Castor oil

Castor oil

A few fun facts about the popular castor oil.

Castor oil is the most popular oil that is broadly used also in the cosmetic department. Most women start their never-ending journey of hair care with this particular oil. Probably, because it is rather cheap and brings spectacular effects on our hair. Have a look at a few fun facts about this miraculous oil you might not now yet.

Why ricinus communis is broadly known as castor oil.

Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing seeds of castor oil plant. Its Latin name is Ricinus Communis. What is more, it is one of the most poisonous plants in the world. It contains ricin which is a toxic protein. The biggest cumulation of the toxic component can be find in the beans. Easting a few of them destroys the internal organs and causes death within two days. In the past, with the use of ricin, there were many attempts to poison world's famous politicians. However, cold press and heating during the oil extraction process denatures and deactivates the protein and makes castor oil free from toxic substances.

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Castor oil can be consumed.

When taking into consideration previous pieces of information, it is very hard to believe that castor oil can also be consumed. Despite the above mentioned facts, it is a safe preparation and can be used as medicine, especially if you suffer from back pain, headaches, stomach disorders or digestive problems. It is nothing new because is has already appeared in the ancient times and the beneficial features of castor oil were appreciated. However, harvesting the beans can bring severe damage to our health when done improperly. The allergic content can cause permanent nerve damage.

Castor oil used to be a punishment.

In the past, parents very often disciplined their children with castor oil. Making the pupils drink a few drops of the oil was considered as a popular method of punishment. What is more, it used to be a form of torture on adults, especially political dissidents. Taking too high dose of castor oil led to death from dehydration or diarrhoea or caused irreversible laxative consequences.