Castor oil has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties and is high in Vitamin E, minerals, proteins, and Omega 6 and 9 beneficial fatty acids. Its unusually high ricinoleic acid ratio makes it beneficial to skin and hair.
Castor oil can be used on the scalp to help prevent and remedy hair loss and it is effective at this for several reasons. It’s antibacterial and anti fungal properties make it beneficial against dandruff and scalp infections and its ricinoleic acid increase circulation to the scalp and improve hair growth.
Effect on Tridosha:
Castor oil balances Vata and Kapha , Pitta , Dosha. But when mixed and processed with herbs possessing astringent, sweet and bitter tastes, it alleviates pitta as well.
10 Castor Oil Uses
• Enhance Immune Function.
• Enhance Circulation.
• Fights Skin Infections and Wounds.
• Helps Balance Hormones and Improve Libido.
• Heals Dry, Irritated, Sun-Burnt or Acne-Prone Skin.
• Reduces Toenail or Fingernail Fungus, Moles and Cysts.
• Relieves Constipation.
This article is meant only for the use of education and information. It is not in any way recommended for substituting prescription drugs or expert medical guidance. We are not professionals in healthcare and this information is shared purely based on the interest of spreading the fragrance of Ayurvedic healing, the world’s oldest medical system on earth.
Never use essential oils internally and make sure that you dilute essential oils before using it for external application. This is because 100 percent organic and pure essential oils are highly concentrated substances and may cause allergic reactions if used on the skin directly.
Talk with your Ayurvedic practitioner/ healthcare expert before selecting the most suitable essential oils for your prakriti or unique individual constitution and state of health. Please avoid using Basil oil if you have sensitive skin or during pregnancy.