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Castor Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Ricinus Communis
Hindi Name
Erandi, Arandi
Chinese Name
P I Ma
Homeopathic Name
Ricinus Communis   -   Mother Tincture

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Castor Cures


Action of Castor

Nutrients in Castor

Nature of


Parts Used

Seed, Leaves, Root, Flowers

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Castor

Abdominal pain or cramping
Prolonged use may cause fluid and electrolyte loss.
Must not be administered to patients of Intestinal Blockage, Acute Inflammatory Intestinal Disorde, Appendicitis, or Abdominal Pain.
Avoid use during Pregnancy as it may cause abortion.
Do not use during breast feeding.
Do not use if suffering from abdominal pain, Kidney problems or Intestinal infection.
Seeds are very poisonous.
Keep away from Children.
A poison Ricin is produced by castor beans. It may cause death if ingested orally, inhaled or injected.
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Castor is a flowering plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 1.8 M.
Best used for Liver, Skin Diseases.

In TCM :
Bi Ma You : Castor Oil
Bi Ma Zi : Castor Seed


Common Names

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Materia Medica for Castor

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Castor Oil for Fibromyalgia

Soak a piece of flannel cloth in Castor oil. Apply to the affected area.

Whitlow 1

Warm the leaves of Crinum Asiaticum. Apply Castor oil on it. Bandage it on the affected area.

Castor ( Arandi ) Leaves for Pain

Castor ( Arandi ) possesses Analgesic property. Hence, it proves to be beneficial for curbing external pain.
Steam the leaves of Castor ( Arandi ). Place over the affected part and bandage. Leave it overnight. Do it daily until the problem persists.

Castor as Galactagogue

Take a few leaves of Castor Bean plant. Boil them in water. Prepare a poultice of warm castor leaves. Apply poultice over the Breast. It helps in increasing milk secretion.

Castor for Abdominal Pain

Massage using Castor oil over Abdomen.
OR : Tie warm leaves of Castor plant over Abdomen.

Castor for Lower Back Pain

Drink 10 ml root decoction of Castor Plant once a day. Use it for 15 days.

Castor for Rheumatism

Crush Castor seeds to make powder. Take 2 g of it once a day.

Castor for Asthma

Mix Castor Oil and Honey in 2:1 ratio. Take 1 tsp of it once a day.

Castor Oil ( Arandi ) for Warts

Apply Castor oil over the warts two-three times a day.

Castor Oil ( Arandi ) for Gout

Heat some Castor Oil. Use it for massage over inflamed Joints. This is one way. The more effective way is to use a patch.
Fold lint cloth into three layers. Size depending upon the affected area. Dip it in Castor oil. Drip out the excess. Place over the part of the body which is inflamed; toe, knee. Cover it with a plastic sheet. Apply dry heat. Hot water bottle or an electric pad. Wrap in a towel to retain heat. Read a book for an hour. Ok, watch TV, or play on your smart phone. But stay there for one hour. Repeat for at least three days. Acute Gout attack, gone. Rating of this method. Highly effective.

Castor Oil ( Arandi ) for Conjunctivitis

Use Castor oil as an Eye Drop in the affected Eye.

Castor Oil ( Arandi ) for Dercum

Apply Castor Oil directly to the painful or Inflamed area of the body. It helps to reduce the pain and the inflammation of the body.

Castor for Dracunculiasis

Apply leave paste of Castor over infected Wounds. It helps in extracting Worms from the Wounds.

Castor Oil ( Arandi ) for Burns

Use Castor Oil on the damaged Skin.

Castor oil ( Arandi ) for Bunion

Massage with Castor Oil to the affected area two times a day.

Castor ( Arandi ) for Ringworm

Take fresh or dried 10 to 15 leaves of Castor ( Arandi ). Heat with 50 ml Coconut ( Nariyal ) oil. Apply lukewarm over affected areas at night. Do it daily for best results.
OR : Mix one teaspoon of Castor ( Arandi ) oil with 2 teaspoons of Coconut ( Nariyal ) oil. Apply over affected areas.

Castor Oil ( Arandi ) for Impotence

Apply Castor Oil ( Arandi ) on your Penis. Rub it softly.

Castor ( Arandi ) for Breast Enhancer

Take few drops of Castor ( Arandi ) oil. Massage your breast with it. Its regular use will increase your Breast size.

Castor ( Arandi ) for Labour Pain

Add 4 ml Castor oil in 50 ml warm Milk. Give it to the Pregnant women twice a month. Start using this remedy from fifth month of Pregnancy. It helps in smooth delivery.

