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

General Name
Castor Oil
Glycemic Index / Load
Castor Oil
Hindi Name
Erandi Ka Tel, Arandi Ka Tel

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Castor Oil Cures

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Action of Castor Oil

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Nutrients in Castor Oil

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Castor Oil

Strictly Prohibited for a Pregnant lady, as it is a Abortifacient.
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Castor Oil is extracted from seeds of the Castor.
It is obtained by pressing the seeds of Castor oil plant.
It is colorless to pale in color.


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Materia Medica for Castor Oil

Castor Oil General

Castor Oil is known as Arandi Ka Tel in India. It is native to India and Africa.
The Oil is processed from the seeds of Castor plant. It possesses Antibacterial and Antiinflammatory properties.
The Antiinflammatory property is an effective remedy for Joint Problems like Rheumatism, Arthritis and Gout. Castor Oil quickly penetrates through the Skin and gives instant relief from Pain and Inflammation.
It is an Emmenagogue Herb useful in treating Menstrual Disorders. It is useful in combating the problems like Delayed Menstruation and Difficult Menses.
It possesses Purgative property which is beneficial in curing Chronic Constipation. It causes a release of Ricinoleic Acid in the intestines and aids food digestion. It cleanses the digestive system and regulates the functioning of the bowels.
The Galactagogue property of Castor Oil promotes secretion of Breast Milk. The presence of Fatty Acids improves the quantity of Milk.
Castor Oil rinses the scalp and prevents from microbial and fungal infections. It retains the moisture in the scalp and nurtures the Hair. It prevents Dry Scalp and prevents Hair Loss. It boosts the blood circulation and stimulates the Hair growth. Apply some Castor Oil on your eyelashes to make them thick and beautiful.
Castor Oil keeps the Skin hydrated and prevents infections. It helps in getting rid of Dry Skin and Ringworm's. It reduces Stretch Marks post delivery.
Use Castor Oil as a Lip Balm for moisturizing the Lips. It cures the problems of Dried Lips.
The daily application of Castor Oil cures Wrinkles, heals Cuts and Wounds.
It increases the number of White Blood Cells and improves Immunity.
Castor Oil quickly gets absorbed into the Skin. It softens the Heels and prevents Dryness. It is beneficial in resolving the problem of Cracked Heels.
It is a good herbal remedy in getting rid of Brittle Nails.
Castor Oil prevents the issues like Constipation and Indigestion. It acts as a Lubricant. It does not absorb any moisture from the walls of the intestines, as does Psyllium Husk. It does not irritate the intestines like a Purgative. It propels existing fecal matter through the intestines to the bowels and out of the rectum.
Adults take one teaspoon a day and for children, reduce the dose to half.
Caution : Castor Oil is a temporary solution. Do not use it for long periods.

Caution: Consult a doctor before consuming it.
Keywords: Rheumatism, Arthritis, Gout, Pain, Inflammation, Menstrual Disorders, Difficult Menses, Constipation, Hair Loss, Dry Skin, Ringworm, Stretch Marks, Wrinkles, Cuts, Wounds, Allergy, Infections, Chapped Lips, Cracked Heels, Brittle nails
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Castor Oil for Spider Veins

Castor Oil reduces the appearance of spider veins.
Simply massage the lukewarm Castor Oil over the affected area for 5 minutes. Do it twice a day.

Castor Oil for Head Lice

Castor Oil is quite good to treat Head Lice. It takes time to vanish the lice completely.
Massage your clean scalp with adequate quantity of lukewarm Castor Oil. Cover up the head. Leave it overnight. Next morning, wash your hair with mild shampoo. Do it twice a week.

Castor Oil ( Erandi Ka Tel in India ) for Skin Diseases

Castor Oil ( Erandi Ka Tel in India ) contains Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Antibacterial and Disinfectant properties. Thus, it is an effective oil to treat various types of Skin Diseases.
As Castor Oil ( Erandi Ka Tel in India ) do not contain irritant effect, it can be applied directly to the skin.

Castor Oil for Arthritis

Castor Oil bears Antiarthritic and Antiinflammtory properties. Thus, it acts as a pain and inflammation reliever due to Arthritis.
Massage with lukewarm Castor Oil over affected joints. Cover the massaged areas.

Castor Oil for Acne

Castor Oil has Antiacne effect. It fights against pimples and associated inflammation.
Apply Castor Oil ( Arandi ) on Pimples or Acne with some cotton. You can see the results in a couple of days.

