oil and allow it to penetrate more deeply. These types of applications should be done regularly and can last anywhere from an hour to two hours. Topical application of the oil, using a castor oil pack, is not only relaxing but produces excellent results. After removing the pack, clean the area with CastorWash™ to remove impurities, as well as alkalize the skin.

Where Can I Get it?

All of Baar’s castor oil brand products are made with cold-pressed, cold-processed Castor Oil. Choosing this high quality oil ensures that you are receiving the nutrient rich fatty acids that are known for their pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties. Experience the many health benefits this versatile oil has to offer.

© Baar Products, Inc., 2016

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