Castor ( Arandi ) for Ulcers

Sprinkle bark powder of Castor ( Arandi ) over Ulcers.

Castor ( Arandi ) for Abscess

Use leave paste of Castor ( Arandi ) as an ointment over Abscess.

Castor ( Arandi ) Oil for Panophthalmitis

Use Castor ( Arandi ) Oil as an Eye Drop. It is helpful to cure Eye Inflammation.

Castor ( Arandi ) Oil for Cataract

Put 2 drops of Castor ( Arandi ) Oil in affected eye twice a day.

Castor ( Arandi ) Oil for Constipation

Take one teaspoon Castor ( Arandi ) Oil on an empty stomach for a week.
Note : You may mix Castor ( Arandi ) Oil with cranberry juice, Orange juice and Ginger juice for better taste. You may add it in your breakfast.
For Children : one-forth teaspoon is advisable for children.
Side Effects : Over dose may cause Diarrhea, Nausea, Stomach Cramps etc.

Castor ( Arandi ) Oil for Melasma

Put 2 to 3 drops of Castor ( Arandi ) Oil on cotton pad. Rub it over affected area for 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.

Castor ( Arandi ) Oil for Weak Eyesight

Mix 1 teaspoon of Castor ( Arandi ) Oil with 4 teaspoon of Rose water ( Gulab Jal ). Put a drop in each eye daily.

Castor ( Arandi ) Oil for Ankle Sprain

Dip a cotton pad in Castor ( Arandi ) Oil. Place over affected ankle. Bandage. Cover bandage with plastic bag. Heat the place with hot water bottle. It gives relief.

Castor ( Arandi ) for Arthritis

Castor has Antiarthritic effect, as it works good to cure pain and inflammation associated with Arthritis.
Take the leaves of Castor ( Arandi ). Wash and pat dry. Steam them and directly apply externally to get relief from Arthritis pain.

Castor ( Arandi ) Leaves for Arthritis

Castor ( Arandi ) bears Antiarthritic quality. As it aids the joint pains associated with Arthritis.
Steam or warm the leaf of Castor ( Arandi ). Keep it over the affected joint and bandage. Do it daily at night.

Castor ( Arandi ) Leaves for Rheumatism

Castor ( Arandi ) consists of Antirheumatic effect. Consequently, it is helpful for treating the stiffness and inflammation associated with Rheumatism.
Steam or warm the needed leaves of Castor ( Arandi ). Keep it over the affected joints and bandage.
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Herbal Treatment For Piles 3

Take equal quantity juices of Cat Tail Plant, Basil leaves and Castor oil.
Boil them until it become thick.
Cool and preserve it in container.
Take 2 teaspoonful with hot milk at bed time.
Use it for 5 days.

Herbal Treatment For Colic 3

Burn the roots of Sweet Flag. Mix the ash with Castor oil. Apply it over the lower Abdomen.
Note : You can also use Coconut oil instead of Castor oil

Herbal Treatment For Flatulence 2

Mix the ash formed by burning roots of Sweet Flag ( Ghorvach in India ) with Castor oil ( Arandi Ka Tel in India ). Apply it over the lower Abdomen.
Note : Coconut oil ( Naariyal Ka Tel in India ) can be used instead of Castor oil ( Arandi Ka Tel in India ).

Herbal Treatment For Stomach Problems 1

Apply the paste formed by mixing the ash obtained by burning roots of Sweet Flag with Castor oil, over the lower abdomen. Do it regularly until the symptoms go away.
Note : You may also use Coconut oil in the absence of Castor oil.

Herbal Treatment For Flatulence 4

Coat the rootstock of Sweet Flag with the layer of Castor oil. Roast it over the flame until it gets black. Take half teaspoon of ash obtained with some hot water.

Herbal Treatment For Ascaris 3

Roast the rootstock of Sweet Flag with the layer of Castor oil over the flame until it gets black. Take half teaspoon of ash obtained with some hot water.

Herbal Treatment For Flatulence 5

Take the Castor oil ( Arandi Ka Tel in India ) coated rootstock of Sweet Flag ( Ghorvach in India ). Roast it over the flame until it chars. Mix half teaspoon of obtained ash with dried Ginger ( Adrak in India ) powder. Add some sugar in it. Take with a little water once in a day.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 3

Take equal quantity of Indian Sorrel leaf extract and Castor oil. Mix them well. Heat it to remove moisture. Cool. Apply it on scalp at night daily.

