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The Hidden Benefits of Castor Oil

Castor oil has been a part of my daily routine for some time now. I purchase it from an online retailer and apply it to a variety of ailments, including such things as dandruff, psoriasis, and other skin conditions. I am not sure if it is due to the oil's effectiveness or if I'm just used to the way it feels like putting it on. I will never really know. I also purchased Castor oil pure with no other additives.

My skin is fairly dry, but that's okay because this oil is made for those who have oily skin. To determine what works best for your particular condition you should experiment with varying amounts. A recommendation by a pharmacist would be to start out with a small amount and see if you notice any differences. If you are not experiencing any positive changes then you probably don't need to buy the oil.

Castor oil is beneficial in other ways. There are many claims, some supported by research, that it can treat arthritis, fever, urinary tract infections, indigestion, mouth sores, sore throats, ulcers, heartburn, and digestive problems. It is claimed that it can treat certain forms of cancer and even act as an anti-inflammatory agent. Many people swear by it as an energy drink. While I cannot confirm this directly, I will say that I've heard it offered as a nutritional supplement by some companies. If you are interested in taking Castor oil, make sure it is 100% All Natural.

As with any oil, Castor oil is made from partially digested vegetable proteins. Some people claim it works better than others. If you want a good skin moisturizer, this probably isn't the choice for you. If you want something that has instant benefits, however, this should be considered. There are many options when choosing products that promise to reduce wrinkles, dryness, and sagging skin.

The next in this series will focus on the dietary benefits. The vegetable oil is thought to have antibiotic, antifungal, and cholesterol-reducing qualities. The cholesterol-reducing ability may work similarly to some of the more traditional supplements we discuss in this series. It also has been shown to improve digestion and lessen the risk of colon cancer. The antifungal properties may reduce the risk of colds and coughs. For athletes, the oil has been used as a massage oil to alleviate muscle pain.

The final part will focus on using Castor oil externally. In many parts of the world, this isn't really possible due to religious beliefs. But if you live in a very warm climate where access to vegetable oil is readily available, this can definitely benefit you in a number of ways.

Before you decide to start putting Castor or coconut oil on your skin, find out if you can have it certified as organic. In most cases, it is not. It should be labeled as all-natural, but if there are any byproducts, such as wax, they should be listed. Just because it's organic doesn't mean you can do nothing with it.

Some of the most beautiful women in history have used Castor oil to create an amazing makeup. If you have concerns about getting an oil stain on your clothing or furniture, you should test a small area before investing in larger amounts. The oil isn't difficult to remove once it is absorbed into your body, so don't be too worried about it. Just remember that there are plenty of uses for this oil, and plenty of ways to enjoy it!

Castor oil can also be used to combat oily skin and dandruff. There are many recipes available online for treating dandruff and oily skin. Simply mix two drops with some olive oil and apply it to your scalp, twice a day. You can also mix it with your daily shower water to receive great results. Just make sure you give yourself at least twenty minutes between treatments.

If you are wondering what you could do to treat a breakout of pimples, apply some olive oil directly to the infected area. Let it sit on there for a few minutes, then wash it off thoroughly with warm water. Be sure to immediately apply ice, because this will reduce swelling. After a few days, you should be able to see noticeable differences in your skin.

The hidden benefits of Castor oil are many. If you use it regularly you will see many benefits, but if you don't, you should start today. Apply it to your hair and skin as often as you can. If you haven't tried it yet, you have very little time left to wait. You'll be amazed at how well you'll actually feel after using it regularly for a few weeks.