We are all familiar with the wide range of uses of castor oil. This oil is extremely useful in treating health conditions and it offer various health benefits. This oil has been used for centuries in India because of its health properties.

Castor oil in the group of the richest oils in fatty acid content.The amazing health benefit comes from the ricinoleic acid. Also this oil has antiviral, analgesic, laxative and antibacterial properties.

Castor Oil

Castor Oil

This means you can treat back pain, sciatica pain and arthritis with this oil.Castor oil also hydrates the skin, stimulates the growth of the hair, and can treat different diseases and disorders.

Castor oil boosts your immune system and treats gastrointestinal disorders. This remarkable oil can treat acne scars, warts, bug bites, wounds and sebaceous cysts.Castor oil can be found in many cosmetic brands especially in dermatosis products.

Here are Some Health Benefits of Castor Oil

  • Fights signs of aging
  • Moisturizes skin
  • Reduces acne
  • Heals inflamed skin
  • Reduces pigmentation
  • Fades blemishes
  • Treats scalp infection

Castor oil also is used in the textile industry, in the production of paintings and varnishes and in the rubber production.Because of it strong anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral action, castor oil can be used in treatment of sciatica pain, back pain and arthritis.

Here is a way of using a castor oil:Apply some castor oil on the affected area and massage it well. Repeating this several times daily and you will experience improvements.


Despite the beneficial properties, use the castor oil carefully, In order to avoid side effects. If consumed castor oil can cause nausea, vomiting and weakness.

It also can cause some allergic reaction but this is very rare. Seek for medical attention if you experience symptoms like rash, itching, dizziness etc.