Herbal Treatment For Piles 6

Bake fresh leaves of Chinese Date. Pour some Castor oil over the leaves. Apply over the affected area twice a day. Repeat for a week.

Herbal Treatment For Swelling 6

Crush some leaves. Fry in Castor oil. Use it as bandage.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 11

Take fresh leaves of Aloe Vera. Remove spines and outer skin with knife. Cut the pulp in small pieces. Wash it with water. Dry gently with a towel. Put 1 cup obtained dry pulp over flame in a pan. Add 2 cups of Castor oil, 1 cup Date Palm candy and quarter cup sliced white Onion. Heat until moisture is evaporated. Cool it. Store it. Take 2 tsp at bedtime.
Or : If Aloe Vera oil is available, take 2 tsp at bedtime.

Herbal Treatment For Stomach Ache 3

Mix half cup sugar candy, half cup chopped Onion and quarter cup Aloe Vera pulp. Boil it with half cup Castor oil until it gets jam like consistency. Cool it down and store. Take 1 tsp 2 times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Ulcers 1

Boil 100 g sugar, 100 g sliced Onion, 50 g Aloe Vera pulp with 100 g Castor oil. Stir properly until it gets thick. Have 2 tsp twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Anorexia 1

Take Turkey Berry , Black Pepper, Curry Leaf, Cumin and Fenugreek seed in equal quantity. Fry in Castor oil. Grind them together. Add 2 pinches of salt. Have one teaspoon with steamed rice once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Piles 8

Grind equal quantity of Turkey Berry , Black Pepper, Curry Leaf, Cumin and Fenugreek seed together. Fry in Castor oil. Add little salt. Take one teaspoon with cooked rice once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Gout 2

Extract the juice from the leaves of Land Caltrops, Damiana, Castor, Common Milk Hedge. Add equal amount of Sesame oil to it. Boil for 15-20 minutes in a tight lid container. Massage the affected area and tie with cotton cloth.

Herbal Treatment For Elephantiasis 4

Grind Damiana, Castor, Horseradish, Mustard together. Apply the paste on the affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Liver Diseases 5

Take fermented Castor Oil ( Arandi in India ) and externally rub it over the liver and other areas of the abdomen.
Take hot Ginger ( Adrak in India ) tea and wring out a towel in it.
Apply it over the Abdomen area.
Now place a hot water bottle over the liver.
It draws out toxins and helps in Liver Disorders.

Herbal Treatment For Warts 3

Mix Baking soda and Castor oil together to make a paste. Apply over the affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Baldness 12

Take equal quantity of the following herbs :
Aloe Vera : Gel
Castor : Arandi : Oil
Olive : Jaitun : Oil
Put them in mixer. Blend well. Massage scalp with this twice a week.

Herbal Treatment For Liver Diseases 6

Externally rub Fermented Castor Oil ( Arandi Ka Tel in India ) over the Liver and other areas of the Abdomen.
Now soak a towel in Ginger ( Adrak in India ) tea. Wring it out and apply over the Abdomen.
Place a hot water bottle over the Liver.
It is quite useful for Liver Disorders.

Herbal Treatment For Ascaris 12

Eat 100 gram Coconut ( Nariyal ) in the morning. After 2 hours have 2 tablespoons of Castor ( Arandi ) oil. Most probably Intestinal worms are flushed out at once, if not repeat the process.

Herbal Treatment For Baldness 21

Take the following herbs :
Aloe Vera : Gheekumari : Leaves : 2
Basil : Tulsi : Leaves : Dried : Powder : 1/2 tablespoon
Fenugreek : Methi : Seeds : Powder : 1 tablespoon
Castor : Erandi : Oil : 1 tablespoon
Extract the gel of Aloe Vera in a bowl. Add other ingredients. Mix well. Apply it on scalp as well as on hair. Cover your head and keep it overnight. Next morning, wash your head with mild shampoo.

Herbal Treatment For Blisters 3

Mix Apple Cider Vinegar and Castor oil together. Apply to the affected area once or two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Dry Lips 2

Mix Castor Oil and Flax seed Oil in equal quantity. Apply two-three times a day on the lips.