Castor Oil for Age Spots

Castor Oil counters the Age Spots in an effective way. It doesn't harm your skin.
Apply essential amount of Castor oil on the Age Spots during Bedtime. Wash it off in the morning.
Note : Don't use, if you have oily skin.

Castor Oil for Dry Lips

Castor Oil counteracts the dryness of lips. It make the lips soft and supple.
Take half teaspoon of each Castor Oil, Lemon Juice and Glycerin. Make a mixture of all three in a bowl. Apply it on the lips before going to the bed at night. Rinse it in the morning with warm water.

Castor Oil for Wrinkles

Castor Oil fights against fine lines of the face.
Apply Castor oil over the face to remove wrinkles.

Castor Oil for Varicose Veins

Castor Oil acts as a agent that combats the swelling and discolouration due to Varicose Veins.
Massage using Castor oil on the affected areas. Continuous application of Castor Oil reduces the appearance of Varicose Veins.

Castor Oil for Constipation

Castor Oil is used both as a Laxative as well as Purgative. Amount and situation matters.
Intake of 1 teaspoon of Castor Oil daily gives relief in Constipation.
OR : Add One teaspoon Castor Oil in a warm glass of Milk.
Take this mixture at night before retiring to relieve constipation.

Castor Oil for Dark Circles

Daily use of Castor Oil is helpful to get rid of Dark Circles under the eyes.
Apply Castor Oil ( Arandi ) under the eyes before sleeping. Wash it in the morning with fresh water. Repeat it for 2 weeks to remove Dark Circles.

Castor Oil for Allergy

Castor Oil contains Antiallergic effect. Therefore, it is an effective oil to rectify the allergic reactions associated with nasal and throat. Castor Oil puts the allergic reactions to the relief and stops them from occurrence.
Put 4 to 5 drops Castor Oil in half glass of juice (either fruit juice or vegetable juice). Drink it on an empty stomach.
Note : You may use water in place of juice.

Castor Oil for Corns

Corn is thick and hard skin. It may be painful or irritating. It needs care and little attention.
Soak the affected area in a tub of lukewarm water. Leave it for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, pat dry the area with soft cloth. Apply Castor Oil with cotton ball over the affected area. Do it twice a day.
Soaking makes the skin softer. On the other hand, Castor Oil curbs the pain and puts it to the end.
Note : Before applying anything, soaking is very beneficial.
You may add salt in lukewarm water. It may help you out.

Castor Oil for Rheumatism

Castor Oil possesses Antirheumatic effect. Hence, it is useful to treat pain and inflammation related with Rheumatism.
Rub the lukewarm Castor Oil over the affected joints. Cover the area.

Castor Oil ( Erandi Ka Tel ) for Dandruff

Castor Oil ( Erandi Ka Tel in India ) removes the flakes and makes the scalp infection free.
Massage the scalp with lukewarm Castor Oil ( Erandi Ka Tel in India ) an hour before head wash.

Castor Oil ( Arandi Ka Tel ) for Stretch Marks

Castor Oil ( Arandi Ka Tel in India ) stimulates the formation of Collagen and Elastin. These nutrients strengthen the Connective tissues, improve Skin elasticity and reduce Stretch Marks.
Massage 3 to 4 drops of Castor Oil on the Stretch Marks. Wrap the Skin with a cotton cloth. Take a hot water bottle and warm the affected body part for 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat twice daily for a month.

Castor Oil ( Arandi ) for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Castor Oil increases the circulation and promotes the healing process of the tissues. It gives relieve from the Ovarian pain and balances then hormones which helps to treat Ovarian Cysts.
Dip a small piece of flannel cloth in 2 to 3 tablespoons of Castor Oil. Place the cloth on the lower abdomen. Cover the cloth with a sheet of plastic. Place a hot water bottle on the plastic wrap. Apply the hot water bottle for 30 to 40 minutes each night for at least a week.
Note : Do not use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Castor Oil ( Arandi ) for Insomnia

Castor Oil ( Arandi in India ) soothes the mind and stimulates the circulation. It reduces the pain and relaxes the nerves which helps to induce Sleep.
Take a cotton ball. Dip it in the Castor Oil. Apply it on to the Eyelids before sleeping. Leave it overnight. Do this for 5 to 6 days.
Note : Be careful not to get Castor Oil in the Eyes.

Castor Oil ( Arandi ) for Piles

Castor Oil ( Arandi in India ) helps to shrink the Piles and reduces the pain. It gives relief from the itching and irritation of the Skin.
Soak a Cotton Ball into Castor Oil. Apply it to the Piles. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash off with cold water. Repeat this twice a day for a week.

