MIAMI, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Castor oil is known for treating constipation; however, many people are unaware of other beneficial applications. Website creator, Larry Li, hopes to address the lack of awareness through the establishment of a new website, http://castoroil.org/, as a resource for consumers. In addition to articles, the website also provides links to different free health product samples.
Castor oil comes from the castor bean, a plant native to East Africa. To produce the oil, the plants are cold pressed, in a process similar to olive oil, for medicinal use. Castor oil is considered safe to consume and has few negative side effects when used as directed. In fact, it has been popular for use for centuries—women from Cleopatra to modern day celebrities, such as Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Britney Spears, Kourtney Kardashian, and Demi Moore have used castor oil for its many health benefits.
Castor oil can improve the condition of hair. It contains omega 6 essential fatty acids, vitamin E, as well as other vitamins and minerals which provide nutrition to hair follicles. Castor oil is also a humectant; i.e., a substance which promotes the retention of moisture. By applying it to the scalp, it moisturizes the roots and strengthens growing hair follicles. These same properties also make it an excellent treatment for hair loss—an application helpful to both women and men. When compared to vitamins and biotin, castor oil shows results more quickly and offers a host of additional benefits, including increased circulation, as well as combating fungal, bacterial, and viral skin infections. It is also more effective at treating hair loss than coconut oil, jojoba oil, peppermint oil, and vitamin E oil.
For pregnant women 39 weeks and over, castor oil can effectively and efficiently commence uterine contractions to induce labor. In fact, castor oil is so effective that labor is often initiated within 1 to 3 hours of consuming an oral dose. For women at full term, castor oil can be an effective option to induce labor, potentially reducing health or life complications as a result of an extended pregnancy.
Castor oil also has anti-inflammatory properties which address a wide variety of skincare needs, including acne, stretch marks, scars, warts, calloused skin, skin tags, moles, minor cuts and abrasions, fungal infections, yeast infections, and more. The skin is moisturized, due to its humectant properties, and cleansed, nourished, and soothed of irritations.
For more information about the many benefits of castor oil, go to http://castoroil.org/. The website offers educational content, links to free samples, and donates 2 cents to the American Skin Cancer Foundation for each visit. Consumers with questions can also visit the company's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/castoroil.org.
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