While I don’t like to even think about drinking oil, (I don’t know if you were forced to use this remedy as a child, but yuck!), there are indeed some benefits to using castor oil. Science has found that the active ingredient in castor oil, Ricinoleic acid which is helpful in solving both intestinal issues, and labor issues, along with controlling how blood clots. While I don’t have any of these issues, drinking castor oil has its place if you do.
There are other uses for topical applications of castor oil, however. Some people have found that castor oil helps with skin conditions such as acne, dermatosis and psoriasis. Other people claim that it has helped with promoting hair growth. If you do wish to try castor oil on your skin, it is recommended that you dilute it with water in a 50/50 ratio. Also, there may be some side effects such as rashes, swelling and/or itching. If this occurs, just stop using it. So there are any side effects that just means that it may be too harsh for your skin. Certain products affect everyone in different ways.
I’ve left links for you to follow if you want more information on castor oil. Some of the other benefits include helping with inflammation, disinfecting, and increasing your immunity. I will probably be trying this out in the future. I’ll let you know if I get any results. Do you use castor oil, and if so have you found it to be useful?