Castor Oil ( Arandi ) for Premature Ejaculation

Castor Oil ( Arandi Ka Tel in India ) regulates the blood flow in the penile region. It treats Premature Ejaculation and enhances men's sexual desire.
Apply 1 to 2 teaspoons of Castor Oil to the penile area ( area in between the anal opening and the testicles ). Massage gently. Do this twice a day for a month.

Castor Oil for Joint Pain

Massage your aching joints with Castor Oil to obtain relief from the pain.

Betel ( Pan ) for Abscess

Boil Betel leaf in water. Apply some Castor oil on the leaf. Bandage it on the Boil. Repeat the process after every 5 hours. Do this for a week.

Castor Oil for Bell's Palsy

Massage with warm Castor Oil over your face for 15 minutes. Wrap the face with a thin cotton cloth. Apply hot compress over your face to trap the heat for 20 minutes. Repeat 2 to 3 times a day.

Castor Oil for Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Massage lukewarm Castor Oil over your lower abdomen area daily for 2 months.

Castor Oil for Breast Pain Before Menses

Take 1 tablespoon of Castor Oil and 2 tablespoon of Olive Oil. Mix them well and heat it for 2 minutes. Gently massage over your breasts daily for one week before mensis.

Castor Oil for Callus

Soak your feet in lukewarm water for 15 minutes and scrub the affected area with a pumice stone. Apply Castor Oil over your feet and wrap it. Do this daily before going to bed.

Castor Oil for Egg Allergy

Add 4-5 drops of Castor Oil in vegetable soup. Consume it once a day.

Castor Oil for Food Allergy

Add 4-5 drops of Castor Oil in vegetable soup. Consume it once a day.

Castor Oil for Loss of Smell

Warm 2 drops of Castor oil and put in each nostril. Repeat the process 2 times a day, in the morning and before going to bed.

Castor Oil for Nasal Polyps

Consume 1 tablespoon of Castor Oil daily in the morning.

Castor Oil for Rectal Prolapse

Gently massage with Castor Oil over the affected area. Repeat the process 3 to 4 times a day.

Castor Oil for Seafood Allergy

Take one glass of lukewarm water and add 4-5 drops of Castor Oil in it. Drink it for one week.

Castor Oil for Endometriosis

It improves blood circulation to the internal organs.
Do gentle massage with castor oil for 20 min. Repeat the process 2 to 3 times in a day.

Castor Oil for Uterine Fibroids

Massage with Castor Oil 2 to 3 times in a day. It enhances the Blood circulation to the internal tissues.
OR : Take a piece of cotton cloth and dip in Castor oil. Place the cloth over Abdomen. Now wrap it with some other cloth or plastic. Take a hot water bottle or some other heating pad and place it on the Abdomen. Let the Abdomen absorb warmth from the heating pad. Do it 2 times in a day.

Castor Oil for Lymph System Disorder

Rub Castor Oil on the Swollen area daily.
Regular massage will help in size shrinkage.

Castor Oil for Stomach Ache

Rub some Castor Oil between the palms for 3-4 minutes. Gently massage over the stomach and the navel.
It is effective in case of children to provide relief from Stomach Ache and Colic.

Castor Oil for Ascaris

Mix one tablespoon of Castor Oil in one glass of lukewarm Milk. Drink it, two times a day in the morning and night.

Castor Oil ( Erandi Ka Tel ) for Tinnitus

Drop 8 drops of Castor Oil ( Erandi Ka Tel ) into the Ear. Put a cotton ball in the Ear to prevent leakage. Do the same with other Ear. Remove the cotton ball after one hour. Repeat it daily until cured.
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Herbal Treatment For Diphtheria 2

Take 4 to 5 Garlic ( Lehsun ) cloves. Crush them. Add 4 to 5 Drumstick ( Sahjan ) leaves and a teaspoon of Castor Oil ( Erandi Ka Tel ). Boil this preparation in a glass of water. Use it lukewarm for gargling. Do it 2 to 3 times a day. This formula helps to kill the bacteria and gives soothing effect to the respiratory system.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 16

Grind and prepare a paste of the tuber of Asparagus Racemusus. Before using it, massage your forehead with Castor Oil, then apply the paste over the forehead once a day. Repeat the proccess untill you get complete relief from Headache.

Herbal Treatment For Swelling 11

Blend the leaves of Withania Somnifera and prepare a paste. Heat up a half cup of Castor Oil for 5 minutes and then put the paste into heated oil. Apply this prepared mixture directly onto the swollen area.

