Castor oil is derived from the beans of the castor plant (Ricinus communis) which is native to India, the Mediterranean, and Eastern Africa. The use of castor oil can be traced back to 3000BC when the ancient Egyptians used it for its medicinal effects. Castor oil is also a widely used remedy in the ancient healing system of .
Castor oil is pale yellow in colour and a bit sticky in texture. It has a high content of fatty acids, particularly ricinoleic acid which makes up about 90% of its fatty acid content. Ricinoleic acid is a rare substance with exceptional healing abilities. [Read more…]