Herbal Treatment For Orchitis 1

Take dry Caesalpinia Bonduc ( Karanjwa ) seeds. Grind them. Add Castor ( Erandi ) oil to make paste. Apply it over affected area and cover. Do it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Piles 25

Mix equal quantity powder of Castor ( Arandi ) and Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ). Take 3 g of it during bedtime.
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Khushbu gulab fadke ( Maharashtra )
16 Apr 2016
My mom is suffering from jaundice n I heard arandi juice is helpful to cure kindly help me to know how???
MB ( Delhi )
02 Oct 2016
From where can I get castor leaves
31 Oct 2016
Dear sir,
For lower back pain which part of the castor plant is required? Leaves, bark, stem or roots.
Thank you
08 Nov 2016
Sir, I need your response on the above query.
Thank you.
08 Nov 2016
Seeds, Roots leaves and flowers. All these parts of plant are used to cure a number of diseases. And if you talk about preparing Castor oil that is used to cure joint pains, the PART USED IS SEEDS.
Rama Viswanathan ( Karnataka india )
07 Jan 2017
My 4 and half year old is complaining of pain in the penis suddenly. He said it pains when he pees.am.worried.pls.help
21 Mar 2017
Please get him diagnosed by a doctor. He might be suffering from an infection. DO not worry, just get him checked first.
Balaraman ( Tamilnadu )
19 Mar 2017
Namaskar harbpathy team of Drs
Thank you so much for your valuable advice.
I have 12 yr old daughter with progressive myopia.we treated her at Ahalya auyurvedic hospital for the same last year the power increase has stopped after that.Now we took her to pondicherry eye sight corrections . It has reduced _0.5 . Now she has_ 5.5,_6.0 power.I am advices. To put castor oil took to boiling temperature n putoff the stove nandhyavatta flower without stem put into oil.stored it put one drop on each eye.An I follow that.or pls advice me for right treatment.thankyou
21 Mar 2017
Bacillinum 10 m is the cure for your daughter. Buy this from a homeopathic shop. Give her one dose once in a week. She can take this for 3 consecutive weeks. But, remember to give only one dose per week. Also, We would suggest not to try any experimentation physically. An eye is a very delicate organ. So, caution is always required.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Rahul ( India/ telengana )
10 Apr 2017
Dear sir,
From last three days im been taking uncookeed castrol oil in my food
So plz tell me does it has any sideeffects and does it effects my health and also penis too
Keerti Nath
11 Apr 2017
DO you mean Castor oil ?
I mean Argandi oil.
I hope you did not take Castrol oil,because that is meant for vehicles.
Please stop it and use CASTOR OIL.
Christopher Okereke ( Nigeria )
29 Jul 2017
When is the best season to plant castor tree and how long does it take to start producing fruits/seeds for harvesting?
Satnam Singh ( India/Punjab )
09 Oct 2017
My daughter has wheat allergy .
I heard that castor is helpful in curing wheat allergy by givind seeds boiled in milk.
Can anyone knows or suggest
Vimal ( INDIA )
12 Dec 2017
Does castor leaves good for hair growth?
Phoolchand ( Gujrat )
02 Oct 2018
Devel kayo tel pine keys baad jitney hour me mal that hoga
Ransford ( Ghana )
02 Dec 2019
What medicine can cure cancer
05 Dec 2019
Dear Ransford A bowl of soursop soup every day. Follow the following: 1. Take 1 tablespoon of Turmeric powder, a pinch of black pepper and half a tablespoon of clarified butter and add all to a heated pan. Heat it for 5 min only on low flames.
2. Have a bowl of fresh jack fruit every day. Make sure you have ripen fruit not raw.
3. Have a cup of fresh wheat grass juice every day.
4. Take fresh carrot, beetroot, celery, oranges, lemon and add a few drops of Hemp oil on it. Give a bowl of salad every day.
5. Take massive doses of Vitamin C every day.
6. Take carrot juice, 2-3 glasses every day, regularly for 8 weeks. This is so effective that it can even reverse the Cancer. Please follow all for at least 1 month.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Kizito Keneth ( Uganda )
06 May 2020
Does castor oil help to increase penis size
Muhammed Umar
12 May 2020
castor oil doesn't help to increase penile size, but rather it helps dissolve plague that hinders your penis from stretching weller.
Muhammed Umar ( Nigeria )
12 May 2020
please i want to know how kigelia Africana lengthen the penis
Ahmed Salif ( Ghana )
13 Jul 2020
We have alot of Castor plant home I never knew it has alot of uses till I read this article. For the past three days now I have been using the root there's alot of improvement. Thanks.

This my question please how do make Castor oil at home please? I need your help ??
13 Jul 2020
Hello Ahmed. Try it this way:
Take a bowl of Castor seeds. Roast them. Grind them. Add them into boiling water.Boil for 3 hours. After boiling, strain it and leave the pulp. Now use the strained liquid and boil it again until it changes its colour to golden brown. This is the Casto oil.
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