pregnancy, castor oil might induce labor by stimulating the uterus.
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Although castor oil might be safe when used for inducing labor in pregnant women at term, it should not be used without the supervision of a healthcare professional. It is UNSAFE to use in pregnant women who are not at term.
The whole seed is UNSAFE to take by mouth. The outer coating of the castor bean contains a deadly poison. This outer coating can cause nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; abdominal pain; dehydration; shock; blood cell destruction; severe fluid and electrolyte disturbances; liver, kidney, and pancreas damage; and death.
Do not take castor if:
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