Svastya organic farms organic virgin castor oil is 100 % pure organic castor oil made from hand-shelled and sun-dried castor seeds from the wild forests of the Western Ghats.
- The perennial wild forest castor plant, which blooms from July to March, produces wild castor seeds only once a year.
- The wild castor seeds are gathered, sun-dried, and hand-pounded until the shell is broken.
- The interior pulp is next manually hammered and stone ground. The castor paste is cooked in hot water the following morning as the sun rises.
- Our ancestors always prepared oil in this manner. They thought that the oil was given life and vitality by the first sunbeams.
- When the ground beans are boiling, we collect the oil that floats to the top and set it aside for a day.
- This procedure is carried out repeatedly until the oil has been completely dried out.
Uses Of Castor Oil In Ayurveda
For its potential to treat conditions like alopecia, wrinkles, ovarian cysts, constipation, piles, asthma, and arthritis, to name a few, castor oil is hailed as a master in Ayurvedic medicine. The abundance of natural compounds in castor oil confer healing health benefits that are widely used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. It is known as Gandharvahasta or Eranda taila in Ayurveda.
According to Ayurveda, castor oil has flavours that are sweet, sour, and astringent. As soon as it is applied externally, the body cools. While the astringent and pungent qualities cleanse the body of salts and toxins, the sweetness provides nourishment. The cooling quality helps to lessen skin irritants like prickly heat and pita.
Castor oil, also known as Eranda Tailam in Ayurveda, is blessed with Tikta (i.e., bitter taste), Madhura Rasa (i.e., sweet taste), and five powerful Gunas or qualities, including Guru (i.e., heavy), Ushna (i.e., hot), Sara (i.e., flowing), Balyam (i.e., strength-promoting qualities), and Visram Gunas (i. It depicts Ushna Virya (hot potency) and Katu Vipaka (pungent metabolic taste) inherently. It balances the Vata (air) and Kapha (earth and water) doshas because it is heavy and oily, but too much of it can aggravate the Pitta (fire and air) doshas.
Eranda taila benefits the body's various Dhatus (or tissues), including Rasa (or plasma), Rakta (or blood), Mamsa (or muscles), Asthi (i.e. Bones) and Shukra (i.e. Reproductive Fluids) due to its inherent qualities and doshas.
The Benefits Of Castor Oil For Skin
Castor oil has been used since ancient times as a natural remedy to treat skin and hair related problems. It is an elixir for keeping mane lustrous and skin glowing. Enriched with vitamin E, omega fatty acids and proteins, castor oil helps prevent hair fall, premature greying of hair, battle irritated scalp problems and promotes hair growth. Be it tan, pigmentation, acne or ageing castor oil is the best fix for all.
1. Lessens Wrinkles
Castor oil acts as an amazing remedy for lessening wrinkles. It diffuses into the skin and stimulates the production of collagen which smoothens and hydrates the skin. Apply castor oil over the wrinkled area, let it stay overnight and rinse well. This can revamp the skin by making it look supple and radiant.
The potential anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties in castor oil assists in healing skin problem, shield the skin from bacterial infections and thwart off microbes causing skin issues.
The abundance of triglycerides in castor oil confers to maintain skin moisture and helps in treating dry skin. In addition, the humectant properties can retain the moisture by preventing the water loss and keep the skin well hydrated throughout the day.
The natural astringent properties of castor oil help in clearing off the impurities from the skin and it is suitable for cleansing oily skin too. The richness of essential fatty acids in castor oil facilitates in reinstating natural moisture balance of the skin. Gently apply castor oil on your face and massage in circular motions, allow it to stay overnight and wash off in the morning. This clears the clogged pores and heals acne.
4. Maintains Complexion
The richness of monosaturated fatty acids in castor oil makes the skin smooth and softer when applied as a facial oil. It can also stimulate the growth of healthy skin tissues and revamp the uneven skin tone thus enhancing the skin texture and complexion.
Castor oil has a very low comedogenic score, it lowers the risk of developing blackheads and has very less chance to clog pores in the skin, thus suitable for all types of sensitive skin.
