- Treats Fungal Infections
Due to its powerful compound ricinoleic acid, castor oil can provide incredible results in the case of fungal infections such as shingles, jock itch (tinea cruris), athlete’s foot, cystic acne, ringworm, etc. You can take the oil orally or apply it topically. Heat 1-2 tablespoons of castor oil on low heat and apply it on the affected area. Repeat this procedure regularly until you see improvements.
Purchasing Quality Castor Oil and Oral Dosage
In order to ensure safety and effectiveness, you should use only high-quality oil. It needs to be cold-pressed. This usually comes in dark bottles. It is very important not to use cheap castor oil because it can be processed with chemicals and will not provide the desired results.
Also, it is very important to read the package directions on ingestible amount. Don’t take more than recommended and don’t consume more than 7 days in a row. Start with a low dosage and work your way up. The recommended dosage for adults is 1 tablespoon while for children (2-12 years) is 1 teaspoon. To dilute the oil, you can mix it with juices or milk. Children under the age of 2 are not recommended to take the oil orally.
Castor Oil for External Application
- Treats Inflamed Skin
Castor oil is very beneficial in the case of skin inflammation caused by bites, sunburns, acne, or dry cracked skin. You should dip a cotton ball in castor oil and apply it on the affected skin area. Let it stand for 1 hour. Make sure to repeat the procedure 2-3 times a day.
- Moisturizes Skin And Relieves Itchiness
Castor oil contains fatty acids that can nourish and moisturize dry skin as well as skin itchiness. Just rub a teaspoonful between your palms and apply all over your skin.
- Healthy Lips
Castor oil is significantly beneficial for dry and cracked lips. Just rub a little oil on your lips and you will be amazed by the results!