Ricin is one of the most powerful toxins in the world, but its oil is not toxic at all, it has incredible healing power. It is obtained from the plant Ricinus communis. Because of its medicinal properties, the folk name is “the palm of Christ.”
In Greece, it was used as a body oil and to enhance hair growth. Allegedly Cleopatra used it to whiten the eyeballs. But what makes it unique is a very rare ricinoleic acid due to which this oil is so medicinal.
The most popular use of this oil is against constipation. It is recommended to drink overnight mixed with juice, to avoid the unpleasant taste. The recommended dose is 0.5-1 tablespoon. Also, consider that consuming more than one week of this oil can be harmful to your health.
Massage with this oil helps with swollen breasts; it lessens the symptoms of breast cancer, arthritis, rheumatism, bronchitis, and colds.
It has also proven useful with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral disease. It can alleviate the problems caused by lupus and scleroderma.
It is also helpful in epilepsy, hyperactivity, and liver disease. But this oil is not recommended for pregnant women, people with a sensitive stomach and kidneys. It must not be consumed in excessive amounts because it causes diarrhea and vomiting.
Except as a disease aid, this oil is used in cosmetics due to high vitamin E content. Due to its moisturizing properties, it is ideal for dry skin and hair.
It helps to remove pimples and acne; it cleans and hydrates the skin. It stimulates the growth of eyelashes, hair, and eyebrows. The regular application also stimulates the growth of nails, prevents hair loss and removes dandruff.
It helps with small burns, scratches, prevention of stretch marks including eczema and removal of makeup. This oil is easily available, can be found in every pharmacy including a healthy food store.