To promote better absorption of castor oil into the skin always dilute castor oil in the ratio 1:1 with other agents like olive and coconut oil which allows castor oil to penetrate deep within the skin.
Castor Oil For Hair Health
1. Promotes Hair Growth
Castor oil is believed to be the best oil to boosts hair health. The goodness of ricinoleic acid and omega 6 fatty acids improves the blood circulation when messaged onto the scalp and promotes the growth of hair. Furthermore, it also hydrates and conditions the hair naturally.
1 tsp castor oil
1tsp coconut oil
½ tsp methi powder
How To Use
Mix castor oil with coconut oil and methi seed powder, apply it on the scalp, let it stay for 20 minutes and wash well. This hair pack can avert hair fall and makes the roots stronger, grow tresses faster and lustrous.
2. Clears Dandruff
The potential antifungal and antibacterial properties of castor oil facilitate to clear all types of dandruff and treat scalp infections.
2tsp castor oil
1 tsp lemon juice
How To Use
Blend castor oil with lemon juice, apply this mixture on the scalp of the hair, and allow it stay for 30 minutes and rinse well to ward off dandruff.
3. Treats Stye
The potent antibacterial properties of castor oil help in thwarting off stye. Apply a few drops of castor oil for three-four times in a day for best results.
Note: Pregnant women should not take it before consulting with a doctor to induce labor as castor oil falls into the X category list.
Pregnant women should not take it before consulting with a doctor to induce labor as castor oil falls into the X category list.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Castor Oil Prevent Hair Loss?
Yes, castor oil is highly beneficial for reducing hair fall. It works by moisturising the hair shaft and lessening the chance of breakage, promoting hair growth, and making the mane bouncy.
Can I Apply Castor Oil Daily For Hair Growth?
No, you cannot use castor oil daily, experts recommend using castor oil not more than once or twice a week. Also, use it in very small quantities and never apply it directly on your mane. Always mix with a carrier oil such as coconut o argan or almond oil for optimum hair benefit.
Can I Have Castor Oil Orally?
Yes, castor oil can be taken orally, after getting advice from your physician. It acts as a natural laxative and helps to stimulate bowel movement and relieve constipation. The recommended dosage is 10 ml and should be taken with milk or water for best result.
How Long Does It Take For Castor Oil To Work?
Generally, castor oil takes about 2-3 hours to regularise bowel movements, but for some people, it may take as long as 6 hours to work.
Does Castor Oil Help With Weight Loss?
Castor oil may help lose extra weight by suppressing the appetite and curbing hunger pangs. Being a natural laxative, it supports regularising bowel movement and reducing water retention in the body and help you lose weight.
Take 1 teaspoon of castor oil with lukewarm water or fresh lemon juice on an empty stomach for a week for every alternative week and continue this for 3 months for best results.
Consciously handcrafted by Women farmer-using wild castor seed.
Single-filtered oils naturally experience fiber sedimentation. It is entirely natural and devoid of any additives, chemicals, or preservatives. It's raw and primitive.
SPECIFIC STORAGE INFO
Store in a cool, dry place.
Wild forest castor seeds, Water.
• Vata and Kapha are balanced with Organic Virgin castor oil.
• It can also be used on the skin, hair, as an edible, deworming, and laxative.
• Castor oil is a versatile plant oil that may be utilised for a variety of applications. It has use for hair, skin, cooking, wellness, and more.
• Castor oil begins its activity by aiding digestion and detoxifying the system through healthy bowel movement.
• Prevents Premature Hair Greying is one of the best cures for skin problems since it is a natural cleanser with powerful antioxidant properties.
• Its fatty acids nourish hair follicles, promote hair growth, and hydrate a dry scalp. Castor oil is used to eliminate gas from dhal.
• Aids in Immune Enhancement
1. What is the shelf life?
It is best before 12 months from the date of packing.
2. Is it safe to use this oil internally?
Yes, you can use it for drinking, cooking.
3. How can I consume castor oil?
Take 1 teaspoon of Castor oil with lukewarm water between 6am-7am . Firstly, you must always opt for good quality, organic virgin castor oil. If you are new to this mix it with fresh juice.