Herbal Treatment For Arthritis 31

Dilute 9 drops of Lemon Essential Oil in 30 ml Castor Oil. Mix them well and then apply this mixture on the painful joints. Then, soak a cotton cloth in Castor Oil and cover your joints with it. Leave it for 30 minutes. In meanwhile time, the oil will be absorbed by soaked cloth into the skin over the joints. This procedure gives a warm relief from painful joints.

Herbal Treatment For Chikungunya 1

Take 3 tablespoon of Castor Oil and add a pinch of Cinnamon Powder and heat it for 10 minutes . Let it cool for 5 minutes and then massage it to the painful joints 3 times a day .
Note : Avoid Non-Vegeterian food . Eat more of green vegetables and fruits . Drink eight glasses of water daily .

Herbal Treatment For Chikungunya 2

Take 3 each of Garlic , Drumstick ( Sahijan ) , Camphor balls ( Kapur ) and crush them .
Heat 3 tablespoon of Coconut oil with 2 tablespoon of Castor oil . Add the crushed mixture in it and heat for 2 minutes . Let it cool and massage it on painful joints 3 times a day .

Herbal Treatment For Baldness 36

Add 1 tablespoon of each grounded Saw Palmetto and Indian Gooseberry ( Amla ) in 2 tablespoons of Castor Oil ( Erandi Ka Tel ). Mix it well. Massage your scalp with this mixture. Leave it for the whole night. Rinse off your hair in the morning with fresh water. Repeat it daily to get the best results.

Herbal Treatment For Alopecia Areata 5

Take 1 tablespoon of Castor oil and 1 tablespoon of Almond Oil. Mix them well and apply on the affected region. Both will work to reverse the hair fall process, provide strength and increases volume of hair also. Apply this 2 times in every week. Continue the use for at least 2 months to get better results.

Herbal Treatment For Warts 5

Apply a few drops of Castor Oil ( Erandi Ka Tel ) on Warts. Gently massage them. Place a slice of Ginger ( Adrak ) over the affected area. Cover it with a help of a band aid. Leave it covered overnight. Next morning, remove it and wash the area with fresh water. Regularly do this treatment to reduce Warts.

Herbal Treatment For Warts 6

Wash off warts with lukewarm water. Apply Apple Cider Vinegar ( Seb Ka Sirka ) with a cotton ball on the affected area. Let it get dry. Gently massage on Warts with Castor Oil ( Erandi Ka Tel ) for a few minutes. Repeat this process twice a day.
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25 Jun 2016
how to use castor seed powder
29 Jun 2016
Why do you wish to use this powder ? Please specify the condition or disease that you wish to cure with it, only then we will be able to provide you with the appropriate method of usage , preparation and dosage.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
07 Nov 2020
For constipation treatment
25 Apr 2021
I have used castor oil in Corona's chest infection in which there is shortness of breath. It is useful. Massage on the chest cures chest tightness. Let the people use it.
Muhammed Haseeb ( India / Kerala )
27 Apr 2017
how to use castor oil for growing beard ?
Anuj sharma ( Chandigarh )
10 Sep 2017
Is it good for heart patients?how much fat trans fat ,mufa,mufa present in it
Dhana lakshmi ( India )
16 Nov 2017
Castor oil given me in garbarakshamibika temple tamilnadu apply 3rd semistor onwards when feel pain apply lower abdomin I saw in youtube castor oil not safe during pregnancy cen I apply
Kristi ( USA Minnesota )
03 Mar 2019
is it safe to use on testicles?
Karthi ( India )
16 Apr 2020
Can we use castor oil on penis for pearly penile papules?
16 Apr 2020
Dear Karthi We suggest you not to take anything as that will suppress the problem. Explain more on the papules.
From how long do you have them?
Do they itch?
Any other symptom?
Start taking Immunity booster herbs, as Garlic, Turmeric, Avocados, Indian Gooseberry etc. Read and check more herbs at 'Immunity Booster' under Action in Herbpathy. Use the ones available with you.
Take Echinacea and Goldenseal combination capsules. These are immunity boosters too. Give it a week's time and write back. Keep taking the herbs.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
25 Nov 2020
2. What should the ratio proportion of the OIL MIXES [CASTOR OIL, OLIVE OIL, COCONUT OIL]
3. WHERE on the PENIS we should apply the OIL?
4. HOW MANY times should the OIL MIX be APPLIED on the PENIS? and for HOW MANY DAYS?
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