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Article and Website links: Castor bean Oil Review

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Article link:  Safety Data article review on Castor bean oil and its constituents

Website.1 link:  http://www.medindia.net/patients/lifestyleandwellness/benefits-of-castor-oil.htm

Website.2 link:  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/28/castor-oil-to-treat-health-conditions.aspx 

So I couldn’t find a huge amount of medical journal evidence in relation to the medicinal benefits of Castor bean oil or Ricinus communis.  But, I did find a massive article containing the safety data of Castor bean oil and its derived constituents, but the article contains a huge amount of scientific jargon and goes on for about 45 pages.  So I searched around the internet and came across a couple websites that gives more of an idea of the health benefits of cold pressed Castor oil, and also outlines information about things to be weary about when using this product.  I have posted the long and jargon-based article in-case people are interested in reading it, but for simpler reading I have also pasted the links to 2 websites that I believe outline the health uses of Castor oil fairly well.  I use Castor oil in my facial moisturizer, as a mild laxative, and my boyfriend uses it on small abrasions for healing, but there are many other uses.  Make sure to stick with organic cold pressed castor oil if you are using it for your skin or internally, and always make sure to follow the instructions on the packaging.  Thanks for reading, and be aware and eat with care 🙂

REFs:

Picture:  http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2008/09/16/16-most-unassuming-yet-lethal-killer-plants/

Article:  Johnson Jr., W 2007, ‘Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glyceryl Ricinoleate, Glyceryl Ricinoleate SE, Ricinoleic Acid, Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Ricinoleate, Zinc Ricinoleate, Cetyl Ricinoleate,..’, International Journal Of Toxicology (Taylor & Francis), 26, pp. 31-77, Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost, viewed 9 October 2015.

Website.1:  Last Updated – October 09, 2015 – Designed & Managed by Medindia4u.com Pvt. Ltd. 1997-2015 

Website.2:  By Dr. Mercola 1997-2015 last updated April 28 2012