You don’t have to read much about Castor oil and its remarkable properties to realise why it is so highly valued by so many people. From recognised value in a wide range of deeply scientific, medical applications to its use by those more traditional to their approach, castor oil is worthy of closer attention. Not least for its benefits as a solution for a number of hair related problems.
What Is Castor Oil?
Castor oil is produced from the pressed seeds of the castor plant (Ricinus communis). The pale yellow liquid would have been an incredibly powerful and versatile addition to the medicine cabinet of the most ancient healers. Today the market for castor oil is huge, around a third of a million tonnes are grown annually. At no small risk to the growers, mostly in China, India and Brazil – In its natural state, before extraction, the seeds are covered in potentially harmful allergenic compounds.
Many children will have developed a healthy respect for it as a threatened punishment – a spoonful of castor oil has proved a p opular behaviour modifier for mothers. It’s story has been bought up to date by its use in all manner of treatments: Cancer therapies; Antifungal treatment; HIV therapies; Protease inhibitors; Topical skin ulcer treatment. Of course there are more familiar uses, as a laxative for example. Castor oil is also used in a number of manufacturing processes, as a lubricant and, more recently, as biodiesel. You would not expect us to bog ourselves down with these peripheral uses – and dont worry, we won’t.
Castor Oil and Hair
It is a recognised fact that the FDA approved medications, while great for many, will not work for a percentage of the population, so castor oil may just be a lifesaver for some. We would be delighted to hear from you if you have personal experience.
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