Castor Oil


Castor Oil

Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant which is native to Eastern Africa, India and the Mediterranean Basin.

 

It is a colourless to very pale yellow liquid with a distinct odour.

 

Castor oil is used in the manufacturing of soaps, lubricants, hydraulic and brake fluids, paints, dyes, inks, cold resistant plastics, nylon, pharmaceuticals and perfumes.

 

In Alternative Medicine, castor oil has been promoted as a treatment for a variety of human health conditions such as cysts.