Castor oil for constipation

How to apply castor oil for constipation?

Castor oil was used by our ancestors, because they acted quickly and effectively.
     Note! Because of its many side effects may not be used for too long.

Maybe it serve as a cheap and good cosmetic preparation.

It is produced from the seeds of the castor bean. They contain poison, and in order to neutralize the seeds are boiled until clean in hot water. It was not until the product is suitable for indoor use.

How ever used castor oil?

Already in ancient times and the Middle Ages, it was used for medicinal purposes. Castor oil has been enjoyed in order to get rid of the nature of the gastric ailments.

It was a popular laxative, and his task was to remove the toxins and poisons responsible for food poisoning. Officially became a medical preparation in the eighteenth century. Until recently (because it is cheap and readily available) parents served it to their kids suffering from constipation.

Currently, because of the possibility of complications, no longer recommended.

Castor oil brings relief after a few hours

Castor oil is known for its prompt and effective action. Rycynolowemu it owes to the acid, which in the form of glyceride oil is the major component.

     After contact with digestive enzymes (eg pancreatic juice), ricinoleic acid reacts with sodium ions present in the food.

     In this way the sodium and potassium, which are irritating, that stimulate peristaltic movements.

     In addition to this, they slow down the absorption of water in the colon and thereby facilitate and accelerate defecation.

Diarrhea may occur after 3-4 hours after ingestion of oil (defecation should not be later than 10 hours). Just 1-2 tablespoons of castor oil (15-30 ml). The product can be easily purchased at a pharmacy or herbal store.

The side effects of castor oil and side effects

It's quite rapidly acting agent, and therefore poses a risk of irritation of the lining of the digestive tract. Castor oil can cause or exacerbate inflammation of the abdominal organs.

     Note! Long-term use causes congestion of the colon, and it may cause varicose veins of the anus and premature uterine contractions leading to miscarriage. For this reason castor oil may also be used to treat chronic constipation. It should be used as needed.

Adverse events occurring after ingestion of castor oil:
  • lack of appetite,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • colic,
  • abdominal pain,
  • violent diarrhea
  • rarely - a skin rash. 


In addition to pregnancy, inflammation of the digestive organs and chronic obstructions not recommended to use a natural product that also in the case of:
  • lactation
  • menstruation,
  • intestinal obstruction,
  • abdominal pain of unknown origin,
  • biliary diseases (eg gallstones)
  • bleeding from the anus.

Castor oil for beauty

For the above reasons, castor oil is not prescribed by doctors as a way to constipation, but there is nothing to prevent the use of his other valuable properties.

Because it can be used to make wraps reinforcement. Castor oil applied externally:
  • stimulates circulation,
  • enhances the lymphatic glands,
  •  helps get rid of toxins,
  • increases resistance to viral and bacterial infections,
  • accelerate wound healing, edema and inflammation (burns, ulcers , eczema),
  • quickly removes calluses.
It has antibacterial, disinfectant and moisturizing and for this reason is used to produce:
  • medicines for diseases of the skin (e.g., acne, athlete's)
  • drugs for diseases of the eye (eg barley , exfoliative dermatitis of the eyelids)
  • drugs for diseases of female genital mutilation.
Product very well moisturizes, smoothes and strengthens, so an element of soaps shampoos, lotions, creams, lipsticks, lip gloss, conditioners, masks and home nursing and nutritional mixtures. Improves the condition of skin, hair appearance, eyebrows and eyelashes, strengthens nails. It helps keep moisture in the scalp and prevents drying out.


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