Name: Ricinus communis
Castor is a small annual plant.
Grows up to 4 feet in height. It has well-developed
roots, with green and reddish stems which
become hollow with age. The seeds with brown
spots contain between 40% and 60% oil that
is rich in triglycerides, mainly ricinolein.
It is a safe purgative & drug for reducing
irritation of the skin and alleviating swelling
& pain. Its used very effectively in
the treatment of rheumatic & skin disorders.
Caster seeds were mentioned as an important
item of commerce. Its used extensively in
traditional medicines as a laxative and
also to soften dry & coarse household
Its now grows throughout the warm-temperate
& tropical regions & flourishes
under variety of climatic conditions.
Oil Content : 47% Minimum
: 16% Minimum
: 29% Minimum
: 8% Maximum
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