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Castor Oil - The Mockingbird Apothecary & General Store
Castor Oil - The Mockingbird Apothecary & General Store
Castor Oil - The Mockingbird Apothecary & General Store

Castor Oil

Regular price $7.80

Castor Oil, rich in triglyceride, is a tasteless and odorless vegetable oil that is extracted by pressing of the seeds of the castor plant, Ricinus Communis. 

Castor oil is known to improves the lymphatic function, blood flow, and thymus gland health. It promotes the production of lymphocytes in the body which helps in fighting the toxins and other bacteria present in the body. Other benefits include:

  • boosting immunity
  • skin and hair care
  • relieving rheumatism
  • menstrual disorders
  • constipation
  • help induce labor
  • improving lactation

Side Effects & Precautions
Castor seeds contain small amounts of a toxin called ricin, which is potentially deadly in concentrated or excess amounts, and castor oil can have side effects including the following:

  • Pregnancy: If administered to pregnant women in higher dosages, it may also cause abortion. However, this second mode of birth control can be fatal for the mother too and is rarely recommended. It can also cause excessive pelvic contractions which can lead to a miscarriage or premature delivery.
  • Skin: The skin can sometimes break out when exposed to castor oil as the concentration of chemicals in castor oil make it dangerous.
  • Other Side Effects:
    • Dehydration
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea
    • Cramping
    • Hallucinations
    • Sore throat, chest pain, and difficulty in breathing

2 oz amber glass bottle with dropper